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Network News - 28/11/2014

PKF Malta’s presence during SME Malta Summit & B2B Networking Forum


PKF’s Anna Golis, Collette Mangion and Lynsey Schembri together with Hon. Chris Cardona after presenting the report.

SME Malta Summit & B2B Networking forum was held at the Portomaso Suite, Hilton on 28th November, 2014. PKF Malta was supporting the event by managing the exhibition stand, as well as our Senior Statistician, Ms. Lynsey Schembri was part of a panel discussion which included the Minister for the Economy, ICT, Investments & Small Business, the Hon. Chris Cardona, CEO of Malta Stock Exchange, Ms. Eileen V. Muscat, the President of the Malta Business Bureau, Mr. Mario Spiteri and Deputy Director R&I Programme Unit from the Malta Council for Science and Technology, Ing. James Foden.

Ms. Schembri also gave a speech whereby she discussed the current situation vis-a-vis the potential access to finance problems that SMEs are facing. When she was addressing the conference she spoke about how PKF Malta has been one of the catalysts to take upon such an important issue and she also gave the views PKF Malta managed to get from the many stakeholders they met throughout the study. It is important to note that the views of both the banks as well as the SMEs were given in order to remain impartial. During this conference, Ms. Schembri also gave some statistics from various studies regarding SMEs, their necessities and the existing banking relationships.

The event gathered participants representing Maltese SMEs from various industries, from financial service providers to ICT specialist, to manufacturers and constructors. Most of the representatives were directors, CEOs and managers.

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