Ian Bowbrick

Third Russia Raw-Materials Dialogue takes place in Saint Petersburg

The third Russia-UK Raw Materials Dialogue took place in Saint Petersburg on 22–24 October. During the first day, IOM3 Past President Martin Cox was awarded a prestigious commemorative medal from the government of the Russian Federation. The medal represents 300 years since the inception of Russian Collegium of Mining.

World Packaging Organisation judging takes place in Bali

Bali was the venue for this year’s Autumn meeting of the World Packaging Organisation, the WPO. Myself and Rachel Bayswater's primary purpose in attending was to deliver the judging session of the 2020 WorldStar awards. There is also an opportunity to network with other global professional and trade bodies with packaging, food science and related technology interests.

Member Survey results

The Institute would like to thank all members who took the time to complete its 2019 Member Survey. We are now in a position to report on the results and some of the activities we will be taking to enhance and refresh the Institute’s suite of member benefits.

Chartered Environmentalists meet to discuss new DEFRA strategy

Thirty of the Institute’s Chartered Environmentalists and others interested in environmental issues recently met to consider and discuss the materials-related implications of the government’s recently published Resources and Waste strategy.

IOM3 launches second mentoring initiative

IOM3 has followed up the launch of its mentoring programme for recently graduated members last year, with a new initiative aimed at those who are longer-standing.

Member survey – have your say

The Institute is currently looking at ways in which it can better meet the professional needs of its members and improve the overall member experience. As part of this exercise, we will be issuing a digital member survey in the coming weeks and hope as many members as possible will complete it.

IOM3 mentoring membership

Materials World magazine
Important news for existing and prospective CEng, IEng and EngTech, from Ian Bowbrick, IOM3 Director of Professional Development and Membership.

Testing leadership skills

Ian Bowbrick* offers an insight into assessment centres and the leadership skills assessors are looking for in engineers.

IOM3 launches 'Get Registered' campaign

IOM3 launches its 'Get Registered' campaign, which seeks to encourage new and existing members to upgrade or apply for personal professional accreditation, aka professional registration
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