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We began planning our Annual Meeting in the Bible land of Greece in 2019. Four years on and after COVID related cancellations and virtual meetings, we look forward to being together in Athens from 25-28 April 2023!
More content about the Annual Meeting will be added in the weeks ahead but you'll find all the essential information through the tabs above or you can ask the Forum staff team anything else through the 'Questions?' tab.
The COVID-19 Legacy
There are currently no travel restrictions for Greece related to COVID-19. The exception is that anyone travelling on public transport in Greece must wear a mask. We will update this section of the page with any updates as we get them.
There are currently considerable delays in granting visas for Greece and other countries in the Schengen region as they come out of the pandemic times. A visa to enter Greece will be a Schengen visa, allowing you to visit other countries in the agreement. So some steps required:
- Please check if you need a visa to enter Greece as soon as possible. See: https://www.mfa.gr/en/visas/visas-for-foreigners-traveling-to-greece/countries-requiring-or-not-requiring-visa.html
- If you do need to obtain a visa, the application form should be completed and lodged at the relevant Greek Mission as a matter of urgency. The form is available in various languages here.
- You will need an invitation letter to support your application. Please contact Jenny Stewart as soon as possible to request a letter to be prepared.
- We recommend that you also talk to the Greek Mission where you will apply, to find out what other documents or information will be required to support your application.
About the Annual Meeting in General
The Annual Meeting is the only in-person event in the year for member CEOs or equivalent. The meeting is also open to senior staff of member organizations and specially invited guests, but only with prior agreement of a member organisation's CEO, President or Executive Director.
The meeting normally takes place in April convening in a destination agreed one or more years in advance.
Annual Meetings provide an opportunity for networking and building relationship across different ministries. The theme each year is designed to explore the leading edge of a particular aspect of Bible mission and ministry as decided by the membership.