3rd Austrian-Slovenian Polymer Conference started in Bled
The 3rd Austrian-Slovenian
Polymer Conference - ASPM 2013 started on April 3, 2013, at Hotel Golf in Bled, Slovenia with the opening ceremony. One of the
most important scientific meetings in Slovenia in 2013 was officially opened by
Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia. Dr. Jernej Pikalo, the Minister
for education, science and sport also addressed the 250 participants, coming
from 35 different countries.
Austrian-Slovenian Polymer Meeting will take place in Bled from April 3-5, 2013. It is a recognized regional biannual scientific meeting which grew to a
global scientific conference.
Prof. dr. Majda Žigon, conference
chair and the first speaker at the opening ceremony, pointed out the importance
of a multidisciplinary approach, international collaboration and cooperation
between scientists and the industry in the advances of polymer science and
polymer engineering. She was followed on stage by the CEOs of the conference
organizers mag. Mateja Dermastia (Centre of Excellence PoliMaT), mag. Martin Payer (Polymer Competence Center Leoben)
in prof. dr. Janko Jamnik (National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia), who expressed great appreciation of their colleagues’ engagement and
efforts in organizing the conference. Additionally, they pointed out the
relevance of the ASPM 2013 conference for fruitful discussion about current
trends in polymer science and polymer engineering, gaining new knowledge and
ideas and networking.
The meeting and scientific efforts
of all present were also greatly acknowledged by dr. Jernej Pikalo, Slovenian minister for education, science and
sport, and Slovenian president Borut
Pahor, who also expressed their appreciation of all efforts in promoting knowledge-sharing
and global cooperation between scientists, researchers and industry
The opening ceremony introduced the rich scientific programme which contains over 80 lectures in 11 sessions and a poster session
with 100 posters.
Secretariat of ASPM 2013
Centre of Excellence PoliMaT,
Tehnološki park 24, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: + 386 (0)59 081 272, Fax: + 386 (0)59 081 279