‘Doing Business with France, then and in today’s environment’ is the theme of this year’s annual Business Forum being organised by the Maltese French Chamber of Commerce on April 29.

The forum provides an excellent opportunity not only for the Chamber’s members to meet and network but, more importantly, it is a great platform to discuss the current business relationships between Malta and France, French business in Malta and how stakeholders can collaborate more together to reach better commercial outcomes.

“This year is also a special year for us as the Maltese French Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 30th anniversary. These have been 30 years of service to the Maltese and French business communities, building bridges and collaborating with successful and fruitful synergies,” said Joseph Bugeja, the Chamber’s president.

“Over the past years, the Chamber also found a lot of support from the French diplomatic mission in Malta and also from the Maltese Embassy in Paris. Their assistance was always instrumental in helping to facilitate and contribute towards further development of the already very strong business relationships, in the interest of both countries. Therefore, we are looking forward to this year’s business forum which is going to be very special,” Mr Bugeja added.

The forum provides an excellent opportunity

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Nancy Caruana, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Brigitte Curmi, Ambassador of France in Malta and Helga Mizzi, Maltese Ambassador in France.

These will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of Herald Bonnici, CEO Malta Government Investments Ltd; Soline Duomontier, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations; Kenneth Farrugia, chief business development officer at Bank of Valletta; Philip Martinet, managing director Estate Wines; Bastien Paret, managing director at RCI; and Stephane Perchenet, deputy director of Business France Agency.

The Business Forum is being hosted with the support of Transport Malta, Express Trailers, ICP-Texinfine, DF Advocates and Cleland and Souchet.

The event, which starts at 9.30am and comes to an end at 1pm, is being held at the Corinthia Palace Hotel in Attard. Registrations for participation may be done via e-mail on odette.vella@mfccmalta.com.