Invitation from the Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS), I would like to cordially invite you to attend the International Conference on Engineering Science and Technology 2014 (ICEST 2014) to be held in Beijing on June 2-3, 2014.

The recent history of human civilization shows that engineering is a powerful engine for the progress of humanity. The first decade of the 21st century has marked even more important role engineering has been playing on the development of human society.

The conference will be a joint event of UNESCO, CAETS and CAE. With the theme of "Engineering and the Future of Humankind", the aim of the conference is to provide a forum for participants from engineering academies, industries, research institutions and governmental agencies all over the world to share insights in the frontiers of engineering, explore orientation for future development and pool wisdom to meet challenges for the predictable future years. Parallel sessions will be set up based on key and increasing important issues for the sustainable economic and social development of the world in future.

I look forward to meeting you at this exciting event in Beijing in 2014.

Sincerely yours,

ZHOU Ji
Chair, ICEST2014
President, CAE
President, CAETS