The Maltese Islands
FDG 2020 will be hosted in Malta, a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy. Small yet densely populated, Malta has over 7000 years of history. It can be described as one big open-air museum since so much of the past is visible today: from its prehistoric temples to the Baroque cities constructed in the 16th century by knightly orders. Malta is just a few hours’ ﬂying time from most mainland European cities, especially during the summer (with seasonal charter ﬂights).
The conference will be hosted at the Luzzu Conference Center in Bugibba, in the northeast part of the island of Malta. Bugibba is one of Malta’s largest seaside villages with numerous hotels, restaurants, clubs and pubs. Bugibba has a seaside promenade stretching from Salina Bay to St Paul’s Bay, with beautiful views of the open sea and St. Paul’s Island. The coastline is a bit rocky, but these are ﬂat rocks, providing a good place for sunbathing and swimming. Bugibba has been developed into a seaside resort and has a lively nightlife. The venue is located on the Qawra Waterfront, oﬀering unobstructed sea views.