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2014 JCI European Conference

Every year for a period of 4 days the members of JCI are given the opportunity to meet for networking, training, formal and informal exchanges. The conference, through its various activities, will be creating lasting initiatives through its clear objectives:

  • The official part of the conference includes the opening and closing ceremonies attended by all the delegates highlighting the host country, the partners, and the Conference’s various initiatives;
  • The work time with the official General Assembly allowing the National Presidents of JCI organisations in Europe to discuss the development of the JCI organisation. Secondly, there will be a large number of  training sessions for all the delegates;
  • Networking during the trade show, the business day, guest speakers seminars, all experts in their field;
  • Senate programme: this programme will cater for JCI Senators, who are generally older members over 40 who have distinguished themselves within the organisation. The European Conference generally draws between 400-500 Senators;
  • Company visits: organised to allow JCI members to get a better understanding of our Partners’ contribution and their impact on the local economy;
  • The entertainment, including formal, such as the Awards Ceremony, and informal events such as National Nights and VIP Receptions, help strengthen the friendship between the members;
  • Relaxing moments such as sightseeing with an emphasis on the culture of the host country.

Key Note Speakers

Lord Michael Hastings

DATE of Key Note Speech: Thursday 12 June | 10.30 – 11.30 | Radisson Ballroom 

Michael Hastings is KPMG International’s Global Head of Corporate Citizenship. He was previously the BBC’s Head of Public Affairs 1996 to 2003 then the first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility 2003 to 2006.


Michael is a Board Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation and was a non-executive Director of British Telecom (on the Board for Responsible and Sustainable Business) from 2004 to 2013. He first represented KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship Committee of the World Economic Forum 2008 to 2010 and was a Board Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 2010 to 2012. In 2009 he became a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Diversity and Talent, in 2010 served on the ‘Global Agenda Council on the Next Generation and in 2011 became a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business. In 2012 he accepted the invitation to become Vice Chairman of the WEF Agenda Council – the Future of Civil Society.

 Michael is Chairman of Millennium Promise UK and a member of the global Millennium Promise Board.  He has also served as Vice Chairman of Business in the Community’s International Leadership Board from 2011 to 2014.

 In 2010 he was a leading advisor to the Chatham House enquiry into the Future Role of the UK in Foreign Affairs. Michael sits on the Council of the Overseas Development Institute in the UK and previously on the Centre for Global Development in the USA. In 2011 he became a Vice President of UNICEF.

 In January 2003, Michael was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in recognition of his services to crime reduction, including 15 years as Chairman of Crime Concern and 21years as a Trustee. He led the merger of Crime Concern with the Rainer Foundation to create Catch 22. He served on the Commission for Racial Equality for nine years as a Commissioner from 1993 to 2001. He is listed as one of the 100 most influential black people in Britain.

 In 2005, Michael was awarded the honour of an independent peerage to the House of Lords by Her Majesty The Queen. In the same year he also received the UNICEF award from the then UK Chancellor for his ‘outstanding contribution to understanding and effecting solutions for Africa’s children’. Michael is President of ZANE – a development aid agency focussed on Zimbabwe.

Michael began his career as a teacher and then moved into Government service in 1986 supporting policy initiatives to bring employment and development to Britain’s inner cities. In 1990 he moved to work at TVAM on education programming and then GMTV as Chief Political Correspondent and then the BBC in 1994 as a presenter of the weekly Around Westminster programme before joining the BBC Corporate Affairs division in 1996.

Dr Tracey Wilen

Thought Leader, Speaker

Date of Key Note Speech: Saturday 14 June 2014 | 11.00 – 12.00 | Radisson Ballroom

TraceyDr. Tracey Wilen is a prominent thought leader on the impact of technology on society, work, and careers. A former visiting scholar at Stanford University, she has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, Cisco, and the Apollo Group.

Dr. Wilen has authored 11 books, including her most recent book,Employed for Life, 21st. Century Career Trends (2014), Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders (2013) andSociety 3.0: How Technology Is Reshaping Education, Work, and Society (2012).

She has appeared on CNN, Fox, and CBS News, and in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago TribuneForbes,the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. She frequently contributes to the Huffington Post, the Examiner, and the Christian Science Monitor, and weekly appears on radio shows across the US as an expert guest.

Dr. Wilen is a global speaker on the impact of technology on work, careers, and women’s leadership.

Dr. Wilen was named San Francisco Woman of the Year and honored by the San Francisco Business Times as the most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business in 2012.

Key Note Speech – Society 3.0: The Future of Work, Skills, and Careers in a Technology Driven World 

Rapid changes in society and technology have changed the workforce and employment. Today there are new pressures on workers to change the way they prepare and plan for modern day careers. These changes also require employers create work environments that ensure a qualified workforce.

As these pressures increase, the demand for an educated and technologically skilled workforce will require more emphasis on career planning. The modern workplace requires that individuals and firms both actively engage in workforce preparation for future employment to ensure personal, corporate, and national prosperity.

Society 3.0 focuses on the current forces that impact work and skills and careers. This visual presentation will illustrate how industries such as healthcare, media, manufacturing, automotive etc. have been transformed in a relatively short period of time with advice for both employers and employees.

Participants will learn:

  1. Societal Changes – How globalization and societal forces have created a new workplace.
  2. Technology Innovations – What technologies are changing the work, skills and careers?
  3. The Future of Work – What will work look like in 2020?
  4. Future Skills – What new skills are required in a digital world?
  5. The Future of You – How you can stay employed for life.

Community Impact and Sports Programme

BEACH BETTER
CSR Community Project

JCI Delegates will have the opportunity to create impact in the community of St. Julian’s and the marine eco-system as we join forces together with Partners and Citizens to clean up a part of St. George’s Bay.

On Friday 13 June at 09.30, we will have a workshop delivered by an expert to explain the negative impacts of waste and pollution on marine life. At 10.30am, we will then put our learning into practice as JCI delegates will be given snorkels and dive into to the sea to gather waste that rests on the seabed. Professional divers will assist in this clean-up operation as well as constantly supervise the whole activity. Delegates may chose to snorkel or assist on land.

This activity is being supported by the Malta Professional Diving Schools Association, MSV Life and the Vodafone Foundation.

 

How will you be contributing to the Nothing But Nets in the 3×3 Tournament?

– Losing teams all donate 5  bed nets. SO DO NOT LOSE THE MATCH. OR LOSE AND BE A HERO!!

– Spectators can bet nets for team which they support. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE WHİCH TEAM İS THE NBN HERO!

– Entrance fee for spectators is  1 net.

– You can bet for 3 points shoots. And you don’t have to be a part of team.

SO DO NOT FORGET BRINGING YOUR BASKETBALL SHOES

 

Excursions and Senators’ Programme

Tour 1: Half Day – The Riches of the Capital – Wednesday 11th June, 0900 – 1300hrs

Our guided tour through the bustling streets of Valletta will first allow you to view the Upper Barrakka Gardens that command a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour. Moving on, we visit the St John’s Co- Cathedral, adorned in riches that date back to the Knights of Malta, including the world famous Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum that is adorned with Flemish tapestries. Adding a noble touch to the tour, delegates will be hosted at the house of the Noble Marquis De Piro for a tour of his house, Casa Rocca Piccola, followed by a coffee beak in the luscious gardens, hosted by Madame De Piro herself.

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Tour 2: Half Day – The Other Side of Malta – Thursday 12th June, 1330 – 1730hrs

Discovering Malta’s other side … the noble and more elegant side, where within an 18th century Palace, a treasure trove of delightful artefacts can be found. Welcome to Palazzo Parisio, the beloved family home of the Marquis Scicluna. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder, where one will discover intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether seeking inspiration from the grand Ballroom, or enjoying the simplicity of the Gardens and Orange Grove. Following the tour of the Palace, the guests will be invited for a ‘high tea’. Later, allow us to astound you with a visit to Mosta’s majestic dome, one of the largest in Europe.

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Tour 3: Half Day – The Three Cities – Friday 13th June, 0900 – 1300hrs

Discovering the Grand Harbour area opposite Valletta known as the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, where the Knights of St. John first settled in 1530. Driving past Cospicua we reach Vittoriosa for a walking tour through the narrow streets in the shade of historic buildings, including the first Auberges of the various langues of the Order. At the Vittoriosa waterfront we take a typical harbour boat (dghajsa) for a tour of the colourful harbour creeks. From the Senglea Garden, situated at the tip of the peninsula, enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo from where Grand Master La Valette led the defense of the island during the Great Siege of 1565.

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 Three Day Pre-Conference Tour

Three Half Days Tours during the conference

Golf

Boat Cruise

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SENATORS PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR

Special offer: Book all three excursions at once for €190 instead of €210!

Pick up from Senate Hotel, The Westin Dragonara Resort

Day One: Full Day – The Southern Coast – Monday 09th June, 1030 – 1630hrs

The tour takes the participants along the southern coast of the island, where time gives the impression to have stood still, with unspoilt villages and chapels dotting the countryside. Driving past the Blue Grotto where we stop for a panoramic tour, we stop in the village of Zurrieq, which still retains its character and charm.

A visit to one of the few remaining functioning original windmills ends with a tasty twist, where guests will be invited to sample the traditional Maltese snack and liquor. A walk along the village’s streets leads us to the main square, where the idyllic lifestyle can be observed. We transfer on to the fishing village of Marsaxlokk, where free time will be given for a stroll around the market set out on the waterfront.

A visit to The Three Cities cannot go amiss once one is in the southern part of the island. Birgu. Bormla and Isla as they are known in Maltese, lie along the Grand Harbour and can trace back their history along Malta’s own timeline. From unconquered cities, to an insight into the noble and domestic way of life during the time of the Knights, a visit to these Cities completes the day.

Day Two: Full Day – Gozo – Tuesday 10th June, 0830 – 1630hrs

Tour of Malta’s sister island of Gozo. After a twenty minute ferry crossing, on setting foot in Gozo, one will notice that although both islands are similar in history, Gozo has a character entirely of its own. A three-hilled island, Gozo is greener and more picturesque than busy Malta. During the excursion we will visit the temples of Ggantija, the Citadel and Cathedral in Victoria, the bay of Xlendi, the Sanctuary of Ta’ Pinu and the Azur Window of Dwejra. Free time will be given to explore Gozo’s best known markets, where a selection of hand made lace and other artefacts can be found.

Day Three: Full Day – Mdina and Beyond – Wednesday 11th June, 0930 – 1600hrs

This excursion takes us to the central part of Malta, where we start with a visit to the botanical gardens of San Anton, which lie within the gardens of the Presidential Palace. This is followed by a wine tasting session in one of Malta’s exclusive wineries. After having appreciated the process of wine making, we transfer to Mdina, Malta’s former capital city. On passing through the narrow streets of Mdina, the ’Silent City’, we will admire the imposing bastions that command a magnificent view of most of the island. On leaving Mdina we proceed to the neighbouring town of Rabat. After lunch a short stroll is taken along the cliffs of Dingli, followed by a visit to the Crafts Village at Ta’ Qali.

Pick-ups for all half-day tours is the Radisson Blu St. Julian’s

Tour 1: Half Day – The Riches of the Capital – Wednesday 11th June, 0900 – 1300hrs

Our guided tour through the bustling streets of Valletta will first allow you to view the Upper Barrakka Gardens that command a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbour. Moving on, we visit the St John’s Co- Cathedral, adorned in riches that date back to the Knights of Malta, including the world famous Caravaggio painting that is on display in the Oratory of this Cathedral. We also visit the Church Museum that is adorned with Flemish tapestries. Adding a noble touch to the tour, delegates will be hosted at the house of the Noble Marquis De Piro for a tour of his house, Casa Rocca Piccola, followed by a coffee beak in the luscious gardens, hosted by Madame De Piro herself.

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Tour 2: Half Day – The Other Side of Malta – Thursday 12th June, 1330 – 1730hrs

Discovering Malta’s other side … the noble and more elegant side, where within an 18th century Palace, a treasure trove of delightful artefacts can be found. Welcome to Palazzo Parisio, the beloved family home of the Marquis Scicluna. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder, where one will discover intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether seeking inspiration from the grand Ballroom, or enjoying the simplicity of the Gardens and Orange Grove. Following the tour of the Palace, the guests will be invited for a ‘high tea’. Later, allow us to astound you with a visit to Mosta’s majestic dome, one of the largest in Europe.

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Tour 3: Half Day – The Three Cities – Friday 13th June, 0900 – 1300hrs

Discovering the Grand Harbour area opposite Valletta known as the Three Cities – Vittoriosa, Cospicua and Senglea, where the Knights of St. John first settled in 1530. Driving past Cospicua we reach Vittoriosa for a walking tour through the narrow streets in the shade of historic buildings, including the first Auberges of the various langues of the Order. At the Vittoriosa waterfront we take a typical harbour boat (dghajsa) for a tour of the colourful harbour creeks. From the Senglea Garden, situated at the tip of the peninsula, enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo from where Grand Master La Valette led the defense of the island during the Great Siege of 1565.

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GOLF : Friday 13th June,  morning only at the Royal Malta Golf Club

The earliest known reference to golf in Malta is an article of ‘Mediterranean Reminiscences’ by a Captain Mark Mantle in the British Review of 1880 in which he refers to having been ‘initiated in the quaint arts of golf in a strange setting among the fortifications of Malta’ in 1879. The Royal Malta Golf Club was founded in 1888 by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry D’Oyley Torrens KCB KCMG. Sir Henry established a clubhouse in St Anne’s Ditch and a 9-hole course laid out around the bastions (better known as the Hornworks) of the capital city Valletta. The club moved to its present location in 1904 which is essentially flat parkland on the silted up remains of the ancient harbour and river estuary (Marsa is the Phoenician word for harbour). With limited land available it only had 14 holes and the area had to be shared with tennis players and cricketers. The course was extended to 18 holes in the 1950s but a horse-racing track crossed seven of the holes and the horses obviously had priority! The track was annexed to the golf course in the late 1980s and the course is now fully self-contained. Unfortunately the designer of the course is not known but all credit to him for producing a gem out of a relatively small parcel of land. Guests are asked to respect standard etiquette and our dress code. Players are required to be in possession of a valid handicap and must produce this on the day of play. If this is not available, then proof of membership of an overseas Golf Club has to be produced.

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FULL DAY CRUISE TO GOZO, COMINO & THE BLUE LAGOON on board the exclusive Turkish gullet Fernandes I

Pick-up from the Marina Quay

Friday 13th June, 0930 – 1700hrs

Price Includes:

  • Morning Snack
  • Hot and Cold Buffet consisting of: Grilled steak, fish, a selection of hot vegetables and potatoes, a selection of cold meat cuts and different salads
  • Fresh fruit (also served in the afternoon)
  • Wine during lunch
  • Fresh Fruit will be served in the afternoon.
  • Open Bar included consisting of Beer, Wine, Water and Soft Drinks

Board the beautiful Fernandes I, a 26.5 metre long Schooner Rigged Turkish Gullet with a large forward deck, covered stern deck and a large saloon. The Fernandes will depart from the Corinthia Marina Jetty and cruise North westwards towards Gozo. We drop anchor in a secluded bay in Gozo at approximately 11.15 a.m. En-route you will see the panoramic cliffs, coves and inlets. The rest of the morning will be spent swimming and snorkelling or just sunbathing and relaxing on the large decks, while our stewards prepare a delicious Buffet. After lunch the Fernandez I will sail towards Comino, where it will drop anchor in the beautiful Blue Lagoon and you will spend the rest of the afternoon swimming in the magical crystal clear water of the lagoon. (Optional boat rides to the caves are organised: Tickets sold on board).

Conference Newsletters

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

  •  KPMG
  • Malta Tourism Authority
  • MSV Life
  • MISCO
  • BeastTeam Audio
  • Ministry for Tourism
  • Nexos Lighting and Vision
  • Delicata
  • the Concept Stadium
  • 3a Global
  • EASY School of Languages
  • Airmalta
  • Instapp

 Media Coverage

16/06/2014

The Concept Stadium presents workshop at JCI European Conference on Brand Marketing – Independent

14/06/2014

Stilettos, Rusty Deck-Chairs and hundreds of cans and bottles collected at the beach clean-up operation – Independent

11/06/2014

Malta business networking event attracts 1,200 delegates from 49 countries – Independent

30/05/2014

Joanna Drake to Lead Entrepreneurship Workshop – [di-ve]

30/04/2014

The Malta Economic Update – April 2014 Issue

24/04/2014

Fifty days to go and already 1,100 people registered for the 2014 JCI European Conference – The Malta Business Weekly

13/02/2014

JCI Conference to bring 1,500 to Malta – The Times of Malta

10/01/2014

Over 500 delegates from 27 countries confirmed for JCI European conference – The Malta Independent

10/08/2013

the ‘Concept Stadium’ marketing partner of JCI Malta European Conference – the Malta Economic Update

02/08/2013

the ‘Concept Stadium’ marketing partner of JCI Malta European Conference – [di-ve]

07/06/2013

Watch: Malta’s promo at 2013 JCI European Conference – Malta Independent

18/04/2013

JCI Malta to host European Conference in 2014 – [di-ve]

24/01/2013

Junior Chamber hosting European Conference in 2014 – [di-ve]

09/09/2012

Malta chosen to host the JCI European Conference in June 2014 – Malta Independent

06/09/2012

Malta to host the JCI European Conference – [di-ve] 

Malta chosen to host the JCI European Conference – Malta Independent

Tourism Minister de Marco congratulates the Team –  The Malta Business Weekly

27/06/2012

Berlin Embassy supports JCI Malta bid to host European Conference – Foreign Ministry

12/06/2012

JCI Malta promotes Malta as potential host country – Times of Malta

09/06/2011

Malta at the JCI European Conference – The Malta Business Weekly

 

Other Conference Content

Presentations by Key Note Speaker: Lord Michael Hastings

Presentations by Key Note Speaker: Dr Tracey Wilen

THE JCI EC2014 DESTINATION: MALTA – COUNTRY GUIDE

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