From 1st to 3rd October, 2010
The 9th CRC was held at the Movenpick in Cairo. Because Cairo and Egypt are huge tourist attractions lots of Chapter Member and their families travelled to Egypt. The Movenpick could therefore not provide accomodation for everyone and many stayed at another hotel close by. The Welcome reception was at the historical Azhar Park. Dinner on the second day was on a floating restaurant on the Rover Nile whilst the closing dinner was arranged at a countryside resort in Saqqara, close to Cairo, allowing the members to experience the Egyptian village feel, with bread made on site and a lot of enjoyable local entertainment. Many RAL members joined the belly dancers to make it a lasting memory. Special trips were organized to the pyramids, Egyptian museum and the city of Alexandria. Souvenirs were carefully selected and distributed to each participant of each of the social events.
This CRC was also the first RAL CRC with a two day Technical Seminar, jointly held with UNEP. This attracted between 186 people and several renowned speakers. Three parallel technical sessions took place simultaneously.
It truly was a very successful and memorable CRC for everyone.