We are pleased to invite you to join us in the beautiful city The Hague for IUPAC|CHAINS2023 in August 2023. During the conference, themed ‘Connecting Chemical Worlds’, we bring together all disciplines of chemistry, a diverse audience of chemists from both academia and industry, and from all around the globe. Apart from plenary and keynote lectures, the congress will include parallel sessions with oral presentations, working group meetings and poster presentations by junior and senior researchers.

The conference consists of several parts, namely the 52nd IUPAC General Assembly (18-25 August 2023) and the 49th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress combined with the 11th edition of CHAINS, the largest chemistry congress from the Netherlands (20-25 August 2023).

IUPAC|CHAINS2023 is organized by the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) and the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The IUPAC World Chemistry Congress is organized biennially with recent previous editions in Sao Paolo (2017), Paris (2019) and digitally in Montreal (2021). In 2023 we expect to welcome you on location in The Hague to meet each other in person.

We look forward to meeting you and your fellow chemists around the globe during 2023 in the Netherlands. Let’s connect!

With warm regards,

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Floris Rutjes
Chair Local Organizing Committee IUPAC|CHAINS2023




Curious of what is coming? Watch the video below!



Joined forces

The KNCV and NWO organize the IUPAC General Assembly and the World Chemistry Congress from 18 – 25 August 2023 at the World Forum in The Hague, political capital of the Netherlands. The 2023 edition of the IUPAC conference is combined with the annual Dutch chemistry congress CHAINS.

The Hague

The Hague, city of peace and justice, has a great deal to offer its visitors. Beaches, palaces and shops adorn the cosmopolitan city, which houses an eclectic mix of old and new art and architecture. With international cuisine, fishing harbors and of course ‘stroopwafels’ and ‘Haagse Hopjes’. Come join us in The Hague!

Connecting Chemical Worlds

The congress aims to connect chemists and life scientists at every level of their career, whether they are active in academia or industry, both national and international. The congress brings together chemists of all disciplines to share their scientific breakthroughs, exchange ideas and find inspiration in each other. Thereby, making it an inspirational scientific conference for all participants with a passion for molecules.