Berlin is increasingly consolidating and extending its position as an international convention city – the International Congress Center is our contribution to this top rank.
But we do not merely want to strengthen further Berlin’s world-wide reputation as a place of meeting and contact. Our efforts are also aimed to make Berlin even more a focus of research.
The 5th International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology taking place here is a convention whose goals are to contribute both towards the further development of nuclear energy and towards ensuring the maximum degree of safety. It is, consequently, concerned with problems which are of particular interest to the industrialised countries and which, moreover, affect all of us. From production of energy to the economic essentials of our well-being – I wish the Conference every success.
As Governing Mayor of the City of Berlin I extend a cordial welcome to the participants of the 5th SMiRT Conference who come to Berlin from all over the world, and I hope that your papers and seminars and discussions will provide a great deal of inspiration and impetus. I also hope that beside of your work some time will remain for you to get to know our city.
Regierender Burgermeister von Berlin