From Hong Kong, promotion of the IET's Inspec database and facilities and support for members' activities in the region are provided by the Asia Pacific Representative Office.
The chairman of the IET Hong Kong, Ir Jolly Wong, and regional director of IET Inspec, Asia Pacific, Mr. Thomas Yi officiated the opening of the HK network office at its new location at Central on 25 March 2009.
The ceremony was followed by an opening cocktail with the attendance of over 50 members, past chairmen and VIP guests.
The new office is located at units 4405-4406, Cosco Tower. It is within five minutes' walk from the Sheung Wan metro station, provides members with facilities for a meeting group of up to 25 and networking functions, and a members’ corner with free internet access. These facilities will enable the HK network and section committees to better organise their activities and, ultimately, to achieve their goals and offer better services to members.
Inspec Asia Pacific Office opened in March 2003. The prime objective of the office is: to promote excellence in scientific and technical research; to conduct promotion activities to potential or current customers of the Inspec database; to provide training courses for the customers and the Sales Representatives of vendors/agents in the Asia Pacific region.
It is also staffed by Global Branch Operations as the initial point of contact for Branches, Groups and Forums to IET HQ as well as to provide operational guidance and support to Branches, Forums and Groups in the region. It acts as the branch office for Hong Kong. In addition, the co-ordination of other IET activities are also supported.