Arch-blogger and long-time conference chairman, Paul Hodges, tells this Blog today that he and his lovely wife Oonagh will be doing a little private travelling in Cambodia in the next couple of weeks on the way to the ICIS Asian Aromatics Conference.
In taking this road less traveled to a major petrochemicals conference, he is following in the Blog's own intrepid footsteps. Also in the footsteps of other chemical industry folk, like Ashok, Ben and Michelle, who somehow managed to take in Angkor Wat on the way to a business event. I'm not sure that five people constitute a trend, but where we have led, others are sure to follow.
Paul, who writes the popular "Chemicals and the Economy" blog on www.icis.com, will be co-chairing the conference in Bangkok, along with his partner at International e-Chem, John Keeley (himself just returned from the ICIS Phenol conference in Budapest). I bet Paul will find it's a stark transition from the wilds of Cambodia to the heaving metropolis of Bangkok.