Warmest Invitation from the General Chair of WPTC2018
Bienvenue à Montréal!
After an eventful journey through its rotation of Europe, Asia and North America that started in 2013 in Perugia, Italy, the IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC) will come to Montréal, Canada in 2018, a truly international destination. The present form of WPTC originated from two consecutive IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series (IMWS) on Wireless Power, which were successfully organized in Kyoto, Japan, respectively in 2011 and 2012. The WPTC2018 will be jointly held with other two major wireless power events, namely IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW), and Wireless Power Congress of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). This will launch the largest wireless power event for the first time in the world – Wireless Power Week (WPW). Please join us from June 3-7, 2018 for this unparalleled week in the field of wireless power in our beautiful and exciting city of Montréal. As a part of the WPW, The WPTC2018 will report the state-of-the-art advancement in wireless power theory, technologies and applications across the electromagnetic spectrum. It will celebrate technical excellences and achievements of related materials, techniques, devices, circuits, antennas and systems in the field.
Founded in 1642, Montreal has been recognized as one of the most romantic, welcoming, artistic, innovative, and diversified cultural cities in the world. It is often called the “Paris” of North-America, because of its French heritage and flair. The city offers everything to everyone with easy access to everywhere. Montreal has always been one of the most important international gateways in the world and hosted the EXPO 67 and the Summer Olympics of 1976. This vibrant city features the old world charm of a historical town and the modern cosmopolitan dynamics of a new city.
The WPTC2018 Steering Committee has been working selflessly for you and our WPTC/WPW events around the clock. Our Technical Program Committee (TPC) is poised to develop the highest-profile technical program, and will be reporting on the state-of-the-art research progress and outcomes from around the world. Our Publication and Publicity Committee (PPC) is striving to serve as the most sophisticated messenger for innovative communication and outreach to everyone and everywhere. Our Local Arrangement Committee (LAC) is carefully prepared to welcome you with every fine detail to enrich your experiences as attendees and exhibitors.
On behalf of the WPTC2018 Steering Committee and the City of Montreal, I feel privileged and honored to invite you, your family and friends to take part of this historical and unparalleled event and explore the friendly atmosphere of Montreal with its myriad of touristic attractions, its wealth of activities, exquisite cuisines and excitement of life, while enjoying our popular professional meetings and social gatherings. You can find useful information on the city of Montreal at http://www.tourism-Montréal.org/. In addition, there are many famous festivals and international happenings like the world famous Formula I racing for your enjoyment right after the WPTC2018. By the way, the 2018 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2018) will be held in Philadelphia, USA, just days after the closure of the WPW. Therefore, it is very convenient for many of us to attend both events over the same period.
Please mark these dates in your calendar in preparation of your trip to Montreal to ensure a memorable time that you cannot afford to miss. I promise that you will discover a world of colorful ethnicity, rich culture, multiple languages, new ideas, international cuisines, and of course, the warm camaraderie and sheer joie de vivre to be found all united in one place, our unique Montreal.
A bientôt! See you soon!