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It took just over 3 hours to go from a snowy Heathrow Airport in London to land in Malta and be greeted by blue sky and a very comfortable 15 degrees. Waiting for me were Brian Cassar, Business Development Executive and newly appointed CEO Pierre Fenech of the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC). For them, this was chilly and they were looking forward to the spring!
As this was my first time in Malta, everything was new and my two hosts wasted no time in taking me to the capital Valetta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, and the MCC. As we whizzed through four centuries of civilisation, you cannot be anything other than amazed at the prospect of being a delegate or guest at an event in Malta.
For us at neimënster - Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, the year 2014 was filled with exciting events and some innovations, including the successful open-air music festival OMNI, which attracted more than 10,000 visitors, the European Microfinance Week with workshops and seminars and some 400 participants, and the visit by German President Joachim Gauck during his three-day state visit to Luxembourg.