Welcome Address

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Dear Cement Researchers, Producers and Users,

This is our honour and great pleasure to invite you to the 15th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC 2019) which will be held in September 16th – 20th 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC) is the renowned global platform which summarizes the state of art of cement chemistry as well as major trends in cement application. Since the first International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement started in London in 1918, it has provided a strong and fruitful link between the academic world and the cement industry. It has always stimulated scientific exchanges and discussions between students and those who have already gained working experience in all of the many fields of chemistry relevant to cement production and its use in concrete and mortar.

The ICCC 2019 will present cement and environmental development worldwide and renowned experts from all over the world are invited to present their work at the congress. The scientific programme will cover the topics of the newest and the most important research and development describing cement and clinker chemistry (incl. kiln process technology), the nano and macro properties of the clinker and cement, hydration processes, the impact of additives and admixtures, leaching processes, the behaviour of trace elements, microscopy outputs, alternative binders, durability of concrete, standards and codes, as well as modern laboratory instrument equipment. The Congress will consist of many plenary lectures and parallel sessions on a variety of topics, offering to the scientists, researchers, producers and users from all over the world the opportunity to meet, to present and to exchange their research results and knowledge.

The congress is organized by Research Institute of Binding Materials Prague and the Czech Cement Association under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Following the previous successful congresses, the last in Beijing, China, this is a big challenge for both organizers to keep and to improve the very high standard of congresses and satisfy all expectations of attendees. The Organizing Committee is pleased with the possibility to host this unique event in the Czech Republic – a small, pleasant country in the heart of Europe with rich history, beautiful countryside, modern infrastructure and nice people.

Everyone from around the world is invited to come and actively participate in this event, to get new information and contacts and to enjoy the favourable social activities.

Moreover, participation in ICCC 2019 is for you a unique occasion to visit Prague, one of the most charismatic cities on Earth, renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, friendly people, and a fun-loving culture.

We sincerely look forward to meeting you in Prague in September 2019.

Lukáš Peřka
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Jan Gemrich
Chairman of the Scientific Committee