Swansea University Hosts International Ozone Association Conference

Between Wednesday 26 and Thursday 28 October the Engineering Quarter on our Bay Campus provided the venue for the International Ozone Association (IOA) Conference and Exhibition.

This conference brought together researchers and professionals with an interest in ozone and advanced oxidation to present and discuss the current state of knowledge and latest advances in the field.

Our state-of-the-art lecture theatre B001 within the Engineering Quarter provided the venue for the talks and exhibition, and delegates got to enjoy the views over Swansea Bay over lunch in the West Gallery of the Great Hall.

The Scientific Programme included close to 50 presentations consisting of keynote lectures, talks, poster presentations and discussions covering a plethora of ozone-related topics from key contributors from across the globe.

The conference was organised by Dr Chedly Tizaoui of Swansea University’s College of Engineering in conjunction with the IOA. Dr Tizaoui and the organising committee employed the services of the University’s event coordinators to help them deliver the international conference through a bespoke package of event support.

As well as helping to manage the event, the team also assisted with the planning of off-site excursions and activities which included a technical tour to Steanbow Farm in Somerset which offered the delegates the opportunity to see how ozone is applied in chicken farming. They also helped organise an evening of Welsh entertainment at local hotel Morgans which gave delegates the chance to relax, unwind and experience some welsh culture over a conference dinner and drinks reception with welsh food and music.

Dr Tizaoui said:

“I was delighted to be able to work with the Event Services team at Swansea University. My work as an Associate Professor within the College of Engineering keeps me really busy, so adding the organisation of an international conference to my already full workload was daunting to say the least.

“Thankfully the Event Services team here at the University were able to assist me by putting together a bespoke package of support to help me deliver this event.

“The conference was a really great success.  All our delegates were very pleased with the organisation, the fantastic venue, the warm welsh welcome and even the weather! The visit to the chicken farm went very well indeed; all in all we did a very good job and I look forward to working with team again in the future”.

To find out more about the conference and the work of the IOA click here http://www.ioa-ea3g.org/