How to Apply for Hosting the ICMGP Conference

The International Conferences on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) are organized by an international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) in cooperation with companies specializing in the planning and organization of international conferences, exhibitions and trade fairs. The SSC is composed of leading scientists, policy makers and representatives of various respective industries. The Chairperson(s) of the SSC is responsible for setting up the SSC for a given Conference and its further work. The Chairperson(s) together with other members of the SSC selects the meeting management company that will help organize a given Conference. This selection can be made before or after the decision is made regarding the selection of the Conference host country/region.


The ICMGP conferences are non-profit events. Any eventual surplus of the budget will be transferred to the following conference and dedicated mostly to support participation of young scientists and students, as well as researchers from countries with developing economies.


The applications for hosting the 2023 International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant are now being collected by the Chairman of the 14th ICMGP (2019) Prof. Jozef Pacyna (jp@nilu.no). The application should be submitted by a scientific organization or by a consortium of organizations in a given country by the end of July, 2019.


The application should include the following information:

  • justification for hosting of the ICMGP Conference in a given country or region,
  • initial information on general theme of the Conference and session topics,
  • scientific potential of the Applicant and in a given country/ region with regards to the mercury research,
  • initial group of experts who will organize the scientific content of the Conference and be members of the conference SSC,
  • preliminary budget of the Conference with indications of participation fees,
  • information on local Conference organizer, if already selected,
  • initial information about a venue of the Conference, capable of housing up to 1,000 participants and exhibitors,
  • potential for accommodation of about 800 to 1,000 participants at modest prices,
  • transportation availability to reach the location of the Conference.

Information on historic, cultural, tourist and other attractions in the host country/region can also be included.

After receiving the applications, the Chairman of the 14th ICMGP (2019) will invite the applicants to provide a brief presentation (about 15 min) of their applications at the SSC meeting during the Conference in Krakow, planned on Monday, 9 September 2019. The decision on the host of the 2023 ICMGP Conference will be made at this meeting after the applicant presentations and a closed discussion of the SSC members. The decision will be announced directly after the SSC meeting to the applicants and on the last day of the Conference to all participants. The winning host will have the opportunity to shortly present the new Conference location at the end of the Conference in Krakow.