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The journey to EPCA 2012 Budapest

Flying out of London Heathrow to any petchem industry event is like a works outing. It is the same 15 of us on the flight: ICIS, Shell, Noah’s Ark, Gantrade, INEOS, Tecnon, Clarksons, IHS. Probably there are others I don’t recognise.The ICIS suite for EPCA is in the Sofitel, one of the main conference hotels, […]

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EPCA 2012 in Budapest – 1,998 delegates already

The annual meeting of EPCA, taking place in Budapest this year, already has 1,998 delegates signed up on the website on 19 July 2012. It looks well on track to surpass the all time record event in 2011, which had more than 2,500 registered delegates. EPCA 2012 will take place on 6-10 October at three hotels: […]

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ICIS Training in Budapest

We are back in Budapest for ICIS Training. It is barely a year since we were here for EPCA 2010, and this time the training is in the Marriott Hotel in a big airy room overlooking the Danube and across the river up the hill to Buda. It is by far the best view we […]

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EPCA 2012 will be in Budapest – official

Budapest will be the location of the 46th Annual Meeting of EPCA on 6 to 10 October 2012, according to the EPCA handbook in the delegate pack today.

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Miss Plastic 2010

The beauty pageant for the title Miss Plastic 2010 sounds like something that is open to employees of polymer manufacturers, rather like Miss Atom in the Russian nuclear industry, but is in fact for surgically enhanced ladies.   The contest is held where else but in Budapest, Hungary, which will come as no surprise to […]

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PHOTOS: Vopak “In the Navy” party at EPCA

Vopak’s late-night party on the Monday at EPCA on a boat sailing down the Danube was one of the social highlights of the conference, according to all the usual suspects.   It was with trepidation that the Blog clicked through on the link to the party photos, which Vopak emailed round to its guests today. […]

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PHOTOS: EPCA 2010 in Budapest

From the lobbies of the Budapest Marriott and Interconti hotels, to the official suites, the Opening Reception at the National Gallery high on Gellert hill above the city, and the EPCA Luncheon, the EPCA photographers have captured the event. In an email to delegates on 26 October, the EPCA has sent round the link to […]

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How to lose that post-EPCA weight, by Caroline Murray

Caroline Murray, senior editor at ICIS, has returned from the GSI PET Day in Florence with this tale to tell …   I know when I have had a good networking session at EPCA when I am forced to add ‘hold belly in for donning of suit’ to the to-do list. As if ‘maintain appearance […]

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How to interview a Global VP

Hats off to my colleague Paul Ray who hijacked an ICIS news interview with Shell’s global vice president of base chemicals, Graham van’t Hoff to flog him an ICIS Margin Report.   I overheard his sales pitch while I was finishing up in the ICIS suite at EPCA on Tuesday afternoon before heading off to […]

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“Pearl of the Danube” – Beauty Contest in Budapest

The ICIS team in Budapest for EPCA were astonished to walk into the middle of the “Pearl of the Danube” beauty pageant in the lobby of their conference hotel on Sunday night.   Will Beacham, deputy editor of ICB, took some amazing photos at the President Hotel of the pageant, which had originally been mistaken […]

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