CIMTEC 2021 - 15th International Ceramics Congress & 9th Forum on New Materials will be held on June 21-30, 2021 in Montecatini Terme, an internationally renowned Spa and tourist resort in the environments of Florence, the historical centre of the European Renaissance. The town is placed in a strategic position to reach the most interesting historical and tourist places in Tuscany, such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Lucca, Pistoia, Arezzo, Volterra, "Le Cinque Terre (Five Lands)", and several others.

CIMTEC 2021 includes the “15th International Ceramics Congress” (June 21-25, 2021) and the “9th Forum on New Materials” (June 26-30, 2021).


Palazzo dei Congressi
Via Amendola 2
I-51016 Montecatini Terme (PT) – Italy

Some Symposia will be held in additional meeting rooms, very close to the Palazzo dei Congressi (2-4 min walking distance).
Technical Sessions of the Ceramics Congress will start Tuesday June 22 morning and continue until Friday June 25.
Technical Sessions of the Forum on New Materials will start Sunday June 27 morning and continue until Wednesday June 30.


Corso Mazzini 52
48018 Faenza
Tel. +39 0546 22461
E-mail: congress@technagroup.it


Montecatini Terme is located in Central Italy in between Florence and Pisa. It can be reached:

By plane:

To Florence - International Airport "Amerigo Vespucci". From the airport you may reach Florence Central Railway Station “Santa Maria Novella“ by public bus, by “Tramvia” or by taxi, then continue your journey by train to Montecatini Terme.
P.S. A public bus service to Montecatini Terme is also available at the Airport exit from 7.00 (first run) to 20.25 (last run) every hour in working days, and from 8.25 (first run) to 18.25 (last run), but just for a few runs, on Sunday. Travel time is about 50 min. Tickets may also be made directly on the bus.

To Pisa - International Airport "Galileo Galilei". Then by train to Montecatini Terme as explained below. To reach Pisa Railway Station from the airport there is a bus service (Bus PisaMover) every 10 minutes from 6.00 to 24.00.

By train:

From Florence: train connections to Montecatini Terme are excellent and very frequent (from about 6.00 a.m. to about 10.30 p.m.). Travel time from Florence Central Railway Station to Montecatini Central Railway Station (Montecatini Centro) is about 50 min

From Pisa: Take the train of line Pisa-Lucca, then, at the Lucca Railway Station, change to line Lucca-Montecatini Centro. Travelling time from Pisa to Montecatini Terme (via Lucca) is about 90 min. Last departure from Pisa Railway Station at 21.50.

NOTE - Montecatini Terme has two railway stations. The closest to the Congress Centre and to the hotels is “Montecatini Centro”.

By car:

Montecatini Terme can be reached easily by car from any direction via the network of Italian highways. The exit to Montecatini Terme is located about midway between Florence and Pisa on the Firenze-Pisa (Florence-Pisa) express-way which is connected directly with the Central Italian expressway "Autostrada del Sole" ("Sun Highway").

A complimentary bus transfer service will be arranged for CIMTEC attendees from both the Florence and Pisa Airports to Montecatini Terme on Monday June 21 and Saturday June 26 (i.e. the arrival days for the Ceramics Congress and the Forum on New Materials, respectively) with departure at every hour from 2.00 p.m. to 12.00 p.m.  CIMTEC reception hostesses will be available at the exit of arrivals terminal on June 21 and June 26 (2.00 p.m to 12.00 p.m.) to assist delegates.


Early (by April 20, 2021)    
Full Member € 720.00 € 720.00
Student € 420.00 € 420.00
Late and on site    
Full Member € 820.00 € 820.00
Student € 480.00 € 480.00

The fees include VAT, general and secretariat costs, participation in the scientific sessions, coffees, printed booklet of the final programme, conference material and participation in the Social Programme.


The scientific programme will consist of Plenary, Key-Note, Invited, Oral and Poster contributions.
English will be the official language of the conference.


Abstracts have to be submitted on-line by the Presenting Author and prepared according to the on-line Abstract Instructions
Electronic submission ends on October 15, 2020.
Acceptance notification will be provided by December 15, 2020.
Multiple abstracts from the same Presenting Author are not accepted, in order to open opportunities for the broadest possible participation. Abstracts of previously unpublished matter shall only be submitted.
Abstracts of all scheduled oral and poster presentations will be made available at the conference web site to all registered participants at least 15 days before the Conference.


Oral Presentations
Electronic presentation (Power Point) facilities will be available including LCD high resolution projector and PC. Cost for any special audio-visual request will be the responsibility of the individual speaker.

Poster Presentations
Authors are kindly asked to follow carefully the guidelines for Poster Preparation that will be made available at the conference web site. Attendance by at least one of the authors is requested for poster presentation.


Contributions dealing with the fundamentals of advanced materials and their processing science may be submitted for publication in a special proceedings issue of “Ceramics International”. Submission for the special issue will be possible after CIMTEC 2021, as from July 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.


The Social Programme will include various social activities. Details will be given in the Final Announcement.


Guided visits to Florence, Pisa, Siena and other places of high historic, artistic and tourist interest will be available to companions. Detailed programme and registration information will be provided in the Final Announcement.


All travel, lodging and registration expenses will be the responsibility of the individual participants. Special letters of invitation to be used for visa application will be provided upon written request by the participant to the conference organizers.
As the application for a visa may be a lengthy process, we recommend  to start your visa application process in due advance. Those attendees who need a visa are suggested to contact CIMTEC Secretariat as soon as possible indicating the following information:
date of birth, place of birth, nationality, title (Ms., Mr., Dr., Prof.), affiliation, full postal address, passport number, issue and expiring dates of the passport, the period of your stay at CIMTEC 2021 and any other information useful to obtain visa to: CIMTEC 2021 Secretariat, congress@technagroup.it
All letters of invitations will be sent by priority mail and PDF e-mail attachment.
CIMTEC organisation is unable to contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the Conference.


Prospective participants are kindly requested to Pre-register at CIMTEC 2021 website.
Presenting Authors shall not Pre-Register as they are automatically filed when submitting the Abstract.
The Final Announcement including the Provisional Programme and the information concerning registration and hotel booking will be available by March 15, 2021.


The weather in Montecatini Terme in June is usually fine with temperatures ranging from 18 to 28 °C during the day and 15 to 18 °C during the night.


Hotels for all pockets are available in Montecatini Terme. Half Board (HB) prices range from about 50 €/day for two-stars hotels to about 170.00 €/day for five-stars luxury hotels. Further information and hotel booking forms will be provided with the final announcement and in the web.


October 15, 2020 Submission of Abstract
December 15, 2020 Notification of Abstract acceptance
April 20, 2021 Registration at reduced rate


Ms Stefania Bianchedi
Corso Mazzini 52
48018 Faenza - Italy

Phone +39 0546 22461
Email: congress@technagroup.it
Web site: www.cimtec-congress.org

Cimtec 2021

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