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2019 Must-Attend Business Events in Malta

Our list of the top business conferences and events you need to know about this year.

The new year is upon us, and if you’re looking to get up to speed on new developments, ideas and trends in your field, hear inspiring keynotes from renowned speakers, make connections and share ideas with like-minded peers in your industry, Malta is the place to be. Save the dates!

  

IFSP’s Annual Conference

When: February 25, 2019

Where: Xara Lodge, Rabat 

This year’s IFSP’s Annual Conference is titled ‘Striking a balance for financial services: between regulation and competitiveness’. It brings together IFSP members and practitioners to network and learn about the trends bearing on Malta’s financial services industry from some of the leading professionals in their fields.

 

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Marketing Kingdom Malta

When: March 1, 2019

Where: InterContinental Malta, St Julians

After outstanding success in 15 different countries around the globe, the Marketing Kingdom, one of the world's most anticipated marketing and social media events, where ambitious marketers can discover, learn and shape the future together, is finally coming to Malta. You’ll leave with insights from influential marketers from companies all over the marketing space including Facebook, Twitter, Unilever Hair Care, SAP, Hotels.com and Airbus. 

 

Malta Business Aviation Conference 

When: March 27, 2019

Where: Hilton, St Julians 

With a strong emphasis on panel discussions, MBAC has an excellent line-up of speakers and topics, such as the impact of Brexit on the business aviation industry. This event is also being touted as “an essential networking event for operators, OEMs, MROs, lawyers, corporate service providers, brokers, managers, FBOs, registries, tax advisors and associations”.

 

7th Annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference 

When: March 28, 2019

Where: Hilton, St Julians 

Now a must-attend event in the superyacht industry calendar, the conference is a gathering of superyacht brokers, managers, builders, marina operators, lawyers, corporate service providers, registries, tax advisors, accountants and associations from all over the world. The conference has a strong emphasis on panel and roundtable discussions that focus on specific topics, such as finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.

 

Malta EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

 

When: March, 2019

Where: TBC

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the world's biggest and most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs and the only one with a truly global dimension. It has now spread to over 50 countries, including Malta. Now in its third year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Malta has been recognising the impact and innovations of local entrepreneurs. Nominations for the 2019 Malta EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award are now open to entrepreneurs from all sectors, and the winner will be announced at an award ceremony in March. The Maltese winner will be flown to Monaco in June to compete for the grand prize, the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

 

FastForward: Digital Marketing Festival

When: April 25, 2019

Where: InterContinental Malta, St Julians

FastForward: Digital Marketing Festival is a mix of high-value masterclasses, top-notch speakers and the opportunity to meet and network with fellow digital marketing experts. With a series of inspirational keynotes and panel discussions, the festival is a high-energy event, packed with information to take your marketing to the next level.

 

International LNG Congress

 

When: April 29-30, 2019

Where: InterContinental Malta, St Julians 

The 5th International LNG Congress brings together companies from different countries to share experience, find new partners and discuss updated LNG regulations. The congress includes a conference programme, an exhibition area, as well as a site visit to the Delimara LNG Terminal.

  

Malta AI & Blockchain Summit

When: May 23-24, 2019; November 7-8, 2019

Where: Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Ta' Qali

Malta is the new number one hub for the blockchain industry — and the Malta Blockchain Summit is there to reflect this momentum. The inaugural edition of the Malta Blockchain Summit was definitely a huge success, and after receiving plenty of great feedback, this year’s summit will see some great upgrades, including a new, bigger venue as well as two editions instead of one. Expect a buzzing expo floor, conferences, workshops, and hosted networking sessions that provide exceptional opportunities for attendees to connect and discuss the business of blockchain.

 

BOV Aviation Outlook

 

When: Spring

Where: TBC

BOV Aviation Outlook is a unique event that brings together top leaders from airlines, policy makers, regulators, flight schools, airport management and air navigation service providers for discussions on the key issues affecting the aviation industry in Malta. 

 

FinanceMalta 12th Annual Conference 

When: June 5-6, 2019

Where: TBC

The annual FinanceMalta Conference is one of the highlights in the events calendar of the financial services industry. It brings together financial services practitioners and entities, providing them with a unique opportunity to network and learn about the latest developments taking place in the financial services sector both locally and internationally.

  

THU 

When: September 23-28, 2019

Where: Valletta

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn, or THU for short, is known as one of the largest events within 3D, VFX, Games and Concept Art industries. The six-day festival provides a unique experience for creatives, entrepreneurs and artists to network, exchange ideas, create and learn from some of the world-renowned artists and titans of the entertainment industry.

 

Delta Summit


When: October 2-4, 2019 

Where: TBC

Malta has gone all in on blockchain technology, and the Delta Summit aims to support and promote Malta’s status as the Blockchain Island. The summit brings together technology innovators from across the world. Its busy agenda is packed with some awesome speakers, inspiring stories of successful tech entrepreneurs and some unique insights into the future.

  

SiGMA


When: November 27-29, 2019

Where: Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Ta' Qali

Last year, the Summit of iGaming Malta has truly set the bar high. In 2018, SiGMA welcomed a record-breaking 12,500 attendees from over 80 countries, over 400 sponsors and exhibitors, and 200 industry-leading speakers. The next edition of one of the most highly anticipated events in the gaming industry is set to grow even bigger. The summit will once again see a packed expo floor, a wide range of conferences and workshops, as well as countless dinners and networking events. So connect with an awesome community and join the party afterward.

 

European Fantasy Sports Summit

When: November 29, 2019

Where: Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Ta' Qali

The European Fantasy Sports Summit hosted and produced by the GamingMalta Foundation is held as part of Summit of iGaming Malta (SiGMA). The third edition of the summit will see an international line-up of Daily Fantasy Sports evangelists and business owners. They will discuss the emerging issues surrounding the DFS world and give the audience plenty of insight into what the future holds for the sector.

  

Malta Esports Summit 

 

When: November 29, 2019

Where: Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Ta' Qali

The Malta Esports Summit is another event hosted by the GamingMalta. The Malta Esports Summit takes the main conference stage at SiGMA with a line-up of esports specialists, from international experts to global tournament organisers. 

 

FHRD HR Conference

 

When: Autumn

Where: TBC

The annual HR conference is known as the main event in Malta for all things related to HR. The conference addresses the issues of how talent can be managed and nurtured in organisations. Last year’s edition saw a strong line up of speakers from Adidas, Phillips and Swarovski, to name a few. Expect no less from this year’s edition. 

  

EY Malta's Annual Attractiveness Event

 

When: Autumn

Where: TBC

Every year Malta’s top CEOs, entrepreneurs, advisors, investors and influential business and government leaders come together for Malta's largest business and investment forum. In addition to the fantastic connection opportunities among attendees, the Attractiveness Event boasts a wide range of local and international speakers.

 

iGaming Idol


When: Autumn 

Where: TBC

iGaming Idol brings together key figures from the vast international iGaming world for an evening of glitz and glamour. Known as the iGaming ‘Oscars’, the highlight of the night of networking and entertainment is the awards ceremony, where high-achieving employees from across the industry are recognised and rewarded in their respective fields. 

 

KPMG Gaming eSummit 

When: Autumn 

Where: TBC

Held as part of the Malta Gaming Week, the KPMG Gaming eSummit is a one-day invitation-only event that brings together C-level delegates to discuss the latest trends in iGaming and receive sector-specific updates. The annual eSummit features an impressive lineup of keynote speakers and industry stakeholders. 

 

The CAPA World Aviation Summit & Aviation Awards for Excellence

 

When: December 5-6, 2019

Where: TBC

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, will host its annual World Aviation Outlook Summit in Malta this year. The Summit will welcome a diverse array of airline leaders and industry speakers for a unique knowledge building and networking forum.

 

Business Leaders Malta Annual Conference

 When: TBA

Where: TBC

One of the most highly anticipating business networking events of the year, Business Leaders Malta's Annual Conference brings together some of Malta’s most influential entrepreneurs, decision-makers, influencers and management professionals. The conference presents a panel of local and international experts, entrepreneurs and executives with inspiring stories and remarkable careers.

  

Malta Innovation Summit 

When: TBA

Where: TBC

The Malta Innovation Summit brings together top executives, educators, professionals, leaders, innovators and CEOs for a full day of learning, exploring and celebrating the possibilities of adopting innovation in an organisation. 

 

Malta Maritime Summit

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When: Autumn

Where: TBC

Malta Maritime Summit bills itself as “an important event which will reconfirm Malta as a leading maritime nation”. The summit brings together maritime executives, decision-makers and policy makers for a dialogue and debate about strategies, opportunities, responsibilities and challenges in today’s vast and complex maritime world.

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