The 12th ICTP, the first to be held in the United Kingdom, built on a long tradition of excellence, in addition to innovating several new areas which will hopefully become long-held traditions. In particular, we were happy to introduce Industry Workshops to the programme schedule which hundreds of delegates attended to share ideas with our industry partners. We were also thrilled at the interest expressed by local children in attending our opening public lecture at the Corn Exchange. Aimed at a wide audience, this production was developed to inspire the next generation of metal formers. The legacy video of the event will be launched soon and we hope this will reach one million school children around the world.

Previous ICTP locations:

Tokyo, Japan (1984)
Stuttgart, Germany (1987)
Kyoto, Japan (1990)
Beijing, China (1993)
Columbus, OH, USA (1996)
Erlangen, Germany (1999)
Yokoyama, Japan (2002)
Verona, Italy (2005)
Gyeongju, Korea (2008)
Aachen, Germany (2011)
Nagoya, Japan (2014)
Cambridge, UK (2017)

And in 2020, Ohio, USA