On behalf of the Chinese Welding Society (CWS), I am pleased to cordially invite you to take part in the 70th IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference in Shanghai, China from 25-30 June, 2017.
It is 23 years since the CWS held the 49th IIW Annual Assembly in Beijing, and great changes have taken place during these years. Now IIW 2017 provides a fantastic opportunity for the IIW family to explore and experience the multiple faces of China.  
This highly anticipated event will not only bring together professionals and experts to exchange innovative welding and jointing technologies and ideas, but will also offer outstanding networking opportunities for exploring cooperation and  strengthening friendships.

In the past, the Silk Way connected ancient China to other parts of the world, while today I believe that IIW 2017 will join the Chinese welding community to the global communities in an even more comprehensive way. 
I truly hope that participants in this event will discover the unique China in their own way. It is more than a country with 9.6 million square kilometres of land and 1.3 billion people. It is a country with a 5,000-year history, breath taking national  landscapes, a vibrant cultural heritage and immense potential for development opportunities.
 I look forward to meeting you all in Shanghai!

Prof. Qiang Chen

Chairman of the Organizing Committee

President of Chinese Welding Society

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