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Quote of the week: “I couldn’t train ivy up a wall”

Watching horse-racing with my mother on Saturday, I heard a great quote which I was sure our trainers at ICIS training would love.   “Two weeks ago I felt I couldn’t train ivy up a wall,” said racehorse trainer Venetia Williams, who was the trainer of the winning horse Ciceron in the 3.45 at Sandown […]

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The Age of Endorsement – Houston presentation

I embellished my presentation to the Houston editorial team this week with a short video clip that I’d shot in the London office on Tuesday. It was a two-minute clip of my colleague Helena, who is a markets reporter in the ICIS London team, talking to me about some creative refinements she had made to […]

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ICIS Training in New York

ICIS Training moved to New York on Friday. Here the training roadshow is in full swing in the ICB offices on Park Avenue South.   “They’re doing a new exercise where they build petrochemical chains using cards (placing cards on their heads is not part of the exercise though,)” explains trainer Peter Taffe.   “Delegates at […]

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Nexant opens Bahrain office

Hot on the heels of the new ICIS Dubai office, Nexant has opened a Bahrain base, the petchem consultant announced in an emailshot on 20 June.   Nexant’s new office will be manned by Graham Hoar, Director – Middle East.   Alastair Hensman of Nexant gave a sterling performance at last week’s ICIS Phenol Conference […]

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Berlin in Summertime

Berlin is the place to be next week for the ICIS Phenol Conference and two days of ICIS Training. We’re setting off armed with a load of ICIS paraphernalia, travelling on an assortment of airlines to avoid British Airways during the strike period.   I understand that the delegate numbers for the 6th ICIS Phenol-Acetone […]

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London Marathon Showcases Chemical Fashion

Julia Meehan of ICIS London took part in the London Marathon, and survived to write a chemical-related article for ICB. Here the Blog brings you an abridged version… To wear and what not to wear is a fashion dilemma faced by most modern working women, but in my wildest dreams I did not imagine that […]

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The Bloggers Blogged

(Tuesday) After the first day of ICIS Training in London, we took the scenic walk down the river from Hammersmith Bridge, past the boathouses and pretty waterside pubs, stopping for dinner at the Dove.   The evening had been billed as a Blogging Summit, since it was fortuitous that the training event had brought together […]

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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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