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GPCA official supplement from ICIS

The official supplement for the GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association) conference was produced by ICIS and distributed to all delegates there. Now stay-at-home conference followers can leaf through the full supplement from the comfort of their desks.

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GPCA 2012 to be held on 27-29 November

The seventh edition of the annual GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association) conference will be held on 27-29 November 2012 in Dubai, the GPCA said on Thursday (reported on ICIS news by William Lemos.)   The 2011 event, which closed on Thursday, drew 1,611 attendees, a record figure, the group said.

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GPCA Forum 2011 – 1,600 registered, official

The 6th Annual GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association) Forum in Dubai, 13-15 December 2011, has reported its official attendance as 1,600, up 25% from last year.   In comparison, EPCA 2011 had 2,500 delegates. NPRA had 2,800 delegates. APIC was slightly above 1,300 in Japan this year. APLA had 892 delegates.   Click here for ICIS […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS training in Dubai and South Africa

ICIS Training has been all round the world this month. In the last two weeks, the trainers have been in South Africa and Dubai, and Roland has sent the Blog these photos today which give a bit of the flavour of the individual events. Photos: 1 and 2 Petchems Training in South Africa, 3 Baseoils Training […]

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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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Nexant opens Bahrain office

Hot on the heels of the new ICIS Dubai office, Nexant has opened a Bahrain base, the petchem consultant announced in an emailshot on 20 June.   Nexant’s new office will be manned by Graham Hoar, Director – Middle East.   Alastair Hensman of Nexant gave a sterling performance at last week’s ICIS Phenol Conference […]

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ICIS starts reporting from Dubai

ICIS has its first Dubai-based reporter in Yuo Guo, who moved there from our Singapore office two weeks ago and will be taking over the PVC and Solvents Middle East pricing reports in addition to her current Asian reports such as PET and OX.   “We hope to strengthen our pricing and news coverage from […]

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Dubai jokes

Dubai is a popular destination for western petrochemical people who want to visit the Middle East but stay within their comfort zone.   It is often referred to as Middle East-lite, in the same way that Singapore is Asia-lite, Capetown is Africa-lite and Buenos Aires is South America-lite.   The Dubai debt crisis is unlikely […]

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Dubai hosts Women In Leadership

The Women in Leadership Forum (WILForum) in Dubai yesterday awarded its Achievement Award in Energy to the CEO of Kuwait Oil Company, delegates reported as they returned to their offices. The Forum was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (pictured).     Olefins trader Gina Fyffe of Integra was among those […]

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Baseoils and belly-dancing

The Blog has been enjoying the almond-stuffed dates from Dubai which are the most edible souvenir of last week’s ICIS Middle East Baseoils Conference. Our own Shelley Kerr is just back from presenting a paper at the conference’s Baseoils Methodology Seminar and meeting many of her editorial contacts during the two-and-a-half day event. From her […]

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