Sunday 30 April 2017

Prof Molyneux

Impressive line-up of international speakers for FinanceMalta’s 7th Annual Conference

FinanceMalta will be holding its prestigious 7th Annual Conference this May 15th¸ an event which traditionally attracts the crème de la crème of the local finance industry as well as a host of prominent international guests. This year’s chosen theme will be ‘Growth through Change and Adaptability.’

The FinanceMalta Annual Conference which will be preceded by a networking cocktail reception on the evening of the 14th May brings a line-up of international finance experts as key speakers; people like Philip Molyneux, Professor of Banking & Finance and Dean of the College of Business, Law, Education and Social Science at Bangor University of Wales, Prof. Molyneux, will be focusing on the challenges and opportunities which are available for financial service SMEs within the contest of the present economic scenarios.

Other A-list speakers and distinguished guests include Malta’s Minister for the Economy, Investment & Small Business, Dr. Chris Cardona; Ghent Law School Academic, Eddy Wymeersch; Financial Ombudsman Adviser, David Thomas; CEO of PSA Insurance Edouard de Lamazelle; and former Prime Minister as well as current EP elections candidate, Dr. Alfred Sant. The key topics to be discussed include consumer protection, anti-money laundering in IT, structured finance in capital markets, and the upcoming European Parliament elections.

Speaking about this upcoming event, the Chairman for FinanceMalta, Kenneth Farrugia, who will also be chairing the conference, thanked all the people involved in the preparations leading to this major event, including the FinanceMalta team, the sponsors and all affiliate and corporate members for their encouraging support. “The FinanceMalta Annual Conference keeps proving to be the largest specialised event of its kind in Malta, offering an unparalleled opportunity for local and international professionals to get to know each other, exchange ideas and to share in the growing opportunities offered by the sector in Malta and beyond”, he continued.

“Malta’s winning formula for growth in what for other countries has been a tough few years has been the adaptability of its national policy and business foresight. The financial services industry in particular has not only embraced this change but also used it as a trajectory towards a wider breadth of opportunities” stressed Mr Farrugia.

The main sponsor for this year’s FinanceMalta Annual Conference is global trust and corporate service provider Equiom. This firm has just opened offices in Malta, and has recently been shortlisted in the prestigious Citywealth Magic Circle Awards as ‘Trust Company of the Year’.

Speaking about the forthcoming conference, Director of Equiom (Malta) Limited, Annie Sanchez-Talavera said that Equiom was extremely proud to be sponsoring FinanceMalta’s 7th Annual Conference next month. “Since our interests align perfectly with FinanceMalta’s work to promote Malta’s financial services, our company is delighted to be supporting this event which will certainly help strengthen Malta’s growing reputation as an International Financial Centre,” she said.

Also pouring their support into this prestigious event are a distinct list of renowned sponsors, namely EY Malta (a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Ltd.), IFINA (International Financial Administration Group Ltd.), Apex Fund Services, Castille Resources, Deutsche Boerse, Thomson Reuters, Ecovis GRC Ltd., and HSBC Malta.

“This year’s Annual Conference is already attracting a growing number of distinguished registrations from all over the world. No wonder participation and support for this specialized annual event is so much sought after by finance professionals and businesses seeking to reap the rewards of Malta’s budding domicile,” concluded FinanceMalta’s Head of Business Development, Mr. Bruno L’ecuyer.

FinanceMalta’s 7th Annual Conference will take place on Thursday, May 15th at the Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta in St. Julian’s. For the full schedule of panel sessions and workshops and for conference registration kindly visit www.financemalta.org

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