Malta Business Community at the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry seminar

‘Malta is a founding member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) which will mark its 30th anniversary next year. Malta forms part of a constituency made up of five other countries, namely Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Israel and Kazakhstan. Over the years, EBRD has strengthened emerging economies from Central and Eastern Europe, investing in projects most of them in the private sector making them greener, better governed and more inclusive, resilient and competitive, this is what sustainable growth is all about,’ stated Minister for Finance and Financial Services Edward Scicluna in his opening speech.


Minister Scicluna remarked that the EBRD’s operations have expanded over the years to cover regions, such as the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA or SEMED) and in the future may expand beyond, into the sub-Sahara.

Minister Scicluna stressed that the MENA region, due to its proximity and through our culture, has always been close to Malta, and therefore attractive for the Malta’s business community to tap into partnership and export opportunities.

Minister Scicluna addressed a very well-attended, half-day seminar organised to promote international business and tendering opportunities and services provided on the global sphere. The seminar which was jointly organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and TradeMalta was held today, at the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry in Valletta.

The Minister positively emphasised that ‘Today’s seminar is an opportunity for local businesses to expand their horizons in partnership with one of the strongest private sector-oriented development banks in the region.’

The seminar was targeted at Maltese businesses that wish to obtain more information about the opportunities that exist for the Malta business community to bid for international tenders issued by the EBRD.

Leander Treppel, Director and Board Director at EBRD, and Anton Buttigieg, CEO of TradeMalta, also addressed the seminar.

During the seminar, senior executives of the bank were present and provided an overview of the EBRD’s objectives and delivered presentations about the international business and tendering opportunities that existed.

Local companies also had the opportunity to ask questions and meet EBRD officials on a one-to-one basis after the seminar.


Tuesday 25th February 2020