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ICIS Training Berlin

A few photos from ICIS Training in Berlin. 1 Peter and Nigel join in the breakout session on Day 1 2 Another group hard at work in the breakout session. 3 Preparing the final presentation on the flipchart.

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ICIS Training in London

(Tuesday) Doing ICIS Training in London, although dullsville for the Blog in terms of travel, is obviously hugely popular for chemical folk from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey and the Netherlands. They came by train and by plane, even from the distant parts of the UK.   We had a record number of delegates on Tuesday, […]

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Training is on despite volcanic ash no-fly zone

When I first heard that so many people had signed up for the ICIS Training seminars in London in April that we would have to run two parallel courses, I thought this was just another sign of economic recovery. Coming on top of other incontrovertible signs like the sold-out Olefins Conference, our bumper Amsterdam training […]

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Snow and Fire for London Base Oils

It sounds like the ICIS Base Oils Training in London on Monday got off to a flying start when trainer Amy Claxton‘s luggage went astray on her flight from snowbound Philadelphia. The flight itself had been pretty eventful with a body laid out in the plane during the journey. A further welcome to London was […]

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Amsterdam ICIS Training heralds upturn in petchem travelling

Can business travel be back to pre-recession levels already? The Blog doesn’t want to jump to conclusions, but the turnout for the ICIS Training seminars on Monday and Tuesday this week was the highest for the past year – and this was after a strong attendance at November’s Aromatics Conference and a much higher than […]

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Baseoils and belly-dancing

The Blog has been enjoying the almond-stuffed dates from Dubai which are the most edible souvenir of last week’s ICIS Middle East Baseoils Conference. Our own Shelley Kerr is just back from presenting a paper at the conference’s Baseoils Methodology Seminar and meeting many of her editorial contacts during the two-and-a-half day event. From her […]

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Petrochemical Training in Amsterdam

The trip to Amsterdam for the ICIS Training seminars is a journey of two halves. Heathrow Terminal 4 is spacious and empty after its recent refurbishment and before all the airlines move back in. The KLM flight is punctual, and the afternoon on-board snack is a cup of tea and two oatmeal biscuits – frugal, […]

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ICIS Training goes to Frankfurt

The ICIS Petrochemicals & Polymers training seminars went to Frankfurt this week. Nigel, Peter and Linda said the course delegates were a good cross section of buyers and sellers, and very keen. By pure coincidence, two polymer business partners – one producer and his customer – found themselves on the same training course.   Everyone was […]

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What is business casual for women?

Whereas business casual for men can be a source of endless hilarity, business casual for women is an altogether more serious affair. The fashion pages are full of advice about what constitutes a fashionable business casual outfit (4 inch heels, lipstick, flesh, layers and big jewellery) but from visiting chemical companies and holding our own training seminars […]

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Texan glamour at the ICIS Intro to Baseoils training seminar

I’ve just popped in to the ICIS training “Introduction to Baseoils” seminar at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, where tomorrow’s World Baseoils conference is going to be held. You can tell it’s IP Week, because there are oil company names on all the hotel suites listed on the screens in the lobby.   Baseoils […]

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