The Société Française des Séparation Fluides Particules (SF2P, France) will be organizing the next World Filtration Congress (WFC14) in Bordeaux from June 30 to July 4. Held every 3 to 4 years, World Filtration Congresses take place in a member country of the International Filtration Delegates Association.

The aim of the WFC is to create a meeting place for scientists, engineers and applicators from all over the world, specialists in filtration and separative techniques, to discuss the latest advances in science and technology. The WFCs have enabled the development of processes in line with the socio-economic challenges of each era. Our committee wishes to preserve this tradition by placing WFC 14 at the heart of the challenges facing the world today and tomorrow. We hope that the project we have prepared will have the support of our entire community.

The congress will provide an opportunity to discuss the technical and scientific challenges and innovations in the field of fluid-particle separations. The scientific committee is keen to highlight the involvement of all these processes in environmental and sustainable development issues. Particular attention will be paid to a fast-growing area, the valorization of natural resources, in line with the biorefinery concept, of biosourced molecules to replace petrochemical products. Filtration and separative techniques for more sustainable processes, as well as water, climate and energy issues will also be addressed.

A trade show, bringing together solution providers, prime contractors, designers, consultants, etc., and specific forums will enable visitors to discover the innovations on display and to take advantage of discussions and debates with other professionals. Exchanges between academic researchers and industrial partners will be intensified through specific communications open to exhibitors, or through the creation of meeting spaces. The aim is to promote opportunities for friendly interaction during the event to discuss key topics in the field of separative techniques and filtration. The expected number of participants is 150 exhibitors and 700 scientific researchers.

SF2P's ambition is to offer the best possible welcome to experts from all over the world who will be attending WFC14, and to organize an exceptional event. That's why we've chosen Bordeaux as our host city, renowned for its economic, scientific and, of course, tourist appeal. We look forward to meeting you in Bordeaux, which will also seduce you with its diverse cultural, artistic, gastronomic and architectural heritage.