The WINERCOST chair Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Baniotopoulos (University of Birmingham) presented as Plenary Lecturer the plethora of research activities under the WINERCOST Action framework at the International High-end Forum on Structure Engineerings and Wind Engineering (IHFSEWE 2017) that took place in Chongqing, China 14-15 October 2017. The Forum was sponsored by the School of Engineering, Chongqing University, the Journal of Building Structure and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. During the 2 days that the International IHFSEWE 2017 lasted, the international audience and the Chinese colleagues were informed about the various research projects that run within the WINERCOST framework and were given the chance to be invited to participate to the WINERCOST’18 Conference that will take place in Catanzaro, Italy on March 21-23, 2018.