FIG Seminar in Malta
The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium
18-21 September, 2000
SEMINAR – MALTA 2000
Invitation from the Land Surveyors’ Society - Malta
On behalf of the Land Surveyors Society of Malta, I would like to extend a most cordial invitation to the Malta Seminar, which is being jointly organised by various FIG Commissions and our Society. Rest assured that the local organising committee, which I am proud to Chair, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that this important seminar will turn out to be a great success from all angles.
We are confident that distinguished experts and lecturers, whose vast experience in their own particular field is second to none, will address the seminar. Apart from the purely technical aspect, the programme includes a number of interesting tours and social activities. We have also planned a post seminar tour of the Maltese islands for those who would like to prolong their stay.
Malta is rich in culture, history and architecture. It is rightly regarded as the priceless ‘gem’ of the Mediterranean and is fastly becoming one of the main tourist attractions in the region. Malta is usually exceptionally beautiful in September. I am sure that Malta will provide each and every participant and their guests with most pleasant memories.
We will be delighted to greet you in September 2000.
Invitation to the Technical Program
The seminar is a unique opportunity for surveyors to meet and discuss common problems. We believe that it is of great importance for everyone to use this opportunity. The programme will cover the state-of-the-art for many of the working fields for a traditional surveyor. We shall look forward to visualise where our profession is heading to. A number of distinguished international and national speakers will present and discuss their views in areas such as education, standards, measuring techniques, engineering surveys, hydrography, land information and cadastre. We will focus mainly on the application view of these subjects.
Though the theme is " The Mediterranean Surveyors in the New Millennium" many of these topics are relevant to other areas worldwide. We believe that all surveyors will benefit from the interesting programme which will be held in an excellent environment.
The technical presentations will run from Monday 18th until Wednesday 20th. These presentations are divided in eight different sessions and the discussions will focus on the surveyor’s role and future activities. The Seminar ends with a Tour on Thursday 21st which is a National Holiday in Malta.
See you in Malta.
The Organising Committee
WELCOME RECEPTION,Sunday 17 September 19:00h – 21:00h
The Land Surveyors’ Society of Malta will be hosting a
Welcome Reception for all participants and accompanying persons. This will be
held at the Seminar venue – The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel.
COCKTAIL PARTY, Tuesday 19 September 19:00h – 21:00h
Party for all participants and accompanying persons will also
be held at the Seminar venue – The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel.
FAREWELL DINNER,Wednesday 20 September 19:00h – 23:00h
A farewell dinner at the Bacchus Restaurant in Mdina
– The Silent City. The theme will a Maltese night introducing an enactment of
the investiture of the Knights of St. John. There will also be an entertainment
programme. A guided tour through the narrow streets of Mdina, the old City will
precede the dinner.
The venue for the Seminar "The Mediterranean Surveyor in the new Millennium" will take place at the newly built Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel in St. Julians.
Welcome addresses by the President of the Malta Land Surveyors Society and the Chairman of the Technical Committee will be given.
Main speakers will be the President of FIG, The Minister for Works and the Environment and the Ambassador of the European Commission to Malta.
A number of Technical Papers will be presented in each session. The full programme will be found on the Internet websitewww.lm.se/fig5
Dress for the Opening Ceremony will be smart casual.
Dress for the Seminar is casual throughout except for the cocktail party and the farewell dinner where dress is Lounge.
OPTIONAL TOUR PROGRAMME
Tour 1: HARBOUR CRUISE (Half Day)
On boarding our pleasure boat we sail to visit the natural port of Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour, whose natural creeks make this port one of the most beautiful in Europe. The views of the fortifications from the seaward side are unique and a treasure for photographers. After, we will visit a Glass Blowing Factory, where various mouth blown souvenirs are on display. A walk on the Sliema promenade will take place before returning to the hotel.
Tour 2: MALTA BY NIGHT
We drive from St. Julians, through Sliema and Ta’Xbiex promenades and proceed to Rabat for dinner. Our reserved tables on the terrace command a panoramic view of two thirds of the island as seen at nighttime. Return trip to St. Julians, passing through Mosta, famous for it’s Church and Dome, and round the illuminated bastions of Valletta.
Tour 3: THREE CITIES TOUR (Full day)
Discover the historical area known as the three cities: Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea. We shall walk through the various narrow streets shaded by many historic buildings and churches. We shall also visit the Vittoriosa ramparts, the Maritime Museum and the Inquisitors’ Palace, St Lawrence Church and Senglea point. Lunch. Stroll around Marsaxlokk fishing village.
Tour 4: GOZO HERITAGE (Full day)
This tour takes us to Malta’s sister island. The trip by boat takes 20minutes. GOZO has a character entirely of its own. It is called the island of three hills; it is greener and more picturesque than Malta. During this excursion, we shall visit the Azure Window at Dwejra, the old citadel in Victoria, the picturesque bay of Xlendi and the Gozo Heritage, where whilst walking amongst the historical carved figures you will discover the fascinating stories of the goddess Calypso; speculate about missing treasures, and examine the elaborate sculptures which together with the sounds, smells and special lighting effects will take you back in time. Free time for shopping will also be available. Gozo is renowned for its woollen goods and handmade lace.
Tour 5 VALLETTA (Full day)
Independence Day. A full day tour of Valletta, the Capital City. We shall watch an event marking the celebrations of Independence. Our guided tour will take us through the streets of the City built by gentlemen for gentlemen. Our first stop will be at the Barracca Gardens with a breath taking panoramic view of the Grand Harbour. We shall then proceed to St. John’s Co-Cathedral adorn in riches that date back to the times of the Knights of Malta. A walk down Republic Street to the Grand Masters’ Palace for an external view from and its’ courtyards. Then proceed to see the newest attraction in Valletta – The Great Siege of Malta and the Knights of St John where one can relive the times of the Knights. Lunch will be served in the main square. After lunch we proceed on foot to watch a multivision show – The Malta Experience, which depicts Malta’s History throughout the ages.
PRE AND POST SEMINAR TOURS
The organizers will be more than happy to assist with tailor made tours during the seminar and also for participants wishing to come to Malta before the Seminar dates or those who prefer to extend their stay longer. Please fill in the relative hotel and flights information details in the Registration Form, and ask the secretariat for more information.
Tour costs have been based on a minimum of twenty participants travelling together on a tour. The Organisers reserves the right to make necessary changes as deemed fit without liability for compensation to the customers.
The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel is a superior four-star hotel. It is splendidly set on the bay of St. Julians, right on the periphery of the best-known entertainment district and is only two minutes away from the Casino, a rocky public beach and other attractions. The 205 rooms are all air-conditioned. All rooms have a luxury bathroom, colour cable TV, direct dial telephone and connection for fax, and minibar. The Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel is also the Seminar Venue.
The Westin Dragonara Resort is a five star hotel. It is situated in St. Julians across the road from the seminar venue. The Westin Dragonara Resort has 311 Luxury sea-view Guest Rooms and Suites, a Business Centre, three Swimming Pools, Restaurants and Leisure facilities.
The Lapsi Hotel is a four-star seafront property, which enjoys a prime location in Balluta Bay. The hotel offers 140 air-conditioned rooms, which are all comfortably and tastefully furnished. It has an outdoor swimming pool. It is situated about 20 minute away by walk from the seminar venue. The prices quoted are for inland rooms. For rooms with sea views there is a Lm6.50 supplement per room.
The organizing committee has already reserved a number of rooms in the three hotels. This enabled the committee to procure a reduced price for the participants if the booking is made through the seminar secretariat. The reservations are made on a first come first served basis.
ACCESShas been appointed the official carrier to the seminar. They will be offering discounted rates to all the participants and accompanying persons. Please see the attached flier. For further information you are kindly requested to contact the seminar secretariat. There are daily flights to and from Malta from all major European airports. Participants not having Air Malta offices in their respective Country may contact the secretariat for information.
Airport transfers may be made by taxi. Transfers may be arranged through the seminar secretariat. A representative will meet all flights specified on the participants registration form. The price will be Lm5.00 per person per one-way transfer.
The seminar secretarial will assist where possible. These may be contacted at:
The Land Surveyors’ Society – Malta
Contact Persons: Nadia Polidano or Michelle Camilleri
SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM
Download the registration form in pdf-format here.
SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM
The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium
18 - 21 September 2000 - MALTA
A seminar organised by International Federation of Surveyors and The Land Surveyors Society - Malta
OLIVAIR TRAVEL & TOURISM LTD
1. Participant Details
Mr/Ms Surname ___________________ First (given) name________________
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Postal Code _____________ Country ________________________________
Tel. Code _______No ._____________Fax Code ________ No .____________
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2. Accompanying Person Details
Mr/Ms Surname ___________________ First (given) name ________________
3. Registration Fee
Please specify any special dietary requirements e.g. Vegetarian, No pork etc.
5. Social Events
6. Airport Transfers
Lm5.00 per person, per one-way shuttle (Lm10 per person both ways)
Arrival Date___________________Flight No._____________
Flight Arrival Time_____________No. of Persons__________ Lm________
Departure Date_________________Flight No._____________
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8. Payment Details
9. Terms of Payment
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2. Please charge the sum of Maltese Liri (Lm)_____________________________ to my credit card.
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All cancellations must be sent in writing either by post or FAX. All refunds will be done according to the following: Before July 31st - 90% of the amount paid;
Seminar Registration and Information Centre
The Seminar Registration and information Centre is at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel and will be open during the following times:
Any person wishing to attend any of the social events and tours must have a ticket/invitation in addition to their name badge.
Please wear the name badge issued to you on registration at all times during the Seminar.
As the Official Carrier for participants interested in attending 'The Mediterranean Surveyor in the New Millennium Seminar' to be held in Malta between 18th and the 21st September 2000, we are pleased to welcome you on board our scheduled services.
Special discounted rates applicable on Air Malta point to point scheduled routes are being made available to all delegates and accompanying partners. To benefit from this arrangement, you are kindly requested to contact any Air Malta office listed overleaf to make your flight reservations. Early bookings are recommended.
For identification purposes you are kindly requested to present a document, which the seminar secretariat will eventually forward, to participants, on registration. Flight tickets are to be collected directly from our Sales offices.
We wish you an enjoyable stay in Malta.