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Lubbock plays in dance band at Gantrade party

David Lubbock played in the band at the Gantrade party on Monday night at NPRA, I hear from fellow travellers on the BA flight back to London. Although the Blog bailed out before the legendary late-night Gantrade party at Michelino’s, we hear that there was a fair amount of men-only dancing, as is often the […]

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Industry press pack out and about at NPRA

The industry press corps was out in force at Monday night’s NPRA parties. I didn’t see any at the Shell cocktail apart from ICIS, but the whole CMAI, Tecnon and PCI crowd were at Mitsubishi.   A friend at CMAI said that their pre-NPRA event in Houston had seen a pick-up in numbers to around 950 […]

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Monday night parties at NPRA

Monday night is party night at NPRA and you need flat shoes and a great deal of stamina to make the hike from the Marriott Riverwalk to the Contessa to the Grand Hyatt and then to the Marriott Rivercenter to take in all the night’s events.   The Blog and Paul Ray walked down to […]

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PHOTOS: Vopak “In the Navy” party at EPCA

Vopak’s late-night party on the Monday at EPCA on a boat sailing down the Danube was one of the social highlights of the conference, according to all the usual suspects.   It was with trepidation that the Blog clicked through on the link to the party photos, which Vopak emailed round to its guests today. […]

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Tupperware plastics demand boost from drag act

Tupperware’s top North American saleswoman is a fabulous blonde drag queen, performing as Miss Dee W Ieye, who sells so many plastic storage products in her raunchy parties that she has beaten all competition for the fourth consecutive year.   Actor Kevin Farrell does a 50-minute routine, for a minimum of 30 people at each […]

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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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Chemical Party

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–As the beers are being chilled, the buffets piled high and the name badges laid out in alphabetical order, the first guests are edging warily into the opening parties of NPRA 2010.   To get petchem folk in the party mood, the video channel of the European Commission, EUtube, has produced a […]

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VIDEO: Our Man in Berlin

We were keenly awaiting the photos of the Accenture party at EPCA 2009 in Berlin, but now something even better has appeared. ICIS Houston’s Stephen Burns has recorded this memorable moment and running with a Berlin Cold War theme, has entitled it ”The Man Who Came in for a Rolled.” “Whoa…!!  Industry events where they hand out Cubanos??  Sign me up, […]

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PHOTOS: Vopak Party at EPCA Berlin

The Vopak Monday night party at EPCA was one of the conference highlights. Here is a selection of pictures of the Blog’s favourite characters from the Vopak photo collection …  

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The chemistry in your champagne bubbles

The champagne was flowing at last night’s Mitsubishi party – Ruinart, as Chris pointed out to me. As guests greeted each other in the fiercely over-heated room with a clink of their glass flutes, little did they think of the chemistry going on under their very noses.   Advances have been made this very week and […]

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