- History

Aims and objectives


The International Congress on Catalysis, Inc., a corporation of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., organized the first International Congress in Philadelphia in 1956 and participated in the planning of subsequent congresses in Paris in 1960 and Amsterdam in 1964, with the objective of furthering the science and technology of catalysis.

In view of the continuing and growing interest in catalysis, it was agreed to establish an international organization originally called International Congress on Catalysis, but its name has been changed in 1996 to International Association of Catalysis Societies, IACS.