The 18th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ICCGE-18) was held in Nagoya (Japan) on August 7th-12th, 2016, offering an "Innovation Platform for Crystal Growth based on Fundamentals". Spirit of the meeting was to create collaboration between basic science and engineering. ScIDre participated in the convention with an exhibition booth presenting our latest products and developments as well as with an oral contribution in the session "Bulk Crystal Growth", dealing with the potential of high pressure atmospheres for floating zone crystal growth. Thanks to the organizers for this perfectly arranged meeting!