ICHEME, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) have announced plans for closer collaboration, with shared office facilities in London, UK and South East Asia.
The announcement was made today by IChemE CEO David Brown at the institution’s annual general meeting in Edinburgh, UK. Closer collaboration between the three organisations opens up new opportunities and supports more effective resource management, said IChemE.
In August, IChemE will relocate its London office from One Portland Place to One Birdcage Walk. The new location in Westminster is just a few minute’s walk from the UK’s parliament buildings and is currently home to IMechE and IMarEST.
Also announced today were plans for closer cooperation in South East Asia where IChemE currently serves over 6,000 members. The new development will see IMarEST share IChemE’s offices in Malaysia, while IChemE will share IMarEST’s in Singapore.
In addition to providing improved support for local members, the partnership will also open up new opportunities for further promotion of education, training and professional registration within both chemical and marine engineering, said IChemE. Both organisations will also work with local industry, universities and other partners to grow their respective member communities.
Brown said: “I am delighted to announce that our institution will be working more closely with our colleagues at IMechE and IMarEST. An efficient London base is very important for IChemE's work in the UK and as a location for member meetings. One Birdcage Walk is a great central location, and means we will be able to align our initiatives with two other leading membership bodies for engineers.”
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