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Asian Aromatics Webinar – FREE

Wondering how to fill the summer lull (Sommerloch) in the office? Sign up for a free 80-minute webinar on the Asian aromatics market on Tuesday 3 August, in the morning European time, or afternoon Singapore time. The key topics being discussed will be:   The key shifts in the supply and demand balance in Asia’s […]

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Earlybird discount off Aromatics Conference

I’ve been away for a few days but I see that in my absence the first mailing has gone out for the 9th European Aromatics & Derivatives Conference, encouraging folk to sign up for the earlybird discount of €146 per delegate off the standard fee.   Early registration fee (booking on or before 3rd September 2010) €749 + […]

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EPCA members list

EPCA has emailed its members with links to various interesting documents including a full list of its members, which serves as a handy “Who’s Who” in petrochemicals. Blog readers will be impressed to see that it has full names and contact details, along with a few nice smiley photos of some prominent individuals in the […]

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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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Aromatics Conference 2010 – the journey begins

HOUSTON (Chemicals Confidential)–It’s early days but the famed ICIS European Aromatics Conference for 2010 has just signed up its first speaker and first sponsor. My conference co-planner Paul Hodges emails me with the details of the sponsor he has tied up as I am getting off the plane in Houston.   I was just telling […]

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Change at the top at ExxonMobil Chemical as Kuhlmann retires

Ralf Kuhlmann, Business Director Basic Chemicals Europe at ExxonMobil Chemical Europe, retired on 10 March 2010. The role will be taken over by Juhan Robberts.   “Yesterday was the last day of a monument in the chemical industry,” a trading friend writes to the Blog on hearing of this change.   The Blog remembers that […]

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Season’s Greetings for 2010

A nice Season’s Greetings card from Total’s European Aromatics Trade Team has arrived in the Blog email inbox this afternoon. It was quite a thin year for seasonal greetings, so let’s share this one around.

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Van der Burg joins Intermarc

LONDON (ICIS news)–Dirk van der Burg has joined trader Intermarc as commercial manager effective from 1 January 2010 and will be trading parts of the aromatics markets, he confirmed on Thursday. Van der Burg, formerly with Chemium, will work from Intermarc’s offices at Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Click here for Madelon’s Trader Update on ICIS news

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Aromatics Conference, Amsterdam 2009

The Aromatics Conference is over, and before I even see the results of the delegate feedback, I know it is going to rate as one of the best conferences we’ve ever done, possibly even the very best.   Throughout the first day on Wednesday, which was mostly on benzene and styrene, people kept coming up […]

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Top 6 Cities trump New York

I’m off to Amsterdam today for the Aromatics Conference. Why Amsterdam again? Because even in boom business times, and these are not they, conference-going chemical types like to look as if they’re on a business trip, and not as if they’re off to the beach. If we set a conference in the Bahamas or Phuket, […]

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