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Design innovation for a one-planet economy

NigelDavis, Insight editor ICIS, spent an exciting evening withBayer at London’s Science Museum. The Blog was intrigued to hear about the barsand silent disco, so necessary to inform and educate about science. Nigel writes: Award-winning design guruProfessor Rob Holdway’s enthusiasm for the power of innovation was infectiousat the Science Museum last Wednesday. At a Bayer-sponsored reception, […]

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Chinese New Year in London

Seafoodhot and sour soup (two bowls), aromatic duck rolls, lobster with ginger onnoodles, wasabi king prawns, fish and asparagus, beef and mango … Dish followedcalorie-laden dish, the wine flowed and the Blog welcomed in the Year of theDragon in a manner which would be a major health risk if continued for morethan one night. Itwas […]

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PHOTOS: Awards Night success for ICIS

Four awards went to ICIS at the RBI Achievement Awards on Monday night in London.   In photos: 1 Online Data Service of the Year: ICIS 2 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation: ICIS Dashboard 3 Event of the Year: ICIS World Base Oils Conference 4 Outstanding Newcomers of the Year: Joint winners: Jacqueline Savory, ICIS Heren, and Gemma […]

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PHOTOS: Kolmar brunch at EPCA Berlin 2011

It’s good to see the official photos from the Kolmar brunch on the Sunday of EPCA in Berlin, via a photographer’s link which David C has forwarded to Nel today.    The event was again in the Charlottenburg Palace, and that is a beautiful location with very fine food. The Blog has idled away too much […]

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John Denham and Andrew Neil to speak at CIA Dinner

Invitations to the CIA Dinner are arriving in the ICIS office, as the speakers are announced as Andrew Neil and the Right Hon. John Denham MP.   Andrew Neil once spoke at the EPL dinner in Brussels and delegates remember it as a contentious affair. The Blog recalls that he was quite offensive in response […]

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EPCA Berlin 2011 – Mood of the conference

Buying has slowed down but there won’t be a crash like in 2008. That sums up the mood of the conference. Everyone is watching inventory levels and just buying hand to mouth.   That said, it seems like the highlight of EPCA 2011 in Berlin was Queen Noor’s speech at the luncheon on Tuesday, which […]

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EPL December 2011 returns to The Hotel, Brussels with mentalist

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 […]

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NECA September meets in Canadian winery

NECA’s Fall 2011 meeting on 15 September will be in a Canadian chateau winery, our friend Kathy H emails the Blog this morning.   With her own winning charm she writes: “As you are the doyenne of the world chemicals party, I thought I’d send along the latest from our beloved NECA. This year’s Canadian […]

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PHOTOS: Borealis celebrates 30th Anniversary

The afternoon has been enlivened by some photos coming back from the Borealis 30th anniversary party in Finland, taking place today. Our own Julia is there, one of a select guest list of just 40.

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Lubbock plays in dance band at Gantrade party

David Lubbock played in the band at the Gantrade party on Monday night at NPRA, I hear from fellow travellers on the BA flight back to London. Although the Blog bailed out before the legendary late-night Gantrade party at Michelino’s, we hear that there was a fair amount of men-only dancing, as is often the […]

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