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PHOTOS: APLA 2011 in Buenos Aires

(photo: Argentina flag made of Lego in Buenos Aires Ezeiza airport)   APLA 2011 in Buenos Aires had a record attendance of 892, with the majority of participants from Latin America, but a growing number of international delegates.   This size of conference is much more manageable than the huge EPCA, NPRA or APIC conferences […]

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APLA 2011 in Buenos Aires

  The 31st Latin American Petrochemical Annual Meeting is starting today, and the conference hotel is filling up with people registering. The organisers have announced on the APLA website that by 3 November a total of 874 delegates had registered, from 280 companies and 34 countries. I am sure we will find out how that […]

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On late night flights

Heathrow T5 at 9.40 pm is a ghost town. There are five people in the giant BA lounge, and all the food is being cleared away. I have never flown out so late before, and the whole airport is strangely empty. I am on the third-to-last flight of the night; the last one is at […]

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Vitex appointed Trammo agent in Latin America

Trammochem has announced the appointment of Vitex Trading as its exclusive agent for Latin American markets effective 15 January 2010, the company announced in a press release. Vitex will be represented by Santiago Dolden who will be located in Buenos Aires and can be contacted as below: Office:   +54-11-5353-9831Mobile: +54-9-11-6838-9831Email: sjdoldan@vitextrading.com

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Going out without a mobile phone

Try travelling without a mobile phone, a watch or, worst still, jewellery. On the advice of friends and guide books concerned for my safety, I left them all behind for seeing the sights of Buenos Aires.   I did think of taking my fake Rolex but had left it too late to get a replacement […]

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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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Gazprom take the headlines – again

While we are still recovering from EPCA Berlin, Ed Cox and the ICIS Heren team are in sunny Buenos Aires to cover the World Gas Conference. A starry-eyed Ed puts down his glass of Malbec to spill the beans on the latest Gazprom extravaganza …    Here I am at the World Gas Conference in […]

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The Dutch social kiss versus the Argentine Saludar

If you had thought that swine flu had put an end to the social obligation of conference kissing, think again. The Blog has detected two major influences sweeping across the world of social cheek-kissing, and conference-goers will want to familiarise themselves with them before embarking for EPCA in Berlin. First is the inexorable spread of […]

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Closed for the Holidays

The Blog is away until 15 September 2009.

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Video Review: APLA in Argentina

European chemical brains have been switched off for the last week, but in ICIS Houston the lights have been burning late into the night as Stephen Burns put the finishing touches to this definitive video of warmer times at the APLA (Latin American Petrochemical and Chemical Association) conference in Buenos Aires in November 2007. Put […]

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