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Malta is often called 'The Island of Sunshine and History', and rightly so. Lying at the very centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is blessed with an enviably mild climate and an historical heritage by far out of proportion to its small size.

Due to its strategic location and its excellent natural harbours, the island proved an irresistible attraction to the powers which at any one time enjoyed supremacy in the Mediterranean. As a result, the list of Malta's colonisers is almost endless: the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Castilians, Knights of St John, the French and finally the British all held Malta for some time and they all left a lasting mark on the island's history and culture.

Meeting in Malta

The second Plasma Protein Biotechnology meeting was held at the Radisson SAS Bay Point Resort on the island of Malta.

The Radisson SAS Bay Point Resort is a 5-star hotel and conference complex situated in St. George's Bay enjoys panoramic views along the northern coast of the island. It is located close to St. Julian's, one of Malta's leading tourist resorts, and is 20 minutes by car from the capital Valletta and 30 minutes from the international airport. All rooms have balconies with sea views and contain all the facilities you expect from a 5 star hotel. Opportunities to extend the stay were available.

The meeting was held in the Grand Ballroom located on the ground floor at pool level. Coffee breaks were held on the large terrace over-looking the blue sea of the Mediterranean.

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How to get there

Malta is easily accessible from most European countries. It is a popular destination,
so flights should be booked as early as possible. Air Malta is the national airline of Malta and has flights from several main hubs in Europe, including London, Frankfurt and Rome. Other airlines with frequent connections to Malta include Lufthansa and
British Airways, plus several others.