A word from the President

Dear readers,

The focus in the first quarter of 2023 has been on the future of PIARC, namely its next work cycle 2024-2027. First of all, it was a pleasure that we could convene our second so-called - midterm - meeting in-person in Bilbao, the previous one being held on-line. Our sincere thanks to our Spanish hosts for their generous hospitality and warm reception.

It was heartening to see the presence of most chairs and secretaries of our technical committees and task forces attended the event, drawing a balance of the now almost completed 2020-2023 cycle and the achievements of their committees, and setting guidelines for their successors of the next cycle.