Two important decisions were taken at the council of ICIAM (International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) in Beijing (China) on May 11:
Maria J. Esteban has been chosen as new President-Elect. Among a number of other important duties (https://www.ceremade.dauphine.fr/~esteban/), Maria is presently the Chair of the EMS Committee on Applied Mathematics.
The city of Valencia (Spain) has been chosen as the site of the 2019 ICIAM Congress. The decision was taken after a very tight competition among three different (all excellent) proposals.
The EMS congratulates Maria J. Esteban and the Valencia team!