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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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PHOTOS: ICIS suite at EPCA Budapest

The ICIS suite in the Marriott hotel at EPCA Budapest, small but perfectly formed, with a spectacular view over the Danube and up the hill to the architectural wonders of Buda, was heaving with people on Monday morning. Vicky took a few photos …

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Early morning meetings at EPCA

There is a power play in these ridiculously early meetings at conferences.   First, no-one WANTS to do a meeting at 07.30.  The important party to the meeting (and the re is always the important player and the less important player) is fully booked so can only offer the B-list company this last slot. The […]

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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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Early Bird places snapped up for Aromatics Conference 2010

Hardly a day goes by without some new development on the Aromatics Conference, which is all set for 23-24 November 2010 in a very stylish hotel in Berlin.   The Early Bird discount of €146 is available up to 3 September, and early delegates have been snapping up places at the discounted rate.   Top […]

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Send your Anybot into meetings

I’m expecting to see Anybots milling around in conference lobbies or corporate meeting rooms before the year is out. It’s an internet-operated “telepresence robot” which can be manoeuvred from thousands of miles away using a laptop and headset, according to this article.   You can join in meetings, attend conferences, ask questions or wander round […]

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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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Earlybird discount off Aromatics Conference

I’ve been away for a few days but I see that in my absence the first mailing has gone out for the 9th European Aromatics & Derivatives Conference, encouraging folk to sign up for the earlybird discount of €146 per delegate off the standard fee.   Early registration fee (booking on or before 3rd September 2010) €749 + […]

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EPCA members list

EPCA has emailed its members with links to various interesting documents including a full list of its members, which serves as a handy “Who’s Who” in petrochemicals. Blog readers will be impressed to see that it has full names and contact details, along with a few nice smiley photos of some prominent individuals in the […]

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Berlin in Summertime

Berlin is the place to be next week for the ICIS Phenol Conference and two days of ICIS Training. We’re setting off armed with a load of ICIS paraphernalia, travelling on an assortment of airlines to avoid British Airways during the strike period.   I understand that the delegate numbers for the 6th ICIS Phenol-Acetone […]

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