Dear all,

In light of evolving updates and concerns around the coronavirus, and in agreement with the International Scientific Advisory Board,

we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the ICS2020 conference.

This decision has been taken in order to prioritise the health and safety of all delegates, speakers and partners.

So we are pleased to announce that the new dates for the Conference will be
September 21-24, 2020.

The Congress website will be updated in the coming days to reflect the rescheduled dates.

If you are an existing registered delegate, have booked a hotel room through the official Conference accommodation service, as well as a speaker, successful abstract submitter, or are an exhibitor/sponsor, we will be communicating with you directly in due course.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

See you in September, we look forward to meeting you!


Antonino Mazzaglia  (Chair of ICS2020)


First Announcement

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to announce the 20th International Cyclodextrin Symposium (ICS2020).

ICS2020 will be held during May 26-29, 2020 at Giardini Naxos (Messina, ITALY) at UNAHOTELS Naxos Beach Sicilia and will be jointly organized by the National Council of Research (CNR) and the University of Messina, Italy. The first ICS was held in Budapest, Hungary in 1981, and organized by Prof. J. Szejtli. The 13th ICS was held in Turin, Italy, in 2006 and was organized by Prof. F. Trotta. Hence, ICS2020 will be the second symposium of this series hosted in Italy. This symposium follows the 19th ICS held on April 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

All scientists belonging to the international academic community and to the industrial network interested in the cyclodextrin (CD) science are warmly invited.

We are planning different sections ranging from the fundamentals of various aspects of the cyclodextrins chemistry, physics and materials technology to the applications in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and life sciences, opening a window on last progresses on supramolecules, polymers and nanoconstructs based on CD. The ICS2020 will provide the chance for scientists working in different field of cyclodextrin research to meet and learn from each other, thus enhancing collaborations and scientific contacts.

We envisaged to include in the ICS 2020 program plenary lectures, key-notes, oral and poster presentations, dealing with the above-mentioned subjects. In this regard, as opening plenary speaker, we will have the honor to host the Nobel Laureate 2016 for Chemistry, Sir James Fraser Stoddart, which has already confirmed his presence with a lecture on the following theme: “Cyclodextrin-Based Molecular-Organic Frameworks : Emergence Opens Up a Whole New World of Wonders”.

We are also planning different reduction/and or prizes for young scientists and students.

Looking forward to see you at Giardini Naxos (Messina) on May 2020


Best regards,

Antonino Mazzaglia (Chair of ICS2020)


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