ECMLG Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ECMLG Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

University of Malta,
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta
Malta

www.um.edu.mt 


University Information

The Valletta Campus, which is housed in the Old University Building in Valletta, dates back to the founding of the Collegium Melitense in 1592. This Campus serves as a prestigious setting for the hosting of international conferences, seminars, short courses and summer schools. It is also the seat of the University's International Collaborative Programmes, the Research, Innovation & Development Trust (RIDT) and the Conferences & Events Unit.

Local Information

Malta Gozo and Comino, the inhabited islands of the Maltese archipelago, lie at almost the exact geographical heart of the Mediterranean Sea. With Sicily some 95 kms to the North, Tripoli 350 kms to the South and Tunis 320 kms to the West, Malta is virtually at the crossroads between continents. The islands' strategic position has, in fact, made them subject to a succession of rulers, who in turn left their influence on the country and language as we know them today. Malta's pre-history dates back to 5000 B.C., whilst its documented past is traceable over a period of 2000 years.

In 1964 Malta obtained its political Independence from Britain and in 1974 it became a Republic. Elections to the House of Representatives are held every five years. Malta is a member of the United Nations and its various organisations and ever since 1964 has taken an active role in United Nations affairs. In 1967 Malta launched the idea of seabed resources being the common heritage of mankind. Malta became a full member of the EU on 1 May 2004 and adopted the Euro on 1 January 2008.

The national language is Maltese which is a complex derivative of Semitic and Romance languages using a primarily Latin alphabet but also including a number of additional letters which originate in the Arab language. English is also an official language. The climate is typically Mediterranean, having mild winters and hot summers. Malta has a population of over 432,500 and in 2018 was visited by a record 2.6 million tourists. Air Malta and other international airlines link Malta with the major European and North African cities. There are daily connections to London (Heathrow and Gatwick Airports) and Rome as well as frequent direct flights to Milan, Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Athens, Tunis, Cairo, Tel Aviv and Dubai. A sophisticated telecommunications system ensures easy international links. The Capital City, Valletta, commissioned by Grandmaster La Vallette after the Great Siege of 1565, was selected as European Capital of Culture 2018."

Getting to ECMLG

You can find more information on the Malta Tourism Authority's website: www.mta.com.mt/en/home

There is only 1 airport in Malta and that is the Luqa Airport: https://www.maltairport.com/

Public transport- There are buses which leave the airport to various cities around Malta; x1,x2,x3 and x4. The tickets cost 2 euro for mid -June- mid October and 1.50 euro during all  the rest of the year. You can find all the info on this website:

https://www.maltairport.com/passenger/getting-here/bus-service/

Conference Accommodation

The designated Conference Hotel for ECMLG is yet to be confirmed.
 
We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as booking.com.
 
Below is a selection of hotels recommended by the university.

Key Locations

Key locations for the 15th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance - ECMLG 2021 are shown on this google map: