The Institution of Mechanical Engineers are hosting an event to discuss how Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) are set up, operate & interact and whether more collaboration is required in order to get the engineering message and perspective across to both government and the wider public.

This event has been arranged in order to give Regional members and guests the opportunity to add their voices to the discussions and raise issues that are pertinent to the grass route membership and not perhaps fully appreciated by the ‘Londoncentric’ hierarchy.

Our Panel, for this high profile event, will include:
Geoff Baker, IMechE Vice President
John Eldridge, Principal Engineering Cammell Laird and Visiting Professor, University of Liverpool
Gareth Jones, IMechE Merseyside and North Wales Regional Chairman
Susan Smith, Head of Daresbury Laboratory
Stephen Tetlow, IMechE CEO
each of whom will have the opportunity to put their thoughts to the floor, before the wider debate is opened up.

If you have an issue or point that you would to raise at the event, then please send this in before 18th September, in order that a flow of subject areas for the evening can be planned.  There will of course be the opportunity add to points made during the whole of the event, so if you do not get the opportunity to submit a question beforehand, please do not think that this will preclude you from the discussions.

Please feel free to bring colleagues and guests to this event, including those who are note members of IMechE or IGEM or who are not in fact members of any PEI as the intention is to promote the broadest discussion possible.

It is not often we get the opportunity to put the thoughts of the Region to Headquarters in such a session, so please do come along and have your say.

Refreshments will be provided prior to the start of the event, so where possible please re-register your attendance


Information on the panel is included below


Daresbury Laboratory
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus
United Kingdom