On the occasion of the WHEC 2006, held in Lyon, France, Dr. Veziroglu (president of the IAHE – International Association for Hydrogen Energy) invited Prof. Paulo Emílio de Miranda to host a future WHEC in Rio de Janeiro.
2012 / January
Meeting with COPPE’s partners to initiate discussions about the presentation of Rio de Janeiro’s candidacy to host the WHEC 2018, made at the WHEC 2012, held in Toronto, Canada.
2012 / June
During the WHEC 2012, held in Toronto, Canada, the proposal to host the 2018 event in Rio de
Janeiro was presented by:
- Paulo Emílio Miranda, Edvaldo Carreira (COPPE)
- Angélica Ambrosini (Brazilian Vice-Consul in Toronto, Canada)
- Mariângela Lima (Canadian Consulate, SP, Brazil)
- Ivan Regina (EMTU – SP, Brazil)
- Bernardo Hauch Ribeiro de Castro (BNDES)
Acceptance of Rio de Janeiro’s candidacy.
2013 / 1º SemesterChemistry School at UFRJ
Bidding for the selection of a company to organize the event. Seven companies participated in
the bidding, that was evaluated by a committee composed by: Sérgio Pinheiro de
Oliveira (INMETRO), Herval Ramos Paes Junior (UENF), Ana Maria Rocco (Chemistry School at UFRJ),
Prof. Paulo Emílio de Miranda (COPPE) and Mauriete Pinheiro Guimarães (COPPE).
MCI has been the company chosen.
Jan / 2015
Conception and implementation of the WHEC 2018 website.
Jan-Mar / 2015
Conception of a Plan of Actions for 2015 and 2016.
Mar-Jun / 2015
Establishment of the Local Organizing Committee, responsible for organizing the WHEC 2018. Hiring C-Meeting, the company chosen to manage the videoconferences between the members of the Local Organizing Committee.