Ammono was invited to give a talk at an XVIII International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy (ICCGE), held in 7-12th of August in Nagoya, Japan. This is the largest event gathering the crystal growth community from all over the world. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of His Imperial Highness, the Crown Prince of Japan, while in the conference program there were two lectures given by Nobel Prize Laureates 2014: prof. Isamu Akasaki and prof. Hiroshi Amano. The ammonothermal method developed by Ammono was presented by dr Marcin Zając during a session dedicated to nitride semiconductors.