RED’s Graduate Sustainability Engineer Antoine Khalife has been invited to participate in an industry-leading global convention. The World Engineers' Convention 2011 (WEC 2011) seeks to encourage innovative engineering aimed at solving the problem of globally sustainable use of energy.
This fourth WEC will see engineers and representatives of business, government and education from all over the world gather in Geneva from 4-9 September 2011. The title of the convention, "Engineers Power the World – Facing the Global Energy Challenge", reflects its focus on energy as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. It will promote sustainable use and identify future-proof solutions in the areas of mobility and transport, urban development and construction, energy conversion, logistics, renewable energy and storage, and rational end use and large consumers.
The event features high profile keynote speakers from the world of sustainable engineering and education. Antoine has been selected for Project Young Engineers to work as part of a team of engineers below the age of 30 to research the topic of "Sustainable solutions for daily life in urban regions". International teams of young engineers will work together virtually on a variety of briefs and meet in Switzerland shortly before WEC 2011 to finalise their projects, before presenting their solutions at the convention.
RED's head of sustainable design, Phil Reid, commented, "We’re very proud of Antoine’s selection for Project Young Engineers. Sustainable design is a cornerstone of our business and we have a policy of recruiting only graduates of the highest calibre. It looks like we have another budding star on the team!"