It is about unlocking drastic reductions in industry downtimes, creating new business models, and a better customer experience...
This was the recurrent theme during a Pitching Webinar organised by the Malta Chamber as part of Enterprise Europe Network, in collaboration with Tech.MT and Bank of Valletta during the second day of the virtual event entitled ‘Re-Engineering Manufacturing and Retail for the New Norm’.
The first of two pitching webinars taking place this month provided exposure for Malta-based technology solution companies, attracting the attention of investors and end users in manufacturing and retail industry about a distinct product they wanted to promote.
It served as an excellent opportunity to boost their visibility with future potential buyers and business collaborators, improving respective capability to grow and reach out to new local and international clients. Close to 200 business representatives from over 20 countries registered a profile till date, in the virtual platform published by the Malta Chamber in February. More expected to register in the run-up to the second part of the event on the 28th and 29th April.
5 successful applicants were assigned a brief timeslot to showcase and impress buyers with their distinct solution, assessed by 3 local leading experts.
A combination of technical and organisational challenges were showcased, including applicants in supply-chain management, digital payments, manufacturing operations management, plant maintenance, and enterprise resource planning for IoT platforms.
The pitching performers were:
• Alex Sun and Ron Mifsud from Connecton Marketing
• David Sciberras from Invent3D
• James Camilleri from Fyorin
• Foaad Mohamad Haddod from HumAIne Ltd
• Stefan Debattista from ShowsHappening
The three experts engaged by Malta Chamber and Tech.MT were:
• Mark Scicluna Bartoli, Executive on EU & Institutional Affairs section from Bank of Valletta:
• Gordon Micallef, Digital Consultant from RSM Malta:
• Johan Zammit, Founder and CEO at Smart Studios Ltd:
Tech.MT CEO Dana Farrugia opened the proceedings of the Pitching event by underlining the importance of these events to showcase economic-based innovation solutions towards value-added manufacturing and smart technologies.
Ms Farrugia explained how disruption is revolutionising our thinking, our operations and our production, aligning industry output with consumer expectations and enabling returns on investments.
The Pitching session was supplemented with an online session of one-to-one B2B pre-arranged meetings amongst the participants.
Thirty manufacturing operators, seventy service providers, fifteen stakeholders and ten EU funding entities registered in the event digital platform had the opportunity to meet each other during short network meetings to establish business collaborations.