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Great Carpets of the Chemical Conferences

When it comes to spectacular conference carpets, the golden swirls on the ballroom floor at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai for GPCA are now considered the most splendid of all.   Surpassing even the lastingly popular psychedelic carpet of the ICIS suite in the Marriott, San Antonio at NPRA.  

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VIDEO, PHOTOS: GPCA 2011 digital review

The digital review of GPCA, published by ICIS today, is a combination of video interviews and top quality photos from the event.   Including interviews with Mohamed Al-Mady, Hamad Al-Terkait, Tom Crotty and Stephen Pryor by our own John Baker, the digital review is in addition to the official conference publication, which was distributed at […]

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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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Sipchem buys trader Aectra

Swiss petrochemical trading and marketing company Aectra has been bought by Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), on the sidelines of the GPCA conference in Dubai on Wednesday.   For the full details see Luqman’s article on ICIS news, and Prema’s in-depth interview with Sipchem, following the acquisition.    

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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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All the gossip from Aromatics Conference 2011

The gossip at conferences usually comes down to: 1)     Who’s in? 2)     Who’s out? 3)     Who’s moved where?   With optional extras: weather, travel, children and who’s got the best hotel rooms.   The Aromatics Conference was a good opportunity to meet some of the new faces in the business – new companies, and new […]

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Sixth Annual GPCA Forum – Dubai, December 2011

ICIS is collaborating with the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) for the Sixth Annual GPCA Forum, which will take place at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai on 13-15 December 2011.   This year’s theme is “Moving Downstream – Creating Added Value and Sustainable Growth”. Last year’s event attracted over 1,300 delegates, and there is already […]

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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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All roads lead to the Middle East

Like most Europeans, I have lost all interest in American news since the election. Des Moines, Wasilla, Juneau – who needs to know where they are now? If they’re not on the petrochemical world tour map, we’ve already forgotten them.   For in the world of petrochemicals, all roads lead to the Middle East. While […]

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