To delve into India’s culture, and allow the delegates to meet and network, the YPCVC organising committee, made up of IET India volunteer members, organised a trip to a traditional Tahli dinner together on the night before the conference. This was a great way to break the ice for the delegates and begin to experience the cultural delights in India.
The next day, once the conference started and delegates were welcomed and informed about the agenda for the day, IET Chief Executive Nigel Fine then presented about the IET and also shared his own interesting journey in engineering. There were various sessions at the conference including an ‘Engineering For Good’ session in which groups of delegates came up with solutions to problems affecting different areas of the world.
There were also interactive sessions with lots of discussion and idea generation surrounding the IET’s value proposition for young professionals, potential projects the volunteers could get involved in and how the delegates can join in to celebrate the IET’s 150th Anniversary.