APLA ’12: Colombia to host 2013 conference in Cartagena

13 November 2012 15:17  [Source: ICIS news]

(updates with confirmation from APLA)

RIO DE JANEIRO (ICIS)--Colombia will host the 33rd Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) annual meeting in 2013, it said on Tuesday.

The announcement was made in Rio de Janeiro during the closing lunch of this year’s event, which attracted a record 909 delegates.

The conference will be held in Cartagena, Colombia on 16-19 November 2013.

The annual conference is usually held in early November in Argentina, Mexico or Brazil.

“Usually these events have been held in the traditional locations of Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and sometimes Chile, but we have had a lot of interest in Colombia,” said Wanderlei Passarella of APLA.

“We chose Cartagena because it is an ideal city for this type of conference with the infrastructure we need, and it is the petrochemical center of Colombia.”

Passarella said that APLA has made a commitment with Ecopetrol to make the meeting a success. He added that it would be a no ‘coats and ties’ event because of the tropical climate of the city.

The APLA conference ends on Tuesday.

By: Heather McGuire Doyle
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