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Taipei will host 69th Skal World Congress

Taipei will host 69th Skal World Congress ( The 69th Skål World Congress will commence in Taipei, Taiwan on October 12, 2007 with a spectacular Get-together party at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, which includes the Chiang Kai Shek Museum.

The official Opening Ceremony will be held at the Taipei International Congress and Convention Hall (TICC). The Opening Ceremony will include the parade of the flags of all the nations represented in Skål, the official speeches, the presentation of the Skål Club of the Year Award and the presentation of the 7th Ecotourism Awards. Click on the following hyperlink to see all the entries in the Ecotourism Awards:

On Tuesday, October 14, 2008, the General Assembly, which is the one occasion every year when all the Clubs have the chance to meet and discuss items of mutual interest and vote for the candidate for the coming year and select the venue for the Congress in 2010, will be held. During the General Assembly in Taipei the amendments to the Statutes will also be tabled. Clubs should ensure that these proposed amendments are discussed locally and the Club delegate instructed how to vote. Copies of the proposed amendments can be found at the following hyperlink:

The Agenda for the General Assembly, including the reports by Skål International, the finances and the candidates for election can be found at the following hyperlink:

On Tuesday evening October 14, 2008, all Skål members and accompanying persons will come together for dinner at the magnificent Grand Hotel overlooking the Taiwan basin. Dinner will be served on the top floor with its great view of the city. Following dinner, a Talent or Friendship Night will be held where talented Skålleagues and friends will have the opportunity to perform, sing or play a musical instrument. After the success of this evening in Antalya last year, we have been asked to organize it again. There will be a form on the website for you to indicate your particular talent. Go to:

Wednesday morning, October 15, 2008, the annual Tourism Forum will commence at 09:30 hours in the TICC auditorium. The speaker this year will be Bert Van Walbeek, managing director, The Winning Edge, and his topic will be “Expect the Unexpected.” Bert is an expert in crisis management and delivers his serious lectures in a not-so-serious and enjoyable manner - not to be missed. Go to his website

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