Menton 2009

The inaugural KMS Symposium was held on 25 September 2009 in Menton, France. Over 80 speakers and delegates attended this one-day event, including H.E. Sarah Dennis, New Zealand Ambassador to France.

Photos of the symposium courtesy of Jan Kemp, Dieter Riemenschneider and Gerri Kimber. Please send yours in for inclusion here!

Janet at Villa Maria Serena (photo Jan Kemp)

Janet at Villa Maria Serena (photo Jan Kemp)

Kirsty Janet Jan Janine, Villa Maria Serena

Kirsty Janet Jan Janine, Villa Maria Serena

Jan giving her paper with Gerri chairing (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Jan giving her paper with Gerri chairing (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Jan Kemp & Bill Direen, Villa Maria Serena, Menton

Jan Kemp & Bill Direen, Villa Maria Serena, Menton

Simone & Jan - in driveway of Villa Maria Serena

Simone & Jan - in driveway of Villa Maria Serena

Janine Renshaw Beauchamp & Kathleen Jones

Janine Renshaw Beauchamp & Kathleen Jones

Laetitia Rech reads with Kate Kennedy & Sue Reid (photo Jan Kemp)

Laetitia Rech reads with Kate Kennedy & Sue Reid (photo Jan Kemp)

Villa Maria Serena  gardens - banana palm (photo Jan Kemp)

Villa Maria Serena gardens - banana palm (photo Jan Kemp)

Mayoress of Menton at the soiree

Mayoress of Menton at the soiree

Jan Sue Janine Kathleen (photo-Dieter-Riemenschneider)

Jan Sue Janine Kathleen (photo-Dieter-Riemenschneider)

Terrace garden - Villa Maria Serena (photo: Jan Kemp)

Terrace garden - Villa Maria Serena (photo: Jan Kemp)

Verandah, Villa Maria Serena (photo: Jan Kemp)

Verandah, Villa Maria Serena (photo: Jan Kemp)

View from Villa Maria Serena towards Menton (photo: Jan Kemp)

View from Villa Maria Serena towards Menton (photo: Jan Kemp)

Menton - 2009 Vincent, Jan, Simone & Dieter in a cafe

Menton - 2009 Vincent, Jan, Simone & Dieter in a cafe

Janet asks for questions after Karl's talk (photo Jan Kemp)

Janet asks for questions after Karl's talk (photo Jan Kemp)

Simone, Angela, Graeme, Gerri & others listening to Karl and Janet chairs (photo Jan Kemp)

Simone, Angela, Graeme, Gerri & others listening to Karl and Janet chairs (photo Jan Kemp)

Sue Reid (photo Jan Kemp)

Sue Reid (photo Jan Kemp)

Stuart Hoar speaking with panel and audience (photo Jan Kemp)

Stuart Hoar speaking with panel and audience (photo Jan Kemp)

Choirmaster & choir - Villa Maria Serena reception

Choirmaster & choir - Villa Maria Serena reception

Menton 40 years celebration Villa Maria Serena - Jenny Pattrick & William Waterfield (photo Jan Kemp)

Menton 40 years celebration Villa Maria Serena - Jenny Pattrick & William Waterfield (photo Jan Kemp)

NZ Ambassador introducing CK Stead & Jenny Pattrick - Wm Waterfield's garden rdg (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

NZ Ambassador introducing CK Stead & Jenny Pattrick - Wm Waterfield's garden rdg (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Menton view from Bd de Garavan towards Italy (photo Jan Kemp)

Menton view from Bd de Garavan towards Italy (photo Jan Kemp)

Menton Old Port, seawall & Plage des Sablets, Baie de Garavan looking towards Corsica (photo - Jan Kemp)

Menton Old Port, seawall & Plage des Sablets, Baie de Garavan looking towards Corsica (photo - Jan Kemp)

Menton Sept 2009 Garavan with High Corniche viaduct (photo - Jan Kemp)

Menton Sept 2009 Garavan with High Corniche viaduct (photo - Jan Kemp)

Menton view -Old town and Baie de Garavan (photo Jan Kemp)

Menton view -Old town and Baie de Garavan (photo Jan Kemp)

Menton Sept 2009 - from Bd de Garavan looking down at Villa Isola Bella (r of swimming pool) & the Villa Louise, with headland round to Italy (photo - Jan Kemp)

Menton Sept 2009 - from Bd de Garavan looking down at Villa Isola Bella (r of swimming pool) & the Villa Louise, with headland round to Italy (photo - Jan Kemp)

Kay, Jan, Sue, Janet at the dinner (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Kay, Jan, Sue, Janet at the dinner (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Jan & Gerri at the dinner (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Jan & Gerri at the dinner (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Gerri, Jan & Sue at the dinner (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Gerri, Jan & Sue at the dinner (photo Dieter Riemenschneider)

Menton - Vincent & Dieter outside Hotel de Ville (photo Jan Kemp)

Menton - Vincent & Dieter outside Hotel de Ville (photo Jan Kemp)

Karl reads in Wm Waterfield's garden (photo Jan Kemp)

Karl reads in Wm Waterfield's garden (photo Jan Kemp)

Jenny Pattrick reads - Wm Waterfield's garden (photo Jan Kemp)

Jenny Pattrick reads - Wm Waterfield's garden (photo Jan Kemp)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

Conference room Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

Conference room Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

Conference room Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

Conference room Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

View from the Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

Restaurant, Hotel Napoleon (photo Gerri Kimber)

Restaurant, Hotel Napoleon (photo Gerri Kimber)

Jan, Gerri, Janet. Janine (photo Gerri Kimber)

Jan, Gerri, Janet. Janine (photo Gerri Kimber)

Kirsty, Janet, Jan, Janine (photo Gerri Kimber)

Kirsty, Janet, Jan, Janine (photo Gerri Kimber)

Amelia and Julie (photo Gerri Kimber)

Amelia and Julie (photo Gerri Kimber)

Sue, Bill, Jan (photo Gerri Kimber)

Sue, Bill, Jan (photo Gerri Kimber)

Delia, Janet, Janine, Sue, Gerri (photo Gerri Kimber)

Delia, Janet, Janine, Sue, Gerri (photo Gerri Kimber)

Delia, Janet, Janine, Sue, Gina (photo Gerri Kimber)

Delia, Janet, Janine, Sue, Gina (photo Gerri Kimber)

Jan Kemp, Kay and Karl Stead (photo Gerri Kimber)

Jan Kemp, Kay and Karl Stead (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Symposium dinner (photo Gerri Kimber)

Last night dinner by the sea! (photo Gerri Kimber)

Last night dinner by the sea! (photo Gerri Kimber)

Last night dinner by the sea! (photo Gerri Kimber)

Last night dinner by the sea! (photo Gerri Kimber)

Last night dinner by the sea! (photo Gerri Kimber)

Last night dinner by the sea! (photo Gerri Kimber)

Janet and Josiane (photo Gerri Kimber)

Janet and Josiane (photo Gerri Kimber)

Janine Renshaw-Beauchamp, Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)

Janine Renshaw-Beauchamp, Villa Maria Serena (photo Gerri Kimber)