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ICIS Base Oils 2012 supplement

This year’s ICIS Base Oils & Lubricants event in Londonon 23-24 February is set to be the biggest yet with over 600 delegates. For thethird year running ICIS has produced a special Base Oils publication fordelegates and circulation to all ICIS Chemical Business and base oil price report readers, with featurearticles from the ICIS base oils editors […]

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APIC 2012 in Kuala Lumpur – bookings open

APIC 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be held on17-18 May (Thursday to Friday), themed “Megatrends – Shaping the Future of thePetrochemical Industry,” and bookings are now open, the organisers announced by email to delegates today. The venue is the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre,and there are six official conference hotels:  – Mandarin Oriental – Traders […]

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Adrian Brown speaking at ICIS Base Oils conference

Myold friend Adrian Brown, former ICIS senior editor on shipping and base oils,will be speaking at the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants conference inLondon in February. Brown,now senior research analyst at shipbrokers Simpson, Spence & Young (SSY),will be giving a joint presentation with chemical shipbroker Jordi Maymi on thelatest developments and challenges in the […]

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Borgen meets petrochemicals

What isthe obvious link between the hit Danish TV series “Borgen” and petrochemicals?Luckily this was not a question in the ICIS Christmas Quiz, which closedyesterday and is still shrouded in mystery. Yes itwas the year of the EPL in Copenhagen. In a year when everyone has gone crazyfor all things Danish – Borgen, The Killing, […]

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Stop saying NPRA – it’s AFPM

We need to remember to stop saying NPRA at the end of January and call it by its new name AFPM. Since NPRA announced its name change on 4 October 2011 (see ICIS news article: US NPRA to become American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers), word has been slowly filtering into the industry consciousness. But old […]

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More speakers confirmed for 7th ICIS World Olefins Conference

The 7thICIS Olefins Conference, set for 29 February 2012, has announced some speakeradditions to the programme:   John Medico, Business Director – Crude C4 & Butadiene at TPC Group will deliver a paper which looks at the North American C4 market and review the case for on-purpose BD, as well as outline TPC Group’s OBD […]

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The old EPL magic in Brussels

What was the news from EPL in Brussels on Thursday and Friday? The mood was “at best cautiously optimistic – well it won’t get any worse than it is now, right?” the Blog’s colleague Nel tweeted after meetings in the lobby.   The Blog was keen to hear how broker David P’s two-minute review of […]

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VIDEO, PHOTOS: GPCA 2011 digital review

The digital review of GPCA, published by ICIS today, is a combination of video interviews and top quality photos from the event.   Including interviews with Mohamed Al-Mady, Hamad Al-Terkait, Tom Crotty and Stephen Pryor by our own John Baker, the digital review is in addition to the official conference publication, which was distributed at […]

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GPCA official supplement from ICIS

The official supplement for the GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association) conference was produced by ICIS and distributed to all delegates there. Now stay-at-home conference followers can leaf through the full supplement from the comfort of their desks.

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GPCA 2012 to be held on 27-29 November

The seventh edition of the annual GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association) conference will be held on 27-29 November 2012 in Dubai, the GPCA said on Thursday (reported on ICIS news by William Lemos.)   The 2011 event, which closed on Thursday, drew 1,611 attendees, a record figure, the group said.

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