The 2018 ECG Spring Congress & General Assembly will be held in Madrid on 24-25 May 2018. The venue will be the centrally located Hotel Hesperia Madrid. Participants are encouraged to stay over the weekend to enjoy this beautiful city and the cultural opportunities it offers. An optional social and sightseeing programme is available on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
The General Assembly will start at 15.00 on the afternoon of Thursday 24 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 fabulous Casino de Madrid. The evening will conclude with the graduation ceremony of Course 12 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. On Friday night the social dinner will be held in the historical Florida Retiro where a spectacular show will entertain the participants during dinner. The show, full of music, acrobatics and humor in the style of Las Vegas, is produced by the company Yllana, one of the most prestigious in Spain.
Saturday morning will see a guided walking tour of Madrid city centre where participants will step back in time and experience the small streets and forgotten convents of the XVIIth century.
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.
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION!
The event will be organised at the five star Hesperia Hotel Madrid where ECG has negotiated a special room rate of €209 + VAT for the delegates. Please book directly via the hotel's website. The special negotiated price of €129 + VAT is also available in the nearby four star Zurbano Hotel (booking link).