SOCIAL PROGRAMME

WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER

Thursday 30th May 2019, LA VALETTE HALL in Valletta

 

One of the most imposing buildings in Valletta, Malta’s capital, is the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC). The grand architectural style of this historic building with its wide long halls, intricately vaulted ceilings and rich limestone work, combine to provide a rich and striking atmosphere. It was constructed as a hospital in the late 16th century by the Knights of St John. It was one of the leading hospitals in Europe until the 18th century and it remained in use until 1920. It had a capacity to keep from 500 to 2500 patients. It was meant to receive Maltese and foreign patients, as well as to provide lodging to pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land.

 

The La Valette Hall where the EIGA Welcome Dinner will take place, is now the main Banqueting Hall at the Conference Centre. Formerly the Great Magazine Ward, it is an architectural gem with its combination of splendid vaulted ceilings – in the form of a cross - over such a sheer length (150m!).

 

  • 18:45 Guests meet in the hotel lobby
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Coach transfer to the Dinner venue
  • 19:30 – 22:30 Welcome Reception followed by Dinner
  • 22:30 – 23:00 Coach transfer back to the Hilton Hotel
  • Dress code – Smart casual

 

SAFETY AWARDS RECEPTION AND DINNER

FRIDAY 31ST MAY 2019, PHOENICIA BALLROOM, PHOENICIA HOTEL, VALLETTA

 

The prestigious and historic Phoenicia Hotel is situated at the gateway of Valletta, close to the Triton Fountain and the Valletta City Gate and fortifications. The Art Deco hotel was built in the 1930s by a Scottish architect and was only opened in 1947. With the outbreak of World War II, the finished parts were requisitioned by the British military to be used by the Royal Air Force personnel. It also suffered extensive damage when it was hit by an aerial bombardment. Reconstruction of the damaged parts was fully complete in November 1947.

Some of the official functions relating to Malta’s independence in 1964 were held at the Phoenicia.

 

For over 60 years the Grand Ballroom, where the EIGA dinner will take place, has been a landmark in Maltese history. It was here, that Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II waltzed on the solid-wood parquet dance floor, and the ballroom has hosted everything from intimate family lunches to lavish wedding receptions ever since.

The hotel grounds contain extensive landscaped gardens (7,5 acres) overlooking the ancient fortified walls and the waterfront of the city of Valletta.

 

  • 18:45 Guests meet in the hotel lobby
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Transfer by Coach to the Dinner venue
  • 19:30 – 23:00 Safety Awards Reception followed by Dinner
  • 23:00 – 23:30 Coach transfer back to the Hilton Hotel
  • Dress code – Cocktail attire (suit and tie for gentlemen)

 

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS’ PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 31st MAY 2019 - Valletta Tour

 

The accompanying person will make a guided walking tour in the Maltese Capital City of  ‘Valletta’. The walled city of Valletta was built in the 1500’s by the Knights of the Order of St. John. Today Valletta beautifully combines its baroque treasures, palaces, churches and museums with trendy cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.

 

  • 08:45 Accompanying persons meet in the hotel lobby (Level 5)
  • 09:30 Arrival in Valletta by a Maltese Luzzu (typical Maltese coloured boat)
  • 09:30 – 15:00 Tour of Valletta composed as follows:

 

UPPER BARRAKKA GARDENS| Amazing views of The Grand Harbour & historical Three Cities

ST. JOHN’S CO-CATHEDRAL| Extravagant interior & original Caravaggio paintings

TRITON FOUNTAIN AND SQUARE| The largest open space in Valletta

LUNCH| At the nostalgic Rampila restaurant

FREE TIME AND SHOPPING

 

  • 15:00-15:30: Transfer back by coach to the Hilton Hotel
  • Dress code: casual and comfortable clothing and footwear.

 

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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

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER

Thursday 30th May 2019

LA VALETTE HALL in Valletta

 

One of the most imposing buildings in Valletta, Malta’s capital, is the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC). The grand architectural style of this historic building with its wide long halls, intricately vaulted ceilings and rich limestone work, combine to provide a rich and striking atmosphere. It was constructed as a hospital in the late 16th century by the Knights of St John. It was one of the leading hospitals in Europe until the 18th century and it remained in use until 1920. It had a capacity to keep from 500 to 2500 patients. It was meant to receive Maltese and foreign patients, as well as to provide lodging to pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land.

 

The La Valette Hall where the EIGA Welcome Dinner will take place, is now the main Banqueting Hall at the Conference Centre. Formerly the Great Magazine Ward, it is an architectural gem with its combination of splendid vaulted ceilings – in the form of a cross - over such a sheer length (150m!).

 

  • 18:45 Guests meet in the hotel lobby
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Coach transfer to the Dinner venue
  • 19:30 – 22:30 Welcome Reception followed by Dinner
  • 22:30 – 23:00 Coach transfer back to the Hilton Hotel
  • Dress code – Smart casual

 

SAFETY AWARDS RECEPTION AND DINNER

FRIDAY 31ST MAY 2019

PHOENICIA BALLROOM, PHOENICIA HOTEL, VALLETTA

 

The prestigious and historic Phoenicia Hotel is situated at the gateway of Valletta, close to the Triton Fountain and the Valletta City Gate and fortifications. The Art Deco hotel was built in the 1930s by a Scottish architect and was only opened in 1947. With the outbreak of World War II, the finished parts were requisitioned by the British military to be used by the Royal Air Force personnel. It also suffered extensive damage when it was hit by an aerial bombardment. Reconstruction of the damaged parts was fully complete in November 1947.

Some of the official functions relating to Malta’s independence in 1964 were held at the Phoenicia.

 

For over 60 years the Grand Ballroom, where the EIGA dinner will take place, has been a landmark in Maltese history. It was here, that Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II waltzed on the solid-wood parquet dance floor, and the ballroom has hosted everything from intimate family lunches to lavish wedding receptions ever since.

The hotel grounds contain extensive landscaped gardens (7,5 acres) overlooking the ancient fortified walls and the waterfront of the city of Valletta.

 

  • 18:45 Guests meet in the hotel lobby
  • 19:00 – 19:30 Transfer by Coach to the Dinner venue
  • 19:30 – 23:00 Safety Awards Reception followed by Dinner
  • 23:00 – 23:30 Coach transfer back to the Hilton Hotel
  • Dress code – Cocktail attire (suit and tie for gentlemen)

 

 

ACCOMPANYING PERSONS’ PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 31st MAY 2019

Valletta Tour

 

The accompanying person will make a guided walking tour in the Maltese Capital City of  ‘Valletta’. The walled city of Valletta was built in the 1500’s by the Knights of the Order of St. John. Today Valletta beautifully combines its baroque treasures, palaces, churches and museums with trendy cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.

 

  • 08:45 Accompanying persons meet in the hotel lobby (Level 5)
  • 09:30 Arrival in Valletta by a Maltese Luzzu (typical Maltese coloured boat)
  • 09:30 – 15:00 Tour of Valletta composed as follows:

UPPER BARRAKKA GARDENS| Amazing views of The Grand Harbour & historical Three Cities

ST. JOHN’S CO-CATHEDRAL| Extravagant interior & original Caravaggio paintings

TRITON FOUNTAIN AND SQUARE| The largest open space in Valletta

LUNCH| At the nostalgic Rampila restaurant

FREE TIME AND SHOPPING

 

  • 15:00-15:30: Transfer back by coach to the Hilton Hotel
  • Dress code: casual and comfortable clothing and footwear.

 

   

   

 

 

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