I am honored to stand before you as the President of this esteemed learned society.  I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for entrusting me with this responsibility, and I promise to do my best to serve this institute and its members.

The Hong Kong Concrete Institute has been at the forefront of promoting the use of concrete and related materials in construction and infrastructure development in Hong Kong. Our members have contributed significantly to the growth and development of the construction industry in Hong Kong, and I am proud to be a part of this community.

As we move forward, we can see the construction industry is evolving rapidly and is facing new challenges and opportunities such as the adoption of MiC and the target of carbon neutrality.  Our Institute has to remain relevant and effective with these developments by mastering new technologies through introduction of more learning and training opportunities for new technologies of concrete and related materials to our members in order to fit the needs of our ever-forwarding industry.

Another challenge we face is the need to attract and retain young talent in the concrete and related fields and even the construction industry.  We must find ways to attract and retain young people who are passionate about building a better future for Hong Kong.

As the President of the Hong Kong Concrete Institute, I am committed to working with our members and industry partners to find innovative and effective solutions to these challenges.  It is the mission of our Institute to contribute our expertise and passion to the fast development of the industry and to benefit the society.

In conclusion, I would like to thank all of you for your support and commitment to the Hong Kong Concrete Institute. I look forward to working with you in this term of my service to the Institute.