The 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise) was successfully held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 27-30 2017. The event was co-organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics under the patronage of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE).
The congress attracted close to 1200 participants plus some 80 exhibitors from around 40 countries and regions, topped by China, Japan, South Korea, Germany and USA. The congress was officiated by the guest of honor, honorable Mr. K. S. Wong, Secretary for the Environment of HKSAR government and Ms. Marion Burgess, president of the I-INCE. In his opening remarks, PolyU ME Professor, Li Cheng, the General Co-Chair of the congress welcomed guests around the globe and highlighted the active participation of PolyU in co-organizing this important international event, in particular, ME faculty members, Dr. RCK. Leung and Dr. J. Zhu as organizing committee members and Dr. YS Choy as technical committee member under the leadership of Prof. SK. Tang, the Technical Chair from BSE department.
In the I-INCE board meeting following the congress, Prof. L. Cheng was elected as a Director of the I-INCE for a four-year term starting from 2017. The next edition of Inter-Noise will be held in Chicago next year.