Welcome to Asian Polyolefin Workshop 2023 (APO2023)

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to cordially invite you for participation of Asian Polyolefin Workshop 2023 (APO2023), which will be held in Todai-Ji (cultural center), Nara, Japan (December 10-14, 2023).

The APO symposium was initiated in Nara 2005 by expansion of the bilateral polyolefin workshop between Japan and Korea starting from 1988 in Gyeongju. Since Asian countries experienced remarkable economic growth in the decade, the importance of polyolefin technology to support the growth had thus been considered. The APO was thus planned to provide a venue for Asian scientists and engineers identifying and exploring the areas of common interests. The APO symposium was organized successfully and was introduced developments and research activities on polyolefin technology in Asia. The APO meeting was then held in Hangzhou (2007), Seoul (2009), Bangkok (2011), Beijing (2013), Tokyo (2015), Tianjin (2017), Hiroshima (2019), and Bangkok (2021, On Line). This will be thus the 10th symposium, and the IAB members decided to organize in Nara on this occasion.

The aim of this workshop is that all the scientists and engineers who engage in polyolefin technology in Asian countries meet together in order not only to exchange their ideas but also to make a good human relationship. The organizers believe that this workshop would donate the progress of polyolefin technology in Asia which should lead technology and economy in the 21st century.

The topics in this symposium are (1) olefin polymerization catalysts, (2) synthesis of new, fine polymers, (3) structure and property analysis polyolefins, (4) engineering aspects of olefin polymerization, (5) sustainable approaches, chemical recycling. The symposium consists of Plenary Lectures, Keynote Lectures, Invited Lectures, Contributed Papers, and Poster Session.  We are highly welcome to the participants not only from Asian countries, but also from the other area (Europe, USA, Canada etc.) on this good occasion.

As most of you know, Nara was the oldest capital of Japan (ca. 1300 years ago), and the symposium hall (Todai-Ji, Kinsho hall) is located in the center of the sightseeing area.  The banquet will be organized in a restaurant in the Nara national museum.  There are many other sightseeing spots in the city within walking distance.  Since Nara is a compact city, you will enjoy all spectacular atmosphere in Nara during the symposium. 

We highly look forward to seeing you in Tokyo on this good occasion, and hope to enjoy the meeting as well as fantastic atmosphere in this area.


Yours sincerely,


Kotohiro Nomura, Prof. Ph.D.

Chairman, Asian Polyolefin Workshop 2023

Department of Chemistry, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan