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EPCA 2012 Budapest – 2,486 signed up

Only 11 days to go, and the EPCA Annual Meeting 2012 looks like being easily as big as last year’s event, with 2,486 delegates already signed up.   The official number, which the Blog has taken from the EPCA website today, will probably exceed the 2011 total of around 2,500.   The conference takes place […]

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ICIS Interactive Review of World Base Oils 2012

ICIS held its biggest-ever World Base Oils & Lubricants event in London recently and ICIS editor John Baker was on the spot to record interviews with keynote speakers.   The result can be found in the latest ICIS interactive online publication.

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Combining business and pleasure

The US Customs and Border Protection declaration form asks the question: “The primary purpose of this trip is business: YES/NO.”   Most business travellers find that it is only once in a while that they are able to combine the two. Usually school holidays are the limiting factor, and trips to desirable places rarely coincide […]

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ICIS World Base Oils Conference 2012 – a new record

The ICIS World Base Oils Conference (23-24 February 2012) broke all records again, with 607 delegates from 55 countries. The new venue, at London’s Hilton Metropole, was enormous, with the conference hall the size of football pitch and the networking coffee area the same size again on the floor below.  The last time the Blog […]

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ICIS Base Oils 2012 supplement

This year’s ICIS Base Oils & Lubricants event in Londonon 23-24 February is set to be the biggest yet with over 600 delegates. For thethird year running ICIS has produced a special Base Oils publication fordelegates and circulation to all ICIS Chemical Business and base oil price report readers, with featurearticles from the ICIS base oils editors […]

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Adrian Brown speaking at ICIS Base Oils conference

Myold friend Adrian Brown, former ICIS senior editor on shipping and base oils,will be speaking at the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants conference inLondon in February. Brown,now senior research analyst at shipbrokers Simpson, Spence & Young (SSY),will be giving a joint presentation with chemical shipbroker Jordi Maymi on thelatest developments and challenges in the […]

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Bio-based Chemical Roundtable

A high level discussion on the issues facing the bio-based economy took place in Amsterdam on Friday, chaired by the Blog’s ICIS colleague John Baker. He reports back that it was lively and well-attended, with all the participants turning, up, which is not always the case.   Says John: “It was held in association with […]

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Biggest ever ICIS World Base Oils Conference

The 15th ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference opening in London this morning has broken all records for base oils conferences and ICIS conferences in general.   More than 540 people have signed up, so the registration desks at the Lancaster Gate Hotel are going to be a huge operation – more hectic than […]

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World’s highest restaurant opens in Dubai

Hey James, when you’re in Dubai for the ICIS Middle East Baseoils Conference in October, be sure to stop off for a coffee at the world’s highest restaurant, which opened today on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa tower.   The restaurant is part of “At.mosphere,” the latest record-breaker from the Emirate.

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Aromatics Conference heads for warmer climates

These are the responses to the question “Where would you like to see future European Aromatics & Derivatives conferences held?” as posed to delegates on the conference feedback form two weeks ago.   You’ve got to admire the guy who wrote “Hawaii.” Not penned in by traditional concepts of Europe. That’s real thinking outside the […]

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