Tuesday, 22nd October 2019 - 19.30
On the evening of the pre-conference day, we'll open the conference at our traditional Opening Cocktail at 19.30. The event is free for those attending the whole conference, but don't forget to confirm your presence ticking the box during your registration. Registered participants should bring the invitation at the evening itself that they will find in the conference bag.
The Opening Cocktail takes place on the Rector's Palace in the old town of Dubrovnik. It is an excellent opportunity to greet old acquaintances and welcome new faces. We are also happy to introduce you to the shortlisted candidates for the FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards.
Thursday, 24th October 2019 - 08.15
Welcome aboard, welcome to the FIAT/IFTA family! Joining a new club might make you a little nervy, but don’t bother, we’re here to make you feel comfortable and allow you to get the best out of this conference. To do so, we’d like to offer you an extra opportunity to get to know each other. That's how the Newcomer's Breakfast was born, taking place this year on Thursday, October 24th, 8.15 at the conference floor of the Rixos Libertas Hotel.
Every year our conference welcomes first-timers and colleagues who don’t know FIAT/IFTA that well. While enjoying a coffee and croissant, we’ll tell you everything you always wanted to know, but never dared to ask about FIAT/IFTA. Come and join us, meet up with colleagues and long-standing but also young commission members. We’ll listen to your story, and you can discover what FIAT/IFTA can mean for you and your organisation. In an informal atmosphere we’ll tell about FIAT/IFTA’s functioning, the commissions, the events and other initiatives, the membership and how you can get involved too.Participation to the Newcomer's Breakfast is free, but please tick the box indicating that you would like to attend during your registration for the conference, so we know how many croissants to bake!
Thursday, 24th October 2019 - 19.30
A traditional highlight of the conference, the annual Gala Dinner and Awards Show, taking place on Thursday, October 24th at 20.00, is an ideal occasion to meet with colleagues in a more relaxed atmosphere. While enjoying the highlights of the Adriatic cuisine, everything is prepared for the presentation of the FIAT/IFTA Archive Achievement Awards, which always provide some exciting moments between main course and dessert. There will also be some artistic surprises during the evening but we cannot give anything away about that yet.Participation to this evening is included for those who have registered for the full conference, but don’t forget to tick the box confirming your presence when registering. At the evening itself registered participants are supposed to bring the invitation that they will find in the conference bag. The venue for this year’s event will be the magnificent seaside terrace of the Rixos Libertas Hotel