HOLD European Conference

Dear sister,

The Handmaids of the Lord Family Ministry of Couples for Christ Europe welcomes you to the historic city of Geneva, Switzerland on the occasion of the 11th HOLD European Conference on 30 September- 2 October 2011

Geneva, the world’s most compact metropolis
Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important UN international co-operation centre with New York thanks to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.

The venue of this year’s “A Call to Arms… A Call to Victory” HOLD European Conference is the world famous Geneva Palexpo, site of the 2007 CFC Youth for Christ European Conference. It is also the home of the world famous annual Salon d’Auto (car show).
Let us all come and be part of this exciting event in the life of our community!

Hotel Accommodation
CFC Geneva has arranged for block reservations in several local hotels that sufficiently address the accommodation needs of sisters attending the conference. Please refer to Annexes 1 and 2 to view the list of hotels and their corresponding rates This roster of hotels provides room for a maximum 390 participants. Sisters may directly book against the CFC Geneva block reservation. Payments shall also be made to the hotel directly. Please note that Holiday Inn Express and Etap Hotel require their guests to fill in their respective registration forms (please refer to Annex 3 for Holiday Inn Express and Annex 4 for Etap Hotel). Please copy our Accommodation Focal Point (see below) when you send your properly filled-in form.

Public Transport
Sisters arriving by plane may get free ticket from the automatic distributor of TPG (Transport publics genevois) in the baggage claim area before going out of the airport. This entitles you to 80 minutes free transport within the tout Genève (within Geneva) zone only. Please refer to Annex 5.

Furthermore, brethren who are staying in at hotels in Geneva will receive a free Geneva Transport Card upon check-in to their hotel establishment with validity for the entire duration of their stay (including the full departure day). The Geneva Transport Card, in its credit-card format, is personal and non-transferable, enabling visitors to make unlimited use of the entire public-transportation network, covering trams and buses, CFF Swiss Federal rail s local trains, as well as yellow taxi boats operated by the Société des Mouettes Genevoises.

Hotel Accommodation Focal Point
Sis. Nena Musngi from CFC-HOLD Geneva will serve as the conference focal point for hotel accommodation. She will also be happy to respond to any hotel-related query at nenamusngi@gmail.com.

Sincerely in Christ,

Sis.Ludy Mendoza
CFC-HOLD National Coordinator, The Netherlands