| The 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) was among the most successful ever!
On behalf of ICNDT, its Members and theattendees at the conference and exhibition I wish to thank Manfred Johannes, the World Conference President and his team of SAINTS.
Special mention is due to Professor Arthur Every (who organised a superb technical programme, notable for its keynote lectures and invited speakers) and Butch Davies (who recruited exhibitors and sponsors). And a very special mention is due for of Giuseppe Nardoni, former Chairman of ICNDT, who facilitated the presence of Nobel Prize winner Sir Harold Kroto.
Alongside the conference, ICNDT organised its business meetings, including the General Assembly. I was pleased to be asked to serve a second term as Chairman and in my support the General Assembly elected an excellent team of officers and chairs for our Committees and Working Groups. BINDT, led by David Gilbert,will continue to provide our Secretariat.
We are grateful to David Barnett and Wayne Holliday who stood down after four years service and welcome Sajeesh Babu, Younho Cho and Sharon Bond to the Executive Committee. The Korean Society for NDT was elected to host the 20th WCNDT in 2020.
During the conference ICNDT participated in a series of Workshops which were used to help develop ideas for our programmes for the next four years and, after approval in principle at the General Assembly, these are now being consolidated into our Strategic Plan and into Action Plans for our Working Groups.
All the best in NDT.