Social Media and trends in online retail

An event organised by the Malta Chamber in collaboration with ICON and the Malta Communications Authority

When: 4th October 2016 at the Exchange Buildings, Valletta
Registration starts at 14.30


Conference Abstract: Over the last decade the world has experienced a huge increase in the use of digital technology with 3.42 billion people now online. In Malta the number of internet users has doubled in the same period, and e-Commerce has become increasingly prevalent. Understanding the Maltese consumers’ usage of social media platforms is vital for Maltese businesses trying to reach out effectively to local consumers.

The aim of the seminar is to examine these issues in the light of research carried out in the last few months. The speakers will present these key findings and provide valuable insight to accelerate and focus your digital activity.

Who should attend: The event is recommended for all businesses promoting or selling their products or services through the use of online media (particularly targeting local Maltese users) as well as professionals in the marketing sector.

Event Programme:

14.30 Registration

15.00 Welcome and introduction
Mr Andrew Mamo, Chairman of the Malta Chamber’s Importers, Distributors and Retailers  Economic Group, Executive Board.

15.05 Presentation – Are local SMEs embracing digital?
Mr. Steve Agius, Chief of Information Management & Development, Malta Communications Authority

15.40 Presentation of research on the “Consumers’ use of Social Media in Malta”
Dr Gege Gatt, Director, ICON
Ms. Nikki Schinas, Digital Marketing Executive, ICON

16.05 Panel Discussion and Questions from the audience
Moderated by Mr Francois Grech, Exigy Ltd

Panel Members:
Dr Gege Gatt, Director, Strategy and Business Development, ICON
Dr Gorg Mallia, Head of Dept., Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta
Mr Steve Agius, Chief Officer, Information & Development, MCA
Mr Gordon Micallef, Director Business & Technology Consulting, RSM Malta

16.30 Networking and Refreshments


The Conference will be held at the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta.

Register for this Conference by filling in your details in this form, or by sending an email to or calling on 22032304. Booking is on a first come first served basis. There is no registration fee applicable.


Social Media and trends in online retail