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EPL – Summer 2013 Destination – Hilton Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv will be the summer 2013 venue for EPL (European Petrochemical Luncheon), as reported in Sofia. Delegates received an email today from the EPL organisers, giving ample notice of the date as 20 June 2013, and soliciting responses by 1 July 2012. Some bonus elements are offered. An organised tour to Jerusalem will be […]

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Photos: EPL in Sofia, Bulgaria

Thanks to everyone at EPL in Sofia who asked why Iwasn’t writing the Blog any more, and expressed regret when I explained that:1) I have given it up and 2) I don’t have the time and 3) I have a proper jobwhich takes up quite a lot of my time … So here we are […]

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More speakers confirmed for 7th ICIS World Olefins Conference

The 7thICIS Olefins Conference, set for 29 February 2012, has announced some speakeradditions to the programme:   John Medico, Business Director – Crude C4 & Butadiene at TPC Group will deliver a paper which looks at the North American C4 market and review the case for on-purpose BD, as well as outline TPC Group’s OBD […]

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The old EPL magic in Brussels

What was the news from EPL in Brussels on Thursday and Friday? The mood was “at best cautiously optimistic – well it won’t get any worse than it is now, right?” the Blog’s colleague Nel tweeted after meetings in the lobby.   The Blog was keen to hear how broker David P’s two-minute review of […]

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Summer EPL in Sofia, Bulgaria

The summer EPL will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria in June 2012, we hear from Nel on Sunday night at EPCA in Berlin.   She has heard it from two members of the European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL) committee. The summer event had been expected to take place in Istanbul, but news of the move to […]

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EPL December 2011 returns to The Hotel, Brussels with mentalist

The next European Petrochemical Luncheon (EPL) will take place at The Hotel, formerly the Hilton, in Brussels on Thursday 15 December 2011, the organisers informed members by email last week.   The popular Christmas dinner will not be at the Conrad as the organisers had previously announced, the Blog notes with some disappointment.   Browsing […]

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EPL 2012 dates at Conrad Hotel Brussels

EPL has confirmed the dates for its 2012 meetings in Brussels.   The March European Petrochemical Luncheon will take place at the Conrad Hotel on Thursday 1 March 2012.   The December 2012 EPL will be on Thursday 13 December, also at the Conrad, our friends at the EPL confirmed by email while I was […]

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Plastic bather in Hamburg’s lake

Reclining in the waters of Hamburg‘s Binnenalster lake is this German sculpture “Die Badende” (the bather) made from expandable polystyrene (styrofoam) and steel, according to an article on Yahoo news today. It is a giant sculpture by artist Oliver Voss showing a woman’s head and knees, as if she was lying down in the water, […]

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“Are we living in a bubble?” – EPL Copenhagen

A man in a bubble briefly drew the attention of EPL delegates holding their meetings on the terrace of the Copenhagen Marriott on Thursday afternoon.   “Are we living in a bubble?” “The bubble bursts,” and various other bubble-related clich├ęs were suggested by one passing Benelux trader, after discussions of the downturn in chemical activity […]

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Copenhagen EPL dinner – a 12-point programme

“The Arab Spring” must have seemed like a timely and educational topic for the EPL after-dinner speech, but as the elderly speaker read his way though a list of 12 illustrative points, the rumblings of discontent grew louder from the tables at the back.   Relief mixed with hilarity after the dinner ended on a […]

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