Programme

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10.00 – 10.15 - Welcome address

  • David XUEREB, President, Malta Chamber of Commerce
  • Jacek KRAWCZYK, President, EESC Employers' Group

10.15 – 10.40 - What future for Europe and how do we respond?

  • Christoph FEARNE, Deputy Prime Minister of Malta

Moderator: Stefano MALLIA, Vice-President, EESC Employers' Group

10.40 - 11.20 - Panel 1 – Harnessing globalisation – more Europe for our citizens?

Panellists:

  • Aaron FARRUGIA, Parliamentary Secretary, EU Funds and Social Dialogue, Government of Malta
  • Roderick PACE, Professor, University of Malta
  • Philip VON BROCKDORFF, economist, consultant and Member of the Board of Directors, Voice of the Workers Union, UHM
  • Roberta LEPRE, CEO, Weave Consulting
  • Simon DECESARE, President, Malta Business Bureau

Moderator: 

Q&A

11.20 – 11.40 - Coffee Break

11.40 – 12.05 - EU as a business friendly environment - fact or fiction?

  • Jacob APPEL, Director, Bolt Malta

12.05 – 12.45 - New technologies and new working methods – a threat or an opportunity?

Panellists:

  • Tony ZAHRA, President, Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association (MHRA)
  • David XUEREB, President, Malta Chamber of Commerce
  • Doris SAMMUT, President, Malta Employers' Association (MEA)
  • Paul ABELA, President, Malta Chamber of SMEs (GRTU)
  • Dana FARRUGIA, CEO, Tech.mt

Moderator: Silvan MIFSUD, Director, Advisory Services at EMCS Tax and Advisory

Q&A

12.45 – 13.00 - Keynote address: Is the Green Deal the real deal and how should business respond?

  • Miriam DALLI, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of S&D

13.00 – 13.10 - Concluding remarks

  • Stefano MALLIA, Vice-President, EESC Employers' Group

13.10 – 14.30 - Networking lunch