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To APIC Mumbai (or not) via Singapore

My pals in Singapore have been capitalising on the island’s strategic position as a staging post for chemical travellers to APIC by hosting a free Methodology Forum there on Tuesday 11 May.   So far petchem folk have been signing up from the Northeast and Southeast Asian industries, but now it seems that a sizable […]

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APIC 2010 starry speaker line-up

Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani Mr. Bijoy Chatterjee Dr. Jagdish Sheth Prof. Dipak Jain Chairman & Managing Director Reliance Industries Limited Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals)Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Govt. of India Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing Goizueta Business School,Emory University, USA Sandy & Morton Goldman Prof. of Entrepreneurial Studies & Prof. of Marketing Kellogg […]

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APIC 2010 Mumbai – A Passage to India

APIC 2010 in Mumbai next month is expecting over 1,200 delegates, the organisers are saying in an eshot to prospective attendees today.   That’s looking like a good turnout, considering all the mumblings of discontent from the Northeast Asian contingent – about the security, the climate, the size of the venue, etc – and some […]

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NPRA 2010 attendance up – official

I bumped into my old friend Charlie Drevna, chairman of NPRA and subject of my pre-NPRA “curtain raiser” interviews in previous years, at the Welcome Party on Sunday evening. He was keen to tell me that the previous communications manager, who had never shown a great fondness for the Blog, was gone. The new incumbent, […]

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APIC 2010 in Mumbai – dates announced

The first promotional email for APIC 2010 in Mumbai has hit the Blog inbox this morning, announcing the dates as Thursday 13 and Friday 14 May 2010 at the Hotel Renaissance.   The host association, Chemical and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ Association, India (CPMA) is expecting over 1,200 participants, equalling or surpassing the previous record attendance at […]

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APIC 2010 in Mumbai – the grumbles begin

The Blog’s Asian colleagues tell me that participants at APIC in Seoul in May were not happy about next year’s conference being held in Mumbai.   Delegates from South Korea and Japan had been saying that they had security concerns about Mumbai in view of last year’s terrorist attacks in the city.   Northeast Asian […]

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Flu fears prompt cancellations at APIC conference

ICIS editors are setting off from the Singapore office on Tuesday night for the seven hour flight to Seoul, South Korea for the APIC conference on 14-15 May, despite news of delegate cancellations due to swine flu fears. I’ve been following with fascination the news from Asian companies who have been talking quite openly about their cancellations.   Steve Tan’s article on […]

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Raffles Hotel For Sale

Raffles Hotel in Singapore is up for sale, the Blog reads in this morning’s Times. The article claims that the Saudi prince owning Fairmont Raffles Hotels International is in need of funds after his fortune declined from $21bn to $13bn over the last year and Fortune magazine downgraded him to only 22nd in its ranking of […]

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The Burj Tower – world’s tallest buildings attract petchems folk

Is it any coincidence that the world’s tallest buildings are in cities beloved by the global petrochemical business? How long will it be before the annual December conference of the Gulf Petrochemical Association (GPCA) moves from Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai to the world’s newest tallest building, the Burj Tower?   The Burj, opening next June […]

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Coping with jetlag, chemical-style

Chemicals folk travel the world in pursuit of global deals, but it seems that some of them are better at it than others. Some of them swear by Melatonin, which helps them to sleep on the plane and to stay awake by day at their destination. Unfortunately, it’s not licensed for sale in pharmacies in the UK, so you have to be a traveller first to get your hands on it.

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