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EPCA 2011 – Back to Berlin

EPCA 2011 will be in Berlin from 1 to 5 October, the official handbook from the EPCA confirms.   Berlin is becoming a bit of a petchem hotspot, after the ICIS training and Phenol-Acetone Conference there in June this year, and the imminent European Aromatics Conference there in November. Not to mention EPCA 2009 there. […]

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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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PHOTOS: Vopak Party at EPCA Berlin

The Vopak Monday night party at EPCA was one of the conference highlights. Here is a selection of pictures of the Blog’s favourite characters from the Vopak photo collection …  

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Goodbye to Berlin

It’s Tuesday midday and the ICIS suite is as empty as a hollow gourd. In writing the final word on the EPCA 2009 conference in Berlin, the Blog will be careful to avoid all mention of the usual Top 10 parties, after a friend hinted that it aroused jealousy and ire amongst wives and stay-at-home colleagues, […]

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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 haunted suite

Stephen Burns tells of the curious happenings in the ICIS suite this morning …   Believe it or not…a mysterious sequence of events put a spooky chill through the ICIS suite mid-morning on Sunday.   Visitors and staff alike were startled when someone – suspected to be a smoker! – opened the door onto the […]

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Berlin EPCA – the longest journey begins with just a small step

Banished from the BA lounge since June when my silver card membership expired because I had done too little longhaul travel in this year of recession, I’ve been roaming around Heathrow Terminal 5, trying on perfume here, buying euros there, avoiding the free snifters of Scotch which at 7.00 am would be a very bad start […]

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Secret restaurants in Berlin

News of a new dining trend for secret restaurants in Berlin took the Blog’s attention on the flight home from holiday. Secret restaurants which are unpublicised and hard to find are all the rage in Germany‘s capital city and home to this year’s EPCA conference in two weeks’ time, according to an article in the […]

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New numbers from EPCA

In EPCA‘s July newsletter which has arrived on Friday afternoon, we discover that:   EPCA membership is stable at 554 members, the same number as last year. 10 milestone cars will be on display at the exhibition in Mercedes World. The new 5-member Executive Committee has representatives from: BASF, Royal Vopak, INEOS Olefins, Shell Chemicals […]

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