Tag Archives | NPRA 2010

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On official photos

I come across the US refinery propylene guys including our esteemed NPRA chairman of the IPC program committee, Jerry C and the spiky but boyish Jim McL lounging in the Marriott Riverwalk lobby late on Monday night, sporting some colourful off-duty leisure wear.   They are passing around a cruelly cropped photo of Ish, and […]

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Twittering at NPRA

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Chris F yammers from London to say that following the Twitter feed from NPRA is “almost as good as being there, and without the psychedelic carpet.”   The one-liners with the NPRA “hashtag” are supposed to be ephemeral and disappear within a day but, for a brief period only, you can click through to all […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS suite at NPRA on Sunday

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–Heather Doyle of ICIS Houston not only carried her camera around at NPRA like the rest of us, but also had the presence of mind to take some photos in the ICIS suite. Here she shares some pics of the Sunday ICIS cocktail reception at NPRA. 1 Heather with industry contact Luther 2 Stephen and […]

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PHOTOS: NPRA 2010 in colour

1 ICIS staff hard at work filing news on Sunday morning at NPRA 2010. 2 Welcome Party on Sunday evening at NPRA: (left to right: Heather, William, Ryan, Truong, Nel.)

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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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Shiner Happy People

The leading lights from the European chapter of ICIS news – Lewis, Nigel, Graeme – took to the road to drive from Houston to San Antonio on Saturday afternoon.   Says Lewis: “On our journey from Houston to San Antonio we made the difficult to decision to drive a few extra miles to the Spoetzl […]

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Strawberries and Ice Sculpture in San Antonio

  The clever thing about arriving in Houston on Wednesday is that we were over the jet lag before the festivities began. By Saturday afternoon in San Antonio, the sun was blazing and at the Kolmar party in the courtyard of the Plaza San Antonio hotel, everyone was in sunglasses under the spreading cotton trees. […]

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