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Thirteenth International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-13)

20 April 2001


ICCM-13 will be held from 25-29 June, 2001 in Beijing China, at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel. Nearly 700 technical papers have been accepted for presentation. They come from 46 countries and regions. There will be 112 technical sessions for 23 topics, and 40 poster presentations. Technical visits to R&D institutions around Beijing engaged in composite materials will be arranged.

In addition, a special session “Strategy Forum on Aerospace Composites” will be held during the last day of the Conference. The goal is to present strategy and information from the viewpoints of academia, industry and government.

Early registrations for ICCM, hotel and tours have begun and over 250 people have registered as of mid April. This ICCM could well be one of the best attended. Reduced priced hotels include the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel, a 5-star and headquarters hotel, and other superior hotels nearby such as the 4-star Beijing Landmark Hotel, and 3-star Yong An Hotel, 50 and 500 meters from the Sheraton Hotel, respectively. The discounted reservation however must be made through the Organizing Committee.

The Banquet on Thursday evening (June 28) will be held in the Great Hall of the People on the west side of Tian’anmen Square.

ICCM-13 together with China International Travel Service has arranged sightseeing tours during and after the ICCM for participants and their accompanying persons.

Beijing is a very beautiful city, and the cultural center of China. As an ancient city of several thousand years of history, Beijing is rich in historical sites and cultural heritage. It is a city with many different attractions and surprises and a tradition of hospitality. The fast-changing city gives an impression of a modern town with strong antique flavors. Behind its high-rise office blocks and multi-storeyed buildings are ‘hutongs” (small alleys) with traditional walled houses and quadrangles. The city tours listed below cover many these historical sights. Tickets for these tours can be purchased from the ICCM Organizing Committee.

Post-conference tours of sightseeing in China are available. The tourists may enjoy the unique landscape of Tibet Plateau, and to climb the Chang-Bai Mountains in the Yan-Bian Autonomous Region of Korean Minority. The wood and clay (terra cotta) figures of warriors and horses buried with the dead in Xi’an bring the tourists to scenes of the grandiose funeral rites of ancient emperors two thousand years ago. Post-conference tours must be reserved as early as possible through: China International Travel Service; the point of contact is Ms Sun






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