FinanceMalta 12th Annual Conference 2019
For the 12th year running, the FinanceMalta Annual Conference has set out to deliver another interesting and informative two-day event, providing delegates with networking opportunities, insights into the market, and updates on developments within the financial services sector both on a local as well as international level.
This year’s finance conference and networking event titled Malta: A Platform for Innovation will include sessions on the innovation that is driving the sector forward, such as fintech and AI, and will also touch upon important issues that arose due to this innovation such as cybercrime. New for this year will be case studies focusing on setting up a business in Malta and what it entails for a foreign national, giving further insight into people’s experiences with financial services in Malta.
This finance conference will feature select local and international experts who will address delegates on contemporary and current topics affecting the financial services industry.
The business and finance conference will be chaired by Ms Federica Taccogna (FTI Consulting).
The FinanceMalta Annual conference is a highlight in the business conference calendar for Malta that grows in numbers and prestige year after year.
Year on year developments have been phenomenal. Keep up with the good work,FinanceMalta!
Federico Vasoli - dMTV
The FinanceMalta Conference is a vital forum for leaders and decision makers in the industry to keep updated and informed on developments.
Stephen Griffiths - Sovereign Trust Malta Limited
Interesting and current topics. Very well organized. Well done FinanceMalta.
Emily Burgess - Bentley Trust (Malta) Ltd
I found the conference to be very relevant and helpful with a value add. FinanceMalta did animpressive job in organising this and I look forward to the next one.
Lydia Wilding - Aqua Trust Services Malta Ltd.
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Wednesday 5th June 2019
18:00 – 20:00 Pre-Conference Networking Reception
Sponsored by Castille Resources Ltd.
Thursday 6th June 2019
Conference Chair: Federica Taccogna – FTI Consulting
Registration (08:00 – 08:45)
08:45 Welcome Address
Speaker: FinanceMalta Chairman
09:10 The European Institutions: Creating an Environment for Innovation in Europe
09:30 Innovation Vision 2021: Governmental, Regulatory and Business initiatives in Malta
Speaker: Hon. Silvio Schembri – Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Financial Services, Digital Economy, and Innovation
09:35 Video: Hon. Mario de Marco – Opposition Spokesperson for Finance
09:40 Speaker: Joe Cuschieri – CEO, Malta Financial Services Authority
09:55 Speaker: Wayne Pisani – President, Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Hon. Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat
10:25 Innovation Vision 2021 – Discussion and Q&A with audience
Moderator: Michael Imeson – Senior Content Editor, Financial Times Live | Global Conferences & Events
Hon. Silvio Schembri – Parliamentary Secretaty responsible for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation
Joe Cuschieri – CEO, Malta Financial Services Authority
Wayne Pisani – President, Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
11:30 Case Study 1: Expats supporting Innovation
US citizen looking to set up a Fintech business in Malta (FintechCo), offering e-wallet and payment services in Malta initially as a test bed, and eventually to the wider European Market. As part of the business plan, FintechCo will be looking to raise capital through the European capital markets, making an initial public offering of its equity, and listing on the Malta Stock Exchange. The US promoter plans to move to Malta with his long-time partner and their minor child, all US citizens. He is also considering obtaining Maltese citizenship by investment for him and his family.
11:35 Setting up or Relocating a Fintech Business: What to look out for
Speaker: Maysam Rizvi – Director, Aelm
12:00 Case Study 2
Asset manager based in France wishes to have a representative sales office in Malta to have access to the Malta based expat community looking for specialized asset management services. The sales office will be manned by a French national who will be employed by the French asset management company (ManCo) (Malta branch). The French national is married, has two young kids all of whom will be moving permanently to Malta and will also be relocating the family nanny (a third country national) to Malta.
12:05 PANEL DISCUSSION: Personal and Business Considerations when planning to set up in Malta
Moderator: Susan HayesCulleton CFA, “The Positive Economist”
Marika Tonna – CEO, Business First
Andrew Zammit – Managing Partner, GVZH
Charles Zammit – Chairman, EducationMalta
Joe Portelli – Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange
Ronald Attard – EY
14:15 Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Finance
14:35 The Cashless Society
Ivo Camilleri – BOV
Jesmond Gatt – Central Bank of Malta
15:20 Mitigating Bank Fears in Cryptocurrency
Keynote Speaker: Loretta Joseph – Advisor, OECD – Mauritius
Moderator: Mark Curmi – Director, KPMG
Marcel Cassar – Malta Bankers’ Association
Lauretta Joseph – Advisor, OECD
Dimitris Litsikakis – Revolut
Ian Gauci – GTG Advocates
16:10 Panel Discussion: Combatting Financial Crime
Keynote Speaker: tbc
Moderator: Federica Taccogna – FTI Consulting, London
MEP Roberta Metsola
MEP Alfred Sant
Ian Joseph Abdilla – Asst. Commissioner, Economic Crimes
16:50 Concluding Remarks
Speaker: Federica Taccogna – FTI Consulting
End of Conference
What does the FinanceMalta Annual Conference offer?
Take a look at what happened during the FinanceMalta 11th Annual Conference to see the benefits provided to delegates. The financial services and business conference gives you a unique opportunity to connect with developments taking place in the financial services sector worldwide in order to achieve a high level of excellence in their day-to-day work practices and methodologies.
The conference will be chaired by Mr. Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman of FinanceMalta and will include a number of selected local and international experts who will address the participants on current everyday topics affecting the financial services industry.
The FinanceMalta 12th Annual Conference is being sponsored by the following organisations.
We invite all delegates and guests to support these companies and visit their stand during the conference.
If you would like to sponsor the conference, please send an email to Lindsey Busuttil on firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Conference Networking Event Sponsors
Lunch & Networking Breaks Sponsor
Equiom (Malta) Limited provides asset protection through appropriate structuring and a comprehensive range of services relating to company set-up, trust, yachting and aviation. As part of Equiom Group, Equiom Malta’s clients benefit from global expertise and international solutions.
- WorkingTown.com is a jobs portal and blog offering employers and recruiters the chance to list two vacancies for free. We are investing in SEO, social media presence and in-house IT capability to ensure that our website grows and gains visibility with job seekers in Malta and beyond. WorkingTown.com – your online jobs portal.
- Active Services (Malta) Ltd.