Addressing two separate high-profile events in London on Wednesday, Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna invited those present to visit Malta to understand the reasons behind its growing success.
The first event was a pre-CHOGM Commonwealth Business Forum Business Breakfast organised by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) with the participation of CWEIC Chairman Lord Jonathan Marland, the Lord Mayor of London Mr Allan Yarrow, and the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugo Swire. Held at The Mansion House, the event brought together leading business leaders and diplomats from across the Commonwealth.
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Addressing those present, Minister Scicluna highlighted Malta’s positive economic performance and how this has allowed Malta to present a more attractive proposition to investors and countries that may be interested in having a base from which to do business in the region around Malta.
He viewed the CHOGM and the Commonwealth Business Forum as a platform for businesses, entrepreneurs and senior members of government to come together to explore new opportunities and markets, share and expand contacts, and ease networking with potential business partners. Minister Scicluna expressed his firm belief that Malta was an ideal host for facilitating such business relationships.
The pre-CHOGM engagement was followed by an address to finance professionals, financial services practitioners and potential international investors who were attending a conference organised by the Malta Stock Exchange in a bid to raise awareness of the opportunities it offers. Scicluna charted the development of Malta’s financial services industry, underlying how this was also brought about by having in place sound and well regulated bodies such as the MSE, which is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary.
– Friday, 6th November. 2015