|World Engineers Conference|
On August 30, 2003, Li Yizhang, Chairman of World Association for Engineering Organizations and academician of the Malaysian Academy of Sciences announced in Shanghai that the World Engineers Conference will be held November 3-6, 2004 in Shanghai. Under the theme of ' Engineers shaping the future of sustainable development , (he Conference will discuss many important engineering issues relating to network engineering and information process, biology and human health, traffic and cosmopolitan sustainable development, environmental protection and disasters prevention and control, agricultural engineering and food security, resources and energy, ecological materials and green manufacturing among many others.
The Conference will during its session organize the World Engineering Fair for future perspectives and co-sponsor the International Engineering Technology Show with Shanghai International Industrial Fair. Starting from 2003, the Conference will launch the online forum discussion of four major topics including digital gap, women's participation, engineering education and verification, and responsibility and ethics.
The World Engineers Conference — 2004 is the initiative of the World Association for Engineering Organizations under the co-sponsorship of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Engineering and Shanghai Municipal Government.