Friday 09/29/2017

The following names indicate rooms at the congress center:AARE, AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI,  BIENNE, LÉMAN, LUGANO, MILES DAVIS HALL, NEUCHÂTEL, REUSS, RHÔNE, LIMMAT, ORBE, THUN, ZUG

Learn more about the rooms here: The convention centre

08:30 - 18:30

  Forum Office B3 - ZUG

The forum office is accessible for all speakers and other official persons needing secretary services, a computer with printer, access to internet or any other services.

09:00 - 10:30

  GAT - New Organization (GST, GMT, GLT) B5 - AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PIP Dr. Wing-Kun Tam

Vice Chair
PID Robert Rettby

Speakers

  • PIP Dr. Wing-Kun Tam
  • PID Robert Rettby, GST CA4 Leader
  • PID Gabriele Sabatosanti Scarpelli, GMT CA4 Leader
  • PCC Corinne Bloemendal, GLT CA4 Leader

Description

  • Global Action Team: Uniting Leadership Development, Membership and Service
  • The Global Action Team consists of the GLT, GMT and the newly created GST. By working together as one team, the „Global Action Team“ will enable expand on our motto „We Serve“, as it takes on a new and unified approach to service, membership and leadership development at all levels of the association.
  • Join the Global Action Team chairperson, PIP Dr. Tam, as he shares the vision and mission of the Global Action Team and how the Global Action Team will be a valuable resource to all Lions.
  LEOS meet LIONS A3 - ORBE

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
Luc Debois, MD 112, Belgium

Vice Chair
Andrej Marsic D129, Slovenia

Speakers

  • IP MD Leo Advisor Luc Debois
  • Andrej Marsic D129, Slovenia
  • Additional speakers will be announced later

Description
The purpose of this session is to learn about the LEO and their structure

  • What are LEOS? What are they doing?
  • What is the ILO-board?
  • What is the LEO-Advisory panel?
  • What is the LEO Club program?
  • How can they help you
  • What is the LEO Europa Forum?
  • Discussions and questions

09:00 - 12:15

  Euro Asia Committee B3 - LÉMAN

Target audience
Committee Representatives and Forum Delegates

Chair
PDG Renato Carlo Sambugaro, MD108, Italy

Vice Chair
ID Elien Van Dille, MD112, Belgium

Speakers

  • PIP Mahendra Amarasuriya, MD306, Sri Lanka
  • PDG Renato Carlo Sambugaro
  • ID Elien Van Dille
  • 3rd VG Manuela Lott, MD111, Germany, Secretary

Description
The committee has the aim to deepen and to stimulate the Lions services in Asia and to examine the possibility of an efficient and effective Lions participation in order to improve the welfare conditions for its people. Topics of mutual interest to Lions within Europe and Asia will be discussed and European Lions projects in Asia will be introduced. Forum delegates are welcome to see how the Committee works, to listen to the presentations and to take part in the discussion.

  • Welcome address
  • Opening remarks „EAC - What we do and whom we serve“
  • Thinking outside the box - projects and more
  • Special projects introductions, by Committee delegates and guest Speakers
  • Open discussion and possible proposals
  • Closing remarks and thanks
  Euro Africa Committee II B3 - NEUCHÂTEL

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Roberto Fresia, MD 108, Italy, Euro Africa-Chairperson

Speakers

  • PID Manoj SHAH (Co-Chairperson), MD 411, Kenya-Uganda, Africa Steering Committee-Chairperson
  • African Lions

Description

  • Presentation of services provided by European Lions in Africa
  • Presentation of needs by African Lions to European Lions.
  • Stimulate Lions service activities in Africa
  • Provide information for contact between Lions in Europe and Lions in Africa
  • Hear the African needs
  Youth Exchange Bazaar A4 - RHÔNE

Target audience
Youth Delegates

Chair
L Urs Müller, Youth and LEO-Chairperson, MD 102, Switzerland

Vice Chair
Frédérique d’Agostino, Vice Chairperson Youth and LEO, MD 102, Switzerland

Speakers

  • L Urs Müller, MD 102, Switzerland
  • L Paul Vanderhaegen, Secretary YCE Europe

Description
Exchange agreement between countries. According to a separate agenda.

  Youth Exchange A4 - AARE

Target audience
Youth Delegates

Chair
L Urs Müller, Youth and LEO-Chairperson, MD 102, Switzerland

Vice Chair
Frédérique d’Agostino, Vice Chairperson Youth and LEO, MD 102, Switzerland

Speakers

  • L Urs Müller, MD 102, Switzerland
  • L Paul Vanderhaegen, Secretary YCE Europe

Description
All questions about Youth Exchange Program will be discussed according to special program (second part)

  District 102 W Cabinet Meeting (closed session) B3 - THUN

Target audience
Only District 102 W, Switzerland cabinet members

Chair
DG Egon Steiner, Governor D 102W, Switzerland

Vice Chair
First VDG Michel Braun, D 102W, Switzerland

Description
Programme and agenda items listed in the invitation

  Music Competition Jury Meeting A3 - LIMMAT

The music competition’s jury is meeting according to its schedule.

09:00 - 18:15

  Young Ambassadors Seminar (closed session) A4 - REUSS

Target audience
Only Candidates and judges

Chair
Dieter Van Hoye, MD 112, Belgium

Vice Chairs
Three judges from the service, education and industry sector

Description
The aim of the Young Ambassador award is twofold:

  • Recognise, encourage and support young people (15-18 years old) who are actively involved in the welfare of the community.
  • Raise the profile of Lions and increase our own service activities.

In each European country, a competition was organized. This is a closed session where the candidates are presenting their projects and the judges are interviewing them.

The prizes will be awarded: 1st prize 3500 Euro, 2nd prize 1000 Euro, 3rd prize 500 Euro.

10:00 - 12:00

  Closing Music Competition (Round 3 - Concert) A3 - MILES DAVIS HALL

Target audience
Lions, Leos, their companions and the general public

Chair
L Ingo Brookmann, MD 111, Germany, Delegate of the European Music Competition

Vice Chair
L Markus Enzler, MD 102, Switzerland, Delegate of the Swiss Music Competition

Speaker
L Ingo Brookmann

Description
The 6 finalists from each European country play a second piece of their choice with the trumpet and piano accompaniment.

This is judged by a professional jury. Entry is free; a collection has been arranged as the prize money for participants in the 2018 music competition at the Europa Forum in Skopje. For more details see europaforum2017.org/program/music-competition/music-competition-2017.

10:45 - 12:15

  LCI Forward (Task Force LCI) B5 - AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Svein Bernsten, MD104, Norway

Speakers

  • PID Svein Bernsten
  • Sanjeev Ahuja, Chief of Marketing and Membership LCI

Description

  • Progress update on our strategic plan
  • The primary goal of LCI Forward is improving the lives of at least 200 million people per year (by 2020-21) through humanitarian services – tripling our impact.
  Contact with Lions Leaders in Macedonia, FYROM B3 - LUGANO

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PDG Heiko Dallmann, MD 111 NB, Germany, Area Leader GMT CA 4 H

Vice Chair
IPDG Slobodan Vukiccevic, D 132, Macedonia, FYROM

Speakers

  • PDG Nebojsa Davidovski, D 132, Macedonia, FYROM
  • IPDG Dr. Johann Schreiner, MD 111 NB, Germany
  • RCH Valentin Kravschenko, Ukraine
  • L Elizebete Pumpur, Latvia

Description
Establishing friendships and creating contacts with Eastern European countries, following the example of MD 111 NB Germany and D 132 Macedonia, FYROM and the successful outcomes achieved here.

Information on collaboration with various countries in Western and Eastern Europe, following the example of MD 132 Macedonia, FYROM, Latvia and Ukraine. This collaboration can create a positive dynamic, which leads to a better understanding of cultures and languages, as well as positive member development.

  LEOS with LIONS A3 - ORBE

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
Luc Debois, MD 112, Belgium

Vice Chair
Andrej Marsic D129, Slovenia

Speakers

  • IP MD Leo Advisor Luc Debois
  • Andrej Marsic D129, Slovenia
  • Additional speakers will be announced later

Description
The purpose of this session is to tell about successful collaborations between LEO and Lions

  • How can LEO and Lions improve their collaborations when organizing social projects and activities?
  • What can LEO and Lions together doing related to Centennial Celebration?
  • Presenting of successful social projects/activities of different countries
  • LEOS4Green
  • 60 years of LEO movement: LEOS of MD 111 Germany
  • Discussions / Questions
  FDI (closed session) B3 - BIENNE

Target audience
Only Area Leaders (GLT, GMT, GST), MD Coordinators MD 102, MD111, MD114, Switzerland, Germany, Austria

Chair
PCC Udo Genetsch, MD 111, Germany, GLT Area Leader 4B

Description

  • Preparation of the curriculum for FDI seminars for Second VDGs from individual districts
  • GLT clearing discussion

13:15 - 14:45

  Centenial Plenary Session B5- AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PCC Barbara Grewe, MD111, Germany

Vice Chair
PID Robert Rettby, MD 102, Switzerland

Speakers

  • Delegate of „LCI Forward and new service framework in relation to the Centennial“
  • PCC Barabara Grewe, Presentation of Centennial celebrations in Europe
  • PID Robert Rettby, Member development in Europe since the founding of first European Clubs
  • PCC Pius Schmid, MD 102, Lions climbing the Mont-Blanc
  • Delegate MD 106, The Centennial torch
  • Delegate MD 108, Project Martina
  • Delegate MD 111, Walking ralleys to National Convention in Berlin
  • PDG Mariusz Szeib, SD 121, Lions Freedom Charity Run 2017
  • PCC Barbara Grewe Q&A

Description
According to the speaker’s topics (see above)

  Lions Quest B3 - LÉMAN

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PDG Nilgün Erdem Niord, D118 E, Turkey

Vice Chair
Matthew Kiefer, LCIF Lions Quest Manager

Speakers

  • PDG Nilgün Erdem Niord, Lions Quest Europe Coordinator
  • Matthew Kiefer, LCIF Lions Quest Manager

Description

  • Lions Quest is one of the best Social Emotional Learning programs in the world. It is implemented in 105 countries promoted, sponsored and followed by Lions Clubs
  • The Chair and vice Chair will briefly report the last situation in European countries and the world
  • Contributions, experience sharing will be taken from the Lions Quest Country Directors, who are in the meeting
  • The meeting will be run interactive, there will not be prefixed speakers
  • The meeting will be group work to explore the importance of Lions Quest in Lionistic endeavours
  Meet your IDs B3 - NEUCHÂTEL

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
ID Elien Van Dille, MD 112, Belgium

Speakers
Second Year International Directors

  • ID Elien Van Dille, Vice Chairperson Convention Committee
  • ID Markus Flaaming, Chairperson Leadership Development Committee
  • ID Elisabeth Haderer, Vice Chairperson Leadership Development Committee First Year International Directors
  • ID William Galligani, Member Audit Committee and Finance and Headquarters Committee
  • ID Sandro Castellana, Member Convention Committee
  • ID Regula Risken, Member Membership DevelopmentCommittee

Description

  • Welcome and presentation LCI Board of Directors 2017-18
  • Presentation ID’s Constitutional Area IV Europe
  • GAT: Service, Leadership, Membership
  • Topics according to requirements
  • Audience interaction - Q&A
  LCIF : Multiple District and District Coordinators Seminar (closed session) B3- LUGANO

Target audience
Only LCIF Coordinators

Chair
PID Philippe Gerondal, MD 112, Belgium

Vice Chair
PDG Dr. Katarzyna Gebert, D 121, Poland

Speakers

  • IPIP Bob Corlew, LCIF Chairperson
  • PID Philippe Gerondal, LCIF Trustee
  • Lubna Saleh, LCIF Staff Member

Description

  • LCIF programs
  • Donations and subsidies
  • The participants will study the LCIF’s major worldwide programs and projects
  • They will discuss granted subsidies and received donations
  The secrets of linking Lions and LEOS A4 - AARE

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions, especially activity delegates

Chair
L Othmar Fetz, LEO Club-Advisor, MD114-M, Austria

Description

  • Unleash full power by mutual inspiration
  • I took part in approx. 100 service projects worldwide. I will give you an overview of my work and discuss ways how Lions and LEOS can work together more efficient.
  Guide Dogs for the Blind, a Step Towards Independence A3 - MILES DAVIS HALL

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PDG Jürg Vogt, District 102 W, Switzerland

Speakers

  • Christine Baroni, CEO of the Swiss-French Foundation for Guide Dogs in Brenles/Magliaso
  • Manoel Guyot, Guide Dog Instructor, manager of a guide dog school in Brenles
  • PDG Jürg Vogt, LC Stockhorn, District 102 W, sponsor family
  • Iris Vogt, LC Bern-City, sponsor family
  • Frédérique d’Agostino, Youth Delegate, District 102 W, host

Description

  • From a puppy to a guide dog – discipline, sponsor family, training, final exam
  • How can a Lion help with the training?
  • How can a guide dog for the blind help a person with visual impairments?
  • Where are the guide dog schools in Europe located?
  • Guide dog demonstration
  Annual Meeting Music Delegates A3 - LIMMAT

Target audience
Only the Delegates from the respective countries

Chair
L Ingo Brookmann, MD111, Germany, Delegate of the European Music Competition

Vice Chair
L Markus Enzler, MD102, Switzerland, Delegate of the Swiss Music Competition

Speaker
L Ingo Brookmann

Description
Annual meeting as per the special agenda items

  LEO to LIONS – World Café part I A3 - ORBE

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
Luc Debois, MD 112, Belgium

Vice Chair
Andrej Marsic D129, Slovenia

Speakers

  • IP MD Leo Advisor Luc Debois
  • Andrej Marsic D129, Slovenia
  • Additional speakers will be announced later

Description

The purpose of this session is to discuss about the LEO and Lions relationships, the LEO to Lions transition and recruitment

  • What are the possibilities and how can we increase the number of LEO members who transfer to Lions Clubs?
  • What are the problems?
  • What is your Lions Club doing to recruit these „new members”?
  • Workshops in small groups and open discussions
  • Discussions / Questions
  WaSH Working Group (closed session) B3 - THUN

Target audience
Only Working Group Delegates

Chair
PDG Reinhold W. Hocke, MD 111, Germany

Vice Chair
PDG Moritz Bickel, MD 102, Switzerland

Speakers

  • PDG Reinhold W. Hocke, Chair WaSH Work Group
  • PDG Moritz Bickel, MD 102, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Ing. Franz-Bernd Frechen, University of Kassel, Germany, Head of the Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, (DESEE)
  • Representatives Hilfswerk der Deutschen Lions (GermanLions Foundation)

Description
According to a separate agenda.

13:15 - 16:30

  EU Privacy Protection Group (closed session) B3 - BIENNE

Target audience
Only members of the Protection Group

Chair
L Frank Gerlinger, GR M&M (members and notifications)

Description
Workshop on data privacy and transferring member data to Oak Brook

15:00 - 16:30

  1st Int. Vice President meets VDG’s B5- AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Vice District Governors, all Lions and Leos welcome

Chair
Gudrun Yngvadottir, 1st Vice President

Vice Chair
CC Ursina Boulgaris, MD102 Switzerland

Speakers

  • Gudrun Yngvadottir, 1st Vice President
  • PID Karla Harris, DGE Seminar Chairperson

Description
The 1st Vice President will meet her 1st Vice Governors to present her program and goals and get acquainted with her future Governors.

  Lions Cross Border Cooperation (MD 111) B3 - LÉMAN

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PCC Lutz Baastrup, President Baltic-Sea-Lions

Vice Chair
PDG Knud Lokkegaard

Speakers

  • PCC Lutz Baastrup, MD111, Germany
  • PDG Knud Lokkegaard, D106-C, Danmark, President North-Sea-Lions
  • PCC Michele Serafini, MD 108, Italy, President Alpine-Lions-Cooperation

Description

  • Ways for Lions to cooperate in Europe
  • Cross border cooperation within Europe are more important than ever. Find out what types of cooperation already exist and how to start your own in your area.
  Special Olympics B3 - NEUCHÂTEL

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PCC Barbara Grewe, MD 111, Germany

Vice Chair
CC Harry Buelens, MD 112, Belgium

Speakers

  • David S. Evangelista, President and Managing Director, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, „Mission: Inclusion - Bringing Global Service to Individuals with Interlectual Disabilitities“.
  • Harry Buelens, „ Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program (SOHAP)“, powered by Lions MD 112, Belgium
  • PDG Jürgen Schell, MD111, „ First Lions Special Olympics Trainings Base for Powerlifting „
  • PDG Erich Hudelist, MD114, „ Special Olympics Winter Games Schladming 2017 – engagement of the Lions of MD114, Austria

Description
According to the speaker’s topics (see above)

  Activity « Silent Night 200 Years » B3 - LUGANO

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
L Dr. Hannes Rosner, MD114W, Austria

Speaker
L Dr. Hannes Rosner, Delegate Media and Public Relations

Description
Presentation of the „Silent Night“ booklet Activity by Austrian Lions.
„Silent Night“ (a world hit musical composition) was written 200 years ago. We have the chance to make an activity with a booklet in English and German, branded with Lions, for your free use.

Every Lion can use the booklet for an International Charity Project. The benefit is for every Lions Club.

  Diabetes A4 - AARE

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Robert Rettby, GST CA4 Leader

Description
Diabetes has been added this year to our new service framework and to our centennial challenges. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the development of this new area of service as it is being developed in Oak Brook. What diabetes is, how it effects entire economies, how can we help prevent it. Projects in Europe will also be presented.

  Lions Relationship with United Nations A3 - LIMMAT

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PID Howard Lee, District 105, England, LCI Representative to UN Office in Geneva

Vice Chair
PID Philippe Gerondal, District 112, Belgium, LCI Representative to UN Office in Vienna

Speakers

  • PID Howard Lee
  • PID Philippe Gerondal
  • PID Domenico Messina, District 108, Italy, Representative to World Health Organisation
  • PID Philippe Soustelle, District 103, France, LCI Representative to UNESCO
  • PID Massimo Fabio, District 108, Italy, LCI Representative to Food & Agriculture Organisation
  • PID Manfred Westhoff, District 111, Germany, LCI Representative to Council of Europe
  • PID Claudette Cornet, District 103, France, Representative to un UN Women

Description
Lions working with the United Nations. This workshop will discuss practical ways that Lions can work with the UN, etc. to bring tangible benefits to those in needs, and in particular to refugees.

  New Ways to Create Interest in Recruiting Young Generations for LCI A3 - ORBE

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
3rd VG Manuela Lott, MD111, Germany

Vice Chair
PDG Rami Efrati, D128, Israel

Speakers

  • 3rd VG Manuela Lott
  • PDG Rami Efrati
  • Seminar attendees

Description

  • Welcome address, introduction
  • Actual situation and showing a successful example case
  • Developing a creative plan for „New Ways to create interest in recruiting young generation to LCI, teamwork thinking outside the box
  • Open discussion and possible proposals
  • Closing remarks and thanks
  Area CA4 D Coordinators (closed session) B3 - THUN

Target audience

Only Delegates Area CA4 D

Chair
PDG Max Mongia, MD 105 A (England)

Speakers

  • PDG Max Mongia, Gobal Action Team CA4 D, GST Area Leader
  • All Delegates

Description

  • Introduction of the new organization
  • Session / discussion in the team about new strategies

15:00 - 18:15

  Presidents’ Conference, District 102 W (closed session) A3 - MILES DAVIS HALL

Target audience
Only Cub Presidents in District 102 W, Switzerland and Club Delegates

Chair
DG Egon Steiner, Governor 102 W, Switzerland

Vice Chair
First VDG Michel Braun, D 102 W, Schweiz

Description
Programme and agenda items listed in the invitation

16.45 - 18.15

  European Council Discussion B5 - AUDITORIUM STRAVINSKI

Target audience
Delegates of each country, all Lions without right to vote

Chair
PID Robert Rettby, Forum President

Vice Chair
PDG Nebojsha Davidovski, Forum Vice-President

Speakers

  • ID Elien van Dille (Delegate of IP)
  • European International Directors
  • PID Jouko Ruissalo, Archivist and Advisor
  • PCC Peter Brandenburg, Forum Accountant
  • ZC Christoph Witschi, Forum General Secretary
  • Members of the European Council

Description

  • Discussions Resolution 1: „EU Privacy Protection Working“ Group
  • Discussions Resolution 2: Refugee Relief Committee
  • Discussions Resolution 3: Amendment to the Rules of Procedure - Optimisation of Timing
  • Discussions Resolution 4: Voluntary Contribution to Europa Forum 2018
  • Discussions new member of the European Council: District 133 - Ireland
  • Requests for miscellaneous and reports or recommendations from workshops
  • Requests for miscellaneous and reports or recommendations from workshops
  Mediterranean Solitarity Observatory B3 - LÉMAN

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
PDG Dorijan Marsic, District 129, Slovenia

Speakers

  • Introduction and report of Coordinator PDG Dorijan Marsic
  • Information of the Secretary-Archivist PID Massimo Fabio
  • Report of Alexandria Conference 2017 PDG Sami Berbari
  • Illustration of Antalya Conference 2018 PDG Selva Ulgen
  • International Services in Progress PDG Dorijan Marsic
  • Open debate of the topic discussed
  • Conclusion of the Coordinator PDG Dorijan Marsic

Description
MSO is a forum of Lions from the Mediterranean region with the purpose and objective to promote the diffusion of Lionism in the Mediterranean area.

  Cyber Security B3 - THUN

Target audience
Lions, Leos and their companions

Chair
Carlos Rieder, 2. VDG 102 C, Switzerland

Speakers

  • 2. VDG Carlos Rieder, Prof El. Ing. FH, MAS IS, CISM
  • Roland Portmann, Prof. Dipl. Informatik Ing. ETH, Dipl. El-Ing. FH

Description

  • How to protect my personal computer?
  • What are the main risks in the cyber world?
  • Am I in danger?
  • How do I ensure a minimal protection of my personal computer infrastructure?
  • Answers to questions from the audience

19:30 - ??

  Gala Night Petit Palais

Target audience
Lions, Leos, their companions and invited guests

Chair
PDG Mario Gulotti, D 102 C, Switzerland

Speaker

PID Robert Rettby, Forum President

Description

  • Doors open and aperitif reception from 19:30
  • Welcome address by the Forum President at 20:00
  • Guests have an opportunity to establish and nurture friendships
  • Guests can enjoy dinner
  • Dress code: Formal, dinner jacket
  • Meet at the bar after the dinner

Location
Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Petit Palais, Avenue Claude Nobs 2, 1820 Montreux

21:00 - ??

  Meet up - Funky Claude's Nobs Bar Funky Claude's Nobs Bar

Relax from the day, enjoy life music and meet Lion friends

Location
Hotel Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, Funky Claude’s Nobs Bar, Avenue Claude Nobs 2, 1820 Montreux

Main Meetings Socializing, Agora International Relations
Activities Thematic Meetings GAT
Youth Young Ambassadors Music Competition
Leo - Lions