The chosen hotel was the Intercontinental Hotel due to its big capacity but also due to the recently refurbished convention centre. An outstanding plenary space full of latest audio-visual equipment was built inside the Intercontinental Bay Arena. The convention was kicked off by a cocktail reception at the pool deck of the hotel, accompanied by an open bar. The following day, after a full day plenary session, the delegates were accompanied to the Gululu Restaurant, a typical Maltese restaurant, where the group could taste the real flavour of the local cuisine.
A time keeping event where everything was minuted under the Maltese scorching August sun, for the delight of 250 Danone guests that were invited to Malta for the Dairy Convention.
Intercontinental Hotel, St Julians
A working session in a Baroque setting
The morning working sessions at the hotel were followed by a transfer to Palazzo Parisio, an 18th Century Palace, where the workshops continued until late afternoon split over in 5 different spaces within the palace amongst which the Ballroom, the Conservatory and the Red room. A delicious lunch took place at the beautiful gardens of Palazzo Parisio. The day ended with a Hawaiian themed BBQ dinner on St. George Bay, 1-minute walk from the hotel, exclusively decorated with lounge furniture and lighting, accompanied by a renowned local DJ.
The following day, the group become familiar with Valletta through an iPad treasure hunt. The Gala Dinner, took place at Limestone Heritage with a sumptuous 3-course dinner on the lawn, underneath trees decorated with lanterns. Guests were invited to join the live band on the dance floor, followed by an after party until the early morning. The dancing area was decorated with white leather sofas, candles, chandeliers & lit up bar. What a way to end such an energy consuming event !