The next European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL) will take place at The Hotel, formerly the Hilton, in Brussels on Thursday 15 December 2011, the organisers informed members by email last week.
The popular Christmas dinner will not be at the Conrad as the organisers had previously announced, the Blog notes with some disappointment.
Browsing through some rather mixed reviews of the rebranded The Hotel, the eye is drawn to one review entitled "Not a patch on the old Hilton," which is clearly bonkers since it couldn't possibly be any worse.
The EPL's guest after-dinner speaker will be a Mr Lior Suchard: "Supernatural entertainer and mentalist with extraordinary talent for mind reading, thought influencing and telekinesis."
Delegates with guilty consciences, or trading plans they wish to keep secret, are advised to go for the tables at the back. As the mentalist says on his website: "Always think positive thoughts ... You never know who can read them."