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4th International Boron Symposium
Eskisehir, Turkey, October 15-17, 2009

The Fourth International Boron Symposium took place October 15-17, 2009 at Osmangazi University in Eskisehir , Turkey. It was organized by: Osmangazi University in Eskisehir, Eti Maden Works [formerly Etibank], the Chamber of Mining Engineers in Turkey, and the National Boron Research Institute in Ankara.

Turkey has the largest boron reserves estimated at over 75% of world reserves. Turkish professionals are active in exploiting this national wealth by creating a variety of enterprises for the production of a number of chemical products as well as services for the growing industry. Previous conferences were held in October 2002 at KŁtahya - Dumlupinar University in KŁtahya, the Second Conference in September 2004 at Eskisehir-Osmangazi University, and the Third in November 2006 at the Atomic Energy Agency of Turkey in Ankara.

The Opening Ceremony started by reciting the Turkish National anthem followed by Plenary Lectures in Turkish reviewing the growth of the industry and the potential of boron and its compounds. Simultaneous translation into English was available. There were two parallel sessions to accommodate the 70 presentations. In addition there were also 26 posters at the Poster Session. Many brochures by industry were distributed at the booths, unfortunately nearly all in Turkish. The Proceedings Volume (edited by Adnan Konuk, Haldun Kurama, Hakan Ak, and Melih Iphar, viii + 782 pages, 16.5 x 24.4, ISBN 978 9944-89-790-7, published by Gurup Matbaacilik, Ankara in collaboration with the Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey, Selanik Cad.19/3, Kizilat - Ankara, Turkey 06650. www.maden.org.tr, e-mail: maden@maden.org.tr) was made available at the conference. About 800 participants took part - - mainly from Turkey. International participants were unfortunately very few - -about 10 delegates only. Beside the coffee breaks, the delicious lunches and dinners there was a tour of the Phrygian Valley on October 17.

The conference was a great success, thanks to the Organizing Committee who took care of every detail. Chairman of the Executive Committee was Professor Adnan Konuk and the Secretary was Dr. Haldun Kurama, Director of Boron Research Center, both at Osmangazi University.

Fathi Habashi, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, Fathi.Habashi@arul.ulaval.ca




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