DUBAI, UAE, 28 November 2022: The ASHRAE Falcon Chapter hosted a Presidential Dinner in honour of Farooq Mehboob, ASHRAE President (2022-2023 Term) and Dennis M Knight, ASHRAE Treasurer, on November 22 at Westin Dubai – Mina Seyahi.
Moiz Ashraf, President, ASHRAE Falcon Chapter, in his address, welcomed and honoured Mehboob and Knight. In his remarks, he highlighted the importance of the Presidential Dinner and how the members look forward to hosting the President. Ashraf also presented a review of the Chapter’s activities for 2021-2022.
Mehboob addressed the gathering, in which he elaborated on his presidential theme, ‘Securing our Future’. He said: “A meaningful and powerful future will not come to us… we must collectively seek it, create it, secure it. And that’s what we will do, because that’s who we are. It’s in our ASHRAE DNA. We need to be diverse, equitable and inclusive to see, understand and take advantage of what is changing, for our success. The two key prerequisites for ASHRAE’s diversity are transparency and participation.” The dinner saw attendance from MEP and HVAC-specific companies.
The event was an occasion for the Chapter to launch its mentorship programme for 2022-2023. The Chapter said five mentors will lead the programme and that all Chapter members are eligible to participate in it. Those interested, the Chapter said, could do so by contacting Mohammed Murtaza, Chair, Young Engineers Committee.