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.