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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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Methodology workshops for ICIS chemical pricing

Price assessments being at the heart of our business at ICIS, I’ve been involved with some methodology workshops in Houston and London over the last couple of weeks. In my role as head of market reporting, it’s been interesting to hear from our pricing editors about the varying discount structures and contract settlement processes across […]

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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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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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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 cafĂ© food.   “It’s better than an old fort,” was his acute observation.   Plasticity has exhibits from the history […]

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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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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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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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