APCAT History

     During the 13th International Catalysis Congress (ICC) held in Paris in 2004, 15 representative scientists from Asia-Pacific countries and regions completely agreed to found the Asian-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (APACS), and signed on the revised Constitution of APACS. The Committee of APACS is eligible to (1) continuously promote science and technology progress in catalysis; (2) organize the Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT); (3) serve catalysis scientists in this region by promoting the academic exchange and collaboration; (4) provide liaison with foreign catalysis societies; (5) arrange meetings as the necessity, (6) invite more catalysis societies in Asia-Pacific countries and regions to join the APACS.

The APCAT is held once every three years:

  • 8th APCAT, Bangkok (2019)
  • 7thAPCAT, Mumbai (2017)
  • 6thAPCAT, Taipei (2013)
  • 5th APCAT, Sapporo (2010)
  • 4th APCAT, Singapore (2006)
  • 3rd APCAT, Dalian (2003)
  • 2nd APCAT, Sydney (2000)
  • 1st APCAT, Kyongju (1997)


Feng-Shou Xiao, Introduction of the Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies (APACS), Catal Surv Asia (2008) 12:72–77 DOI 10.1007/s10563-008-9040-x