The 6th World Homeshare Congress took place on 21-22 March 2019 in Brussels where our hosts, 1toit2ages, had the honour of welcoming Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians to the opening session.
With a theme of ‘Celebrating Homeshare’, 200 speakers and delegates came from 17 countries in all parts of the world (a record!) to share their success stories: Australia, Japan, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, France, UK, USA, Spain, Germany, Canada …
The congress was held in the heart of the city with an evening drinks reception in the Salle Gothique of the City Hall in the famous Grand Place.
The totally unexpected attendance of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde was a great feather in the cap of 1toit2ages who celebrated their tenth anniversary at the congress – and their 2000th match! Queen Mathilde has a real interest in social programmes such as homesharing and stayed long enough to chat with speakers and our hosts. One photo on our Facebook page shows our President, Malcolm Johnson and Elizabeth Mills, our Honorary Director, with the Queen.
There were many things to celebrate at the congress, not least a new programme in the Czech Republic. New programmes are also being seriously considered in the Netherlands and Denmark whose delegates were full of praise for the learning experience, inspiration and contacts the congress had provided.
Papers and photo from the congress will be published shortly. Visit the congress website for further information: www.hiworldcongressbrussels2019.com
Congratulations to Claire de Kerautem, Regis and the 1toit2ages team for their wonderful welcome and superb organisation.
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