Every second year Macromolecular Division of IUPAC selects a country, which is authorised to organise an official Symposium of IUPAC Macromolecular Division. Since 1998 the Conference bears an official name: World Polymer Congress (WPC). Poland was selected to organise the Congress in the year 2000. Because this is the only WPC organised within decade in Europe (1994-USA, 1996-South Korea, 1998-Australia, 2000-Poland, 2002-China), it is an intention of the organisers to endure the broad participation of scientists and industry form European countries, especially of Central and Eastern Europe. WPC covers all areas of chemistry, physics and technology of polymers as well as application of macromolecular science in material science.
There will be about 15 sections devoted to: New Macro-molecular Synthesis, Controlled Polymerization, Coordinated Polymerization, Polyaddition and Polycondensation Reactions in Polymer Melts, Hyperbranched, and Dendritic Macromolecules, Biomacromolecules, Polymer Surfactants, Suspension Stabilization and Water Treatment, Polymer Industry and Industrial Polymers, Polymers Friendly for Environment. To ensure proper balance between scientific and technological aspects of WPC, among speakers invited to present the plenary/main lectures are 2 Nobel Prize winners: Sir H.W. Kroto (UK) and J.M. Lehn (France) from one side and 2 representatives of industrial companies: J.A. Miller jr. (DuPont) and J.Put (DSM) from other side.