Date: 12 November 2022 | Venue: Penang
The ACES-ACEM Dialogue was held on 12 November 2022 at Amari SPICE Penang, 2, Persiaran Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas Penang. Both ACES and ACEM representatives attended the dialogue. ACEM President Ir. K. Sundraraj opened the dialogue with welcome remarks and an introduction followed by ACES President Er. Chuck Kho. The dialogue’s objective is to share the current technology of both countries in the engineering industry. The presenter for the dialogue was Er. Jee Yi Yng from ACES, titled ‘Engineering Shaped Singapore And What’s Next?’ and Ir. Prem Kumar from ACEM, titled ‘Adoption of Digitalisation Amongst ECPs in Malaysia’.
In addition, both representatives also discussed issues of common interest, such as attracting talent and retention, cross-border collaboration, e-bidding in consultancy services procurement and challenges in digitalisation in the construction industry. The dialogue was closed by Ir. K. Sundraraj and ended with the group photo. Next, the representatives paid a site visit to the SPICE Convention Centre. Ir. Wong Sik Kwang from Arup Jurunding Sdn Bhd (Penang Branch) briefed and hosted the site visit around the convention centre. The site visit ended with the group photo. At night, the dinner was hosted by ACEM at Citrine, Level 5, Amari SPICE Penang.