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The annual Freight Club conference is one of the highlights of our year bringing together members from around the world for an opportunity to do business, make new friends, connections and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing our industry today.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE 2018 MALTA CONFERENCE

2018 Annual Conference

The Freight Club Board of Directors are happy to announce that the venue selection process for The Freight Club’s Annual Conference has been concluded.

This year’s event will take place on the historic island of Malta from April 15th to April 18th, 2018 at the beautiful The Westin Dragonara Resort.

Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea directly south of Italy and north of Libya.

Please take advantage of the Early Bird discount if you register and pay before January 31st.

We look forward to seeing and joining you in Malta.

The Freight Club

St Julian’s, Malta

The Historical island of Malta is situated in the Mediterranean Sea some
150 kilometres south of the island of Sicily.

Malta has numerous fortresses and temples and boasts 365 churches.

Its capital is Valetta and the island has a population of 1.6 million people. The Maltese people are known for their friendly and helpful manner.

Points of interest in Malta are many but Mdina Old City, St Johns Church and Our lady of the Grotto are well known. You can always catch the ferry to the nearby beautiful island of Gozo.

Journey time from Malta airport to Westin Hotel St Julian’s is around 30 minutes and the cost ranges from Euro 20-30.

The hotel Westin Dragonara Resort is situated in Downtown St Julian’s and is on the Water’s edge. The Hotel has been awarded the Blue Flag eco-label status for its entire coastline. Guests can enjoy a swim in the Mediterranean Sea directly from the Resorts two private beaches.
We look forward to seeing you all in Malta.

Link: http://www.westinmalta.com/gallery

Prices

Conference Package
Members and Guest Participants Price List

Early Bird

Regular

Late

Expiration date

until Jan
31, 2018

until Feb
28, 2018

until Mar
31, 2018

Conference fee

$1,143

$1,184

$1,286

Accompanying Person $620

$650

$680

 

Conference Package Inclusive of:
– Welcome cocktail reception
– One-to-one meetings with members and participants
– Presentation by Members
– Industry guest speakers
– Daily lunch buffet during conference (Excl. accompanying person)
– Conference material
– 2 daily coffee breaks with snacks
– 2 Outside hotel Theme dinners
– 1 Gala dinner at the hotel
– Use of the hotel facilities

Accompanying Person Participating Package Inclusive of:

– Welcome cocktail reception
– 2 Outside hotel Theme dinners
– 1 Gala dinner at the hotel
– Use of the hotel general facilities

Lunch is not included for accompanying person. Accompanying person intending to attend or participate in the conference meetings shall be required to pay the full “all inclusive” conference package price.

 

Hotel Room Accomodation
Members and Guest Participants Price List

Early Bird

Regular

Late

Expiration date

until Jan
31, 2018

until Feb
28, 2018

until Mar
31, 2018

Deluxe King Room Single

$189

$217

$249

Deluxe King Room Double

$220

$229

$269

Note: As per TFC policy ALL participants must stay at the hotel
where the conference is being held. No exceptions allowed
.

 

The above room rates includes:
– Breakfast Buffet
– Use of the hotel facilities

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation fees will be applicable, for the total conference and accommodation charges as below:
Cancellations requested on or before January 31, 2018: 25% of total charges.
Cancellations requested on or before February 28, 2018: 50% of total charges.
Cancellations requested after March 31, 2018: 100% of total charges.

Every cancellation must be requested (include invoice number) by email to secretariat@thefreightclub.com

Agenda

Conference Meeting Schedule

 

Sunday April 15, 2018
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
03:00PM 05:00PM   -Welcome Desk Registration
  -Informal meeting by Directors with new applicants and New Members since last AGM
07:00PM 11:00AM   Welcome cocktail reception
   
Monday April 16, 2018
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
06:30AM 06:30AM   Breakfast
09:00AM 09:00AM   Opening ceremony of the conference
10:00AM 10:30AM   Members Presentations and Guest Speaker
10:30AM 10:50AM   Coffee Break   (coffee and snacks will be in meeting room)
11:00AM 11:20AM   One-to-One Meetings
11:20AM 11:40AM   One-to-One Meetings
12:15AM 12:30AM   Group Photograph (Formal)
12:30PM 12:30PM   Lunch Break
02:20PM 02:40PM   One-to-One Meetings
02:40PM 03:00PM   One-to-One Meetings
03:00PM 03:20PM   Coffee Break   (coffee and snacks will be in meeting room)
03:20PM 03:40PM   One-to-One Meetings
03:40PM 04:00PM   One-to-One Meetings
04:00PM 04:20PM   One-to-One Meetings
04:20PM 04:40PM   One-to-One Meetings
04:40PM 05:00PM   One-to-One Meetings
05:00PM 05:20PM   One-to-One Meetings
05:20PM 05:40PM   One-to-One Meetings
05:40PM 06:00PM   One-to-One Meetings
06:00PM 06:00PM   Free Time
07:00PM 07:30PM   Meet at Hotel Lobby for Outside Dinner
07:30PM 11:00PM   Ouside Theme Dinner at Barracuda Restaurant
Tuesday April 17, 2018
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
06:30AM 08:30AM   Breakfast
09:00AM 09:20AM   One-to-One Meetings
09:20AM 09:40AM   One-to-One Meetings
09:40AM 10:00AM   One-to-One Meetings
10:00AM 10:20AM   One-to-One Meetings
10:20AM 10:40AM   Coffee Break   (coffee and snacks will be in meeting room)
10:40AM 11:00AM   One-to-One Meetings
11:00AM 11:20AM   One-to-One Meetings
11:20AM 11:40AM   One-to-One Meetings
11:40AM 12:00AM   One-to-One Meetings
12:30PM 02:00PM   Lunch Break
02:20PM 02:40PM   One-to-One Meetings
02:40PM 03:00PM   One-to-One Meetings
03:00PM 03:20PM   Coffee Break   (coffee and snacks will be in meeting room)
03:20PM 03:40PM   One-to-One Meetings
03:40PM 04:00PM   One-to-One Meetings
04:00PM 04:20PM   Meet at Lobby for Depart hotel by Coach with Tour Guide and Outside Theme Dinner
07:30PM 11:00PM   Outside Theme Dinner Palazzo De Piro Restaurant
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Time In Time Out  Program and Activities Detail
06:30AM 08:30AM  Breakfast
09:00AM 10:30AM   Closed members Session and Annual General Meeting “AGM”.
10:30AM 11:00AM   Coffee Break   (coffee and snacks will be in meeting room)
11:00AM 12:30PM   Closed members Session and Annual General Meeting “AGM”.
12:30PM 02:00PM   Lunch Break
02:20PM 02:40PM   Meet at Lobby for Depart hotel by Coach with Tour Guide to Mdina
04:00PM 07:00PM   Free Time
07:00PM 08:00PM   Gala Dinner Cocktail Party
08:00PM 11:00PM   Theme Gala Dinner with entertainment followed by DJ music

 

(*) Please check the agenda periodically.
Times and daily events may vary or adjusted before the event.

Location:
The Westin Dragonara Resort Hotel” in Malta
Located at:
Dragonara Road – STJ 06
St Julians Triq Dragunara, San Ġiljan
STJ 3143,
Malta
(356) 2138 1000
http://www.westinmalta.com/gallery

Weather
Malta temperatures average high 20°C (68°F) and average low 17°C (62°F) during the night.
(https://www.thomascook.com/holidays/weather/malta/april/ )

Currency
The official currency in Malta is the Euro. (http://www.xe.com/ ).

Airport
Malta International Airport is the only airport in Malta and it serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. It is located on island of Malta, between Luqa and Gudja, and occupies the location of the former RAF Luqa. Airport is 11 km far from Hotel (About 23 Minutes in Taxi https://goo.gl/maps/MWEZNbGcCp42 ).
For more information visit: (https://www.maltairport.com/ )

Visa Requirements
To verify your visa requirements go to https://identitymalta.com/who-requires-a-visa/

Electrical Current
Electricity in Malta, as in the rest of Europe, comes out of the wall socket at 230 volts. The three-pin rectangular plug system is used, as in Britain.
Adapters are very easy to find.

Meetings arranged before conference

Before the conference begins you will receive a full conference pack including the attendee. The Freight Club will facilitate arranging all your conference meetings before you arrive.

Guest Speakers

The Freight Club have guest speakers who educate attendees on new trends, insights and training methods to improve ones company. Past guest speakers include world renowned technology and digital marketing experts.

Annual General Meeting

The Freight Club is run by members, for members. An annual update on progress within the organisation is presented at the conference including an open forum for all members to discuss future strategies.

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