FinanceMalta’s has revealed its main objectives for 2021 that include seeking opportunities in emerging and innovative sectors such as Fintech, Sustainable Finance, and the Digital Economy as well as increasing its collaboration in the international financial services arena.
With regards to upcoming initiatives, Rudolph Psaila, FinanceMalta’s chairman announced the launch of a new series of podcasts and video podcasts, which will take place in the coming weeks and months, in conjunction with key stakeholders and members.
Additionally, he outlined a number of events and webinars which the organisation hopes will provide members with more value in terms of knowledge, networking and business opportunities, whilst promoting the island as an innovative financial services centre.
The announcements were made at an event titled: “Catching up with members”, where FinanceMalta sought to provide its members with an overview of its plans and tips for how to maximise the usefulness of their membership.
Mr Psaila outlined the purpose of FinanceMalta, which he said was the promotion of Malta as an international financial services centre, creating business and networking opportunities, as well as coordinating with relevant industry players the overall promotion of the jurisdiction.
Reflecting on 2020, he said this was an unprecedented year due to the ongoing pandemic, which changed completely the way FinanceMalta used to operate.
“Despite these challenges, we sought to implement our strategy, based on five pillars, namely innovation, value creation, inclusiveness, internationalisation and being digital,” Mr Psaila explained.
Additionally, he invited members to proactively submit their ideas for joint initiatives, underlining that FinanceMalta is open to cooperation proposals from its members to further promote the jurisdiction internationally.
FinanceMalta describes itself as a non-profit public-private initiative that was set up to promote Malta as an international business and financial centre within, as well as outside of, Malta.
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