It will be our great honour and pleasure to invite you again in the following year to the 11th International Conference on Chemical Technology, ICCT in Mikulov, Czech Republic.
The scientific program will once again focus on what our chemical companies, research and educational institutions, as well as political representations, are confronted with in a tangible and long-lasting way, namely the real impacts of decarbonization and the Green Deal commitments. All this at a time of a tense energy situation, low economic growth and growing competition from countries with more affordable energy and raw material resources. Decarbonisation and the resulting commitments are no longer just slogans, but a strategic agenda not just for industry, but for the whole of society and the whole way we live our lives. It must therefore also be reflected in education (and not just higher education), science and research and investment innovation.
Perhaps it can be said that conferences such as the one we organize in Mikulov can effectively contribute to meeting these challenges. We are also adapting the new conference program to these trends, i.e. in addition to the traditional ICCT topics, we will be discussing in particular technologies aimed at reducing the carbon footprint, the chemistry of recycling processes, and new findings in applied green catalysis and catalytic processes.
Let's come to the ICCT 2024 conference in Mikulov, in the region of Moravia, from 15 to 17 April. Let's report and discuss together (traditionally over a glass of Moravian wine) how industry, research and schools can work together to address the future challenges on the path to a prosperous and sustainable chemistry.
See you in Mikulov.
Assoc. Prof. Ing. Jaromír Lederer, CSc. President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineering (ČSPCH)