Battle of the Seas
Barge in the Grand Harbour
Fungus Rock
Grand Master
Hilton Hotel
Malta Boat Trip
Malta View
Westin Hotel Malta
Horse Carriage
Montekristo Wine Vaults
Palazzo Parisio
The Maltese Cooking Challenge

Established in 2001, EC Meetings was fuelled by the vision to offer a unique DMC service and fired by the passion to do things better. At EC Meetings Malta, we provide honest, objective and experienced advice to translate your event brief into a sound business proposition, whilst avoiding shortcuts and focusing on the important details every step of the way. Our aim is to create a programme that is tailor made to your requirements and objectives, securing our position as the local leaders in creative destination management, whilst consistently delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction and return on investment. We have years of experience in handling programmes for incentives, conferences, meetings and event management and guarantee innovative, fresh and winning ideas every time.

 Contacts
No 8, Ivo Muscat Azzopardi Street
St. Julians - STJ 1905
Malta
Tel:+ 356 2137 8044
Skype:mark_gatt
Email:malta@dudmc.com
www.ecmeetings.com/
Contacts:

Mr Mark Gatt - Managing Director / Mr Chris Fenech - Director of Operations

DMC Location


 

Company   -   EC Meetings

Established in May 2001, ECMeetings Malta was fuelled by the vision to offer a unique DMC service and fired by the passion to do things better. Despite the high level of competition, a unique strategic vision and a commitment to hard work ensured the success the company enjoys today.

At ECMeetings Malta, we provide honest, objective and experienced advice to translate your event brief into a sound business proposition.

Unlike your typical “cut and paste” DMC, we avoid taking short cuts and focus on the details throughout every step of the way. Our aim is to create a programme that is tailor made to your requirements and objectives, securing our position as the local leaders in creative destination management whilst consistently delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction and return on investment.

At ECMeetings Malta we provide a full event management service, from the conception of creative event themes all the way down to the finest detail; and whilst we’re passionate about doing things that have never been done before, we’re completely nuts about logistics and leave no stone unturned in the services that we offer.

We guarantee innovative, fresh, winning ideas every time.

 

Destination

Not many destination's have thousands of years’ experience as a meeting place. At the crossroads of maritime routes, the Maltese Islands have been a point of encounter for a host of people as a home, stronghold, trading post and refuge for over 7000 years. From temple builders, seafaring Phoenicians and the traveler Apostle Paul, to the Knights of St John, Napoleon and British royalty - all have set foot here leaving their imprint for you to discover.

For a venue with a difference, Malta is not just sea and sun, but a tangible history book of landmark events that unfolds at every corner. Prehistoric temples, exquisite palaces, impressive fortifications and unique architecture form the exclusive back drop to the events and programmes, designed to create the ultimate event.

Although Malta offers a wide range of fascinating archaeological and architectural monuments, it also boasts a selection of hotels and conference centres, which are designed to host meetings of various dimensions. Malta’s state of the art facilities and modern technology are the result of its heavy investment in infrastructure, aiming to attract more business tourism and to continue its long-standing and quality tradition of welcoming and hosting foreigners.

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta offers proximity not only within the country itself, where little time is spent getting from one place to another, but flight times from major European Gateways are generally no longer than three hours.

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean, Malta is an independent republic consisting of a group of five small islands - Malta, Gozo and Comino, all of which are inhabited, and the smaller and uninhabited islands of Cominotto, Filfla and St. Paul's Islands.

Lying approximately 93 km to the south of Sicily and about 293 km to the North of the African mainland, the 316 km2 archipelago offers proximity not only within the country itself, where little time is spent getting from one place to another, but flight times from major European gateways are generally no longer than three hours.

Malta has neither mountains nor rivers and the islands are characterised by a series of low hills with terraced fields. The shoreline, which is 137 kilometres long, has many bays and harbours, with a good selection of small sandy beaches and rocky coves. Malta is comparatively low lying, the highest point being about 239 metres above sea level.
It is the climate that has made Malta an important tourist resort in the centre of the Mediterranean. The total annual rainfall is about 50 cms.

With temperatures averaging 14°C in winter and 32°C in the summer months, Malta offers a warm and mild climate throughout most of the year. The hottest months are from the middle of July to the middle of September, but the high temperatures are generally tempered by the cool sea breezes.

 

DMC Programme Ideas

Day 1

Arrival at Malta International Airport & welcome by ECMeetings staff.

Corvette / Mustang transfer to Valletta Harbour (15 minutes) to board a private boat which will take the delegate directly to the hotel. Welcome glass of champagne, canapés and check-in on board.

Evening

Departure from hotel to the Ancient Capital city of Mdina for an exclusive dinner within the walls of the City.

Before dinner the guests will have the opportunity to visit the fortified city on foot and be served drinks & canapés on the fortifications with an amazing view of the entire island.

Dinner at the Xara Lodge (for larger events) or De Mondion Restaurant (for smaller groups)

Return to Hotel

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Speedboat transfer to the Island of Gozo (20 minute high speed ride) directly from hotel.

Arrival in Gozo where the group will utilise 6-seater Jeeps (driven by a local driver).

During the morning the group will visit the famous Azure Window (filming location of Game of Thrones Season One) as well as having opportunities for wine tasting, olive oil tasting and visiting a traditional local bakery.

Lunch will either be served at a traditional farm (including all the ingredients sampled during the morning) or at a restaurant (depending on group size)

After lunch speedboat transfer to the Blue Lagoon (filming location of Hollywood blockbuster Troy) and free time to enjoy the location

Speedboat transfer back to hotel

Transfer to the hilltop village of Wardija for exclusive dinner at Castello Dei Baroni, a 16th Century Castle which still belongs to one of the Knights of Malta

 

Day 3

Transfer to Valletta, Malta’s Capital City and European Culture Capital in 2018

iPad Challenge inside the city with starting point at the Upper Barrakka Gardens which offer a fantastic view over the Valletta Grand Harbour.

An exclusive breakfast will be served for the group at the Barakka Gardens, during which they will be given a briefing.

The city IPAD Challenge  will take them to historic locations such as Fort St Elmo, The Knights’ Old Hospital and St John’s Cathedral.

Return to Hotel & Check-Out.

Transfer to Marsaxlokk fishing village for lunch at one of the many fish-serving restaurants in this area.

After lunch, transfer directly to Malta International Airport & group departure.

 

Suggested Sightseeing

Cruising, Culture and Champagne

During this tour, the guests will get the opportunity to see one of Europe’s largest natural harbours and a grand Cathedral, as well as being treated to a glass of sparkling wine in a beautiful garden with an amazing view.

The group will depart from the hotel embarking on a typical Maltese Luzzu and cruise through the beautiful Grand Harbour and its creeks as far as the Valletta Waterfront. The guests will be greeted by a convoy of karozzini (horse drawn carriages) that will take them into the capital city itself and after a fifteen minute ride, a walking tour of the city will commence with a visit to St. John’s Cathedral. The guide will give a tour of the church and a visit can also be made to the Cathedral Museum, which houses Caravaggio’s ‘The Beheading of St. John’.

The guests will then walk up to Upper Barakka Gardens from where they can enjoy a breathtaking view and where they will be served some canapés and a glass of sparkling wine. At 12.00hrs there is the firing of the cannons which the guests can enjoy if they arrive on time as they sip on their wine.

Marvel in Mdina, Visit a Vineyard and Picnic in a Palace

The guests will depart from the hotel and transfer to the old capital Mdina, within which guests can observe one of Europe’s finest examples of an ancient walled city with a mix of medieval and Baroque architecture. The group will be guided through the narrow streets typical of the city and a visit will be made of St Paul's Cathedral which is the architectural crown of the elegant, walled city of Mdina.

Afterwards, the guests will transfer to the Meridiana Wine Estate, which lies scenically under the ancient capital city of Mdina. The guests are welcomed and taken to the Upper Terrace where they will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the vineyard whilst tasting some of Meridiana’s premium wines.

The last destination for the day is the magnificent Palazzo Parisio, an 18th century Palace which was acquired by a noble family who set about embellishing it into a stately home holding various Italian and Maltese treasures. The beautifully landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting for an out of the ordinary lunch whereby the guests will be treated to a lavish picnic on the lawns.

 

Theme Party Ideas For Incentives

Cabana Beach Party

What better way to spend a warm and balmy summer evening than in a chic beach set up, where the guests can relax with light and fully flavoured cocktails whilst watching the sun go down and enjoying the summer breeze.

The beach will be set up with comfortable wooden sofas (in the shape of a cross) covered in white, with brown and beige cushions. Within each sofa area a low circular wooden table, with rose and jasmine incense sticks will be placed. Beige throws and cushions will be spread around the beach for those who would like to enjoy sitting on the sand.

The beach will be decorated with flickering cabana torches and large bonfires that will cast a glow adding to the stylish set up to create the perfect atmosphere for the guests to unwind in.

The DJ will play chill out music throughout the evening (Café del Mar style) while a masseuse/s will go round the guests massaging their heads or hands to really ensure that they are fully and totally in a state of pure relaxation.

Colours of the Mediterranean

Welcome to the heart of the Mediterranean! Experience a glowing evening of food and entertainment from the countries around this beautiful sea. Since time immemorial, the Mediterranean Basin has been the crossroads of encounters between the peoples and cultures of Africa, the Near East and Europe and the indispensable gateway for the Middle and Far East. A cradle of civilisations, it forms the finest melting-pot and the guests will be able to enjoy a night in a Mediterranean setting.

The overall décor of the evening will focus on warmth and bright colours in keeping with the Mediterranean region and therefore an abundance of fire torches, fire bowls, coloured candle holders & lanterns will be spread around the gardens to achieve an overall glow. The various parts of the venue will be themed according to a country or region with a landmark (or similar) of the country/countries in question together with a stall serving traditional food accompanied by some typical entertainment from the area. The perfect way to welcome your guests to the Mediterranean!

The Knights of St. John at La Valette Hall

Re-live the full glory of the Knights of Malta with a personal encounter with the Grand Master himself, whilst witnessing a Knighting Ceremony.

Dinner will be served in one of the most imposing buildings in Valletta, which was constructed as a hospital in the late 16th century by the Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem, subsequently also known as the Knights of Malta. The halls of the Sacra Infermeria were lined with comfortable beds for the sick and injured who were treated with the most advanced techniques and fed on silver platters irrespective of their social status.

The guests will be welcomed to the venue by an entourage of knights dressed in period costume who greet them with fanfares and drum rolls, whilst others stand with torches and lances. The master of ceremonies and his noble lady await the guests and lead them downstairs into the welcome area, whose backdrop consists of a heavy velvet curtain and two lance bearers standing guard.

After the guests have enjoyed a welcome drink and some canapés, the master of ceremonies will declare the banquet open and invite the guests through the red curtain into the stunningly decorated dining area. The walls of La Valette Hall will be lined with standing banners and candelabras, whilst the tables dressed in keeping with the Maltese colours and lit by wrought iron candelabras create the perfect setting for the dinner ahead.

During the night, the Grand Master will make an appearance and proclaim the “chosen ones” as Knights of the Order of Melitensia and depending on the client’s preferences, a wide range of entertainment options are available for during and after the meal. These may be suggested on request.

 

Convention Centres

Intercontinental Arena Conference Centre – IACC

Situated within the heart of St George's Bay, and fully refurbished in 2015, the IACC offers the largest uninterrupted floor area, as well as a significant amount of non-core space, in this area. The size of the venue and the ability to segment areas of the floor space allows ultimate versatility for different styles of events, from trade shows and exhibitions, launches and conferences, to receptions and large parties. With a capacity to seat 1,600 delegates in theatre style and adjacent exhibition / refreshment spaces, the IACC is now at the forefront of conference spaces on the Maltese Islands.

Hilton Malta Conference Centre 

Set in the exclusive Portomaso Marina in St. Julians and with a direct internal connection to the adjacent Hilton Malta, the Hilton Conference Centre offers the combination of a Mediterranean setting and state of the art facilities.
Spread over 4 levels, the centre boasts a variety of meeting rooms including a main conference room which can accommodate 1302 persons in theatre style, a range of syndicate rooms on four levels (five of which offer natural daylight) and extensive pre-function space for exhibitions and catering.

The Conference Centre also offers the support of a fully equipped business centre, office space for event organisers and the latest technological facilities. In addition to this, the HMCC’s support areas include storage space and a loading bay to facilitate the transfer of goods in and out of the building.

Together with the 5 star hotels in the St. Julians area, the HMCC contributes to the smooth operation of large scale events.

The Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre

The Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC) is Malta’s largest international conference and exhibition venue, and offers a blank canvas for creating any kind of event. The 7000 m² tension fabric structure can host any type of event ranging from large scale conferences to gala dinners, a concert for 10,000 to motor exhibitions, fashion shows and the like.

The MFCC has 3 moveable arches that will facilitate the rigging of production and set infra-structure and furthermore a flexible decking system that can create a stage of any size. The venue also has the ability to create tailored seating configurations to suit every event. From cabaret seating and conference set ups through to concert layouts and gala dinners, MFCC has both its own stock of seating as well as the resources to provide executive and luxury seating when required.

The venue’s in-house resources, expertise and flexibility offer a complete support network that can deliver all requirements to the highest standards. Tailored menus and bar facilities are available for every occasion and the size and flexibility of the venue allows for dance floors, lighting, PA systems and staging to be incorporated with ease, providing entertainment facilities second to none.

The Mediterranean Conference Centre

Located on the periphery of the historical city of Valletta and overlooking the breathtaking Grand Harbour, the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) is a 16th century building formerly known as the ‘Sacra Infermeria’. It was constructed as a hospital by the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, subsequently also known as the Knights of Malta, and is now one of the largest conference centers on the island.

The grand architectural style of this historic building, with its wide long halls, intricately vaulted ceilings and rich stone work, combine to provide a rich and striking atmosphere.

The MCC features a total of 10 halls and 9 syndicate rooms over an area of 7,000 m² with a capacity ranging from 15 to 1,400 persons. Each meeting hall is equipped with its own independent sound, lighting and climate control. Conference facilities include permanent installations for simultaneous interpretation for up to six languages, ADSL, WI-FI as well as A/V equipment.

Among the many halls is the 155 metre long Exhibition Hall, which can comfortably accommodate up to 1,100 persons for seated dinners. Furthermore, the Sacra Infermeria contains another two halls namely the La Valette, a wonderful banqueting venue which seats 900 guests and also La Cassiere provides an intimate dining atmosphere for executives or small incentive groups.

 

Something Different

The Maltese Cooking Challenge

Welcome to the Maltese Cooking Challenge! The objective of this day's activity is to test the guest’s innovation and creativity by working together in teams of 5 to solve clues, obtain ingredients for the best possible price and create a meal fit for royalty. This should be achieved incorporating as much humour and fun as possible. To successfully complete the Maltese Cooking Challenge, the teams need to invent and cook a typically Mediterranean / Maltese dish, find the perfect wine to accompany it, present it professionally and pass the taste test.

The challenge is divided into two parts, first solving the clues and gathering the ingredients by driving around the island in jeeps. In the meantime, the questions laid out in the clue book will lead the participants to different parts of the island and will eventually give the teams the name of the fish that they should purchase and which should be the main ingredient in their meal.

A fully fledged kitchen will be set up for the teams and they will have 45 minutes to prepare their meal after which professional chefs will judge the team’s performance according to a number of criteria used to assess professional cooking competitions.

Battle of the Seas

Voyaging through the azure Maltese sea our esteemed guests will have a unique opportunity to experience a clash of the eras which is about to occur before their eyes. The Pirates have risen from the depths to challenge the gallant Knights.

Split into two main teams - The Knights and The Pirates - each team will be given a gullet and props to wear.

As the gullets start cruising towards the battle location, the teams must perform various tasks on board the vessels. The more points they gain in their tasks, the more ammunition (water pistols, water cannons and buckets) and targets they can purchase for their vessel and the better chance they will have of sinking the opponents ship before they themselves are “engulfed” by the Mediterranean Waters.

The aim of the battle at sea is to “sink” your opponent’s vessel which is achieved as the vessels criss cross each other within a few meters and the Knights and Pirates will use their cannons & water guns to destroy each other’s targets.

 

Welcome Gifts

Other gift ideas can be given on request.

 

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