Dear colleagues & friends,

It is a great pleasure to announce the VIII Mediterranean Organic Chemistry Meeting (VIII REQOMED), to be held in Palma, Spain, 14-16 June, 2017.

This scientific congress will be focus on the presentation and discussion of research works concerning any theoretical and practical aspects in the Organic Chemistry. Participation is open to organic chemists and scientist from other related research fields, coming from every Mediterranean country.

Palma is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. It is situated on the south coast of Majorca on the Bay of Palma.
Palma comes as a surprise to many people since it is stylish, sophisticated, intimate, yet bursting with life. Located on the southern shores of Mallorca, the island's capital city looks out over the sparkling blue seas of the Mediterranean. Half of Mallorca's population live here, enjoying the island's best restaurants, shops and nightlife as well as a thriving arts scene and a lively cafe society. It is often compared to Barcelona for its architecture and we think it's an equally desirable destination for a city break. The main attractions and shops are situated around the massive Gothic cathedral down by the sea front. Here is where you will find the old quarter, with it's tiny lanes, quirky cafes and shops, and characterful buildings, all packed within a square kilometre. It's very easy to explore and walk around this area, with no shortage of sights and refreshment stops. Most tourists will stay in this part of Palma, and there is a great selection of small hotels for all budgets. Look out for the districts of La Llonja, Born, Jaume III, Sant Nicolau, La Calatrava - all of these are located within the old town. Also worth a look is Santa Catalina, just to the west of the iconic Es Baluard museum. This is a thriving night time spot, with plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants to enjoy al fresco dining. Down by the sea front is a large marina, and a promenade for both cyclists and pedestrians.

We hope to see you in Palma.

Antonio Frontera
University of Balearic Islands