It is my great pleasure and an honor to welcome you to the 9th International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics (ICFPE 2018). The conference will be held from September 25th to 28th in Changzhou, China. ICFPE is one of the world’s major conferences in the area of printed electronics and flexible electronics, hosted annually by Korea, Japan, China, or Taiwan with strong participation worldwide.
This year’s ICFPE is co-existed with Flexible Electronics Summit 2018 with anticipated strong Industry and end user participation and the 1st Demo Competition with great support from China Government and famous investment institutions, including Sequoia Capital, SAIF Partners, Goldman Sachs, Cowin Capital, Hony Capital, Co-Stone Capital, Real Power Capital and Guohe Capital, etc.
Changzhou is an ancient city with a history which dates back more than 2500 years. In its long history it once had such names as Yanling, Jingling, Piling and Lanling in different dynasties until it was named Changzhou in the Sui Dansty 589 A.D.. Because of its long history there are many historical sites in and around the city such as Tianning Temple, Red Plum Tower, Writing Brush Pagoda, Yancheng City Remains and Maoshan Taoist Temple and so on. In recent years, in order to attract more visitors from home and abroad, the Changzhou municipal government has invested a lot of money in developing some new tourist sites. The best examples the International Dinosaur city and Tianmu Lake Tourism Zone.
On behalf of the International Conference on Flexible and Printed Electronics Organizing Committee, I thank all the supporters and participants for their contribution, and all the committee members for their efforts.
Let’s make the future come true!
Dr. Xiachang Zhang
Changzhou Institute of Printed Electronics Industry, China