BOGOR- International Conferences of the Indonesian Chemical Society (ICICS) was successfully held in IPB International Convention Centre during August 6-7, 2019. This conference is yearly organized by Himpunan Kimia Indonesia (Indonesian Chemical Society) and this year is the eighth since started in 2012. The event is built as a platform to present progress of all field of chemistry in Indonesia, accommodate annual meeting and congress of the society, and confer awards for Indonesian chemist. This year, chemists from all over Indonesia and other countries gathered in this conference which themed “Chemistry for human welfare”.
Prof. Tsuyoshi Kawai, a NAIST Professor from Material Science was attended the event and invited as a keynote speaker. He presented his project “Photon-quantitative reaction of Photochromic Terarylenes and Their Higher Functionalization” in front of hundreds of participants. After the conference, Prof. Kawai visited NAIST Indonesia office and made discussion with IPB staffs, Dr. Noviyan and Dr. Berry Juliandi to seek collaboration opportunity between NAIST Material Science and IPB, particularly with department of chemistry. Prof. Kawai and IPB staffs enjoyed a local Indonesian coffee while having serious conversation. We wait a collaborative work to be initiated soon in the future.