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Call for abstracts closing in one month

Your opportunity to present is here!

The RACI Centenary Congress is not just for the academic community there are areas of interest for those working in the industrial and commercial world as well. There is Chemeca a meeting for industrial chemists and chemical engineers, there is a Health, Safety and environmental meeting and a seminar being presented by the Society of Chemical Industries covering various topics of interest.

There is the opportunity for papers to be submitted, these do not need to be academic abstracts but can be case studies and real experiences where your experiences can be shared with your colleagues.

Abstracts are invited under the following themes;

Research & Innovation

  • Particle Technology and Mineral Processing
  • Fuels and Energy
  • Catalysis
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Food, Pharmaceuticals and Bioengineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Molecular Modelling in Chemical Engineering
  • Membranes and Fuel Cells
  • Nanotechnology
  • Rheology
  • Separation Technologies
  • Water Science and Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Industry Liaison

  • Education and Professional Development
  • Government Relations, Regulations and Policies
  • Industry Best Practice
  • Management and Entrepreneurship in the Process Industries
  • Process Control and Optimisation
  • Process Safety and Hazard Management

Health Safety and environmental

  • Safe transport, storage, use & disposal of Hazardous Chemicals and Dangerous Goods
  • Green chemistry trends into the future
  • Laboratory safety
  • Impact of chemicals / chemical management / regulation on industry (e.g. logistics / manufacturing, agriculture, racing, universities etc.)
  • Impact of GHS for HS&E Hazards on chemical safety
  • Insurance industry perspective for chemicals and dangerous goods incidents
  • Major Hazard Facilities (e.g. siting, management, best practice, etc.)
  • Risks with nanotechnology
  • Safety Cases and hazard and operability studies (HAZOP)
  • Environmental impact and risk management from chemicals
  • Management of industrial waste
  • Contaminated sites

The Call for Abstracts is closing in one month on 23 March 2017. If you haven’t done so already, don’t miss your opportunity to submit an abstract and be considered for a presentation in July. Submissions are sought for oral and poster presentations and can be made via the Presenters’ Portal below.

Submit an abstract for Chemeca 2017

Submit an abstract for RACI National Centenary Conference 2017

Speakers to inspire you

Plenary Speakers

  • Professor Frances Arnold
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Oliver Einsle
    Institute of Biochemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburgl, Germany
  • Professor Robert Grubbs
    Californian Institute of Technology, USA
  • Professor Andrew B. Holmes, AC
    Australian Academy of Science, Australia
  • Dr Laura Kiessling
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • Dr Andrew Makarov
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Bremen, Germany
  • Professor Molly Stevens
    Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
  • Professor Ning Yan
    Tsinghua University, China
  • Professor Ada E. Yonath
    Director of the Helen and Milton A.Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Health Safety and Environment Speakers

  • Mr Nigel Cann
    Arup, Australia
  • Associate Professor Jan Hayes
    RMIT, Australia
  • Ms Trish Kerin
    IChemE, Australia
  • Ms Rebecca Trager
    RSC, UK
  • Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins
    ANU, Australia

Key Dates – Mark your Diaries

RACI Centenary Congress 2017 23-28 July 2017
Abstract submission Now open
Registration opens Now open
Abstract Submission closes 23 March 2017
Early bird registration deadline 23 April 2017

Register Today

A single Congress fee will allow delegates to attend any conference or session they wish. No one will be limited to a single conference stream. You should register through the conference site that you intend on spending the most time at so this helps us to know how to plan appropriately.

Delegates may register for the Congress in full as per the categories and rates outlined below.

Registration can be submitted by completing the online form. Registration must be completed by 23 April 2017 to incur the early bird rates. After this date the rates will increase as per the table below.

Click here to register & for more information

Registration Fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of 10% Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Registration Type Early Bird
Before 23 April 2017
Before 23 July 2017
Conference Registration
5 Day Pass $975 $1,250
4 Day Pass $900 $1,165
3 Day Pass $825 $1,080
2 Day Pass $700 $800
1 Day Pass $350 $450
Student Registration
5 Day Pass $500 $675
4 Day Pass $460 $635
3 Day Pass $420 $595
2 Day Pass $375 $425
1 Day Pass $250 $300


  • Admission to all Congress sessions
  • Admission to the industry exhibition
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception*
  • Approved delegate materials (such as a Program Book)
  • Morning tea and lunch daily

*Please indicate attendance via the registration form


Don’t forget your Visa

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia (other than New Zealand passport holders who will normally be granted a Special Category visa on arrival, provided they meet health and character requirements; and permanent residents of Norfolk Island who may be granted a Permanent Resident of Norfolk Island visa on arrival). The passport which you hold determines whether you are eligible to apply online, or need to lodge a paper based application.

Click here for further information including eligibility

All visitors should apply for a visa at least two months prior to their intended date of departure, and four months prior for people with character or health concerns. The Congress Secretariat holds no responsibility for visa applications.

Get the most out of your conference experience

Book your place at the social events Dinner!

Network and join friends and colleagues at the social events. Tickets are available through the online registration form now.

Book your tickets here

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

An exciting range of partner conference opportunities has been developed to ensure a successful outcome for all sponsors and stakeholders. The Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus is now available on the Congress website and we are looking for partners from different industry sectors who wish to secure an exclusive ‘industry partner’ opportunity. We are also happy to tailor packages not currently available in the prospectus.

In addition to this, a major element of the Congress will be the exhibition. The daily Congress program will be structured to give participants maximum opportunity to visit the exhibition.

Take advantage of the opportunity for your organisation to be represented as a key partner or exhibitor at the RACI Centenary Congress today.

To find out more about how you could become involved in the Congress, please contact:

Emma Bowyer
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
RACI Centenary Congress Secretariat


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General Enquiries

RACI Centenary Congress Secretariat
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: (+61) 2 9254 5000
Fax: (+61) 2 9251 3552
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