6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2001 (A New Century of Che)

Venue: Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2001 End Date/Time: Sep 26, 2001
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A New Century of Chemical Engineering

6th World Congress
of Chemical Engineering

23 - 27 September 2001
Melbourne Australia

Welcome - Invitation to Attend

Welcome to the 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 2001, 'A New Century of Chemical Engineering'.

The 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering is to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 23-27 September 2001. This will be the first major conference for Chemical Engineers in the 21st Century and it presents us with a unique opportunity to look back at the first 100 years of chemical engineering and, hence, provides the guidelines for the profession as it enters its next century. The Congress will host 1500 delegates and will include a mix of Chemical Engineers from Industry, Academia, Research and Government organisations. Delegates will come from across the globe with perhaps 700 from Australia and the remainder from our Asia Pacific partners and other worldwide locations. This will form a culturally diverse group which is related through that diverse discipline, 'Chemical Engineering'.

The program will have as its major feature a group of six Visions which will help us to learn from the past and to plan the way ahead. It is envisaged that the Visions will constitute a major monograph published by one of the large worldwide publishing houses. There are also many plenary sessions which will offer delegates a choice of presentations guaranteed to cover topics of interest to practitioners, researchers and corporate Chemical Engineers.

The program sessions are arranged in a 'delegate friendly' fashion so that the choice of theme can be followed from Vision via the selected plenaries to well focussed short paper presentations which will encourage lively discussions. The parallel sessions with designed theme structures enable all attendees to follow their choice of program.

All paper authors will have the choice of 'fast track' or academic refereeing. The value of a world class conference is the provision for delegates to mix and confer in a stimulating atmosphere and our goal is to provide this via the Visions, invited plenaries and submitted papers.

Networking at a conference is achieved in many ways and out-of-session activities have been designed to recognise that this Congress will provide a choice of functions on Monday and Tuesday which will wet the appetite for Wednesday's Grand Congress Banquet at Melbourne's premier entertainment centre, the Crown Palladium. We can guarantee our visitors an international cuisine to suit all tastes, balanced by the finest wines of Victoria from vineyards which will welcome visits from conference delegates. Australian Chemical Engineers are renowned for their hospitality and our food and entertainment will be remembered by our international guests for many a long year.

For visitors to Australia, both technical and tourist pre and post packages are available. Indeed, many of the packages represent a combination of technical tours and opportunities to see the unique features of Australia. Australians are the custodians of many natural wonders such as The Great Barrier Reef, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and many of the world's rainforests. The Congress will provide delegates and their partners with opportunities to participate in these carefully selected tours.

Australia's unique wildlife - kangaroos, koalas, the platypus, fairy penguins and abundant exotic birdlife - can be seen in sanctuaries or in the wild close to Melbourne. All Congress visitors will be able to view such creatures at close range during, before or after the four days of the Congress.

Whilst the Visions and subsequent presentations will cater for all interests, delegates will be encouraged to stroll through hundreds of exciting exhibits in the largest Chemical Engineering Exhibition ever presented in Australia. Indeed it will be a truly international Expo in the Southern Pacific region which will provide exhibitors from each of the European, American and Asian regions with the opportunity to display the latest chemical engineering hardware and software. This view of chemical engineering in the new century through the eyes of contractors, equipment suppliers and instrumentation suppliers upon which our industry strongly depends must not be missed and it is all part of the World Congress.

On behalf of the Chemical Engineers of Australia, and in particular the Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, plus our many sponsors who will be strongly featured throughout the Congress, I extend a warm invitation to you to visit Australia in 2001. You and your partner are invited to participate in a Congress that you will never forget and also to join us in celebrating the Centenary of Federation in Australia.

Professor David Wood
Congress Organising Committee

"An unequalled opportunity to present strategies, influence opinions and raise issues."

Roland Williams
Chairman, IChemE in Australia
and Former Chairman, Shell Australia Limited

"The Congress will be a powerpack of ideas for lifting both professional and business performance."

Jimmy Wei
Dean, School of Engineering
and Applied Science,
Princeton University

"No better way of gaining a snapshot of the key factors that will shape the profession over the next 100 years."

John Robinson
President, IChemE and
Chairman, George Wimpey plc


Organised by:

Institution of Chemical Engineers in Australia
The Institution of Engineers Australia
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Hosted by:

University Departments of Chemical Engineering
The Government of Victoria, Department of State and Regional Development

An Inspirational Venue

This important event will be held at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

One of the biggest cities in Australia, Melbourne is a centre of technological excellence and is the headquarters for many of Australia’s key scientific and industrial organisations. A beautiful well laid out city, Melbourne is rich in architectural style, culture, sport and the arts.

Recently voted the best of its kind in Australia, the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre is a 5-star venue located in the heart of Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River and at the hub of Melbourne’s entertainment district.

For more information, visit the Melbourne Convention Centre web site at www.mecc.aust.com.


114 Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3000