ICIS World Base Oils Conference 2012 – a new record

The ICIS
World Base Oils Conference (23-24 February 2012) broke all records again, with
607 delegates from 55 countries. The new venue, at London’s Hilton Metropole,
was enormous, with the conference hall the size of football pitch and the
networking coffee area the same size again on the floor below. 

The last time the
Blog was in that hotel, then known as the Metropole (next to Edgware Road
underground station), it seemed like a small low-key kind of place, but now it is
huge, covering a whole city block and is apparently the largest conference
hotel in London.

Everything
about the conference was huge, with a list of sponsors as long as your arm. The
keynote speakers were top-notch, of the type rarely seen at business events,
with some stimulating ideas about sustainability, corporate social responsibility,
debt, inflation and growth.

For
coverage of the speakers’ papers and other news from the event, see ICIS news.

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