It is a pleasure for me to write a few words of welcome on behalf of the scientific and organizing committees for the 2013 PRIMA Congress, which will take place at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in the vibrant city of Shanghai, China on June 24 - 28, 2013. PRIMA, the Pacific Rim Mathematical Association, was established in 2005 as an organization for promoting the development of mathematical sciences in the Pacific Rim region. Our most important activity is the PRIMA Congress, which is held every four years. Our inaugural event took place in Sydney, Australia in 2009.
The 2013 PRIMA Congress promises to be an exciting event, with world-class plenary lectures and public speakers. In addition there will be 23 special sessions or mini-symposia in a broad array of topics in the mathematical sciences, with participants from all over the Pacific Rim. Our host for this event is Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and they have done a wonderful job with the local arrangements. Aside from the excellent scientific program, the Congress will be a unique opportunity for participants to establish contacts throughout the Pacific Rim. We would like to invite the mathematical community to attend this meeting and join us in celebrating the incredible vitality and intellectual richness of our region.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2013 PRIMA Congress in Shanghai!
With best regards,
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada