Invitation from the Conference Chair

On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to join us at Chemeca 2009 in Perth.

Our world is full of challenges and new challenges emerge every day. Some are potential threats to our continued existence. Some are amazing opportunities to improve our world and fulfil a profound purpose and some are small enough to affect local communities or individuals. In all cases, Engineers of all disciplines have the capability and the duty to contribute to solutions.

Chemeca 2009 “Engineering our Future: Are We Up to the Challenge?” will provide an opportunity for presentations from both academia and industry, facilitating the meaningful exchange of ideas amongst the chemical engineering community and inspiring all participants to contribute to the future.

What better place to be inspired than Perth? The capital of Western Australia is emerging as a vibrant and forward looking city. The resources boom has generated both opportunity and obstacles and, without doubt, Perth is the place to be.

Join us for a programme of presentations, conversations, debates and, above all, new inspiration. Through your participation, let Chemeca 2009 be the catalyst that inspires us all to accept the challenge of “Engineering our Future”.

Thys Heyns
Conference Chair, Chemeca 2009