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2022 Hosts

Felicity Furey

An award-winning business leader, engineer and entrepreneur, Felicity Furey has made a career out of making the ‘impossible’, possible. 


Named one of AFR’s 100 Women of Influence by age 26 and Boss Magazine’s Young Executive of The Year, Felicity has led multi-million dollar engineering projects across Australia, founded several successful businesses including WeAspire, Power of Engineering and Machinam and secured partnerships with the likes of Qantas, Toyota and Energy Australia. 


Felicity mentors high-performing teams and equips current and emerging leaders across every industry with the skills they need to make an impact and drive meaningful change.

Kartik Mohandas

A highly motivated and enthusiastic media professional with a passion for Film, TV, Radio, digital media and digital convergence. Kartik has a Master’s degree in Media & Mass Communication and a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He has worked across various media sectors including - Movie distribution, OTT Distribution & Sales, PayTV subscription business, Radio production & broadcasting, TV broadcasting and content production. Kartik has hosted many prestigious events and programs including:

  • AIBC (Australia India Business Council) National Address Premier's Multi-cultural Dinner 
  • Parramasala Community Festival 
  • IABCA National Gala Night .
  • BBC World Service 
  • Radio Talkback shows 
  • World Malayalee Annual Event 

Anne Koopmann-Schmidt

An award-winning engineering leader, leadership coach, facilitator, lecturer and speaker.


Drawing on her international career as a senior leader in the Engineering Industry, Anne launched her own Leadership Consultancy Business in 2019. 


Throughout her 10-year engineering career, she has worked in Germany, the USA, Canada and Australia and travelled to many international manufacturing sites to support and train local quality and continuous improvement teams.


She has learned first-hand what it takes to be a courageous leader in the Engineering industry. 


Anne believes that everyone has the power to drive change and create impact. She is passionate about helping individuals be their best selves by discovering and playing to their unique strengths. Her vision is to drive team performance and innovation by appreciating the power of diversity.


Through her 1:1 Coaching, Group and Team Programs, she supports STEAM organisations in Europe and Australia to develop courageous leaders and strengths-based teams.


Anne has worked with organisations like Metro Trains, Transmax, REA, Community Broadcasting Foundation, Swinburne University, AECOM, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, LeanIn Melbourne, and Weld Australia.


Due to her expertise in the Engineering and Leadership space, Anne got to teach "Leadership for Innovation" as part of the University of Melbourne's Innovation Practice Program.

Ashley Brinson

Ashley is the principal consultant of Brinson and Associates Pty Ltd. He is also the founder of Greener Technologies Pty Ltd, the developer of Solarobotix, an automation system for large scale solar energy. 


Ashley is a director for PT Blink Ltd, a software company delivering construction technology. Ashley’s previous roles include the CEO of The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering and the Solar Energy Alliances Manager for Dow Corning Corporation. 


Ashley holds a BChE from Georgia Tech, an MBA from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctor from Sydney University Law School.  Ashley is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of IChemE, and a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW. 

Partners & Live Hubs

Official 2022 Program

Proudly Brought to you by our extensive global partners

Australian Program


Sydney Time (12pm -3pm) GMT+11

Hosts and Partners

  • University of New South Wales
  • Engineers Australia


  • Sunswift introduction – How students are shaping sustainable transport of the future


  • Innovative materials and structures – Efficiency is key when it comes to electric vehicles


  • Innovative manufacturing – Flexible and automated production to improve performance and accessibility 


  • Interconnectivity – A “smart” approach to vehicle system monitoring 


  • Future Engineers: Building a better tomorrow 

Live Interview Guests

Marlene Kanga, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages

  • Engineers Australia
  • ATSE

Chinese Program


Beijing Time ( 12pm - 3pm) GMT+8


  • China Association for Science and Technology - CAST


  • Tsinghua University



  • Regional Collaboration to BBB 


  • Exhibition of Engineering in China 


  • Engineering the Climate Emergency 

Live Interview Guests

Gong Ke, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages

  • IEM

Indian Program


India Time (12:30pm -3:30pm) GMT+5.30


  • The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)


  • Legacy: reflecting on now to inspire the future


  • Innovation: Creating a better tomorrow


  • Going Beyond: More than engineering 

Live Interview Guests

Seng Chuan Tan, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages


Ghana Program


Ghana Time (10am - 1pm) GMT+0


  • Ghana Institute of Engineering
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology - KNUST
  • KNUST College of Engineering
  • KNUST Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC)


  • Engineering Education and Technology Transfer in Ghana 


  • Professional Engineering Practice in Ghana 


  • Indigenous Engineering Practice in Ghana 

Live Interview Guests

Mustafa Shehu, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages

  • GEDC
  • IEM Mauritius

UK Program


London Time ( 1pm - 4pm ) GMT+0


  • Royal Academy of Engineering


  • Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: Celebrating engineering visionaries, inspiring creative minds 


  • Africa Showcase: Building on 10 years of Africa-UK engineering collaboration 


  • Engineering Global Change: catalysing the role of young leaders to tackle the world's greatest challenges

Live Interview Guests

Professor William Powrie FREng & Dr Jo Rose, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages

  • IChemE
  • WGIC

French Program


Paris Time (5pm - 8pm) GMT+1


  • Ingénieurs et scientifiques de France - IESF


  • IESF event intro speakers 


  • Recording of part of IESF event 


  • More from IESF event  &  French Minister of Industry 


Live Interview Guests

Jose Vieira, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages

  • WFEO

USA Program


Washington DC time (2pm - 5pm) GMT-5


  • The American Society of Civil Engineers - ASCE


  • City of the Future 


  • BBB – Importance of infrastructure


  • Urban Infrastructure, next frontier for sustainability

Live Interview Guests

Senator Rosa, World Federation of Engineering Organizations

Personal Messages

  • EWB

Costa Rica Program


San Jose Time ( 4pm - 7pm) GMT-6


Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica - CFIA


Live Interview Guests

Announcement of the 2022 World Engineering Day Hackathon winners

Personal Messages

  • IEEE

world engineering day 24hrs live

 World Engineering Day 24HRS LIVE was the first ever 24 HOUR LIVE broadcast of a Global UNESCO Day.


This studio-produced LIVE broadcast followed World Engineering Day 2022 around the globe, to see how Engineer’s across the world were celebrating. From Australia, to Costa Rica, many more in between. Our program hit 8 major regions over 24 hours. The LIVE stream showcased high-profile local events, interviews with ambassadors and discussions on key engineering topics. It was also spotlight live social media activity, events and so much more.

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    WFEO members, affiliated organizations and universities were invited to become Presenter Partners, thus being the Principal Host for their region. Presenter Partners supply a venue for selected local events, catering and access to a local audio visual team. In return, they were given an advertising all-access-pass in their region. 


    Our Presenter Partners were  supported by the World Engineering Day LIVE production studio hub, from which all activities streamed back to.


    World Engineering Day 24HRS LIVE 2022

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