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1.  Sunset from the conference hotel.  2.  The hotel courtyard.  3.  View of Valletta waterfront.

Registrations Open for EGDF 10th Anniversary Conference
Malta, Nov 30 to Dec 2, 2017

 

Registration is now open for our 2017 conference to allow you to plan your travel while airfares are relatively low.  Members, supporters and non-members of EGDF are most welcome but places are limited.  Book now for the best rooms, or by 15 September at the latest.


The Maltese venue is rich in ancient history and our hotel is perfectly located right on the seafront.  The Mediterranean weather at that time of year is mild, with an average of seven hours of sunshine and daytime temperatures of 20 degrees, a welcome break for those from Northern climes.   A stimulating and informative programme is being planned to celebrate EGDF's 10th anniversary.  With experts in their fields, we will explore subjects such as the latest technologies in helping the blind to "see" and in guide dog training.  You can learn and share information about the developing European standard on guide dogs and other assistance dogs, which may become a global standard in due course.

The conference begins on Thursday, 30 November with a light lunch available from 12:30 and the programme starting at 14:00 and finishing at 17:45.  The special conference dinner starts at 19:00.  On Friday, the conference runs from 8:30 to 17:00 with all meals in the hotel.  On Saturday morning there will be a meeting for board members from 8:30 to 11:30 and free time for other delegates to enjoy the indoor or outdoor pools or the spa.  After an early lunch, an optional sightseeing tour is planned for the afternoon, returning to the hotel at 17:30.  The Malta Guide Dog Foundation are planning Meet and Greet services at the airport on Wednesday and Thursday.  Transport will be arranged back to the airport on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Outside of those times, you should arrange your own transport between the airport and hotel.  MGDF are arranging a spending cage for guide dogs on the hotel grounds.

You will see on the registration form that you can benefit from our special conference rates from  Sunday, 26 November, or after the conference if you would like to extend your stay.  All hotel bookings must be made with EGDF to get these rates.  The rooms that are reserved for us are courtyard rooms; if you would like to upgrade to a seafront room, tell us IMMEDIATELY as only a few are available.

Also please note that our bank has changed and you should use the information on the registration form, even though it may differ from what you used previously.

Best wishes for the summer holidays,
 
Executive Director
European Guide Dog Federation
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