It's only one week to go til our AGM extravaganza! Kathy reflects on her first #SMPAGM on the horizon...
As the day approaches I'm filled with a mixture of excitement, anticipation - and a little bit of nervousness! Whilst I hope the event will live up to previous years' successes, my overwhelming feeling is eagerness for the day to arrive as I know all the fantastic things that are in store:
- Inspiring stories from our members
- Live Malawian music
- Meeting old friends and new
- A very special surprise guest
- Incredible tourism prizes from all over Malawi
- And of course, Malawian gin and tonics!
Plus much, much more.
This year, we're adding a splash of colour to proceedings by inviting members to come dressed in Malawi clothes or colours if you wish. Be bold!
Our theme is ‘Understanding Partnership’ and celebrating the many and varied partnerships our members have. In the run up to the AGM we’re inviting all our members, partners and friends to take a moment to reflect on what they see as the real meaning of partnership.
If you haven'ts booked your place yet, the AGM is taking place on Saturday 30th September at Stewart's Melville College, Edinburgh (EH4 3EZ) from 2pm.
If you need any more persuasion, read about our fantastic prizes below:
Kumbali have two nights in their fantastic lodges up for grabs - their Country Lodge in Lilongwe and Lake Retreat in Salima - luxury accommodation in peaceful surroundings.
There are two nights on offer at Ngala Beach Lodge, beautiful accommodation right on the beach.
And Luwawa Forest Lodge is offering a relaxed stay in the Viphya mountains.
For the adventurous, Kiboko Safaris are offering a 3-day safari to South Luangwa, Zambia, with all transport from Lilongwe, accommodation, meals and 3 game drives!
And Central African Wilderness Safaris have safaris and accommodation at two of their lodges - Chelinda in Nyika National Park and Mvuu in a secluded wilderness setting in Liwonde National Park.
Kayak Africa are offering a night on their exclusive eco-lodge Mumbo Island - this deserted tropical island is covered in pristine miombo forest and offers great kayaking opportunities.
The Responsible Safari Company also have a rental vehicle up for grabs.
And finally, Ethiopian Airlines have a flight to Malawi to give away to one lucky winner!
We're delighted to have such fantastic support from the tourism industry in Malawi and we continue to promote the industry in our aim to show what an incredible tourist destination Malawi is. A big thank you to all our sponsors this year, and to the Malawi Travel Marketing Consortium for their on-going help and support.