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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I’m off to Amsterdam today for the Aromatics Conference. Why Amsterdam again? Because even in boom business times, and these are not they, conference-going chemical types like to look as if they’re on a business trip, and not as if they’re off to the beach. If we set a conference in the Bahamas or Phuket, […]
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 […]
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 […]
I heard this most moving interview with eyewitness Mark Abell just rescued from Mumbai’s Oberoi Trident hotel, on BBC Radio 4′s “Today” programme at 8.15 am this morning. The link is to a 10-minute clip: fast forward to Mr Abell at 06.21 minutes. Click here for the latest Mumbai update on ICIS news.