IOM3 150th Anniversary Conference - Materials, Minerals and Mining in the Development of Hong Kong

8 Nov 2019
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

In 2019 the Institute celebrates its 150th anniversary.  Its roots go back to the Iron and Steel Institute which was established in 1869, and it received Royal Charters in 1899 and 1975.
To celebrate this occasion, the Hong Kong Branch has put together a programme of lectures to cover a variety of subjects that are related to Materials, Minerals and Mining, and the development of Hong Kong. Subjects will range from a look back at what has been achieved in the past and look forward to what the future might hold in store for us. The role of technical institutes such as IOM3 in enabling this development will be discussed.  


Vedio Track


8:30am to 5:00pm


Versailles Ballroom, 3/F, Regal Kowloon Hotel 


Fee and Registration 

880 HKD (Covers buffet lunch and tea / coffee breaks). To register please register through the online registration form at ( . For more information, please email Mr. George Ho, at


HSBC Branch: 136   Account Number: 190592001
Account Name: The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Hong Kong Branch
Email the bank-in slip to George Ho at
Confirmation of registration will be issued upon receipt of the bank-in slip.  



Certificate of Attendance [1 Day] for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will be provided to participants at the end of the event. 


Distinguished Speakers 

Professor Serena Best - CBE 

President of the IOM3 and Professor of Materials Science and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge

Presentation Topic: IOM3 – The Past, the Present and Our Future


James Blake – GBS OBE JP
Former Secretary for Works, Hong Kong Government and President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers from 1991-1992.

Presentation Topic: Operations Fit for Purpose : The Lynch-pin of Successful Projects


Professor C K Mak – GBS JP
Honorary Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU / Vice President of ICE 

Presentation Topic: Coping with Uncertainty in Project Planning - Some Personal Reflections


Professor Ma Siu Cheung Eric – GBS JP
Chief Executive Officer, NWS Holdings Ltd (Former Secretary for Development of the Hong Kong SAR government)

Presentation Topic: Smart Use of Underground Space


John Battersby 
Group Managing Director of BKAsiaPacific Limited and Honorary Life Chairman, Lighthouse Club International

Presentation Topic: Avoiding Disputes in Underground Construction


Aaron Bok
Head of Civil Engineering Office, CEDD of the Hong Kong SAR Government / Vice President, HKIE

Presentation Topic: Use of Fill Materials in Reclamation for Development of HK


Ambrose Linn
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Construction Materials Association

Presentation Topic: Facing Materials Challenges to Cope with Hong Kong Future Development


Dr Richard Pang
Director-Industry Development of the Construction Industry Council; Former Deputy Head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office

Presentation Topic: Embracing Innovations and New Technologies for the Sustainable Development of Our City


Mark Wallace

Director, Arup; Director of Infrastructure, Arup. Chairman of the HKIE Geotechnical Division Working Group on Cavern and Tunnel Engineering

Presentation Topic: The Role of the Engineering Geologist in the Development of Hong Kong – Observations, Analytics and Predictions


Guy Bridges

Director, Aecom. Fellow of the IoM3 and Former President of the Hong Kong Branch of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Presentation Topic: The IOM3 in Hong Kong going from Strength to Strength


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Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Versailles Ballroom, 3/F
Regal Kowloon Hotel
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Contact details: 

Mr. George Ho