Foreword by the President of Malaysian Peat Society (MPS)

'Selamat Datang' (Welcome) to IPC 2016

photo On behalf of the organising committee, it is my pleasure and with great delight to announce that the 15th International Peat Congress 2016 (IPC 2016) will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from August  15th to 19th, 2016.

This  is  the  first  time  the  Congress  will  be  organised  in  Southeast  Asia  and  this,  in  itself,  presents  a marvellous opportunity to showcase peatlands, related sciences and industries and the different and diverse facets of region to the world. Moreover, it will provide a platform to bring together all research community from each and every part of the globe to come together and experience a unique mixture of cultures as well tap into the abundant resources for research on peatlands and peat.

The  organisers  are  preparing  various  and  inspiring  programmes  of  events,  demonstrations  and  field visits  unparalleled  in  the  history  of  International  Peat  Congresses,  bringing  together  information  and discussions  on  land  use,  land  use  change  and  economic  development  while  emphasising  the  importance  of  biodiversity  and conservation of peatlands. There will be multiple sessions on all aspects of peatlands and peat based on the 10 IPS Commissions but with opportunities to propose additional sessions on specialist and emerging topics to suit every preference and requirement.

The Congress will be well worth the effort and time to come to Kuching. There will be a broad selection of cultural and social events and field excursions to provide an excellent introduction to Sarawak, Malaysia, and the wider Southeast Asian region. The costs of food and accommodation are very reasonable, and for those coming from afar, it is an excellent opportunity to combine the Congress with a holiday. It is the chance of a lifetime.

Last but not least, I look forward to meeting you and assure that you will have an exciting and memorable experience on your visit here. I truly believe that all delegates will find IPC 2016 a prolific and meaningful congregation towards enhancing the peatlands and hence the world, to be a better and sustainable place for everyone, now and in the future.

Mr. Frederick Haili Teck
President, Malaysian Peat Society (MPS)

Last Updates: 30 March 2016

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Important Dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission

    15 January 2016
  • Deadline of Extended Abstract Submission

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  • Deadline for Normal Registration

    30 June 2016