From May 13 to 17, 2013, the 27th CIMAC Congress was held in Shanghai. The Technical Programme of this CIMAC Congress reflected a lot of the current hot topics, such as CO2 reduction or emissions. It consisted of 193 high-quality, state-of-the-art paper presentations, flanked by 68 poster presentations, from 20 countries – with strong participation from China. The huge amount of technical contributions was based on more than 400 abstracts which have been submitted to CIMAC in preparation of the Congress, more than ever before. 889 participants from 33 countries attended the technical sessions, which was as usual accompanied by an exhibition of 2,642 sqm net space, with 82 exhibiting companies from all over the world.