Finally, the moment arrived. We met the members of the 50+20 team on the beach in front of the Windsor Barra. People flew in from all over and we even managed to bring a bench from South Africa which we assembled. 9 other benches are being assembled. The security measures are very impressive: the navy has boats in front of the beach, helicopters are circulating, soldiers on the roofs and beach front. But, our mood is excellent: we have received the scarves made out of recycled PET bottles and cotton (see picture) and are a bit overwhelmed by the volume and weight. So, after a few beers and caiphirinia’s and pizzas, we feel ready to start the conference. More to come.