The Malta Independent 26 May 2018, Saturday

Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 09:20 Last update: about 2 years ago

The Gaming business community is full of talented and dedicated business entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their personal lives. Malta's iGaming Excellence Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of such entrepreneurs and their companies across a wide range of business categories.

The Malta's iGaming Excellence Awards were created by Martin Vella,  writer, journalist and editor and Managing Director of MBR Publications,  who, together with his business partner Margaret Brincat, have been running a small business since 2014.


Martin knows at first-hand the huge impact of winning a business award and believes that talented and hard-working business people running small and also large businesses should be truly recognised for their achievements. 

These awards are specifically charted for Gaming business owners, Gaming business leaders, Gaming business organisations who are making a real difference not only in their own lives but in their local community.

The 2017 edition of these awards will be held on Friday 5th May, at the Corinthia Palace, San Anton. A huge turn-out of excited nominee companies, esteemed sponsors, distinguished guests, Gaming business associates, relatives, ambassadors shall be attending Malta's largest and well organized business awards.

Mr Vella said, "For all Maltese Gaming businesses our economic and financial wellbeing, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on local businesses creating a strong, local and international strong ethical business community. This event celebrates the iGaming companies doing just that; achieving great success and impressive results. Business leaders celebrate their success and network with their peers during this great event"

"We are proud to have been associated with these awards - while we form part of one of the largest growing SME company in the Maltese real estate sector,  we have been recognised as a valued contributor to the local business community and in past have not hesitated to support MBR Publications for their pioneering endeavours in such award programmes," said Simon Debono, CEO of Simon Estates, exclusive main sponsor from the real estate and property market.

This year will also see the continuation of the collaboration between Puttinu Cares Children Cancer Fundation and MBR Publications. MBR Publications Limited Managing Director Martin Vella presented to Puttinu Cares representatives a donation of over €1,800 raised during the company's prestigious event Malta's Best in Business Awards last November, following an initiative conceived by Mr Vella himself to help the Children's Cancer Foundation, as part of MBR Publication's CSR philosophy. Mr Vella also confirmed that MBR Publications Limited will be developing a Mobile App for Puttinu Cares in order to help the organisation in its promotion of events and initiatives in conjunction with this prestigious event.

Mr. Vella stated that MBR Publications will continue offering its support to Puttinu Cares, "The company and its employees firmly believe in Puttinu Cares' right cause and we are confident that through the development and inclusion into our new mobile application, the general public will be able to get closer to Puttinu Cares and better understand its important role in our society".

Dr Andrew Decelis, Director, on behalf of Puttinu Cares thanked MBR Publications Limited for their initiative and all those companies who contributed with their donation and continuous support during Malta's iGaming Excellence Awards 2017.

Dr Decelis said, "Puttinu Cares Foundation funding relies mainly on the annual Football Marathon and also on the generosity of its benefactors, and the public donations it receives to live up to its mission. All income received by the Puttinu Cares Foundation and all expenditure incurred is annually audited and submitted to the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisations. Puttinu Cares Foundation funding relies mainly on the annual Football Marathon and also on the generosity of its benefactors and the public donations it receives to live up to its mission. This year also sees us partnering through an initiative for Easter with Xarabank. Thanks to entrepreneurs with initiatives such as Mr Vella's, we feel honoured and proud to have the support of this event and also the leading Gaming players taking part. We wish all the nominees and main sponsors every success"

MBR Publications supplemented its donation by additional funds raised this year through various other activities organised by the company. MBR Publications has been supporting various organisations among which are L-Istrina and the Malta Community Chest Fund for the past five years.

A panel of independent judges, including senior business and Gaming academic leaders, will be selecting the national champions this year, engaging with over 60 companies at the entrants stage of the competition. It is a record-breaking number for what is Malta's largest Gaming business recognition programme.

This year's hosts presenting the show are radio celebrity, MFA Ticket Systems Administrator, Presenter, Master of Ceremonies/moderator Colin Fitz and the enchanting Thea Saliba, lawyer, singer and TV Personality host. Several VIPs and celebrities also joined the gala dinner and festive mood that such an event creates.

An after party will also be rganized and special DJ has been brought in to spice up the after-party, as well as record the exclusive signature theme of the night's event. Singers and bands feature George Curmi (il-Puse') and his Jazz Quartet, together with acrobats and musicians. Show closure by Annalise Dance Studio and laser spectacular. The event will be televised in two sequences on Super One TV and also NET TV.


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