Founded in 1944 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1975, The Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) is committed to promoting the professional excellence of engineers and technologists at all levels in measurement and control and related industries. Its aims are to advance the science and practice of measurement and control technologies and their various applications, to foster the exchange of views and the communication of knowledge and ideas in these activities, and to promote the professional qualification and standing of its members. The Institute is therefore both a learned society and a professional qualifying body occupying a niche, particularly in the automation-focused industries.
The Institute is the member body, for the UK, with the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) and is the secretariat to the United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC).
Message from The Vice Chairman, Qualification & Membership
It gives the greatest pleasure to the Local Section of The Institute of Measurement and Control (The Institute) to have Dr Patrick Finlay, the Chief Executive, of The Institute visited Hong Kong from 14 to 17 December 2017. This is impressive to have gathered local members, supporting partners, Heads of Government Dept. and Airport Authority, Representatives of PolyU, CityU, OU, HKCT and MUST, Institutional Heads from Guangdong, Shenzhen and Macau, Director of The British Consulate – Hong Kong, and our Chief Executive of The Institute to participate the Annual Reception at the British Consulate on 15 December 2017. In the Annual Reception, Dr Patrick Finlay opened the speech by expressing his gratitude to the successful event, there was about 80 people as far as I could remember. Dr Patrick Finlay did emphasise the focal points of The Institute, on top of the development areas of sensors, would be Automation, Big Data, IoT, Robotics, etc. with an aim to be one of the leaders of the advanced technology professional bodies. This message is indeed a great support not only for the healthy growth of The Institute, but is all about legacy. The knowledge and wisdom that we could bring to our next generation. Moreover, the responsibility of building the world a better place to live for our kids.
On behalf of the Local Section, I would like to make use of this opportunity to express my sincerely thanks to Dr Patrick Finlay. During his short trip to Hong Kong, he had meeting with The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), visited HKU, CityU, OU, as well as HKCT where our new local liaison office is established. I would like to have your most respectful blessing to our New Chief Executive – Dr Patrick Finlay, who is a visionary gentleman leading The Institute towards a new technology century.
Professor HK Lock, Eddie
The Vice Chairman, Qualification & Membership