Dr. Ricardo Cuevas Campos, General director of Universities, Research and Innovation, JCCM

Dr. Ricardo Cuevas Campos, General director of Universities, Research and Innovation, JCCM

Dear Participants,

It is my honor to welcome participants of the “The 16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management» and the “XXVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización (cio2022)”, to held in Toledo, Spain, from July 7th – 8th, 2022, the reference and recognized international event that bring together the authorities, industry, researchers, academics, industry and students to discuss scientific and technical aspects of Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering.

It is the first time that the ICIEIM-CIO conference is organized in Spain and hosted in Toledo, the de jure seat of the government and parliament of the autonomous community of Castilla–La Mancha that I represent. Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive monumental and cultural heritage, will serve for many of the attendees to know Europe, Spain and our region, an experience that will be unique in your lives.

The Conference will be co-organized by our regional university, Castilla-La Mancha University (UCLM), by Ingenium, an international research groups with a great international projection, and Adingor, from Spain, that is finding Toledo as one of the most tourist cities in Europe to visit.

Historically, the region has had other universities, but these no longer exist. The present UCLM uses one of the buildings of the Royal University of Toledo (1485–1807). Other former universities in the region were the Royal and Pontifical University of Our Lady of Rosario in Almagro (1550–1807) and the University of San Antonio de Porta Coeli in Sigüenza founded in the 15th century by Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza and, like the others, closed in the Napoleonic era.

I invite to the attendees to discover the hospitality, beautiful locations, history, traditions and culture of our regium. Castilla-La Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain, comprising the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo. The government headquarters are in Toledo. The Council of Government that I represent is the collegial executive organ of the region. It directs regional political and administrative action, exercises an executive function and regulatory powers under the Spanish Constitution of 1978, the Statute of Autonomy, and the laws of the nation and region.

We are convinced that the conference will be a reference for your research, putting together the main advances and ideas, being a very interesting and productive in the careers of everyone and pave the way for future research collaborations, new ideas and rewarding discussions about the challenges and solutions in deferent fields.

Me and my government team, in representation of our region, are very grateful to Adingor for all their contributions as well as my colleagues at UCLM and Ingneium for the conference organization support and to think in our region for this important event.

We appreciate much and have great acknowledge for participation acceptance from the distinguished researchers from all over the world to this year’s ICIEIM-CIO conference.

I wish that all will enjoy the ICIEIM-CIO -2022 conference and it will be a good remember for your professional and personal lives!

Ricardo Cuevas Campos

General Director of Universities, Research and Innovation

Castilla-La Mancha Government