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PHOTOS: MRC Russian Polymers Summit 2011

The second Russian Polymers Summit, organised by MRC and supported by ICIS, took place in Moscow last week.  One of the keynote speakers was Sibur president Mr Dmitry Konov, captured here in a pre-conference interview with MRC. Click here for Sergei Blagov’s article for ICIS news on Mr Konov’s speech and the key themes from the summit. Our own Linda […]

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VIDEO: Russian Polymers Summit – November 2011

  The promotional video for the forthcoming second ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Conference in Moscow in November has some entertaining video footage of Linda and me, dubbed into Russian.   The photos and video are from last year’s event, which had some really good papers and a remarkable level of audience participation.

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MORE PHOTOS: ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers in Moscow

Some more photos of last week’s ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit have arrived this afternoon from Svetlana at MRC in Kharkiv. 1 Speakers from Nizhnekamsk (Yevgeniy Tsyganov, Deputy General Director for Commerical Issues) and Lukoil (Alexander Rappoport, Director for Gas and Power Activities and Sales of Petrochemical and Gas Products) 2 Sergei Yaremenko of MRC 3 […]

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Russian Polymers Summit versus Aromatics Conference – East v West

The Blog observed some key differences between east European and west European ICIS petchem conferences, while sitting quietly in the audience at last week’s ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit in Moscow.   1 East: Loads of very direct questions from the floor, even complaints and personal digs. West: A small number of courteous questions couched in […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit

Everyone who is anyone in Russian polymers was there. I don’t know how our working partners at MRC managed to get such a star line-up of speakers, but it certainly pulled in a crowd.   Speakers from Sibur, Lukoil and Nizhnekamskneftekhim (NKNKh) lined up for the first session of the morning at the ICIS-MRC Russian […]

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Russian Polymers Summit in Moscow

The ICIS-MRC Russian Polymers Summit in Moscow yesterday saw 150 delegates, mostly from Russia and the Former Soviet Union (FSU) spending a day listening to some top name speakers from the key players in the region.   It was also blessed by the presence of our own Linda Naylor – famous in Russia, I’m reliably […]

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ICIS Russian joint venture

ICIS has announced a joint venture with specialist Former Soviet Union (FSU) based benchmark price provider MRC, to extend our presence in the Russian plastics market.   The announcement from ICIS and MRC went out on 12 August, including the news that the two companies will be holding a one-day “Russian Polymers Summit” on 14 October […]

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Moscow hotels most expensive – official

Moscow tops the world’s capitals in terms of hotel room rates, according to our fellow RBI bloggers at Travel Weekly. Here is the top ten from a survey out today by Hotels.com of the average price per night and increase/decrease from 2006 to 2007. The Blog isn’t so sure about what you’ll get for your money in London at £115.

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