NPRA ’11: APLA considering Colombia for 2012 conference

29 March 2011 17:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (ICIS)--The Latin American Petrochemical and Chemical Association (APLA) is considering taking its annual meeting to Colombia in 2012, market sources said on Tuesday, adding that Cartagena would be the host city.

The group has already approached the industry in Colombia to express its interest in taking the event to that country, the sources said on the sidelines of International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) in San Antonio.

An APLA representative confirmed the information.

“The idea is there… it is a possibility for 2012, but more likely to happen in 2013,” an APLA spokesperson said.

The 2010 APLA conference was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Buenos Aires, Argentina, is hosting the 31st edition of the meeting next November.

APLA normally rotates between Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, except for 1999 when the group took the meeting to Venezuela and 2002 when the event was held in Chile.

Hosted by the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA), the IPC continues through Tuesday.

By: William Lemos
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