We are back in Budapest for ICIS Training. It is barely a year since we were here for EPCA 2010, and this time the training is in the Marriott Hotel in a big airy room overlooking the Danube and across the river up the hill to Buda. It is by far the best view we have ever had from the training room itself - although the hotel view of Table Mountain when we took ICIS Training to Capetown was pretty good too.
Our students in Budapest are from petchem companies in 10 different countries including Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the Netherlands. The three days pass in a flash, everyone puts on lots of weight, and we agree that Budapest will have a regular slot on the training calendar.
Out of season, the hotel is empty, service is over-the-top attentive, and outside it is chilly but sunny. The hotel's lunch buffet includes four types of strudel (curd cheese, cherry, poppyseed and apple). What more can you say?
1 ICIS Training in Marriott Budapest
2 View from the window of training room
3 A delegate consults Nigel after Day One