INFORMATION

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Conference Hospitality Desk

The Conference Hospitality Desk will be operating in the hotel lobby:

  • On Thursday 30th May 2019: 09:00 – 19:45
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: 08:00 – 19:45
  • On Saturday 1st June 2019: 08:00 – 12:00 (official check-out time)

 

Language

The language of the Conference will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation to any other language. During the Accompanying Persons’ Programme guides will speak English, German or French.

 

Name Badges

For identification/security reasons, all participants are kindly requested to wear their name badges at all EIGA events including during all official lunches and dinners.

 

Liability / Insurance

Delegates and accompanying persons are always advised to take international travel and health insurance during their trip. All participants are reminded that neither EIGA nor the Organising partner ECMeetings in Malta, nor the Conference Secreteriat Destree Organisation in Brussels are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or private property.

 

Dress code

  • On Thursday 30th May 2019: Welcome Reception and Dinner – Smart casual
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: Annual General Meeting – Business formal
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: Accompanying Persons’ Programme – Casual and comfortable clothing and footwear
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: Safety Awards Reception and Dinner – Cocktail attire (suit and tie for gentlemen)

 

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

 

About Malta

 

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of approx. 460 000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 km2.

Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.

The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English. Maltese, a language of Semitic origin written in the Latin script, is the national language of Malta.

Over the centuries, it has incorporated many words derived from English, Italian and French. Italian is also widely spoken.

Due to the Mediterranean lifestyle and climate in Malta, it is common that smaller shops close between 13:00 and 16:00 during weekdays, while they do not open at all on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.

With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

 

 

Quick facts about Malta:

  • 460 000 inhabitants, it is one of the 10 smallest countries on the planet with 316 km² but also the most densely populated
  • Malta is member of the European Union only since 2004
  • The predominant religion in Malta is that of the Catholic Church
  • Head of the State: the President is appointed by a resolution of the House of Representatives of Malta for a five-year term, taking an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution
  • Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English. Maltese is the national language
  • The Bocci is the traditional Maltese Sport, a derivative of the Italian game ‘Bocce’, the French game ‘Petanque’ and the English game ‘Bowles’
  • Malta has a Mediterranean climate. Summer’s longest day: 15 hours
  • Malta became independent on  21st September 1964
  • The Maltese drive on the left side of the road (Malta has long been part of the British Empire as a protectorate)
  • Red and white, the flag of Malta flaunts the George Cross awarded on 15th April 1942 by the King of England. It symbolises the heroism of the Maltese during the Second World War.

 

Must sees

Valletta - the capital city with 16th century architecture and St John’s Co-Cathedral

Mdina - the Silent City and formerly Malta’s capital city

Gozo - Malta’s sister island

Comino and the Blue Lagoon

Marsaxlokk - a traditional Maltese fishing village

The Malta National Aquarium

 

Mdina

Money exchange

The official currency of Malta is the Euro.

 

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. American Express is also accepted but to a lesser extent.

 

Time Zone

Time zone in Malta will be Summer Time (GMT+2).

 

Electricity in Malta (!)

In Malta the power plugs and sockets are of type G (UK-type), so we advise to bring your power plug adapter.

The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

    

 

Local food

Food to try:

  • Maltese Ftira – a sumptuous Maltese bread filled with tuna flakes and capers
  • Pastizzi – a savoury ricotta or peas pastry
  • Fenkata – The tradional dish of rabbit stew
  • Torta tal-Lampuki – a dorado fish pie
  • Timpana – Similar to baked macaroni with pastry

 

Basic phrases in Maltese

Useful phrases:

  • Bongu (Hello)
  • Kif int? (How are you?)
  • Jekk jogħġbok (Please)
  • Grazzi (Thank you!)
  • Iva (Yes)
  • Le (No)

 

Climate

Malta's climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea. The Maltese Islands have a pleasantly sunny climate with a daily average of around 12 hours sunshine in summer.

Summers are hot, dry and very sunny. Day-time temperatures in summer are often mitigated by cooling sea breezes.

 

BUTTON 

European Industrial Gases Association AISBL

Av. des Arts 3-5, B-1210 Brussels

Tel. 0032 2 217 70 98 - Fax 0032 2 219 85 14     E-mail: info@eiga.eu - Website: www.eiga.eu

INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Conference Hospitality Desk

The Conference Hospitality Desk will be operating in the hotel lobby:

  • On Thursday 30th May 2019: 09:00 – 19:45
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: 08:00 – 19:45
  • On Saturday 1st June 2019: 08:00 – 12:00 (official check-out time)

 

Language

The language of the Conference will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation to any other language. During the Accompanying Persons’ Programme guides will speak English, German or French.

 

Name Badges

For identification/security reasons, all participants are kindly requested to wear their name badges at all EIGA events including during all official lunches and dinners.

 

Liability / Insurance

Delegates and accompanying persons are always advised to take international travel and health insurance during their trip. All participants are reminded that neither EIGA nor the Organising partner ECMeetings in Malta, nor the Conference Secreteriat Destree Organisation in Brussels are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or private property.

 

Dress code

  • On Thursday 30th May 2019: Welcome Reception and Dinner – Smart casual
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: Annual General Meeting – Business formal
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: Accompanying Persons’ Programme – Casual and comfortable clothing and footwear
  • On Friday 31st May 2019: Safety Awards Reception and Dinner – Cocktail attire (suit and tie for gentlemen)

 

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

 

About Malta

 

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of approx. 460 000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 km2.

Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.

The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English. Maltese, a language of Semitic origin written in the Latin script, is the national language of Malta.

Over the centuries, it has incorporated many words derived from English, Italian and French. Italian is also widely spoken.

Due to the Mediterranean lifestyle and climate in Malta, it is common that smaller shops close between 13:00 and 16:00 during weekdays, while they do not open at all on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.

With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

 

 

Quick facts about Malta:

  • 460 000 inhabitants, it is one of the 10 smallest countries on the planet with 316 km² but also the most densely populated
  • Malta is member of the European Union only since 2004
  • The predominant religion in Malta is that of the Catholic Church
  • Head of the State: the President is appointed by a resolution of the House of Representatives of Malta for a five-year term, taking an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution
  • Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English. Maltese is the national language
  • The Bocci is the traditional Maltese Sport, a derivative of the Italian game ‘Bocce’, the French game ‘Petanque’ and the English game ‘Bowles’
  • Malta has a Mediterranean climate. Summer’s longest day: 15 hours
  • Malta became independent on  21st September 1964
  • The Maltese drive on the left side of the road (Malta has long been part of the British Empire as a protectorate)
  • Red and white, the flag of Malta flaunts the George Cross awarded on 15th April 1942 by the King of England. It symbolises the heroism of the Maltese during the Second World War.

 

Must sees

Valletta - the capital city with 16th century architecture and St John’s Co-Cathedral

Mdina - the Silent City and formerly Malta’s capital city

Gozo - Malta’s sister island

Comino and the Blue Lagoon

Marsaxlokk - a traditional Maltese fishing village

The Malta National

 

Mdina

Money exchange

The official currency of Malta is the Euro.

 

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. American Express is also accepted but to a lesser extent.

 

Time Zone

Time zone in Malta will be Summer Time (GMT+2).

 

Electricity in Malta (!)

In Malta the power plugs and sockets are of type G (UK-type), so we advise to bring your power plug adapter.

The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

    

 

Local food

Food to try:

  • Maltese Ftira – a sumptuous Maltese bread filled with tuna flakes and capers
  • Pastizzi – a savoury ricotta or peas pastry
  • Fenkata – The tradional dish of rabbit stew
  • Torta tal-Lampuki – a dorado fish pie
  • Timpana – Similar to baked macaroni with pastry

 

Basic phrases in Maltese

Useful phrases:

  • Bongu (Hello)
  • Kif int? (How are you?)
  • Jekk jogħġbok (Please)
  • Grazzi (Thank you!)
  • Iva (Yes)
  • Le (No)

 

Climate

Malta's climate is typical of the Mediterranean and is strongly influenced by the sea. The Maltese Islands have a pleasantly sunny climate with a daily average of around 12 hours sunshine in summer.

Summers are hot, dry and very sunny. Day-time temperatures in summer are often mitigated by cooling sea breezes.

 

European Industrial Gases Association AISBL

Av. des Arts 3-5, B-1210 Brussels

Tel. 0032 2 217 70 98 - Fax 0032 2 219 85 14

E-mail: info@eiga.eu - Website: www.eiga.eu