Engineer conference aims to highlight smart nation

Tech July 06, 2018 17:50

By The Nation

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The Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) announced it is ready for the National Engineering 2018, the biggest engineering seminar for the country, under the concept "Engineering for Society".



The event will take place from November 1 to 3 at the Impact Forum, Hall 9, Muang Thong Thani.

Dr Thanes Weerasiri, president of the EIT, said: "This year we are presenting creative innovations that are key to our country's transformation into a smart nation."

Dr Tossaporn Sreeiam, president of National Engineering Conference, said: "There will be discussions to offer new knowledge in engineering, new engineering trends from around the world with more than 50 topics in total. These topics draw attention from engineers and those interested in technology, with more than 8,500 registered attendants in total, as well as around 1,500 Asean and foreign engineers."

Dr Uttama Savanayana, minister of industry, will talk about industrial strategies and Siri Jirapongphan, minister of energy, will talk about energy strategies. 

The forum organisers said it would highlight the importance of engineering technology and how it will move the country forward and link economies around the world, in line with Thailand's 20-year national strategy. The government has planned to invest Bt5 trillion to increase the country's GDP by at least 4.5 per cent a year. 

Engineering businesses must move faster and keep up with global trends in order to support various industries, whether they are mega projects or small- and medium-sized enterprises, the EIT said. 

Thailand aims to become a high-income country by 2036.