The 16th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 16) was held July 3–8, 2016 in Beijing, China. MDPI was pleased to be able to attend and promote several journals, including Catalysts, Molecules, Energies, Materials and Applied Sciences.
The International Congress on Catalysis (ICC) has a long history, dating back to 1956. It is the largest and most prestigious conference in the catalysis science and technology field. The ICC 16, with the theme “Catalysis for the Sustainable Development of the World”, highlighted the crucial roles of catalysis science and technology in improving the efficiencies of energy production and utilization of fossil resources, developing renewable energy, and abating/eliminating pollutants emission to the environment. It featured 308 talks and 1,739 poster presentations covering all aspects of topics in catalysis. More than 2,500 people from 50 countries and areas participated in the congress. 44 exhibitors from companies, publishers and universities were also an important part of the congress, promoting exchange between academia and industry.
It was a great opportunity for MDPI staff to meet with authors, editors and reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief of Catalysts, Prof. Dr. Keith Hohn (Kansas State University, USA) was also on hand to give advice and make contact with participants.
The first Catalysts Editorial Board Meeting was also held during the meeting. Board members reviewed recent successes and looked at how to sustain improvement of all aspects in the future. We would like to thank those who participated in this valuable feedback session.