Professors Cassanelles and Fontana, and the organising committee did a fantastic job in putting together a packed programme for TICCIH 2006, in Terni and Rome. In particular, the support afforded to National Representatives in order to assist them in attending was very welcome, and there were many who would not otherwise have been able to attend.

The conference provided many useful insights into current practice around industrial archaeology and industrial heritage, and drew on the experiences of practitioners from all over the world. The density of the programme (with some 250 papers being offered) meant that there was sadly never any time in the formal sessions for questions or discussion, though the various site visits allowed people to catch up on a more individual basis.

TICCIH has agreed that its 2009 congress will be held in Germany, and the organisers have committed to a different type of programme to include posters and more time for discussion.