SME FORUM 2019
The 10th Edition of the SME Forum was held at the Golden Sands Resort & SPA last Wednesday 27th February 2019 where thankfully the sun was in cooperative mode, at least for the better part of the day!
The enchanting view of Golden Bay was one of many tactics the Institute adopted this year to elevate the SME Forum to a new level. We enlisted the veteran scholar, Ranier Fsadni, as an expert moderator of two interactive panels, we introduced breakout sessions which gave attendees the freedom to choose topics closer to their hearts, as well as provided a platform of experts that guided and advised on the dynamic landscape of AML, GAPSME and Quality Assurance.
The aim of the Forum was to arm SMEs and SMPs with practical knowledge that can be applied back at their workplace. We have created much-needed awareness on the new REQs introduced by FIAU, as well as put big words to work from business leaders on strategy, vision, leadership and growth.
Abigail Mamo, CEO of GRTU delivered positive statistics on Malta’s exceptional growth in 2018, that of 5.8%, surpassing the EU average of 4%. As this reality sinks in, sustaining such a momentum does perhaps necessitate revisiting one’s growth strategy, possibly through people development as Dr Kenely suggested?
At the close of the Forum MIA hosted networking drinks, another first, which gave further scope for exchange of ideas and networking in an informal and leisurely setting.
MIA gives heartfelt thanks to all our Sponsors present at the Forum, Buddy, BOV, Inscope, Nouv and LEXCO who have all contributed towards offering a sustainable and unique experience at the Forum.