Malta Chamber hosts 80 Maltese and international businesses at AI and Blockchain brokerage event

24th May 2019

The participants which came from 15 countries, shared their views and ambitions with like-minded ambitious businesses, in a speed-B2B event.

Malta Chamber teamed up with SiGMA to help companies move beyond the hype of Blockchain and AI on Thursday as it welcomed 80 international business participants with over 160 B2B meetings.  The brokerage event was organised as part of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in Malta.

The participants which came from 15 countries, shared their views and ambitions with like-minded ambitious businesses, in a speed-B2B event.

Prior to the event, an online platform was created to foster new international business partnerships and collaborations. The initiative was aimed at nurturing international networking ties for ambitious Malta based companies by identifying new business partners and sourcing new technologies. This falls squarely in line with the EEN mantra of “Connect, Innovate, Grow”.

“We have teamed up with SiGMA to create something concrete for business by way of this platform” said Kevin J. Borg, Malta Chamber Director General.

“With the help of our overseas partners in Enterprise Europe Network we brought together companies looking for technology partners to develop new services and products; others willing to partner with commercial entities to offer existing AI and Blockchain applications; and organisations seeking to exchange knowledge and expertise by networking with public and private experts on latest disruptive technologies. This initiative proved hugely successful and we intend to replicate again” the DG concluded.

The initiative dovetails with the Chamber’s work in the area of Tech for which it also teamed up with Government to form Tech.MT – a public-private partnership launched last March to support locally based tech companies to grow.

These initiatives are part of an overall plan aimed at cementing the Chamber at the forefront of support for upcoming entrepreneurs and operators in the new economy while encouraging economic activity in future and disruptive technologies.

In this context, the event provided testament to the fact that, following its 171-year long leadership history, the Chamber maintains its forward-looking outlook, at the forefront of innovative and disruptive technologies intended to develop new areas of enterprise support for the Maltese business community.

This year’s AI and Blockchain summit took place between the 22nd and 24th May, and gathered thousands of attendees, exhibitors and investors from across the globe to engage in discussions about the world transformative potential and application of AI and Blockchain technologies.

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