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IFATCA Conference Newcommer Ballot

As some of you will remember EGATS used to give the opportunity for a member to join the official EGATS delegation at the IFATCA annual conference. Last year we didn’t organise the ballot, as there were too many practical difficulties, but this year we are bringing it back!

The 48th IFATCA Annual Conference will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from 20th to 24th April 2009. Participating in this conference will give you the chance to attend interesting meetings regarding our profession, with professional and technical committees set up to discuss the main issues and the way forward.

To be eligible for the ballot there are only two conditions:

  1. You have been an EGATS member for at least 2 years
  2. You have not been selected previously to attend a conference

If you are interested in attending and motivated to be part of the team, enter the ballot by writing an email to:

Closing date for applications is 20 November 2008 so act quickly!

The winner will be announced before the end of November. We have made sure you will be able to take the time off with the OMT and you will be compensated for your days.

In case you are selected to attend, EGATS will assist you to make all the necessary flight, accommodation and attendance reservations and will reimburse you upon returning, subject attendance to the meetings and the writing of a report for the Output magazine.

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