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VIDEO: Our Man in Berlin

We were keenly awaiting the photos of the Accenture party at EPCA 2009 in Berlin, but now something even better has appeared. ICIS Houston’s Stephen Burns has recorded this memorable moment and running with a Berlin Cold War theme, has entitled it ”The Man Who Came in for a Rolled.” “Whoa…!!  Industry events where they hand out Cubanos??  Sign me up, […]

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German chemical union leader plays “Stairway to Heaven”

Michael Vassiliadis, the newly elected chairman of Germany‘s 7,000-strong chemicals and energy union IG BCE, is shown on Deutsche Welle playing “Stairway to Heaven.”   While researching an ICIS news article on the union boss’s call for reliable energy policies, news reporter Franco Capaldo came across this video on YouTube.    

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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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ICIS Training goes to Frankfurt

The ICIS Petrochemicals & Polymers training seminars went to Frankfurt this week. Nigel, Peter and Linda said the course delegates were a good cross section of buyers and sellers, and very keen. By pure coincidence, two polymer business partners – one producer and his customer – found themselves on the same training course.   Everyone was […]

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EPCA Berlin 2009 – clash with German national holiday

EPCA 2009 in Berlin will clash with Germany’s “Day of German Unity” national holiday, and hotel rooms are already commanding a premium one year ahead of the event.   The annual conference of the European Petrochemical Association will be held on 3-7 October 2009, coinciding with the celebration of German reunification, which is on 3 October […]

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Why are Brits rubbish at recycling?

Why are Brits rubbish at recycling? As I danced down the stairs on Saturday morning with another couple of bin bags full of rubbish, I asked myself why we Brits are so bad at recycling? I’m not a bad person but it just never occurs to me to put my empty bottles in a box and take them to the skip by the station. When I’ve just finished reading the hefty Sunday papers it never dawns on me to fold them up and separate them from the rest of my detritus.

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