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PHOTOS: ICIS World Olefins Conference 2012

The Blog is agog to hear all the news from the ICIS World Olefins Conference, which took place in Brussels yesterday. Deeply disappointed though I am not to be there in person, there is some comfort in seeing Michelle’s early photos, which she has kindly emailed to me. “Final numbers just over 160 – largest […]

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More speakers confirmed for 7th ICIS World Olefins Conference

The 7thICIS Olefins Conference, set for 29 February 2012, has announced some speakeradditions to the programme:   John Medico, Business Director – Crude C4 & Butadiene at TPC Group will deliver a paper which looks at the North American C4 market and review the case for on-purpose BD, as well as outline TPC Group’s OBD […]

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The old EPL magic in Brussels

What was the news from EPL in Brussels on Thursday and Friday? The mood was “at best cautiously optimistic – well it won’t get any worse than it is now, right?” the Blog’s colleague Nel tweeted after meetings in the lobby.   The Blog was keen to hear how broker David P’s two-minute review of […]

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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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EPL 2012 dates at Conrad Hotel Brussels

EPL has confirmed the dates for its 2012 meetings in Brussels.   The March European Petrochemical Luncheon will take place at the Conrad Hotel on Thursday 1 March 2012.   The December 2012 EPL will be on Thursday 13 December, also at the Conrad, our friends at the EPL confirmed by email while I was […]

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Brussels EPLs December and March move to Conrad

The Conrad Brussels will host the EPL in December 2011 and March 2012, two members of the organising committee informed the Blog at the EPL dinner on Thursday evening in Copenhagen.   The traditional home of the European Petrochemical Luncheon, the much reviled Hilton (recently renamed “The Hotel”) will be undergoing refurbishment, and so the […]

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Karaoke Nights in Petchems

On the way to Houston the conversation turns to karaoke. It seems that petchem folk are divided between those who hate even the thought of it, and those who love it, who look forward to it, who just can’t wait to jump up on the stage and grab the mike.    People who have Playstation’s […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS Olefins 2011 in Brussels

Brussels on a sunny winter’s day isn’t a bad place to have a conference, especially if it’s the day before the March EPL and you can roll two trips into one.   Last week’s ICIS 6th World Olefins Conference is now a distant memory. Everyone has returned home, even those who came the greatest distances, […]

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March EPL Brussels: new Hilton same as old Hilton

The Blog spent a few hours at the March EPL in Brussels on Thursday morning, after the ICIS 6th World Olefins Conference on Wednesday.   At breakfast in the Sofitel, across Boulevard de Waterloo from the EPL hotel, it was obvious that a lot of EPL-goers had chosen to stay at the Sofitel and have […]

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ICIS Olefins Conference – Brussels 2011

It was only a one-day conference but it crammed in everything from crude oil to refinery closures, shale gas, ethylene margins, butadiene shortage, alternative butadiene technologies, terminals, shipping, piracy, changing trade flows, predicted derivative closures, North Africa, polymers, biopolymers, subsidies and REACH.   (For all the news from the ICIS 6th World Olefins Conference, Brussels, […]

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