Barry J Grear AO HonFIEAust FIPENZ was President of WFEO from 2007 to 2009 and the President of Engineers Australia in 1997/98. He has attended meetings of WFEO since 1997 and had shown a continuing interest in the work of WFEO and all the committees. In the earlier years he was a key person in the Engineering Education Committe and had a particular interest in the recognition of qualifications internationally. He believes the 2019 event will be an important one and is proud to be involved in helping to make it a time when the Engineers of the world can share important contributions about their experience and knowledge for all engineers in the WFEO family. The city of Melbourne is an important location to hold such an event.