Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the network’s mainstay event where it began in 2004, the city of Malaga and the network alike have grown exponentially since then. The network was delighted to invite our members once again to this lively city on May 24-26, 2018 to network within the industry at our annual conference.
Located on the western edge of the Mediterranean Sea, Malaga is the capital of southern Spain’s “Sun Coast”. It has a rich and unique history dating back to the Phoenicians who founded the city in the 8th century BC. The city has also been inhabited by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors, and later conquered by the “Catholic Kings” in 1487. The port of Malaga has always played a strategic role in each passing civilization. Today, Malaga is a cosmopolitan city and one of Spain’s most important commercial and cultural centers.
The event began with a welcome cocktail reception on Thursday evening with spectacular panoramic views of the cityscape and port at the rooftop terrace of the AC Marriott Malaga Palacio hotel. Friday’s conference consisted of 25 presentations on a wide range of topics held at Malaga’s Institute of Port Studies; followed by dinner and a flamenco show at one of the city’s most iconic restaurants, El Pimpi. And those who were able to stick around for Saturday’s tour enjoyed a little friendly competition on a scavenger hunt throughout the city center!

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