There is absolutely no doubt now : the most important congress this year on Chemical Engineering and Biochemical Engineering in Europe was really in Nice at the end of September 2015 !
The 10th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE10) was held in conjunction with the 3rd European Congress of Applied Biotechnology (ECAB3) and the 5th EPIC European Process Intensification Conference (EPIC5). It also included the 15th Congress of the French Society of Chemical Enginering (SFGP). These events were organised by the SFGP and Live! By GL under the auspice of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) and the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES).
Approximately 1800 people from all around the world (67 nationalities) attended the conference. The participation of industrialists (25%) and students (31%) was highly remarkable.
The scientific program was impressive, being composed of 5 symposia, 4 workshops, 6 plenary lectures, 82 keynotes and more than 700 oral communications organized in 202 sessions and 900 poster communications. These covered vast chemical and biochemical engineering topics, which reflected the latest scientific trends in their field.
For the first time in the history of this congress, a number of novel student events, including a student quiz, a thesis competition, a jobs forum and a breakfast meeting with senior researchers, were organised over the 5 days. These were greatly appreciated by the students, leaving them with unforgettable memories.
The exhibition area welcomed 39 compagnies in a very beautiful and pleasant space that was highly favourable for fruitful exchanges.
The next "rendez-vous" is in two years time in Barcelona ! (www.wcce10.org)
Martine Poux - General coordinator - Toulouse University - France
Nicolas Roche - Coordinator - Aix-Marseille University - France