Partners of the Spring Congress & General Assembly

SC & GA Malta 2017

SC & GA Malta 2017

The 2017 ECG Spring Congress & General Assembly will be held in Malta on 18-19th May 2017. The venue will be the luxurious Grand Hotel Excelsior which is ideally situated just outside La Valletta, offering a magnificent view over Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island.

Participants are encouraged to stay over the weekend to enjoy the beautiful location and sunshine.  An optional social and sightseeing programme is on offer on Friday evening and Saturday morning. 

The General Assembly will start at 15.00 on the afternoon of Thursday 18th May with the usual formal proceedings in which full members of the association are entitled to vote. In the evening a cocktail reception will be followed by an elegant gala dinner in the stunning Limestone Heritage Park and Gardens. Participants will be transported to this dinner venue in charming vintage Maltese buses. The evening will conclude with the graduation ceremony of Course 11 of the ECG Academy when successful students will be awarded their Certificate in Automobile Logistics Management.

On Friday morning the Spring Congress will include a variety of interesting presentations, including one on the automotive market outlook from LMC Automotive. A detailed agenda will be published here in due course. The event will conclude with a lunch and a press conference for  representatives of the press and media.

On Friday evening and Saturday morning an optional social programme is on offer for those who wish to stay longer and experience something more of this historic island. On Friday evening participants can enjoy a torch-lit walk at dusk in the ancient hilltop city of Mdina, the old Maltese capital, followed by a relaxed dinner in the charming restaurant Bacchus. On Saturday morning we have chartered the elegant Turkish Gullet "Fernandez" and will cruise the two natural harbours on either side of Valletta - Marsamxetto Harbour and the Grand Harbour. The Gullet will drop anchor in Birgu so that participants can also enjoy a walking tour of the area. Be sure to join us!




Please note that the registration process will once again be handled for us by a third party called Taylor Bennett in the UK. 

Note: This event is open to ECG members and partners only. If you are not sure whether you are entitled to attend, please check with the ECG Secretariat first otherwise your registration could be cancelled and an administration fee will be retained by our agent.


The Spring Congress & General Assembly this year will be held in the Grand Hotel Excelsior, just outside Valletta. Due to the demands of the peak season this hotel is now fully booked on the 18th May and the ECG preferential rate is no longer available on other nights. ECG has reserved a number of additional rooms for our members in two other hotels. If you would like to reserve one of these rooms please contact the ECG Secretariat as soon as possible at and we will try to assist. 


Please note that as the hotel hosting the General Assembly is situated just a short taxi ride from the airport ECG will not be organising transfers for this event. Taxis are available from the arrivals hall at the airport.

In addition, the Grand Hotel Excelsior can organise transportation for its guests. If you wish to utilise this service please send a copy of your booking form to the hotel's transport desk on - Applicable charge is €20 one way (maximum 3 people). Please note that ECG is not responsible for this service.