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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Chinese delegation enjoys IGEM welcome

IGEM headquarters threw open its doors to welcome a delegation of members from our Far East District Section FEDS this week.

More than 20 visitors from Hong Kong and China visited IGEM House as part of a trip taking in several sites of technical interest.

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After a morning spent at DNV GL's base in Loughborough, the group was greeted by IGEM CEO Neil Atkinson and Honorary Secretary Gordon Davies ahead of a buffet lunch.

Once their bellies were full, it was time to move next door for a chat with some of our Industrial Affiliates.

Here, they were treated to demonstrations from the likes of innovation firm Synthotech and virtual reality specialists Weldability Sif, plus a chat with representatives from Steve Vick International, ALH Systems, HWM, Inficon and Sustainable Pipeline Systems.

Next, they sat down for some short presentations from CEO Neil, our Head of Product and Market Development Simon Trollope and Head of Membership Claire McHugh. Simon briefed the delegates on IGEM standards work, plus some of the hydrogen and gas quality projects in which the Institution is playing a key role, while Claire explained the benefits of professional registration for gas engineers and managers.

Section Chair Eddie Pak, IGEM Vice President Duncan Wong and Past Chair Martin Kee thanked Neil and Gordon for IGEM's hospitality before the exchange of souvenirs marking the visit. Each of the delegates was also gifted a copy of IGEM's 150th anniversary book, signed by author Professor Geoff Lloyd.

More photographs from the day are available here.