Innovative, Agile and Resilient – the qualities for a successful Fintech Hub

Date: 20 April 2021

Time: 11:15 - 12:15

Location: UK FinTech Week 2021


open invitation

A session to emphasize the importance of adapting to a fast-paced sector, especially considering the latest EU regulations. We will showcase why Malta is a nimble and resilient jurisdiction and a great fintech hub to consider.

Moderated by
Peter Cunnane, Head of International, Innovate Finance

Dana Farrugia,
Brian Camilleri, Head – Economic intelligence, policy and EU affairs, Malta Enterprise
Luciano Brincat, Senior Manager – Strategy Policy & Innovation, Malta Financial Services Authority
Gareth Genner, CEO and Group General Counsel, Trust Stamp

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Set up in 2007, FinanceMalta, a non-profit public-private initiative, has the objective to promote Malta as an international business and financial centre within, as well as outside, Malta. FinanceMalta brings together and harnesses the resources of the industry and government to ensure Malta maintains a modern and effective legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in which the financial services and fintech sector can continue to grow and prosper. FinanceMalta came on the scene at a critical time, just as Malta entered the Eurozone. The financial services sector is now a major force in the country’s economy. Malta has some significant strengths to offer the industry such as a low-cost environment; more than 80 double taxation agreements; a well-trained, motivated workforce; and a single, robust but approachable regulator. To these, FinanceMalta can add a world-class information and communications technology infrastructure, English as an official language, an enviable climate and its strategic location.

Public-Private Partnership, was established in 2018 by the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, to promote Malta as a tech centre for innovative technologies.

Created on the key priority fields of technology and innovation, not only aims to elevate Malta’s status as a quality Tech provider on both a local and international platform but also strives to act as the interlinking force between Government, Industry and Academia. To realise Malta’s vision to become a tech centre for innovative technologies, builds its strategy onto four main pillars – those of Promotion, Innovation, Talent and Assistance. Through the combined relevance of all four pillars, aims to provide the means through which established local tech organisations may export their technology overseas and by which foreign investors may equally set up new technological ventures in Malta. As part of its strategy, also focuses on providing tech students with the opportunity to present and enhance their research, attract tech talent towards our country and finally to also provide the assistance and support required to local and international tech start-ups.


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Malta Enterprise is the country’s economic development agency, tasked with attracting new foreign direct investment as well as facilitating the growth of existing operations.

In operation under various guises since the 1950s, which is almost since the beginning of Malta’s industrial development, the Corporation contains within it a great deal of accumulated experience in the field.

Furthermore, it acts as an adviser to government on economic policy due to its close and constant interaction with the main economic players in the country. Malta Enterprise leads national efforts in shaping the economy and create sustainable jobs. We are also market leaders in creating legislation accordingly to respond to new markets and create a home to host such investments.

The long term presence of an investor in the country is a priority for Malta Enterprise. We therefore work constantly with our clients to find solutions to any issues they may be facing and to help them adapt to changing circumstances. This has resulted in symbiotic relationships being maintained for decades, for the benefit of all concerned.

Malta Enterprise is responsible to develop and foster various economic sectors such as advanced manufacturing; ranging from electrical components, to plastics and the pharmaceutical industry, the life sciences sector hosting various companies conducting their research & development in Malta, aviation in particular maintenance, repair and overhaul, and drones; ICT and techbased companies such as fintech, medtech, cyber security, Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and digital games, international education services with Barts Queen Mary of London being the latest addition to the portfolio of foreign universities having a campus in Malta, and logistics.

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