From September 11-14, 2018 we attended the OR2018, the annual international conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR). GAMS had the pleasure of sponsoring the conference which took place at the MCE Conference & Business Centre near to the center of fashionable Brussels.
The start of the conference has not exactly been a success. Our flight was about 2 hours late and we missed to be at our own pre-conference workshop on time. With a delay of 45 minutes, the workshop could finally start. Thanks again to the participants for their patience!
The many social events of the conference were, as usual, a great opportunity to meet with old and new users, friends and colleagues. A highlight worth mentioning was definitely the conference dinner with the subsequent party which took place at Belgian Comic Strip Centre in the heart of Brussels on Thursday night. Great location, great organization, great food and last but not least a great party where the conference chair showed some of his DJ skills.
Of course, there were also plenty of very interesting scientific talks covering topics from many fields of OR, among others we gave two well-received talks on running GAMS and High-Performance Computing as well as on Enhanced Model Deployment in GAMS.
We already look forward to the OR2019 which will take place in Dresden!