For the first time the International Cyclodextrin Symposium will
take place in Italy. This event has now reached the XIII of a series
that was founded by Prof. Jozsef Szejtli in Budapest in 1981, and
follows the last meeting in Montpellier in 2004.
Turin (with some 1 million inhabitants) is the capital of Piedmont
a Region located in NW Italy close to France. Turin University is
one of of Italy’s most important, and was founded 600 years
ago; more recently it has been flanked by an outstanding Polytechnic.
In 2006 Turin will be host of the XX Winter Olympic Games (www.torino2006.org) and Unesco
has also appointed Turin as World Book Capital for 2006. Indeed,
Turin is a city of thousand faces: a centre of finance and industry
and a meeting point for international trade, but at the same time
a city pleasant to live in and one with a unique and unmistakable