The Hague to host 49th World Chemistry Congress

The Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) will bring the World Chemistry Congress to The Hague in 2023.

The Hague skyline
The Hague skyline

The event will take place at the city’s largest convention venue, the World Forum from 20-25 August. It will be the first time the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) congress has been held in the Netherlands, with around 2,500 delegates expected to attend.

Professor Floris Rutjes, president of the KNCV, said: "We are excited to bring together the international chemical community. The year 2023 is very special for us as it marks the 120th anniversary of our society, the KNCV. We have a vibrant chemistry community in the Netherlands which is committed to turning this congress into a great success. This meeting will serve as a podium to enhance the visibility of chemistry and chemists. Our ambition is to inspire a new generation of young chemists."

Nienke van der Malen, director of The Hague Convention Bureau, said it was a "big win" for the city. "The city and its partners will provide an outstanding event infrastructure to guarantee the success of IUPAC 2023," he commented.

2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, professor Ben Feringa from the University of Groningen added: "Chemistry in the Netherlands has seen tremendous developments with exciting discoveries in academia and industry. At the IUPAC Congress 2023 we will show the new frontiers of the chemical sciences."

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