The CEO of TradeMalta Anton Buttigieg has been appointed as a board member at the European Trade Promotion Organisations’ Association, following an election which took place in October 2020. The European Trade Promotion Organisations’ Association (ETPOA) aims to promote the interests of European trade promotion organisations (TPOs) in dialogue and collaboration with European institutions and other competent authorities. It is an international non-profit organisation established by 12 European TPOs from 10 EU member states, with TradeMalta being one of the founding members. Today, the European Trade Promotion Organisations’ Association has a total of 27 members. The Board of Directors is comprised of 5 members, including the President and Vice-President, and an elected Head of Secretariat (HoS). ETPOA Board Members are elected for a period of two years.
Anton Buttigieg joined TradeMalta as Chief Executive Officer in 2015 and helped shape the trade promotion strategy which supports Malta-based businesses to internationalise and become export-ready. A dedicated team of professionals at the organisation provide a wide-ranging portfolio of services which cater for different modes of entry within specific markets. As Malta’s Trade Promotion organisation, TradeMalta encourages organisations to reach out of their comfort zone and establish new partnerships in non-traditional markets. The aim of TradeMalta is to help define and strengthen Malta’s profile around the world as a reliable business partner and a fantastic country to do business with.
TradeMalta is a public-private partnership between the Government of Malta, currently under the remit of the Ministry for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry.