Here’s your chance to attend the Dublin Tech Summit with the Malta Chamber’s has just announced its partnership with the Dublin Tech Summit being held on October 14th, 2020. The Dublin Tech Summit Virtual will draw the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world. For one day, experts from over 70 countries will come together to share knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network, all from a live virtual event space., the daughter organisation of The Malta Chamber, was set up in 2019 as a Public Private Partnership to promote Malta as a tech centre for innovative technologies.

Dublin Tech Summit Virtual will draw the most influential tech and business leaders from across the world. For one day, experts from over 70 countries will come together to share knowledge, debate the latest trends, and network, all from our live virtual event space.

Are you interested in scaling your start-up? Do you want to future-proof your business? Learn more about diversity in tech? Make global change? Meet international partners to expand your business? is offering a limited number of complimentary tickets to the virtual event to the local tech & innovation community. Intrigued? Register your interest by sending an email on by not later than 8th October, 2020.

Tickets availability on a first come first serve basis.

Blue Sky or Eye of the Storm?

Bank of Valletta is teaming up with The Malta Chamber and Saxo Bank in co-hosting another free webinar for businesses – ‘Blue Sky or Eye of the Storm’ on Thursday 17th September 2020 at noon.

The last quarter of 2020 promises to be quite eventful and will provide an insight on how 2021 will kick-off. Christopher Dembik, Group Head Macroeconomic Analyst from Saxo Bank will join investment experts Matthew Farrugia from BOV Wealth Management and Steve Ellul from BOV Asset Management to discuss the opportunities and risks for local businesses moving forward during these challenging times.

During this webinar, various topics will be discussed, including trade wars and their potential impact on future supply chains, the implications of a no-deal Brexit, and the impacts of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Malta Chamber President David Xuereb will address the participants, who will be able to put forward their questions to the panel. Deputy President of The Malta Chamber Marisa Xuereb will be delivering the welcome note during this webinar.

Local business operators are invited to register today for this free webinar through this link.

This webinar is one of a series of free webinars that BOV has been organising or co-hosting during these past months, with the aim of bringing expert information, insights and best practices to local businesses and consumers.

MBB co-hosts webinar on the European Commission’s Farm-to-fork strategy

The Malta Business Bureau and the European Commission Representation in Malta hosted a webinar on the Commission’s ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy. This strategy, which aims to make EU food systems fairer, healthier, and more environmentally friendly, is at the heart of the EU Green Deal, which sets out the path to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

MBB President Simon De Cesare welcomed the objectives of the strategy, but stressed that it should not lead to excessive obligations on businesses. Stephanie Bodenbach, Head of Sector at DG Sante within the European Commission, introduced the main objectives of the strategy and discussed what it would mean for businesses operating in the EU food system.

Some of the main issues identified within the strategy include mitigating the environmental impact of food production, reducing packaging and food waste levels, and improving consumer knowledge on nutritional information.

This is expected to culminate in proposals and policy revisions concerning nutrient levels, labelling, and food waste reduction targets, amongst others.

Hotrec Public Affairs Manager, Marta Machado and FoodDrinkEurope Deputy Director General, Dirk Jacobs shared the views of European businesses. Some of the concerns raised include avoiding binding targets on EU member states as this would penalise  well-performing businesses, avoiding nutrition labelling in restaurants, as well as other bureaucratic requirements such as origin indications.

The principles of the Farm to Fork strategy are grounded in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the EU’s own commitment towards fostering a just transition towards a climate-neutral economy.

This strategy is also being framed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which highlights the increasing importance of robust and resilient food systems which can offer a secure supply of food at an affordable price for consumers.