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APIC 2010 starry speaker line-up

Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani Mr. Bijoy Chatterjee Dr. Jagdish Sheth Prof. Dipak Jain Chairman & Managing Director Reliance Industries Limited Secretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals)Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Govt. of India Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing Goizueta Business School,Emory University, USA Sandy & Morton Goldman Prof. of Entrepreneurial Studies & Prof. of Marketing Kellogg […]

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APIC 2010 Mumbai – A Passage to India

APIC 2010 in Mumbai next month is expecting over 1,200 delegates, the organisers are saying in an eshot to prospective attendees today.   That’s looking like a good turnout, considering all the mumblings of discontent from the Northeast Asian contingent – about the security, the climate, the size of the venue, etc – and some […]

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NPRA 2010 attendance up – official

I bumped into my old friend Charlie Drevna, chairman of NPRA and subject of my pre-NPRA “curtain raiser” interviews in previous years, at the Welcome Party on Sunday evening. He was keen to tell me that the previous communications manager, who had never shown a great fondness for the Blog, was gone. The new incumbent, […]

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APIC 2010 in Mumbai – dates announced

The first promotional email for APIC 2010 in Mumbai has hit the Blog inbox this morning, announcing the dates as Thursday 13 and Friday 14 May 2010 at the Hotel Renaissance.   The host association, Chemical and Petrochemical Manufacturers’ Association, India (CPMA) is expecting over 1,200 participants, equalling or surpassing the previous record attendance at […]

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APIC 2010 in Mumbai – the grumbles begin

The Blog’s Asian colleagues tell me that participants at APIC in Seoul in May were not happy about next year’s conference being held in Mumbai.   Delegates from South Korea and Japan had been saying that they had security concerns about Mumbai in view of last year’s terrorist attacks in the city.   Northeast Asian […]

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Recycled plastic balls

Nice picture in the TimesOnline Photo Gallery today, under Pictures of the Day: “A vendor pulls a handcart carrying balls made from recycled plastic along a street in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.” (photo Amit Dave/Reuters, TimesOnline)

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Places to Work

The London-based risk consultancy, Control Risks, has devised a list of the Top 10 most dangerous places in the world to work, as measured by the number of times the company’s registered clients requested each country’s page on its Forecast online services.   It would be fair to assume that a considerable number of those weighing […]

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Even more bad news for plastics makers!

Ed Cox of ICIS Heren, travelling in India, sends this piece for the Blog …   Check out this photo from a rather remote part of India. I snapped this in Sikkim, a stone’s throw from Nepal and Bhutan. Stunning place and very environmentally aware. On the same day the New York Times was reporting […]

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Virgin – the world’s funniest passenger complaint

Thanks to my ICIS colleague Paul Ray for this classic passenger complaint letter which is circulating the world in email and now enshrined in an article in the UK’s Daily Telegraph.

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India’s jet-set private planes impounded

Mukesh Ambani, chief managing director of India’s Reliance Industries, has had two of his executive jets impounded by Indian customs officers in investigations into unpaid tax on these and other luxury aircraft belonging to the country’s super-rich, according to an article in TimesOnline.

At least ten aircraft have been impounded in the past two weeks and hundreds more are being looked into. There is speculation that one of the jets is the $59 million Airbus A-319 which was a birthday gift for Mr Ambani’s wife Neeta on her 44th birthday last year, an event which was widely covered by envious bloggers at the time.

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