MBN UK Exclusive: February 2018 Meeting at Art Gallery in Mayfair

Having started our year with 2018 drinks at Henry’s in Picadilly and a talk on crypto-currencies and blockchain, February’s MBN UK meeting is another meeting with a difference.

Co-Hosts of the MBN UK February Meeting

Co-Hosts of the MBN UK February Meeting

MBN UK and Malta Tourism Authority co-host this month’s get together, bringing members to the David Gill Art Gallery in Mayfair for an exclusive evening on Tuesday 27 February, 2018.Francis Sultana

Supporting Sponsors Clintons, the award winning boutique law firm for entertainment and the creative arts

Supporting Sponsors Clintons, the award winning boutique law firm for entertainment and the creative arts

Featuring the internationally renowned furniture and interior designer from Malta, Francis Sultana, this is an exclusive opportunity for MBN UK members to meet him and hear him talk about his work. Sultana is based in London with an international client base covering Europe & Russia, USA and Asia.

He is the favoured designer of many of the world’s biggest art patrons, drawn to his use of noble materials, fine craftsmanship and luxurious finishes. His atelier and showroom are based in St James’s in the same building as David Gill Gallery, of which Sultana is also CEO.

Francis, who is from Nadur, Gozo, set up his studio in 2009 to create interiors for many of his major art collector clients. Francis is also the judge of both PAD and Masterpiece and sits on the board for the NSPCC Art Gala. He co-founded the Design Fund for the V&A and now sits on the International Council for the museum. He is also on the board of MICAS, Malta’s new museum project which opens in 2021 and will house Malta’s contemporary art & design collection.

MBN UK and Malta Tourism Authority are proud and delighted to co-host this exclusive event, which is also being supported in sponsorship by Clintons, the award winning boutique law firm for entertainment and the creative arts.

Attendance is strictly by invitation and registration only, and restricted in numbers. You will require a code to register. Preference will be given to fully-subscribed members and invitations to guests are only extended once members have confirmed. Should you wish to attend but have not received an invitation please email events@maltabusinessnetwork.com.


A considerate industry?

MBN UK Director, Perit Charles Saliba re-appointed on the Building Industry Consultative Council’s Advisory Board

MBN UK Director, Perit Charles Saliba B.E.& A. (Hons.), M.P.M. (UTS), MRICS has recently been re-appointed on the Building Industry Consultative Council’s (BICC) Advisory Board for 2017 / 18.
 The BICC’s Advisory Board consists of 25 stakeholders within the Maltese building industry representing regulators, consultants, educational institutions, employers, developers and financial institutions all of which contribute to support the BICC’s mission of ‘monitoring the building industry and to advise policy makers on ways to enhance it as a strong social and economic contributor to improve sustainable development’.
On his re-appointment Perit Saliba said, “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to once again work closely with the BICC’s Executive Chairperson and contribute to the BICC Advisory Board by bringing an international viewpoint to local issues. This also continues to put in practice one of the Malta Business Network’s key aims of encouraging and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas between UK and Malta based professionals.”
(Featured Image: MBN Director, Perit Charles Saliba (first from the left) hosting a BICC delegation at Ecobuild, London)

Embracing Blockchain at the next MBN Malta Meeting

Blockchain technology will be explored during the next MBN Malta Chapter monthly meeting, where two distinguished guest speakers will share insight into how this new technology can improve the business process.

“The correct application of Blockchain technology can create new channels of business or improve existing ones. Being knowledgeable on the topic can lead to one business getting to the opportunities first and translating them to business advantage,” said Marcel Cutajar, Managing Director of Agilis – an IT Business Solutions company founded over 30 years ago. Mr Cutajar will be delivering the presentation together with Agilis Technical Director Loui Mercieca, a certified trainer on Blockchain and Emerging Technologies.

Entitled ‘Embracing Blockchain: Real-life Scenarios’ their presentation will look into practical and real-life case studies. It will help attendees understand more about this complex technology and how they can change or improve their way of doing business, explained Mr Cutajar, who has been a MBN member since its inception in 2011.

Mr Cutajar has been involved in the ICT Industry for over 20 years. He founded and managed Key Services, a company offering IT Managed Services, Training and Software solutions. In 2013, the company was acquired by PWC Malta. He has held various posts within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, including IT Business Section Chairman, Chairman Smart City Action Group and Chamber Council Member.

Mr Mercieca is a member of the National Blockchain Strategy Taskforce, acting as a technical Blockchain advisor to the Government of Malta. With over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, he has been studying Blockchain and Bitcoin since 2014 and is currently in the process of obtaining his certification as Ethereum developer.

Mr Cutajar and Mr Mercieca will share their expertise at the MBN Malta Chapter meeting on February 19 at the Xara Lodge between 6pm and 8.30pm.

To attend this event please visit our Eventbrite Page

Photo by William Bout on Unsplash

MBN UK kicks off 2018 with drinks and a talk on crypto-currencies

MBN UK kicked off this year’s activities with drinks on Tuesday January 30th, 2018 at Henry’s Cafe Bar in Piccadilly, Mayfair, London.

During the well-attended evening, the MBN UK Board, members and guests were also joined by Josh O’Neill*, who discussed crypto-currencies and blockchain, providing a thorough overview of what has changed since bitcoin’s birth in 2009 and what we should perhaps expect going forward.

*Josh O’Neill is the Assistant Editor at ClearView Financial Media, the publisher of WealthBriefing, WealthBriefing Asia and Family Wealth Report.

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