June 2017 - Editorial

Dear PowerPlant Chemistry readers:

The past two months have been quite busy for me with traveling to several conferences and events in Europe and abroad. But before traveling around the globe, my colleagues and I were busy hosting an international event in Switzerland.

The International Conference on Film Forming Amines and Products was held in Lucerne from April 3 to 6. As a member of the Steering Committee and secretary of the local national committee of IAPWS, it was a great opportunity for me to be involved in organizing the event as well as to participate in the conference itself – please find a report on this event on page 174 of this issue. The conference was a great success, as reflected in the immense enthusiasm and willingness to share new ideas and suggestions. The event was attended by a wide variety of nearly 80 participants, representing 20 countries from all over the world, who provided many different points of view. The IAPWS and its Steering Committee have already confirmed the Second International Conference on Film Forming Amines and Products, which is provisionally scheduled for April 2018.

One of the conferences I was involved with abroad was the PowerPlant Chemistry Forum in Beijing, China, on April 22 to 23. In its fourth year of existence, the forum in Beijing has again served as a platform for exchange between international and Chinese experts. And we will continue to organize this event in the future. A detailed report on the two days of this year's forum will be published in the next issue.

Another conference I would like to mention here is the Fourth Meeting of the EHF (European HRSG Forum). The meeting took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 16–18, 2017. PowerPlant Chemistry is the media partner of this event and will publish a report on the event in the next issue as well.

Of course, we will update our events calendar once the abovementioned conferences have confirmed their 2018 venues and dates. As we can't have our eyes and ears everywhere, it is possible that we might overlook one event or another; if you think that there is an important event missing, please let us know!

On a final note; As you already know, we organize conferences and seminars all around the globe to actively push the exchange between the experts in the field of power plant chemistry. This autumn we will be holding two such events. In Bangkok as well as in Dubai we are organizing a two-day forum where invited keynote speakers will present case studies from power plants all around the world. The calls for papers for both events have closed and we are currently putting together the initial agenda, which will be published on our webpage as well as in the next issue. For those of you who missed the calls for papers, we are already planning similar events for next year. If you wish to learn more about abstract submittal for future events, please contact me directly.

I'm looking forward to your letters and e-mails!

Tapio Werder
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