The second edition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis 2017 (ISySyCat2017) will be held at the University of Evora in the historically recognized mediaeval city of Evora from September 5-8 2017. The first edition of IsySyCat that was held in the same venue in September 2015 was an enormous success with participants from 27 countries (http://isysycat.eventos.chemistry.pt/
). The city of Evora besides its striking beauty, uniqueness and hospitality is steeped in history having being the home to the Romans, the Moors, Visigoth's and others, including the kings of Portugal. It has UNESCO world heritage, and this walled city is the location of a Roman temple, palaces and old cathedrals. The conference will take place in the old part of the University known as Colégio Espirito Santo which dates back to the 16th Century.
The conference will focus on key topics in contemporary organic and organometallic synthesis and catalysis, which are of relevance to both academic and industrial chemists alike. We anticipate a good mix of participants from academia and industry. This is reflected in the list of speakers hailing from both these domains from all over the world.