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Start Date 22nd Aug 2007
End Date 27th Aug 2007

ECM24 is over…….

Dear delegates, Dear accompanying guests, Dear sponsors and exhibitors,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee I would like to thank you for your large participation in ECM24. 

The participation in the ECM24 was one of the largest over the last ten years. The scientific and social programs were particularly attractive to scientists from more than 50 countries. In addition, three workshops and satellite meetings and several meetings of Special Interest Groups, and round table were held before the opening of ECM24 and during the meeting.  

ECM24 was very attractive for sponsors and exhibitors. 24 companies and organizations attended the meeting.  

I am very grateful to the Programme Committee, the chairpersons of SIGs, the microsymposia chairpersons and the excellent speakers who have contributed to the success of ECM24. 

The continuous support and encouragement of the ECA Executive Committee is kindly acknowledged. 

I would like to thank the sponsors and exhibitors for their participation which was synergetic and vital to the success of this event.  

I am very grateful to the IUCr, the ECA, the Organization for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapon (OPCW) and the University Cadi Ayyad of Marrakech for their financial support to the young scientists and scientists from emerging countries. The invited speakers who renounced any financial assistance have made the participation of many young international researchers possible. They will find here all my thank and my respect. 

I wish to thank my colleagues on the local organizing committee, the Congress Secretariat leaded by Prof Nouzha Bouhmaida assisted by Mrs Siham Rezzouqui, my colleagues on the Organizing and Bursary Committees for their wonderful work. The team of Events Motion, our Congress Manager, conducted by Mrs Majdouline Tazi and Mr Zoubair Amghar, are aknowledged for their hard work, the patience they have shown during the preparation of the meeting and the excellent organization of ECM24.

I hope that you have enjoyed your stay in Marrakech, found some time to visit its historical monuments, learnt about Moroccan culture and appreciated our social programme.

Finally I would like to thank the large number of participants who send us their congratulations since the closing of ECM24. The organizing Committee appreciates it very much.

See you all in Osaka next year!


Istanbul in August 2009 

Abdelmalek Thalal
Chair of the ECM24
Location Marrakech
URL http://www.ecm24.org/

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Regional crystallographic association meetings | Conferences
Topics General