IYC Closing Event

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Under the patronage of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry the celebration will blend the past and present, academic, and industrial, social and political to celebrate and echo the motto of the IYC: Chemistry - our life, our future.

After an opening adress by his Royal Highness, Prins Philip of Belgium and a recap by IUPAC President, Professor Nicole Moreau, of the main exhilarating events of the IYC in the world, a team of young people/scientists will open a debate and introduce their expectations from the lifesciences and chemistry, industry and governements to build a better world in 2050.
Eminent players from academia will share their views how chemists and chemistry are the "solutions providers" to the major challenges facing mankind, and a round table composed of scientists, politicians, CEOs from the Industry and NGO will build on and debate interventions. The closing event will also emphasize how important chemistry is for the economy and the society throughout the world.

A gathering will take place at the Hotel Metropole, site of the famous first Solvay Conference where Marie Curie and other famous scientists -eleven of them will be Nobel laureates- met in 1911.

The event has already attracted the sponsorship of BASF, DOW, DuPont, GSK, McKinsey & Company, UCB, CEFIC and SOLVAY.

For more details visit: http://iyc2011.conceptum.eu

For questions, please contact:
Paul Baekelmans
Belgium National Committee for Chemistry
Solvay
tel + 32 2 264 27 40
Paul.Baekelmans@solvay.com

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