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You can always rely on an air hostess

Itturns out that one of my colleagues is a trained flight attendant. She knowshow to deliver a baby, deal with drunks and passengers with flight-phobia, aswell as smile all day and put her hair up neatly. Iwas on the same flight with her only once, when we flew into Berlin together for EPCA, and her […]

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Take your partner on a business trip

The days of the spouses’ programme at conferences may be over, but chemical folk are not averse to taking a partner along on the occasional trip. Especially those whose children are past school-age.   The summer EPL meeting, usually in a warm location, is often the time to catch sight of these rare birds.   […]

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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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Chemical adverts #12 – Total at Monte Carlo Grand Prix

I came across this new advert for Total at Heathrow, showing a racing car against a backdrop of Monte Carlo yachts, a view which will be oh so familiar to EPCA-goers.  

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Excalibur video testimonials

We are leaving the Information Age and entering the Recommendation Age, our marketing people tell us. The ICIS stand at APIC was covered in testimonials from satisfied customers. Chinaplas delegates gave us some quite touching video recommendations which we are now displaying on the website.  I see that aromatics broker Excalibur has been thinking along […]

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PHOTOS: Official EPCA 2009 Berlin photos

At last, the official EPCA photos we were all looking forward to. EPCA posted them on the website on Wednesday, where delegates are able to download them by using their conference username and password. A few selected highlights have been chosen for the Blog’s readers (photos copyright EPCA).    

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VIDEO: Memories of EPCA 2009 Berlin

The whole EPCA Berlin experience is captured for posterity in this video clip, shot in the lobby of the Berlin Intercontinental and the ICIS suite, and starring familiar faces from the world of petrochemicals as they rush about their business over three days in October 2009. Thanks to Stephen Burns of ICIS Houston for encapsulating […]

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VIDEO: EPCA 2009 at Mercedes World Berlin

Late into the night, Stephen Burns was editing the highlights of Sunday evening’s EPCA opening reception at Berlin’s Mercedes World, sending it to the Blog at a few minutes before midnight ….    

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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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EPCA Berlin 2009 – 1,585 already signed up in August

Registrations for the annual European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) conference have surged to 1,585 with six weeks still to go, according to the delegate list posted on the EPCA website on 18 August.   The official list of the conference, which will be held in Berlin on 3-7 October 2009, shows that there will be a […]

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