The 15th ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference opening in London this morning has broken all records for base oils conferences and ICIS conferences in general.
More than 540 people have signed up, so the registration desks at the Lancaster Gate Hotel are going to be a huge operation - more hectic than registration at the much larger EPCA and NPRA conferences because the whole number will be wanting to be processed through within the hour before the official opening speech.
At 540, that's 130 more than last year.
All the global ICIS base oils editors will be there - from London, Singapore, Shanghai and Houston - and each of them will be doing an address to the delegates at some stage during the two days, either introducing or thanking the speakers. The Blog will be there for a few papers, just to see what is going on.