Welcome to the XXII World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO)
which is being held in the United Kingdom for the first time in over 40 years. Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland is playing host to delegates from across the world, for what promises to be an interesting, scientifically challenging and busy World Congress. Measurement, control and the instrumentation needed are key aspects in industry that underpin economic prosperity across the world and the event brings together leading experts from many countries to report on the latest and most exciting developments in their fields. ‘Knowledge through measurement’, a theme from the work of Lord Kelvin, the great scientist, engineer and entrepreneur who was born in Belfast, is the strapline for the 2018 World Congress. The Invited and Keynote speakers coming to the World Congress in Belfast in September 2018 are some of the most distinguished in their field and the many sessions held during the week will provide real insight into what is new in this most topical and economically important of fields. The Exhibition aims to showcase some of the leading developments in industry from the UK, Europe and indeed across the world.
Belfast, the host city, is situated in Northern Ireland and is a ‘must see’ destination. The World Congress will be held in the recently extended Waterfront Hall which has excellent facilities for the Conference, the industry-focused Exhibition and all the associated activities of the week. It is close to the city centre and a wide variety of hotels, restaurants and bars as well as being within easy reach of some of the interesting cultural highlights of both the United Kingdom and Ireland. The World Congress venue promises easy access from the nearby airport on Belfast’s waterfront and from there connections to Europe and the United States. The World Congress will also host an exciting and diverse social programme which will allow attendees, be they from industry or academia, exhibitors or contributors to meet and to see some of the most interesting venues in and around Belfast and after the meeting be an excellent centre to explore the beautiful countryside and historic landmarks to be seen across Ireland.
We look forward to welcoming you to the XXII IMEKO World Congress and to Belfast, the United Kingdom host city for 2018 and to what we know will an enjoyable and stimulating, but above all memorable event.

Professor Ken Grattan, Chairman of XXII IMEKO World Congress,
City University London