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Welcome to the 5th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry

All delegates arriving by air: check for taxi service from the airport TO the hotel area This can be PRE-BOOKED. It is about 45 min drive to the Hotel area from the airport

Poster sessions. Posters are to be put up on  Monday morning and removed Monday evening. There is an IUPAC prize for the best poster presentation. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony (Thursday)

Oral presentations. Please prepare talks to keep within the allotted time slot. Talks of 15 minutes should be10 -12 minutes in length. Thus for a 15 min talk – do not prepare talks to last 15 mins. This will allow for some questions and for delegates to move between the three venues (typically three parallel sessions will be held throughout the conference).

Sunday night event. This will take the form of a finger supper with drinks. Name tag to be used for entrance to the event and drinks tickets will be given out on registration.

For all lunches – delegates will need to use name tags.

Tickets for drinks for the poster session and the Conference Dinner will be given to delegates on registration.

During the conference: Tea/coffee provided. As most hotels will provide bed and breakfast the only meal left for the delegates cost is Dinner on Tuesday night.

Tickets for tours. Will be included in registration package (for those going on the Tuesday tours) 

Warmest welcome to the 5th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry, that will be held in Durban (South Africa), 17-21 August 2014.

The main objective of the conference is to emphasize the importance of green chemistry for sustainable development, and to promote novel research and collaborations, by bringing together experts and interested parties from all over the world and from diverse bodies – from the academia to the industry and to governments.  The conference will be a multidisciplinary event considering all the major areas of green chemistry, including green synthesis processes, catalysis, environmentally benign solvents, energy storage, biofuels, green chemistry education, policies, and many other interesting topics. Interfaces with other sciences and other research areas will be actively encouraged. Special attention will also be given to the roles of green chemistry in fast-growing economies and to the promotion of green chemistry in the African continent.

The natural beauties of the city and its surrounding areas and the rich cultural heritage of the country offer an excellent opportunity for combining an exciting high-quality scientific experience with interesting and pleasant tourist experiences.

The program for the conference has now been completed.

There could still be some changes made so please check this program in the weeks ahead.

In two weeks the Session Chairs will also be added to the program

Please bring any errors/omissions to the organiser’s attention

This is Version 1 (16 July 2014)

Liliana Mammino
Conference Chair