We want to give 10 event organisers the opportunity to visit our HCCE centre in Valletta, Malta - the magnificent Mediterranean Conference Centre!
Situated in the Capital City of Valletta, overlooking the majestic Grand Harbour, the Mediterranean Conference Centre was, for over two Centuries the Sacra Infermeria of the Knights of Malta. This centre has been hosting events since medieval times to the present day with both the European Union and the Commonwealth holding world-class conferences hosted in 2015. That's in addition to their range of more traditional conferences, gala dinners and cultural events that take place in this flexible venue.
Around the venue extends the city of Valetta with its range of activities and accommodation to suit any event or delegate budget. Beyond the city walls and you find even more to do and a range of world-class hotels and activities.
What makes our event special is we are offering 10 delegates the opportunity to have up to £400 or €500 reimbursed for their travel and hotel accommodation.
Please click the registration button below to submit your interest in this event.
All successful delegates will be informed by the 5th February.
Our outline Itinerary:
12:30 Meet at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) for a tour of the venue
13:00 Lunch at the MCC
14:30 Guided Walking Tour of Valletta
The afternoon programme will see us off to explore the capital city – Valletta for a walk through its streets and main attractions. This walk around gives us a fascinating glimpse into the life, past and present, of Malta’s vibrant capital – a UNESCO World Heritage city. The visit of the capital city includes a stop at Upper Barrakka gardens (which command breath-taking views of the Grand Harbour) a visit to St. John’s Co-Cathedral and also the Grand Master’s Palace.
The St. John’s Co-Cathedral dates back to the times of the Knights. Amongst the many riches that lie within St. John’s Co-Cathedral, one cannot fail to mention Caravaggio’s Masterpiece – The beheading of St. John and the floor of this church with 400 superb marble memorial slabs. The Grand Master’s Palace has been the administrative centre of Malta for almost three and a half centuries. The original palace, built in 1571, was the seat of the Grand Master of the Knights Hospitalliers of St John and later, during the British colonial period, served as the Governor’s palace.
18:30 Meet HCCE and our venues
20:00 Dinner in La Valette Hall at the MCC
Full Day Social Programme for all HCCE Members and Delegates
Today’s programme will see us embarking a beautiful gullet. This majestic vessel made of mahogany and teak will cruise towards the Grand Harbour. The Grand Harbour is one of the world’s largest and finest natural harbours and its fortifications are extensive and impressive. This is a superb way to view Valletta and the historical area of the Three Cities which provide a unique vantage point of the majestic bastions. We will disembark at Birgu and visit the Maritime Museum. The Museum aims at illustrating Malta’s maritime history from prehistory to the present day and to illustrate the fascination of the sea within a Mediterranean context, without neglecting the overall global nature of seafaring. Our morning will end with a visit to the newly restored St. Angelo fortifications. Dominating the tip of Vittoriosa, the fort has always been of great importance because of its strategic position. Because of the role it has played throughout Maltese history, particularly during the Great Siege of 1565, the fort has great emotional significance for the Maltese people.
Lunch will be served in the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. After lunch we will proceed inland towards the ancient capital city – MDINA, for a walk through the narrow winding streets of the ‘silent city’. Walking through this tranquil citadel promises to be a memorable experience. Its bastions also boast a breath-taking panorama.
Evening to explore at your leisure
|Event Date||19-02-2016 12:30 pm|
|Event End Date||20-02-2016 6:00 pm|
|Cut off date||03-02-2016 11:00 pm|