The Malta International Business Awards (MIBA) 2019 will take place on 22 November, seeing the competition of a dozen finalists, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta. MIBA is open to all enterprises with a good internationalisation story to tell, organisers say.
Created by TradeMalta with the strategic support of HSBC Bank Malta, MIBA will award businesses across a range of categories: Exporter of the Year in Small, Medium, Large, and Emerging Markets, Innovation Exporter of the Year, High Potential Exporter of the Year, Online Exporter, and Overall Exporter of the Year.
The twelve finalists, some of which have been shortlisted across a number of categories are: Stargate Studios Malta, HandsOn Systems, Strand Palace Agencies Ltd, AquaBioTech Group, Mediterranean Ceramics, Loqus Group, Pet Nutrition House Ltd, FreeHour Ltd, Thought3D Ltd, DC Aviation Ltd, Avifilm Export Corporation Ltd and PT Matic Environmental Services Ltd.
“The quality and volume of businesses that have submitted and been shortlisted for MIBA clearly show that these awards have established themselves as a genuine milestone for those leaders who view business from a global lens,” said Joyce Grech, Head of Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Malta.
“With offices on the ground in 53 countries and territories, and more than 5,000 relationship managers operating worldwide, we share this same vision and connect Malta-based businesses to a world of opportunities. In fact, HSBC Malta recently launched the €250million HSBC International Business Fund to offer financial support for business in Malta to expand globally,” Mr Grech added.
First held in 2017, the Malta International Business Awards are open to all enterprises with a good internationalisation story to tell, be they exporters of products, providers of services, franchisors or international businesses with head office functions in Malta.
“The awards are an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services and to celebrate the capabilities and ingenuity of their leaders and teams,” said Anton Buttigieg, CEO of TradeMalta.
“Once again, we have seen a significant number of strong entries and we look forward to an exciting awards ceremony later in November. We thank HSBC Bank Malta Plc for supporting MIBA once again and look forward to further cooperation in order to support Maltese businesses wishing to trade internationally,” Mr Buttigieg added.
The 2019 Malta International Business Awards also enjoy the endorsement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, the sponsorship of audit firm Grant Thornton and Emirates Airline, and the partnership of marketing and communications firm BPC International Ltd, and the architectural signing company Big Exhibits.