Malta’s standing as an international financial jurisdiction took centre stage during a high-profile networking event in the City of London on 4 December. The event was conceived by the Malta Financial Services Advisory Council (MFSAC) and organized by FinanceMalta with the backing of 24 sponsors. The support of the private sector was crucial for the success of the reception at the Guildhall that was attended by over 600 international delegates.
Delegates were addressed by Lord Marland, Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC); FinanceMalta Chairman George Vella; Joseph Zammit Tabona, Chairman of the MFSAC and H.E. Dr. Emanuel Mallia, Malta’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland.
The highly impactful event was entirely focused on Malta’s financial services sector and aimed at fostering growth and drawing in foreign investment, in line with FinanceMalta’s unrelenting drive to enhance global connections and promote Malta’s role in the international financial landscape. The reception also served as a way of conveying appreciation to the numerous stakeholders within the financial services sector in London that have been supporting Malta over the years.
The Chairman of FinanceMalta George Vella commented: “This year has been characterised by a series of intensive networking and proactive internationalisation initiatives, not least of which has been this event in the City of London. It is our intention to maintain the current momentum with a number of local and international initiatives, some of which are already lined up for 2024.”
The City of London gathering follows the active participation of FinanceMalta at two significant international events in November, respectively addressing pivotal segments within the financial services industry – fintech and insurance. The Foundation was present at the European Captive Forum 2023 on 8-9 November together with five of its members.
FinanceMalta also took part in a delegation of Maltese stakeholders participating in the Web Summit in Lisbon on 13-15 November.
In the final month of the year, FinanceMalta has slated two additional events and will be wrapping up 2023 with the 7th Annual Private Wealth Switzerland Zürich Forum on 7 December and the EU Roundtable of Financial Centres, of which FinanceMalta is a member, on 15 December in Paris.