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Travel and Venue

About Malta

Malta lies in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea.  It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. The country covers just over 316 km2, making it one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries. Malta is a favorite tourist destination due to its warm climate, and architectural and historical heritage which includes nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Malta is just a few hours' flying time from most mainland European cities and has excellent intercontinental connections with the main international airports. The national airline, Air Malta, operates flights to and from all the major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Other main airlines and various low-cost carriers also operate regularly to and from Malta, particularly during the summer months.

For further information about Malta please visit the official site: visitmalta.com 

Climate in Malta

The climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers, warm and sporadically wet autumns, and short, cool winters with adequate rainfall. Summers are warm, dry and very sunny. The weather usually starts warming up in April, which is then followed with a long spell of hot, dry weather. It rarely rains from April to August. July and August are Malta's hottest months with daytime temperatures usually above 30ºC (86ºF) and quite often also above 35ºC (95ºF). During this time many people spend time at the sea enjoying the Mediterranean waters.


The main currency in Malta is the Euro. Participants from outside the Eurozone can exchange currency at any bank in Malta.

Conference Venue

The conference venue is still to be determined. Information will be uploaded as soon as the venue is confirmed.


There is a lot of accommodation available in Malta at different prices. For more information please visit the Malta Tourism Authority website visitmalta.com


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