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A live TMS blog would not be complete without sharing some of the gossip, news and tidbits heard in the lobbies and bars of the main hotels.   So, in no particular order, here’s some of the things I heard. News. Rain CII is now called Rain Carbon.  The company has reorganised to better align […]

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Nashville turned on a steady rain today, and the only thing that seemed to get any heat going in the lobbies of the Omni, Renaissance and other hotels was the question of what was going on in China.   Some people were worried that a new ban was coming down starting March 1. (Those people […]

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It’s starting to become a tradition at TMS for the Aussies attending to get together and have a meal.  And so it was last night. The first challenge was to find a restaurant that would take our booking.   Being a Saturday night, the night before Valentine’s Day and with so many TMS people in […]

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The feature image says it all.  Nashville is turning on its coldest meanest weather to welcome TMS delegates. Of course, for those coming from the northern states of the USA, or from some parts of China, temperatures around the zero celsius mark are normal. But not for me – I just flew in from a […]

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Each year, the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday seems to attract more and more attention from people around the world. We often think about it in terms of how we westerners celebrate the Western New Year, with parties and singing and fireworks.  In fact, CNY has more of a Christmas or Thanksgiving meaning to most Chinese people. […]

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I will be in Tennessee next week for this year’s TMS. It is a sign of the tough times in our industry that companies are downsizing the numbers they send to TMS, or deciding to not attend at all.   Companies are feeling the pinch, and at a departmental level budgets get pared down.   […]

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