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PHOTOS: ICIS training in London

From four days of ICIS training in London, some good photos of the speakers and delegates have reached the Blog. Here are a few, and the full 20 will be posted on Monday on the ICIS training website.  

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ICIS Training – London in springtime

ICIS Training seminars are in London this week. When I arrive on the second of four days, I am greeted with the news that it is a good group and the food is fantastic.   It’s a bright spring day (see photo of crocuses on the green today), and some delegates tell me they are […]

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Cairo protests: AFA Fertilizer Conference cancelled

Film of Cairo protesters on the streets was showing on the TV screens in the ICIS London office as fertilizer editor Mike Nash was getting his papers together on Friday afternoon for the AFA fertilizer conference set for Monday.   He was due to be giving a paper at the Arab Fertilizer Association annual conference […]

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Too close for comfort – shipping container hotels

Remembering my vocal complaints about the tiny bathroom at a Frankfurt hotel where we stayed for one ICIS Training course, my fellow trainer Nigel showed me this article on CitizenM hotel rooms in today’s Guardian.   He says that we’ll have to try out these compact rooms for one of our next Training courses, where the […]

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ICIS Training in Philadelphia

The training team have just finished doing the petrochemical seminars in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Peter T writes …   One photo shows Kati from the museum explaining the production and uses of Bakelite, which is considered to be the first fully synthetic polymer. Another photo shows her explaining the development of synthetic […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS Training in Amsterdam, September 2010

At last some good photos from our training seminars. Here are some shots from last week’s ICIS training courses in Amsterdam, taken by our marketing colleague Taru.       For the full photo spread, see the ICIS training website.

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Dawn move from Gantrade to Noah’s Ark

More gossip at the Mitsubishi party at EPCA. The Blog hears that Dawn Flaherty of Gantrade in the UK is moving to Noah’s Ark in a logistics role.   We seem to recall that Dawn is an ICIS training alumnus, and hope that the top level petchem training has stood her in good stead in […]

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ICIS Training in Amsterdam

What shall we conclude from the Sold Out status of the two ICIS Training seminars in Amsterdam today and tomorrow?   That Amsterdam is a popular location? That September-December is a popular time for training, with budget needing to be spent? That the petchem biz is picking up? That lots of Bright Young Things are […]

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PHOTOS: ICIS Training goes to Houston

The ICIS Training caravan has been in Houston, Texas this week, and my colleague Peter Taffe has sent back these photos.   He tells me: “Two of the pics are Judith Taylor delivering a pricing paper. The other two are from the break out session where teams have to develop projects in different parts of […]

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Plasticity at London’s Science Museum

Inspired by the ICIS Training “Beginner’s Course in Petrochemicals,” which recommended a visit to London’s Science Museum exhibition “Plasticity,” our own Helena took her nine year-old nephew for a day of plastics, science and museum café food.   “It’s better than an old fort,” was his acute observation.   Plasticity has exhibits from the history […]

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