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MBN UK Exclusive: Drinks Reception with The Hon Deputy Prime Minister Dr Christopher Fearne

The board of directors of MBN UK have pleasure in inviting you to an MBN exclusive drinks reception on Tuesday March 26, 2019 at The Corinthia Hotel between 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

Venue: Nelson Room, Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

The Hon Dr Christopher Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister for Malta, will meet with MBN UK members and confirmed guests and talk about the economy of Malta.

It is our pleasure to open up the invitation to friends and guests from the business community who would like to attend and meet with MBN members.

Numbers will be limited and preference will be given to MBN members.

Online registration is required for both members and guests. Invitations are being sent to all members.  Guests are asked to directly contact events@maltabusinessnetwork.com.

Please note that attendance at this meeting is only against confirmation from MBN, and no one will be allowed in without an official invitation. You will also need to carry a photo ID for security purposes.

 

MBN UK attends fundraising event for St John Association at Chapter Hall, St John’s Gate London

The Malta Business Network UK recently extended a special invitation to its UK members to attend a fundraising evening in aid of the St John Association, Malta at the magnificent Chapter Hall of the historic St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, London, now the headquarters of the Venerable Order of St John.

The event, held on November 1, 2018, was co-hosted by the Prior of England and the Islands and Chair of the St John Ambulance, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis, and the chairman of the St John Association, Malta, Dr Michael Frendo.

It was a unique opportunity to visit such a significant venue in the heart of London.  The event was well attended by representatives of the MBN UK Board and members, together with Maltese business and professional people residing in the UK and British members of the Venerable Order.

The Prior of England, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis, with Dr Michael Frendo (right) and Chev Ray Cassar

The Malta Association was represented by Dr Frendo and by Chev Ray Cassar, member of the Association’s Council and chair of its fundraising committee. The deputy chairman and Commander of the Malta St John Association, Colonel Mark Mallia, who had also overseen the organisation of the event, was regrettably unable to attend at the last minute.

The Prior of England, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis, addressing guests present

At the event, the Prior of England formally invested Dr Frendo with the rank of Commander of the Venerable Order of St John, a British Royal Order of Chivalry, of which Queen Elizabeth II is the Sovereign Head. Following this investiture, Chev Cassar delivered a brief illustrated overview of the history of the Knights of St John. Dr Frendo then delivered a presentation on the history and works of the St John Association Malta and the projects that required support and financing.

Chev. Ray Cassar, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, delivered a brief illustrated overview of the history of the Knights of St John

Three Maltese artists generously donated three works which were auctioned at the event. Joseph Baluci donated a painting of a procession of knights emerging from St John’s Co-Cathedral, Anthony Patrick Vella donated a painting representing a helmet, shield and a sword symbolising the military history of the Order, while a young artist, Jennings Falzon, donated a statuette, The Warrior Monk. All three works of art attracted a great deal of interest and were successfully auctioned to those present. The event was also supported by the Corinthia Hotel, London, Marsovin and Farsons.

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MBN UK September 2018 Meeting

Our next MBN UK Members’ Meeting takes place on Tuesday 25 September 2018, between 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Malta House, Malta High Commission, 36-38 Piccadilly, London W1J 0LE.

We are delighted to have joining us as a guest speaker Armando Raish from Biotecture, who will be talking about living walls and sustainability. (http://www.biotecture.uk.com/)  Biotecture is a designer and supplier of hydroponic, modular living wall systems, an innovative, UK based company, managing projects across the country, and working with partners in Scandinavia, mainland Europe, North America and the Middle East. Their vision is to transform urban architecture for the well-being of people and planet through innovative use of vertical greening. They work on principles of collaboration, integrity and excellence, believing that their shared expertise will bring the best results.

Image is from the http://www.biotecture.uk.com/living-walls/ page.

Please register online to attend – only registered attendees will be allowed into Malta House. Late registrations may not be allowed entry. Guests must either be invited or accompanied by a named MBN member. If you wish to attend but do not know any MBN members, kindly contact us at events@maltabusinessnetwork.com

Please note you will also need to carry a photo ID for security purposes.

MBNUK Discusses BlockChain

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Our Speaker for the June MBN UK Members’ Meeting on Tuesday 26 June 2018, is Liliana Reasor, MBN member and a FinTech / Blockchain entrepreneur, venture capitalist and ex-investment banker.

Liliana Reasor was recently on a speaker panel in New York discussing blockchain and new technologies. She will give us her insights on block-chain technology, its usage and application across industries, especially in the light of Malta’s digital strategy and our members interest in this new technology.

With 20+ years of experience in the FinTech and Finance industries, Liliana is now the the founder and CEO of SupraFin, the first global vetted token platform on the blockchain (www.suprafin.io). She is heavily involved in the FinTech / Blockchain startup ecosystem in Europe and is considered a FinTech / Blockchain thought leader. She is a regular FinTech / Blockchain speaker, panellist, investment judge and working group member at top global FinTech / Blockchain and finance events. She was selected as one of the Top 100 Global FinTech Women Influencers and Leaders in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Innovate Finance. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she worked in the FinTech and investment banking industries (M&A, trading, capital markets, and corporate lending) at JP Morgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Moody’s Analytics in the US and UK. Liliana has a M.S. in Computational Finance from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from UCLA.

Please register online to attend – only registered attendees will be allowed into Malta House.

Guests must either be invited or accompanied by a named MBN member. If you wish to attend but do not know any MBN members, kindly contact us at events@maltabusinessnetwork.com

Please note you will also need to carry a photo ID for security purposes.

MBNUK April Meeting: Discussing Transport and Master Planning Projects with Kirsten Galea

The next MBN UK Members’ Meeting takes place on Tuesday 24 April 2018, between 6.30pm – 8.30 at Malta House, Malta High Commission, 36-38 Piccadilly, London W1J 0LE.

Our guest speaker is Ms Kirsten Galea who will give a brief overview of Weston Williamson+Partner (WW+P)’s portfolio of transport projects from the last 30 years’ experience – including a number of flagship stations such as the Jubilee Line Extension at London Bridge and Crossrail Paddington Station. These and other projects have acted as catalysts for regeneration, supporting new homes, leisure, commercial and cultural quarters.

WW+P have a parallel portfolio of projects that compliments and works hand in hand with their transport work. A master planning portfolio beyond urban planning projects is emerging with skill sets around the technical challenges of delivering new development on and around railways. These are predominantly TOD (Transport Oriented Development) projects that grapple with land use change, implications for established settlements and developing architectural typologies, which aim to address land use intensification and flexible development plot accommodation.

In her presentation Kirsten will also introduce WW+P’s most recent innovative project, an in-house parametric tool for master planning that will help WW+P’s master planners to quickly test options and instantly obtain data such as plot ratio, GEA, GIA, FAR, units per hectare, etc, which manually is usually extremely time consuming. This tool may be specifically tailored to our client’s requirements and allows WW+P utmost flexibility of going back and forth in the workflow.

All images used are courtesy of Weston Williamson+Partners.

Kirsten Galea

Kirsten studied architecture and civil engineering at the university of Malta and today is a Senior Associate at Weston Williamson+Partner (WW+P). She has been involved in the design stages of a variety of complex transport projects, including detail design and coordination at construction stage. Currently part of the London studio, she has also worked for WW+P in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Melbourne. Kirsten is a co-founder of Women@WestonWilliamson, board member of Women in Transport and member of NAWIC, pushing the envelope for women in Architecture, Construction and the Transport Industry. In 2016 she also made it into the RIBA Journal Rising Stars shortlist.

Nature Claims Gozo’s Iconic Azure Window

March 8th 2016, London: A sad day for the Mediterranean island, today saw the tragic collapse of the iconic Azure Window in Gozo. A breath-taking structure that is believed to be thousands of years old, rough seas have finally taken their toll as the magnificent limestone arch has finally crumbled into the Inland Sea.

One of the most popular destinations on the Maltese archipelago, the idyllic turquoise waters surrounding the limestone sculpture has been a popular site for swimming, scuba diving and boating.

2012 saw a large piece of rock dislocated from the imposing arch, an alteration that has significantly led to its devastating and eventual demise.

While the Azure Window might have finally fallen after thousands of years teetering in its precarious position, the memory of the structure will live on particularly with its presence in blockbuster films. The formation can be seen in films such as Clash of the Titans and The Count of Monte Cristo. The Azure Window was also the backdrop of the wedding between Daenerys and Drogo in the first episode of the hugely popular television series, Game of Thrones.

The arch stands very close to another cultural landmark, Dwejra Bay. A dramatic coastal formation that wraps around the Azure Window, the bay is heralded as one of the top five dive sites in Malta. Despite the heart-breaking collapse of this natural monument, the area will continue to be one of the island’s most picturesque attractions particularly with its sapphire lagoon, excellent hikes, and rockpools abundant in marine life.

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MBN UK Exclusive: Drinks Reception with The Hon Deputy Prime Minister Dr Christopher Fearne

The board of directors of MBN UK have pleasure in inviting you to an MBN exclusive drinks reception on Tuesday March 26, 2019 at The Corinthia Hotel between 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Venue: Nelson Room, Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

The Hon Dr Christopher Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister for Malta, will meet with MBN UK members and confirmed guests and talk about the economy of Malta.

It is our pleasure to open up the invitation to friends and guests from the business community who would like to attend and meet with MBN members.

Numbers will be limited and preference will be given to MBN members.

Online registration is required for both members and guests. Invitations are being sent to all members.  Guests are asked to directly contact events@maltabusinessnetwork.com.

Please note that attendance at this meeting is only against confirmation from MBN, and no one will be allowed in without an official invitation. You will also need to carry a photo ID for security purposes.