“The Biggest Welding Event in the World”

The 69th IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference was held in between the dates of 10-15 July 2016 at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre in Australia, Melbourne.

Knowing as the biggest welding event in the world, IIW Annualy Assembly and International Conferance provided the opportunity for professionals from around the world to share and develop scientific and technical knowledge of welding and related activities.

Gedik University represented Turkey incorporate with Gedik Educational Foundation as a responsible member of IIW in Turkey during the event, including a variety of committee meetings, workshops, presentations of new welding research findings and social events.

This year, IIW Turkish delegation awarded the “Halil Kaya Gedik Memorial Prize” to Dr. Tokihiko Kataoka, Senior Researcher and Deputy Manager of JFE Steel Corporation who had been elected from among the most outstanding experts with highest contributions to the fields of Welding Science, Technology and Training.

One of the other most notable part of the event was that fellow of IIW has been presented to Science and Technology Adviser to the Rector of Istanbul Gedik University – Dr. Mustafa Koçak for his contributions to welding science and technology and the professional stature of the field at IIW 2016.

Also, IIW Vice President Hülya Gedik was rewarded by IIW for her contributions to the board of IIW for last 6 years.

70th IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference will be held on the dates of 25th – 30th June 2017 in China, Shanghai.

71st IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference will be held in Istanbul in 2018.