Dear Fellow Chemists,

You are warmly invited to the 6 European Association of Chemical and Materials Societies (EuCheMS) in Seville, Spain, 11 September, 2016.

Already plans are developing to have a wonderful celebration of Chemistry, the science that most enhances the everyday lives of every one of us, in all its facets. Plenary, Keynote, Invited and Contributed lectures will bring you up to date in all topical areas of modern pure and applied Chemistry and will be given by some of Europe and the world’s most distinguished Chemists. There will be large poster sessions, workshops, especially for younger people and plenty of time for networking, developing contacts for collaborative research and grant applications, meeting with and making new friends as well for general discussion.

There will be special sessions run by the very active and effective European Young Chemists Network, so we especially encourage younger Chemists to join us.

The Seville meeting, to be run by National Association of Spanish Chemists (ANQUE), follows very successful meetings in Prague (2012) and Istanbul (2014). It is expected that around 2000 Chemists will be present for this exciting showcase of European Chemistry.

Seville is a wonderful city in Andalucía, in the South of Spain. It is famed for its beautiful architecture (Cathedral, containing the coffin of Christopher Columbus; Alcazar, the oldest Royal Palace in Europe and Giralda, minaret turned bell tower, up which it is possible to ride a horse).

Seville in September will be warm and sunny but not too hot, typically around 25oC (77 oF).

A warm and sunny welcome awaits you there as well as a stunning celebration of Chemistry. Let us use this opportunity to make the 6th European Chemical Congress the best yet!

I very much look forward to welcoming you there.
With all good wishes,

David Cole-Hamilton
President EuCheMS

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, the European Chemistry and Molecular Sciences’ convention that will be held from the 11th to the 15th of September in Seville, Spain, in 2016.

Chemistry is a very important part of the present and future of Spain: it has a major role in academia with over 30.000 undergraduate students and over 6.000 teaching staff, relevant public research organisms such as CSIC, and in the economy and industry, since the chemical sector represents 11% of the country’s Gross Industrial Product.

As a founding member of EuCheMS, ANQUE shares its goals and commitments in promoting the cooperation with other chemical and molecular sciences societies in Europe. ANQUE’s more than 9.000 members and the support and collaboration of the most important Academic and Industrial organizations, such as the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), Spanish Chemical Industry Federation (FEIQUE), Spanish Forum for Chemistry and Society (FQS), Spanish Society of Analytic Chemistry (SEQA) and Catalan Society of Chemistry (SCQ), represent a unique opportunity for all Congress participants.

These facts and context make it a very special honour for ANQUE to organise the 2016 EuCheMS Congress.

All this support is also backed up by solid evidence: the chemical sector is the only industrial sector in Spain that has grown since 2007; companies and research organisms are welcoming this opportunity to participate in the Congress and meet with the best talent Europe has to offer.

We believe that the hospitality that distinguishes Spanish culture will specially shine and show its best at the Congress’ venue: Seville. A city well known for its vast historical legacy of impressive sights, delicious gastronomy and excellent climate that also offers top tier infrastructures and facilities that will be the perfect setting for such an important meeting. The best of all is its marvellous people known to really master how to enjoy life. It’s no coincidence that the city’s motto is “where we love people”. When you come you’ll see it’s absolutely so.

I will hence on behalf of ANQUE and all the Spanish societies involved in the organisation of this EuCheMS Congress, convey our total disposition regarding any help or information you might need to join us in Seville for this event. We want this to be, will put all our effort to make it happen and believe it will be a Congress to remember and a reference in the years to come.

Best regards,

Ernesto Castañeda
President ANQUE