EY-Parthenon’s Malta Future Realised Conference returns on 18 October following two years as a virtual event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 at 2:27 pm by Andre Camilleri

The residual effect of the pandemic and the start of the first conflict on European soil in the 21st century are having far-reaching consequences. With record inflation, impending recessions, the advancing threat of climate change, weakened global cooperation, and a shifting global tax environment, we are living through unprecedented times.

Against this backdrop, EY-Parthenon Malta is bringing back its annual flagship event on 18th October. The Malta Future Realised Conference (previously known as the Malta Attractiveness Event) is well-established amongst private and public sector leaders and brings together 1,000 CEOs, CFOs, entrepreneurs, and investors to discuss foreign direct investment (FDI), business and the Maltese economy.

This year’s event will focus on the international landscape and rising geopolitical tensions which are presenting formidable challenges for our businesses and citizens. High-profile international speakers, local and international government leaders, and industry CEOs will lead the discussions.

The results of the 18th Malta Attractiveness Survey, an annual study conducted among existing FDI companies, outlines current investors’ sentiments, Malta’s strengths, weaknesses and where the country should be focusing its efforts.

The full-day event will be split in three parts, kicking-off with a review of the global economy and the results presentation of the Malta Attractiveness Survey. The second part will look at geopolitics, trade and business strategy in times of uncertainty whilst the third will analyse investment drivers for a changing world, including global tax reform, skills, digital and innovation, sustainability, renewables and infrastructure.

The conference features a networking expo and thematic workshops, with early registration and opening reception taking place on the eve of the event on the rooftop overlooking the Grand Harbour.

Ronald Attard, EY Malta and Cyprus Country Managing Partner and Central, Eastern, Southeastern Europe and Central Asia (CESA) Strategy and Transactions Leader, said: “We are thrilled to be bringing back Malta Future Realised in typical conference format after holding the event virtually for two years. We will once again hear from the biggest global companies and international institutions, stimulate debate, and generate ideas for a better, more sustainable, and inclusive Malta. This year’s discussions will focus on the resilience and adaptability that has become necessary for Maltese companies to thrive in a world of uncertainty. It is up to all of us to work together and make a difference.”

Simon Barberi, EY Director and Attractiveness Program Lead said: “For 18 years the Malta Attractiveness Survey has captured the thoughts of foreign owned businesses here on the island. The survey will be the basis of our discussions on the day, but we will also bring out some surprises as we intend to challenge the status quo, asking better questions that will lead to even better answers.”

Taking place on 18th October 2022 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, the event is being held in collaboration with The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.

Find out more and register: ey.com/en_mt/events/malta-future-realised-2022

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