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MBN Malta Members in Inaugural Private Lunch with Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat

MBN Malta Members in Inaugural Private Lunch with Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat

The newly launched Malta Business Network (MBN) Malta branch held a private lunch for members and guests at the Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat on Friday 6 December 2013.  More than a 110 members and guests, including Prof Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance and Dr Edward Zammit Lewis, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth, were present for this exclusive event.  Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat attended as the guest of honour and took questions directly from the floor within a Chatham House Rule framework.

 

 

This was the first private event organised for members since the MBN Malta launched on 2 October 2013.  On 18 November, interested professionals and companies came together for the inaugural meeting.  This was well attended by over 70 people, and to date, a total of 148 individuals and companies have become full members of the MBN.  In addition, a further 26 Malta-based members are registered within MBN UK.

 

Addressing the members and guests present, MBN Chairman Mr Joseph Zammit Tabona stressed the importance of networking, saying that “it is fundamental to businesses and it is universally accepted as a powerful business development activity. Over the last two years, MBN has attracted interest from a diverse selection of industries and sectors, all of which are important to Malta’s economy. The MBN has set a trend and the network is growing through our contacts, referrals and awareness from social media and the website.”

 

Prime Minister Muscat also spoke about the importance of looking for such opportunities and promoting conversations on an international level. He congratulated Chairman Zammit Tabona and the board for their hard work and voluntary efforts and urged the members and guests present to support MBN and to be part of this international network. 

 

 

During the private lunch, Mr Zammit Tabona was joined by colleagues from the MBN Malta Board of Directors, company officials Dr David Tonna Secretary and Dr Luke Frendo, Treasurer, and Charles Gerada. 

 

The MBN is a thriving international network that brings together professionals and industry executives with a comment interest which is Malta. It was formally set up in the UK in December 2011 as an unincorporated association to promote Malta-related business and professional opportunities in the UK. Now a company limited by guarantee, the MBN continues to expand and grow, attracting members, guests and speakers from across a varied range of professions and industries internationally. It meets on a regular basis for membership meetings, industry briefings and social events.

 

MBN member meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at Malta House in London and on the third Monday of the month at the Xara Lodge in Malta. MBN Malta members are also entitled to attend MBN meetings and events in London when visiting the UK. The next MBN Malta monthly meeting takes place on 20 January 2014 with guest speaker Dr Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy while Dr Michael Frendo will talk about CHOGM during the MBN members’ meeting on 17 February 2014.

 

Membership within the MBN is open to professionals and businesses, including those who live outside Malta and the UK but who want to be connected to this community. There are different categories available for membership, including individual and corporate memberships. Prospective members are encouraged to fill in the application form and send it to the secretary who will then contact them with more details. Further information can be found at (http://www.maltabusinessnetwork.com/mbn_member).   Guests and non-members are encouraged to come along to meetings and events before joining as members.   MBN also encourages foreigners residing in Malta who are investing and/or working in Malta within the manufacturing, financial sector and gaming industry to attend the MBN monthly receptions.    Photos available at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.400244460107356.1073741827.196383470493457&type=1

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