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SMEs National Forum 2019

Forum 18/10/2019 - 18/10/2019

Today’s Opportunities & Challenges in Employment for SMEs

An Event which is being organised by the SME Helpdesk within the MEA, as part of this year’s SME WEEK – MALTA 2019 – Programme of Events.

A half-day Conference, three Symposia and an EMPfest all happening at the Dolmen Hotel – Qawra, on Friday 18 October 2019.

This year’s event, is being organised in collaboration with the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, MEAINDEX, and the Ministry for Education and Employment.

In this Event we proudly welcome a number of elite speakers that will be sharing their knowledge and experiences on topics related to employment in Malta, particularly focusing on SMEs.

Hon Christian Cardona – Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, Hon Evarist Bartolo – Minister for Education and Employment, Isabelle Maquet – Deputy Head of Unit B4 responsible for Malta and Spain at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission. Joseph Farrugia Director General MEA, Dolores Sammut Bonnici current MEA President, Dana Farrugia- CEO Foundation, and Dr Anne Marie Thake – Head of Public Policy, University of Malta are amongst the main speakers who will be addressing the participants.

Main Panel Discussion “How SMEs are expected to handle employability in a quasi-full employment scenario?”

3 Separate Symposia,

Sustainable Employment Through Education”

“Employment in a fast-changing Demographics scenario”

“Employment Strategy and its ripple effect on the Economy.”


The Event will come to an end with a Networking Lunch and an EMPfest whereby more than 20 entities coming from government and commercial businesses will be present, offering services and assistance to all those present.

This is a National Event supported by PwC Malta, Corporate Dispatch and Dolmen Hotel and sponsored by BOV,, Malta Enterprise, Jobsplus, Identity Malta Agency, GCS recruitment Agency and Zaffarese Group.

Click here to view the events’ brochure.

Venue: Dolmen Hotel, Qawra
Contact: Anton Vella
Email: [email protected]