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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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Berlin cheap and easy

With Berlin bathed in glorious sunshine for four straight days, there wasn’t much for delegates to moan about with regard to the location. Journeys were cheap and easy hotels in any price band were available only a few minutes’ walk away, and getting between the hotels for meetings was a short sunny stroll on the […]

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VIDEO: ICIS suite at EPCA 2011 in Berlin

Relive the excitement of Sunday afternoon in the ICIS suite at EPCA 2011 in Berlin.   Our own Stephen Burns took this video of the ICIS team at work welcoming throngs of visitors for the so-called drinks reception, at which no-one drinks anything much apart from coffee and soft drinks.  

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EPCA 2011 in Berlin: 2,500 delegates in final week

Delegate numbers for EPCA 2011 in Berlin have now reached 2,500 with just a few days to go.   The official number, which the Blog has taken from EPCA today, has exceeded last year’s total of nearly 2,000.   The conference takes place on 1-5 October 2011, and uppermost in delegates’ minds at this late stage will be how to avoid […]

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EPCA’s outdoor campaigns in Brussels and Berlin

An outdoor film and poster campaign promoting chemistry will be shown in Brussels and Berlin in September and October.   The film “Chemistry, it’s all about you,” which the Blog reviewed in January, will be shown live on cubes in the Brussels train stations of Luxemburg and Brussels Midi and in the metro station Schuman […]

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Berlin, Berlin and more Berlin

Heavy security at the Berlin airports on account of the terrorist alert caused some delays on arrival for delegates travelling to the ICIS Aromatics Conference, and the closure of the Reichstag on Monday prevented at least one attendee from completing a pre-conference tour.   Undeterred by the cold and the rain, delegates were able to […]

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Conference gossip shhhhh

Never one to sink to gossip and trivia itself, the Blog couldn’t help but overhear a few choice titbits at the Aromatics Conference:   One well-known trader, currently resting between jobs after an Asian holiday, is about to join (in January) another trading house, the name of which is apparently common knowledge around the business. […]

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Berlin airport open for one night

Ed Cox of ICIS Heren returns from a night to remember in the old Berlin Tempelhof airport. He tells the Blog …   “You may remember my post from last year in Buenos Aires, when Russia‘s Gazprom stole the show at the World Gas Conference by building an ice palace in the exhibition centre.    […]

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EPCA 2011 – Back to Berlin

EPCA 2011 will be in Berlin from 1 to 5 October, the official handbook from the EPCA confirms.   Berlin is becoming a bit of a petchem hotspot, after the ICIS training and Phenol-Acetone Conference there in June this year, and the imminent European Aromatics Conference there in November. Not to mention EPCA 2009 there. […]

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Early Bird places snapped up for Aromatics Conference 2010

Hardly a day goes by without some new development on the Aromatics Conference, which is all set for 23-24 November 2010 in a very stylish hotel in Berlin.   The Early Bird discount of €146 is available up to 3 September, and early delegates have been snapping up places at the discounted rate.   Top […]

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