2017 IUPAC General Assembly, São Paulo, Brazil


! Update 20 March 2017: detailed GA schedule (see download option below)!
! Update 31 March 2017: access to GA registration form (link below)!

! Update 14 April 2017: access to NAO Delegate form (link below)!

The IUPAC General Assembly (GA) is the occasion for meetings of the statutory bodies of the Union, specifically of the Council, Bureau, Division Committees, and Standing Committees. The 49th IUPAC General Assembly will take place 7 -14 July 2017, in São Paulo, Brazil, running concurrently with the 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress.

The GA and the Congress will share the venue and several events, including a joint opening and reception. Detailed information about the Congress is available at www.iupac2017.org, including program, call for abstract, congress registration, travel information, and accommodations.

We would like to encourage you to take advantage of your participation in the GA by also attending the Congress. The Organizing Committee has prepared an exciting program with the theme Sustainability & Diversity through Chemistry. GA participants (i.e. IUPAC Members and Delegates) can register to the Congress at a special discounted rate. Registration is readily available at www.iupac2017.org.

This year again, Young Observers will be invited to take part in the activities coordinated around the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) and planned under project 2016-032-2-020.

GA Registration  > ACCESS form here — please complete by 15 May 2017

The GA online registration will open soon. Registration to the GA is free but required for all IUPAC Members and Delegates planning to attend. Meanwhile Members and Delegates are encouraged to review the Congress website to make their lodging arrangements.
The Early Registration for the Congress has been extended to 11 April 2017.

NAO Delegate Submission Form >Access form-please complete by 15 May 2017

National Adhering Organizations of IUPAC attending Council meeting are asked to submit their official delegates in this form. Formal letters sent to the Executive Director, should include full name, salutation and email addresses of the delegates. These may be sent directly to Dr. Lynn M. Soby at: executivedirector@iupac.org.

VISA Information

For information regarding VISA requirements and reciprocity treatment, for visa information, visit www.itamaraty.gov.br/en.  In order to obtain a letter of invitation for any VISA applications, please send an email to Monique Funke at Monique@aquacon.com.br or iupac2017@mci-group.com. They will need the following information: Full name; Institution Name, Institution address, Passport number and expiration date; birth date and passport country. They may return your email and have you fill out a form in order to generate your invitation letters.  Invitation letters must come directly from the organizers in Brazil, not IUPAC.

Hotel Information

The IUPAC Bureau members will be staying at the Sheraton São Paulo World Trade Center where the General Assembly meetings and Congress will be held.  There are many hotels with differing prices that are close by the World Trade Center. You can make your reservations directly at your chosen hotel and do not have to use the listed Official Travel Agency (on their site).

GA Schedule

The schedule outline is identical to 2015 and slightly different than in previous assemblies; please review carefully before making your travel plans!

Friday, July 7: early Task Groups
Saturday/Sunday, July 8-9: Division Committees
Sunday/Monday, July 9-10: Standing Committees
Sunday, July 9 (eve): Congress/GA joint Opening and Reception (@ 17:00)
Tuesday, July 11: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, July 12 (am): World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) plenary session [projectflyer]
Wednesday, July 12 (pm): Council meeting & evening reception
Thursday, July 13 (am & pm): Council meeting (with elections in the morning)
Thursday, July 13 (eve): Congress Gala Dinner
Friday, July 14 (am) – Bureau (am) & brief Congress Closing (@ 12:30)

The Council meeting will be held at the World Trade Center  in the Vivaldi room, which is located on C2 level and accessible through the Orange Elevators. There will be signage to direct our Delegates and Members.

Download the GA schedule (4 pages PDF, version 20 March 2017) (a later version will include room assignment)

Stay tuned for more details and updates.
We look forward to seeing you in São Paulo, Brazil this July!


First published 5 Feb 2017

! Updated 20 March 2017, adding detailed GA schedule
! Updated 31 March 2017: adding access to GA registration form