2019 IUPAC General Assembly, Paris, France

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 50th IUPAC General Assembly will take place 5-12 July 2019, in Paris, France, running concurrently with the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress.

The GA and the Congress will share the venue at Palais des Congrès and also share several events, including a joint opening and reception, and special events for IUPAC Centenary Celebration. Detailed information about the Congress is available at www.iupac2019.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. GA participants (i.e. IUPAC Members and Delegates) can register to the Congress at a special discounted rate. Congress registration is readily available at www.iupac2019.org. ( A separate GA registration will follow shortly)

This year, the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) will be an integral part of the Congress and is coordinated jointly with the Congress organizers. The Congress will also include the presentation of the IUPAC-Solvay International Awards for Young Chemists and the Awards for Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

VISA Information

For information regarding VISA requirements and information, visit https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/france-visa/
To get an invitation letter for your visa application, please contact the local organizers at: contact@iupac2019.org
The following information will be needed: Full name; Institution Name, Institution address, Passport number and expiration date; birth date and passport country.  Invitation letters must come directly from the organizers in France, not IUPAC.

Hotel Information

The IUPAC Bureau members will be staying at the HYATT REGENCY PARIS ETOILE, adjacent to the Palais des Congrès and where the Council will be held.  There are many hotels with differing prices that are close by the Palais des Congrès. You can make your reservations directly at your chosen hotel or see the options offered by the Congress under ‘Travel To France‘.
Please note that for Titular Members, the total daily allowance is USD $240.

GA Schedule

The schedule outline is mostly identical to 2017; please review carefully before making your travel plans!

Friday, July 5: ICTNS
Saturday/Sunday, July 6-7: Division Committees
Sunday/Monday, July 7-8: Standing Committees
Sunday, July 7 (eve): Congress/GA joint Opening and Reception (@ 17:00)
Monday, July 8 (am): IUPAC100 Celebration (@ 10:30 with Congress)
Monday, July 8 (eve): IUPAC/YOs/IYCN Speed-networking (@ 16:00), followed by a Poster session and reception (@ 18:00)
Tuesday, July 9: Bureau committees (am) & Bureau (pm)
Wednesday, July 10 (am): World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM)  part of the Congress
Wednesday, July 10 (pm): Council meeting & evening reception
Thursday, July 11 (am & pm): Council meeting (with elections in the morning)
Thursday, July 11 (eve): Congress Gala Dinner (@ 20:00)
Friday, July 12 (am) – Bureau (am) & brief Congress Closing (@ 12:30)

The Council meeting will be held at the Hyatt, adjacent to Palais des Congrès. There will be signage to direct Delegates and Members.

Download detailed GA schedule (5 pages; version date 17 Jan 2019) 

We look forward to seeing you this July!



First published 18 Jan 2019
Subsequent updates will be noted here and include detailed GA schedule with meeting room, access to GA registration form, Council Agenda, etc.