With this first edition of the Ibero-American Congress of Chemical Engineering (CIBIQ), the National Association of Chemists and Chemical Engineers of Spain (ANQUE), the National “Colégio de Engenharia Química e Biológica” of “Ordem dos Engenheiros de Portugal”, the Inter-American Confederation of Chemical Engineering and its associated entities start a new journey in order to maintain a fluid communication within the Chemical Engineering community in the Ibero-American countries.

The CIBIQ congresses are born with the aim and the spirit of building bridges in Chemical Engineering in the Ibero-American Chem Eng Community in order to join forces, work as a team, share experiences and achieve even higher goals for the benefit of the Society that we serve as Chemical Engineers. A forum that will make it possible to present and discuss the advances of chemical engineering, and emphasize the work that this scientific-technical area develops in the different scenarios of people's lives, the care of the planet, the scientific and technological innovation and its industrial development. Moreover, a space that will allow the participants to enrich themselves with the experience to visit other countries and experience different cultures, an unforgettable time for their participants that intends to become a reference for our Chem Eng community.

You are warmly invited to take part actively in this initiative and we hope to count with your presence in the congress, a warm welcome awaits you in Santander.