On behalf of the organizing committee of the 32nd International Symposium on Chromatography ISC 2018, it is our pleasure to invite you to come to Cannes-Mandelieu, France, from September 23 – 27, 2018.
The International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC) represents a traditional congress series of major European Chemical Societies. It is one of the premier meetings for discussion of all modes of chromatography and separation sciences with a broad coverage of techniques and applications.
Through a harmonious combination of oral and poster presentations, tutorials, short courses, vendor lectures and seminars, and an international exhibition on Instrumentation and Services, ISC 2018 will provide you with the advances, fundamentals, challenges, trends and applications of separation techniques, chromatography and mass spectrometry in the widest range of topics.
As the Symposium will take place in Cannes-Mandelieu, Côte d’Azur, a fabulous setting in the French Riviera, we hope that the charm and sweetness of the region in September will be conducive to give the ISC 2018 meeting a special flavor.
The Congress and Exhibition Centre (Mandelieu Centre Expo Congrès) is easily accessible via International Airport Nice Côte d’Azur (Shuttle, taxi, train). For your stay, more than 1000 hotel rooms are available in walking distance from the Congress Centre.
Mandelieu, the Mimosa Capital, is situated on the Esterel Massif. It offers a fantastic setting for a unique destination in the heart of the Côte d'Azur midway between Saint Tropez and the Italian border. Aware of the wealth but also the fragility of its region and its coastline, the city is strongly committed to a sustainable development approach and acts to protect its environment.
In addition to the very exciting 5-day conference program, we hope you will find time to sample the attractions of the region. The warm temperature in September invites you to discover the Esterel Massif as an ideal location for trekking and all water sports can be practiced near the beaches. The 3 golf courses located in Mandelieu are amongst the most beautiful in France. If you prefer a more cultural experience along the sea, the Napoule Castle, with its stunning architecture, or the “Croisette” (Cannes Film Festival) are only a short distance away. For a scientific adventure visit the Sophia Antipolis Science and Technology Park, where many fragrances and perfumes are created. Last but not least, you can taste the southern version of “French cuisine” and experience the hyphenation of the local food with the local wines (with moderation).
We are looking forward to meeting you in 2018 for a fruitful and enjoyable time in Cannes-Mandelieu.
Didier Thiébaut, Paris (F)
Valérie Pichon, Paris (F)
Jean-Luc Veuthey, Genève (CH)