LAHORE (22 nd November, 2017) – The opening ceremony of IEEE International Conference on Energy Conservation and Efficiency (ICECE 2017), which is a joint initiative of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, FSK EECF (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Foundation) and IEEE IAS (Industrial Application Society, USA), was held on 22 nd November 2017 at Flattei’s Hotel, Lahore. Both Government of Punjab PEECA (Punjab Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency) and Government of Pakistan NEECA (National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) are the strong endorser in this Theme of Idea.
Dr. Zubair Ghouri, CEO Lahore Knowledge Park Company, was the chief guest, who inaugurated the conference and the exhibition held there. In his speech, he said that government was taking good initiatives in energy conservation sector, as it is the need of the hour. He appreciated the efforts of UET Lahore and FSK along with other collaborators for making this conference happen. He liked the industrial exhibition conducted at conference.
Other distinguished guests included Syed Shamoon Hashmi ( Joint Secretary National Assembly of Pakistan), Mr. Asad Mahmood (Manager Technical ECF/NEECA), Mr. Jamil Ahmad Mayo ( CEO, HNL Pvt. Ltd), Mr. Abdur Rahman (Program Manager PECCA, Punjab) among other notables. Ms. Lea Swanson (USAID Provincial Director, Punjab) was also the honorable guest at the occasion.
Speaking at the occassion, Syeh Shamoon Hashmi appreciated this conference and emphasized on the matter of energy conservation. He said that the country has been suffering from energy crisis and at this point conducting the conference like this was much needed. He also said that government has been doing great efforts to overcome energy crisis together with industries and academia.
Ms. Swanson (USAID Provincial Director, Punjab) said, “The US is committed to working together with Pakistan to help meet its growing energy needs. We are supporting Pakistan’s infrastructure and operational improvemnets and promoting policy reforms to help the energy sector fucntion more efficiently.”
Leading industries installed their stalls at the event where all the guests paid a visit and liked the products displayed there.
Welcome notes were delivered by the Vice Chancellor of UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid (who is also the conference convener), Mr. Farooq Amjad Meer (President FSK Pvt Ltd), Director CERAD UET Lahore Dr. Waqar Mahmood (who is the conference’s technical chair as well) and conference co-chair Mr. Rao Ahmad Khalid (Managing Director FSK Pvt. Ltd).
The ceremony concluded with the distribution of plaques among the participants and the organizers of the event presented by the chief guest.
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