6 September –8 September 2017
The Council of the International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society (IBBS) is delighted to announce that the Society’s 17th Triennial Symposium, IBBS 17, is to be held in the UK’s northern powerhouse – the great city of Manchester – from 6th to 8th September 2017, following on from the highly successful IBBS 16 in Łódź, Poland, which took place in 2014.
With a history going back to the Roman occupation, Manchester is famed for its historical association with the textile and engineering industries and it was the world’s first industrialised city. Nowadays it is best known for its architecture, culture, musical exports, media links, scientific and engineering output, social impact, transport connections and Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs! It also has two world class universities — the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, the latter of which is hosting IBBS 17.