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Boy George in Budapest

Singer Boy George was checking in to the Hilton on the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest on Friday evening, as we passed through the lobby on our pre-EPCA stroll round the city.   The celebrity was clearly ready to turn in for the evening, but patiently signed autographs for a group of waiting fans before being […]

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Budapest EPCA – a culinary journey

It is third time lucky for me in Budapest. The first time, I came as a student on the train from Vienna into Iron Curtain Hungary. The second time it was as a young parent with small children, again on the train from Vienna after an EPCA there. Family photos show the children climbing on […]

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All aboard for EPCA Budapest

A broken Blackberry, rain, our flight delayed by one hour, and a sprained thumb – this is not a good start. But the morning improves markedly when I meet up at the airport with another EPCA traveller who has been drinking for ten hours on the transatlantic flight and generously re-gifts me his freebie blanket […]

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EPCA 2010 – 1,936 signed up for Budapest

A quick check of the EPCA website shows that 1,936 delegates have now signed up for the conference with just six weeks to go. That’s overtaken last year’s 1,900.    Flights are booked – and just in time, because one morning flight from London had just two seats left when I last looked. Hotel rooms are booked; the […]

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EPCA 2010 Budapest – 1,754 registered

Registrations for EPCA 2010 in Budapest are coming thick and fast, with the members’ area of the website now showing that a total of 1,754 delegates have signed up for the conference.   That looks like a strong showing at this stage, as the EPCA 2009 conference had 1,900 delegates.   The ICIS suite will […]

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EPCA 2010 – ICIS suite in Budapest Marriott Hotel

For EPCA 2010 in Budapest, ICIS will be in the main conference hotel in the “View A” suite on the mezzanine floor of the Marriott. The main conference proceedings will be in the Ballroom on the same level.   ICIS editors have already been setting up meetings with their super-keen industry contacts during the conference, […]

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EPCA 2010 sees a torrent of registrations

EPCA has posted its delegate list online for the conference in Budapest in October 2010, showing that 1,350 petchem people have already signed up since registrations opened three weeks ago.   In an email to all delegates today, EPCA says that it had decided to post the list online earlier than usual to help delegates […]

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Gerhard Schröder to speak at EPCA Budapest Luncheon

Gerhard Schröder, former Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005), will be the speaker at the EPCA Closing Lunch on Tuesday 5 October 2010 in Budapest.   His theme will be “Nine Billion People in 2050,” echoing the theme of the conference: “Nine Billion People in 2050: The Chemical Industry as Enabler of Solutions.”   The Blog’s word […]

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EPCA 2010 Budapest – 700 signed up

The annual EPCA conference in Budapest this year has already signed up over 700 delegates, according to a mailshot from the organisation on 1 June. The 44th European Petrochemical Association Annual Meeting will take place at the InterContinental and Marriott hotels in Budapest on 2-6 October. The Early Bird Discount, which reduces the conference fee […]

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Midnight shocker at Phenol conference

The Blog’s colleagues Peter and Julia have returned from this week’s ICIS 5th World Phenol/Acetone Conference in Budapest with a shocking tale about a midnight encounter at the 5-star luxury Kempinski Hotel. Blonde, petite Julia, famed throughout the industry for her daring exploits on petrochemical cooling towers (click here for link), obligingly informed the reception desk at the conference hotel that her colleague Peter would be arriving on a late flight from London.

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