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Four wins for ICIS at RBI Achievement Awards

ICIS had a record haul of trophies at last night’s RBI Achievement Awards.   Winning in four out of the 24 categories, a strong contingent from ICIS London and Houston celebrated among the 1,500 guests at the annual awards bash for parent company Reed Business Information in London’s Battersea Evolution nightclub.   Presented by cult […]

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ICIS 30 years – An Official History

SAN ANTONIO (Chemicals Confidential)–“History is written by the victors.” (Churchill) So, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ICIS, I shall write the official history, or at least the salient points:   1 ICIS was started in 1980 (really November 1979) in Paris by Humphrey Hinshelwood.   2 ICIS originally stood for Independent Chemical Information […]

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Reed Elsevier sets sail with new CEO at helm

I’ve left the car at home this morning because I’ll be going on the train up to Tower Bridge this evening to a reception on board HMS St Albans. So I’m on an early morning long-distance X26 bus from west London to south London, along with all the school kids in their smart blazers, and […]

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Telegraph advises Reed to keep ICIS

The Blog’s ICIS colleagues were preening themselves today as a major newspaper noted that Reed Business Information (RBI) would be well-advised to hang on to ICIS.   “RBI assets worth keeping would probably include ICIS, which provides market intelligence for the chemical and energy industries,” said the article in the Daily Telegraph, the UK’s highest circulation newspaper, speculating […]

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Texas tornadoes play havoc with ICIS cyclists

  A team from ICIS Houston tackled an epic journey on two wheels across central Texas last week, but there was more than a bit of drama along the way.Stephen Burns, Angela Garzon, Ron Marshall, Heather Doyle, Landon Feller and Steven McGinn, plus Fred Seelig of sister magazine ICB riding for Team BP, all began […]

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Business travel – just when it couldn’t get any worse

Just when it looked like a bad year for business travel couldn’t get any worse, along comes swine flu, and even the most determined of travellers is going to think again.   Chemical conference and exhibition organisers must be quaking in their shoes as commercial and health concerns combine in a “perfect storm” of factors […]

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Oil and chemicals background for new Reed Elsevier CEO Smith

The new boss of Reed Elsevier and hence ICIS has an industry background which includes “the oil, consultancy, healthcare and construction sectors,” according to this profile of Ian Smith in today’s Financial Times. “Mr Smith started his career at Shell,” the article continues, heralding his arrival as chief executive in March.   Reading this on […]

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Reed Business Information on Dutch satirical news site

Imagine my astonishment when this Dutch joke article on the sale of our own Reed Business Information (parent company of ICIS) popped out of Google this afternoon. It is from the website 925people.nl (nine to five, gettit?) and titled: “Te Koop, zgan: Reed Business Information, met aantrekkelijke woekerlening” – or “For Sale, as good as new: Reed Business Information, together with an attractive loan package.”

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New “Divestment Watch” Blog

Curious news today from my colleague Adam Tinworth, head of blog development at ICIS’s parent company RBI (Reed Business Information), who finds that one of our fellow bloggers in this very building has started up a blog on the sole subject of Reed Elsevier’s proposed divestment of RBI: the aptly named “Divestment Watch”.

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