Online Info Session: Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is established by Regulation (EU) 2023/956. It is one of the legislative instruments adopted in the context of the European Green Deal, and its primary purpose is to address Carbon Leakage. Carbon leakage occurs when businesses transfer the production of goods/services to other countries with less stringent emissions constraints, or when goods from outside the EU, produced under less strict emissions standards, have a competitive advantage over similar goods produced in the EU. The ultimate aim is to incentivize non-EU suppliers to improve their environmental performance in the production of such goods.
 
The CBAM Regulation provides for a price to be paid in respect of carbon emitted in the production of certain goods, when those goods are imported into the EU, that is equivalent to the price paid by EU producers under the EU’s emissions trading system. The goods currently covered by the CBAM Regulation are iron and steel, aluminium, fertilisers, cement, electricity and hydrogen.  
 
During this session, being organised in collaboration with Malta Resources Authority, we will explore what CBAM is, how CBAM is being implemented locally, and what importers need to do to comply.

Info Session on Sustainability Support

The Malta Chamber, as part of the Enterprise Europe Network – Malta, is offering you a unique opportunity to kick-start your sustainability journey through the provision of a bespoke assessment and action plan.

By identifying challenges, risks and opportunities, as well as providing guidance on regulations, funding, technologies and local experts in the ESG field, you will be able to develop the first steps of a transition that not only future-proofs your business but allows you to reap the benefits of doing business right, both financially, and for the planet. This information session will give you an overview of how you may benefit from this initiative.

This info session is on a first come, first served basis and is targeted towards SMEs.

Annual General Meeting 2024

The 176th Annual General Meeting of the members of The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry will be held at the Exchange, Republic Street, Valletta on Wednesday 20th March 2024 at 5.30 pm. 

As we gather to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and chart the course for the future, the AGM presents a unique opportunity for engagement, dialogue, and collaboration.

What’s Trending – Social Media in Malta

In recent years, Malta has witnessed a dynamic transformation in its social media landscape, shaping the way individuals, businesses, and communities connect and communicate. This event, being organised in collaboration with misco, will provide a comprehensive exploration of the current social media trends in Malta, highlighting the impact on society, business, and culture. The results from the ‘misco Social Media Usage Trends Survey 2023/24’ will be presented, providing valuable insights into the strategies, challenges, and opportunities associated with the rapid evolution of digital communication platforms.

The ‘misco Social Media Usage Trends Survey 2023/24’

The ‘misco Social Media Usage Trends Survey 2023/24’ is an annual online survey conducted by misco International among an online audience. Recognising the significant impact of the internet on our behaviour, the survey specifically focuses on social media usage. The goal is to explore the evolving landscape and its implications for various marketing aspects, including elements of marketing communications.

The survey builds upon previous years’ data, as similar investigations were conducted in 2022, 2021, 2020, and 2018. This continuity allows for meaningful comparisons and the identification of emerging trends. The results of this year’s survey promise to provide rich insights into several key areas, including the frequency and depth of social media activity, the effects of social media content, preferences among digital advertising audiences, and trends in online shopping behaviour.

By presenting a comprehensive analysis of social media usage patterns, the survey aims to shed light on the dynamic nature of online interactions and their impact on marketing strategies. The information gathered will serve as a valuable resource for businesses and professionals seeking to navigate and leverage the evolving landscape of social media in the contemporary digital age.


AGENDA

08:30 Registration + welcome coffee

09:00 Opening speech Chris Vassallo Cesareo, President, The Malta Chamber

09:05 Presentation of survey results by Rebecca Gera, Director of Marketing and Opinion Research Unit, misco

10:00 Panel Discussion + Q&A

10:45 Closing remarks by Dr Marthese Portelli, CEO, The Malta Chamber

11:00 Networking brunch


SPEAKERS

*more to be announced


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Malta’s Economic Outlook 2024

Will the Economy remain Resilient?

Since 2020, the world economy has experienced four major shocks: a pandemic; a spike in energy prices; elevated inflation and a rapid rise in global interest rates. Meanwhile, geopolitical issues came at the forefront, with the ongoing war in Ukraine and the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. Despite such challenging international conditions, the Maltese economy maintained good momentum throughout 2023. Forecasts to date indicate that over the next few years the country’s economic growth is likely to outpace that in the euro area. What explains such economic resilience? Is there a risk of a sudden stop?

Join us for this event where we will explore recent and expected economic developments, join the dots, and uncover patterns. Participate in the discussions among leading panelists about current economic trends and policies, in the context of the baseline trajectory for the Maltese economy, and the upside and downside risks surrounding this outlook.


AGENDA

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:15 Intro by Nick Xuereb, Deputy President, The Malta Chamber

09:15 – 09:50   Malta’s Economic Outlook 2024 – Malcolm Bray, Senior Manager Economics, BOV

09:50 – 10:20 Panel Discussion: Will the Economy remain Resilient?

  • Kenneth Farrugia, CEO, Bank of Valletta
  • Dr Marthese Portelli, CEO, The Malta Chamber
  • Malcolm Bray, Senior Manager – Economics, Bank of Valletta

10:20 – 10:40 Closing Address by Kenneth Farrugia, CEO, BOV

10:45 Onwards Light Lunch


SPEAKERS



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Workshop: Employees wellbeing and engagement

In today’s environment, there is a strong emphasis on employee well-being and financial security. This makes it a prerogative for employers to take measures that support the long-term financial stability of their employees.

Recognising the importance of addressing the unique need of both individual customers and employers, MAPFRE MSV Life and Bank of Valletta are teaming up with The Malta Chamber to organise a workshop focusing on employee benefits solutions.

This workshop, being organised by MAPFRE MSV Life and Bank of Valletta, in collaboration with The Malta Chamber shall be delving into how employers can offer a better and more holistic proposition to their employees, in order to increase their retention efforts, enhance their reputation by becoming an ‘employer of choice’ and attract quality people. The workshop will also include the active participation of the FHRD, Expedition 42, PWC and Farsons.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

MARK GRECH
Mark Grech is a manager within PwC Malta’s advisory practice and is responsible for Workforce Consulting services. He has several years of experience assisting various local and international organisations in HR related projects and studies. His areas of specialisation include talent development, change management and employee engagement.

JOSEF SAID
Josef Said is CEO of Expedition42 and HR tech and services company. Expedition42’s mission is centred around improving organisational well-being. Locally Expedition42, through its brands, interacts with more than 90,000 candidates and more than 3,000 organisations.

NOEL DEBONO
Noel Debono is an FHRD board member and a Human Capital Consulting Manager within a global professional service provider. Having spent over 17 years working within the Human Resources industry across multiple economic sectors, his areas of expertise include strategic HR management, learning and development, business coaching and workforce planning.

INES SILVA
International HR Manager. Over 25 years’ experience in HR Management at a multinational environment. Permanent member of the Management Committee of both companies and also Steering Committee of MAPFRE Malta. Master of Sciences in Human Resource Management. Lecturer, researcher & trainer in Leadership, Change Management & Performance Appraisal.

JOSEPH CAMILLERI
Joseph Camilleri, Head of HR at Farsons Group is a mechanical engineer who blends his operational experience with a passion for nurturing organisational talent. His initial career in operations brought him in direct contact with the mindset of various layers of employees enabling him to foster a culture of innovation through engaging employee experiences.

TONIO PARASCANDOLO
Tonia Parascandalo joined Bank of Valletta plc in 1985 and currently leads the Bancassurance Unit, that monitors the Bank’s life insurance, personal pensions and WorkSave pension operations. Tonia is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute UK.

FIONA SPITERI
Fiona joined Mapfre Middlesea plc 25 years ago and during this time held various responsibilities and gained extensive knowledge in both Non-Life and Life business, including Savings, Investment and Retirement plans. She currently heads Mapfre’s Corporate Clients Business Office and focuses on ensuring a positive rapport with clients and identifying opportunities, with particular emphasis on Employee Benefits.

BERNARD ATTARD
Bernard is a tax partner at PwC Malta. Since joining the firm 26 years ago, he has been involved in various forums relating to pensions, their sustainability and reform in Malta. He leads the firm’s Private Clients practice, which also focuses on the various aspects of pensions.

VICTORIA MUSCAT
Victoria is a Tax Senior Manager and currently heads PwC Malta’s Pensions Team. She regularly participates in seminars and contributes to publications on tax matters relating to pensions. Victoria holds a B.Accountancy (Hons). degree from the University of Malta and an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation awarded by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Taxation.

RAY DEBATTISTA
Ray Debattista was appointed Chief People and Culture Officer in October of 2023, after serving in an acting role since 2022. Ray joined the Bank in 1984 and throughout his career occupied various positions within the organisation, spanning both the retail network and other corporate functions. During his twenty years in Human Resources, he garnered an in-depth knowledge of the Bank and its people. His responsibilities spanned recruitment, employee engagement, performance management, training, career development, talent management as well as employee and industrial relations. As an active member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, Ray is responsible for developing and executing the HR strategy in support of the Bank’s overall business plan and strategic direction. He champions the Bank’s drive to be the Employer of Choice by focusing on employee journeys and career paths, whilst driving and implementing initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of the people. Together with his team at People & Culture, he is also responsible for succession planning, talent, and change management, as well as the management of healthy working relationships with key stakeholder groups including those representing the Bank’s employees. Ray holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Henley Management.


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All you need to know – Temping Agencies New Legislation

With new legislation, licensing temping agencies are set to come into force in 2024.
The Malta Chamber and Ganado Advocates are organizing an information session to outline how individuals, companies or agencies engaging temporary workers will need to first obtain a license issued by authorities before being allowed to operate. The law will apply to agencies engaging both Maltese and foreign workers. We believe that you should be well informed on what is expected from you, so we ask you to join us together with our experts who will explain what this process entails.


AGENDA

08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 09:05 Introduction by Dr Marthese Portelli, CEO, The Malta Chamber

09:05 – 09:35 Fireside chat with Diane Vella Muscat, Director General, Department For Industrial and Employment Relations + Q&A session

09:35 – 10:20 Presentation by Matthew Brincat, Partner (Employment and Pensions), Ganado Advocates on the main takeaways of the published regulations + Q&A session

10:20 – 10:25 Intervention by Col. Mark Mallia, CEO, Identity Malta

10:25 – 10:55 Presentation by Lawrence Zammit, Chairperson, The Malta Chamber Employment Agencies Business Section on the ‘Code of Good Practice’ – a framework for self-regulation for those engaged in employment services + Q&A session

10:55 – 11:00 Closing Remarks by Ruben Cuschieri, The Malta Chamber Representative at the Low Wage Commission



SPEAKERS


Presentation delivered by Matthew Brincat, Partner (Employment and Pensions), Ganado Advocates on the main takeaways of the published regulations


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Kaizen in ESG

In an era where businesses navigate sustainability challenges, this event organized by Kaizen Institute in collaboration with The Malta Chamber is tailored for executives keen on optimizing ESG strategies. Discover insights on achieving sustainability goals, enhancing corporate responsibility, and effective corporate governance. 

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Crack the Code – The Art of Problem Solving

Explore the role of collaboration in addressing multifaceted challenges and gain a broader perspective on problem-solving.

In an era where challenges are diverse and complex, having the right tools and mindset to tackle workplace challenges is essential. Join us on the 14th of December for an interactive event designed to cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative problem-solving skills.

Delve into real-world case studies and success stories where innovative problem-solving has led to significant achievements. 

A networking session will follow which will provide a platform for attendees to exchange ideas, build valuable connections, and explore collaborative opportunities.

This event is being organised by the Young Chamber Network in collaboration with SHE and sponsored by S Rausi Trading Ltd and The Happy Baker.

SPEAKERS