The Malta Chamber signs MOU with the Malta Chamber of Construction Management to support ethical construction development

The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the Malta Chamber of Construction Management signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at supporting the business and development of the construction industry.

“This agreement is a clear indication of our commitment to support the construction industry to become more professional. Construction managers will have a huge responsibility in the transformation of this sector and as Malta’s leading business representative body, The Malta Chamber will provide the required support to all players within this industry,” said The Chamber President Marisa Xuereb.

Ms Xuereb emphasised that The Malta Chamber is the ideal platform that provides the right mechanisms for a joint effort assisting entities in pushing their sector forward and making their voice heard in a meaningful way.

The President of the Malta Chamber of Construction Management (MCCM), Mr Jesmond Chetcuti highlighted the close collaboration between all interested and impacted stakeholders within the construction industry.


“The MCCM will be representing the various levels of construction management. MCCM is very pleased to have reached this agreement with the highly reputable Malta Chamber. This close collaboration will help to address issues of concerns and the finding of solutions,” said Mr Chetcuti.

In this context, the two entities shall seek to co-operate actively on matters of national economic policy with respect to the community of construction management, architecture and civil engineering and the upholding of business ethics while promoting best practices amongst members of both organizations, and the general-public.

Atlas Insurance to include COVID-19 coverage under the travel policy

Atlas Insurance has added COVID-19 to its travel insurance product offer. This will ensure that travellers insured with Atlas will be covered in relation to certain COVID-19-related difficulties. Such cover is available under the Atlas Travelpak policy at no additional cost to the regular premium, and is intended to provide coverage in circumstances of cancellations and other eventualities due to a number of circumstances resulting from COVID-19.

“With several countries achieving encouraging results in the fight against COVID-19, it was only normal that people are now starting to consider their travel plans again,” said Matthew von Brockdorff, Managing Director and CEO of Atlas Insurance PCC Limited.

“For this reason, Atlas Insurance has upgraded its Travelpak policy, by offering coverage for travellers who might be faced with COVID-19-related difficulties when abroad. The product will certainly provide the needed peace of mind to our customers, who are eager to travel once again,” he said.

The Atlas COVID-19 cover will allow travellers to claim any cancellation expenses if they contract COVID-19 in the fourteen days before they are due to travel. Travellers will also be covered if they will be denied boarding because they are told that they are showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 cover will also allow travellers to claim expenses for a missed departure due to an unusually long delay for results to be received, or cancellations due to a close relative, travelling companion or host abroad contracting COVID-19. Travelers are also covered if they are forced to quarantine or hospitalised due to COVID-19 while abroad.

Travellers are encouraged to read the full policy and FAQs to ensure they have chosen the correct cover that caters for their requirements. Terms and conditions apply.

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Atlas Insurance PCC Limited (C5601) is a cell company authorised under the Insurance Business Act 1998 to carry on general insurance business and is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority. The non-cellular assets of the company may be used to meet losses incurred by the cell in excess of their assets.

The Malta Business Bureau announces new President

Ms Mizzi is a Director at EMCS. She leads the funding consultancy services arm providing support to private, public, private and voluntary organisations in relation to the identification of the appropriate EU and local funding streams available for local organisations. She also provides consultancy services in relation to programming, management and evaluation of EU funding programmes. Before joining EMCS, Alison was engaged with the Public Administration for fourteen years. She mostly worked within the Managing Authority for Cohesion Policy and also formed part of the core team responsible from Government for the drafting of the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy Programming Documents.

On her appointment as new MBB President Ms Mizzi commented, “I take on this new role with enthusiasm to keep building on what has been achieved so far and to keep working on bringing the EU closer to our business community. We remain committed to facilitate our businesses’ contribution towards the future of Europe, and to the formulation of new policies and regulatory frameworks to make them work for us where possible. At times it might not be clear as to how businesses can contribute towards this process, which very often is considered as daunting. This is where MBB comes in, by providing timely information on what is brewing at EU level whilst offering an opportunity to the business community to voice concerns from an early stage.”

The MBB thanks Mr Simon De Cesare who led the organisation for the past three years, for raising the profile of MBB and for bringing it closer to our businesses. Furthermore, the MBB thanks outgoing Directors Mr John A. Huber and Mr Anthony P. Tabone, who have relinquished their post, for their support and input over the past term.

The following is the new MBB Board for 2021-2024: Ms Alison Mizzi (President), Mr Simon De Cesare (Vice President), and Mr Richard Cleland, Mr Malcolm Jones, Mr Brian Muscat, Dr Marthese Portelli and Mr Sergio Vella as Directors.

HSBC Malta becomes title sponsor of Malta Pride

HSBC Bank Malta has signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement with Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC), the official organiser of Malta’s Annual Pride Week. Through this agreement the bank will become the title partner of the event ‘Malta Pride in association with HSBC Malta ’. HSBC will also be the Main Stage and Pride March sponsor and will be the lead sponsor of all ARC-led events taking place during Pride Week which is scheduled between the 10 and 19 September 2021.

Crawford Prentice, Head of Wealth and Personal Banking at HSBC Malta, said: “June is Pride Month so it’s a great time to be announcing this new agreement with ARC and to celebrate HSBC’s commitment to LGBT+ inclusivity. This commitment is also reflected in our efforts to ensure a safe and supportive workplace through various learning, development, networking and collaboration initiatives”.

ARC Malta President Clayton Mercieca, commented: ”This support by HSBC gives the LGBTIQ community a renewed hope to rebuild and reunite once again in this difficult period. We are thrilled to partner up with such a world renowned bank and whatever shape Pride takes this year we will ensure that this year’s message ‘Int inkluż’ [You are included] is delivered.”

HSBC globally is committed to valuing difference and the bank’s efforts to create an inclusive workplace have won awards in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Hong Kong.

ARC, apart from being the official organiser of Malta’s Annual Pride Week, is also a voluntary organization which aims to promote further growth in our Communities and creating opportunities for giving back to society with particular focus on LGBT+ individuals and allies on the Maltese Islands.

Watch the video where Crawford Prentice, Head of Wealth and Personal Banking at HSBC Malta and Clayton Mercieca ARC Malta President talk about the new partnership.