He was due to be giving a paper at the Arab Fertilizer Association annual conference at a hotel in the centre of
Wisely, he decided on Saturday against going, particularly as the UK Foreign Office was warning travellers against all but essential travel to
"I heard this morning that the whole event was cancelled anyway. Just not worth the risk .... Anyway quite relieved," he texted on Sunday.
The AFA Fertilizer Conference was set for 1-3 February 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
ICIS runs an Ammonia Handling Workshop in partnership with IFA and with the support of AFA. At the time of reporting, the AFA website in Egypt was down.