The theme of the symposium is "Catalytic science and technology in sustainable energy and environment". The symposium is organized as a two-day topical meeting. The program comprises a plenary, two parallel and a poster session. The headlines of the parallel sessions are “Catalytic emission control” and “Catalytic technologies accelerating the establishment of sustainable and clean energy”. Emphasis will be put on achieving a strong interaction between academia and industry with contributions ranging from scientific understanding to industrial application. A special “Industrial Catalysis Tutorial” session will be organized in the afternoon of October 8, on the campus of Tianjin University.