WELCOME ADDRESS

Dear colleagues,

We cordially invite you to participate in the 30th edition of the Symposium on Fusion Technology (SOFT 2018) that will be held in Giardini Naxos (Messina, Sicily), from 16th to 21st September 2018. The event is organized by the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development  (ENEA), the agency leading  fusion research and technology development in Italy. The biennial Symposium on Fusion Technology is the most important conference in this field in Europe. It regularly attracts more than 800 scientists, engineers, industry representatives and exhibitors from all over the world and focuses on the latest developments on fusion experiments and activities.
SOFT includes invited, oral and poster presentations as well as industrial and R&D exhibitions. Thanks to its charming location on the Mediterranean Sea and to its extraordinary history, meeting point of different peoples and cultures, Sicily will provide you with a unique mixture of nature, art, traditions as well as excellent cuisine,  all offered with renowned warmth and hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Opening Ceremony at the magnificent TEATRO ANTICO (Ancient Theatre) in TAORMINA on Sunday afternoon, 16 September 2018.

Aldo Pizzuto, Chair of the International Organizing Committee
Paola Batistoni, Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and
Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)