YEA members enjoy a traditional Arab meal at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
Minnesota Chapter Members Take Part in YEA Leadership International
By Vin Gupta, Minnesota Chapter president
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Chapter takes lot of pride in helping develop future leaders of ASHRAE. For this reason we sent two of our members to the YEA (Young Engineers in ASHRAE) Leadership International event that was held in Dubai Oct. 24-26.
Leighton Deer and Brian Jennissen were able to attend the YEA event, meet several international YEA members from many countries and shared their experiences to the Minnesota Chapter Board meeting on Nov. 5, 2013.
A few highlights were Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 2,722 feet; the culture of Dubai; as well as networking and sharing of experiences with ASHRAE international members. They attended several leadership and cultural exchange meetings.
The Burj Al Arab is the world’s only (unofficial) seven-star hotel. Deer and Jennissen were fortunate to get a reservation for high-tea and, afterward, ventured up to the sky bar for an incredible view of the city . The JW Marriot Marquis is the world’s tallest hotel at 1,165 feet.
I want to thank Leighton and Brian for making the trip to YEA Leadership International and sharing their experiences.
YEA Leadership International (YLI) is hosted by ASHRAE’s Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Committee and gives members from around the globe the opportunity to learn more about the Society, develop soft skills and network with fellow young professionals. YLI is held annually in the fall and more information can be found at www.ashrae.org/yea.