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The whole world in a cup of coffee

I like this clever shot of the map of the world in a cup of coffee, advertising the Tea Lounge at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai – where Neil and I went for a break from the incredible heat of the city the day before last year’s APIC conference.   All the creative credits […]

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APPEC delegates eye Skypark infinity pool

Delegates to APPEC 2010 (26th Asia-Pacific Petroleum Conference) in Singapore on 12-14 October are hoping that some top corporate entertainment will take place at the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel with its 57th floor Skypark infinity pool.   Although petchem Singaporeans are a bit sniffy about the new casino (“full of off-duty manual workers,” one […]

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APIC Mumbai lasting impressions

Some strange photos from APIC have been arriving in the Blog inbox, and it seems a shame to waste them. Avoiding the ash cloud on the return journey, delegates have been returning to their desks and exchanging their key impressions about the event …   1 One consultant said that his colleague from the Philippines […]

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Petrochem Middle East interview at APIC 2010

I’ve just read Mahua’s article on the growth prospects for aromatics in the Middle East and India, together with this upbeat video clip.   “The happy story [about the Middle East] is that volumes are growing, margins are healthy,” said Yogesh Mehta, managing director of distribution company Petrochem, referring to the start up of new […]

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Excalibur video testimonials

We are leaving the Information Age and entering the Recommendation Age, our marketing people tell us. The ICIS stand at APIC was covered in testimonials from satisfied customers. Chinaplas delegates gave us some quite touching video recommendations which we are now displaying on the website.  I see that aromatics broker Excalibur has been thinking along […]

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Saree for international events – Deepika

MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)–Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been a stunning advocate of the saree as appropriate garb at international events, thereby echoing the sentiments of the Blog’s own colleagues, I read in the Cannes coverage in the Bombay Times section of the Sunday Times of India on 16 May, which was hung on my hotel […]

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PHOTOS: APIC Mumbai 2010

Photos 1 Outside the conference hotel, Renaissance Mumbai 2 Joe Chang and John Richardson of ICIS arriving at APIC Thursday 3 ICIS booth at APIC, with Steve Tan 4 Lunch at APIC Thursday 5 APIC speaker panel Friday Click here for more APIC photos  And here for all the news on ICIS news from APIC 2010  

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APIC from India to Japan

MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)–News circulates at APIC that next year’s event will be in Japan. First we hear it will be Yokohama, then it transpires that it will be Fukuoka. One Indian petchem sales manager tells me that the local delegates believe that APIC will not be coming back to India in his lifetime, because they […]

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Letter from Mumbai

MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)–The coolest place to be at APIC in Mumbai is the main conference auditorium, especially in the back rows where a nice chill breeze is blowing across the suited delegates. It’s a pleasant relief after the crazy traffic to get here – an hour to do a 10 minute journey from the hotel […]

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Midnight’s Children – Welcome to Mumbai

MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)–Mumbai on my first morning is by no means as chaotic as I’ve been led to expect. My passage through the airport at 1.00 am this morning was no worse than elsewhere, despite it being 30 deg C outside (in the middle of the night!) with no queue at passport control but a […]

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