The Malta Independent 25 May 2019, Saturday

SME Malta Summit & B2B Networking Forum

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 11:21 Last update: about 6 years ago

Malta Stock Exchange's is the main sponsor for the first SME Malta Summit& B2B Networking Forum, being held at the Portomaso Suite, Hilton on 28th November, which will be attracting participants from a wide variety of industries ranging from financial services, business services to retail to hospitality, to ICT, as well as manufacturing and construction. More than half of the attendees are senior directors, CEOs, business owners and DMUs from SMEs in Malta.

A broad mix of high profile keynote speakers from different walks of the business community, including technology vendors, SME business owners and senior executives will be attending during the summit. ICT companies, exhibitors and sponsors will be on hand to provide advice for SMEs to find the most viable technology solutions for their needs. Exhibitors at the event will include a microcosm of the Maltese SME landscape.

Participants at the summit will be informed about the latest the SME developments, workforce issues and operational matters and have the opportunity to interact directly with key government ministers in an open floor Q&A.

Business owners from several leading SME organisations in Malta will be invited to take centre stage as speakers during the morning conference sessions and afternoon workshops designed as a crucial resource for senior business management and professionals working in small to mid-size businesses. 

This event hopes to establish also a board or commission which aims wholeheartedly to assist SMEs, with a special focus on micro enterprises, dedicated to providing assistance in challenges faced during start-up formation, improving access to funding, trade queries and business opportunities, reviewing incoming EU legislation, and which will also actively participating in the inter-ministerial Family Business Act Committee which has been entrusted with the drafting of legislative documents.

EU funding opportunities for SMEs was also an important subject being tackled during this summit, with expert speakers analysing the specific aspects of EU legislation.

This event has been designed for people interested in starting new businesses or growing their existing businesses. Participants will gain rich insights, market intelligence and practical advice on how to optimise resources to build their businesses.

Key topics to be covered include:

• Cash-flow Management
New Business Development
People/Employee Management
Accessing Finance for Start-up and Expansion
Leveraging Social Media Platforms for business growth
Competitive Intelligence
Developing Strategic Action Plans for your Small Businesses

Sponsorship and exhibition packages are being offered in varying formats to allow you to select the most appropriate medium through which to realise your association with the event. However, if you don't find what you are after, the organisers may be able to tailor a package to suit your specific requirements, so please Margaret Brincat on 9926 0162/[email protected] should you wish to discuss this further. 


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