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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. It is the driving force behind the creation of IFDIS, the Institute of Foreign Direct Investment Studies, an institution which offers research and training for FDI management to stakeholders involved in the development of FDI attraction and retention strategies. Malta Enterprise is also the national contact point for the Enterprise Europe Network through which companies based in Malta can develop links with counterparts in over 60 other countries.
Within the organization, one may find a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. This facilitates interaction with investors from all sectors, ensuring that specific requirements are understood and met.
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.
A mainstay of the Maltese economy, with well established roots dating back to the 1950s, this sector remains vibrant and competitive due to continuous innovation in products and processes. One could say that it is a perfect example of the Island’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances. When the country first industrialized in the 1950s, it was as a low-cost, labour intensive destination.
A sector which has seen very strong growth over the last decade, with the presence of a number of quality operators in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector as well as a growing cluster of companies working in aviation software, UAV development, flight training and back office support for the aviation industry.
This area received a further boost with the development of the Safi Aviation Park, a Malta Enterprise project designed to host MRO facilities airside at the Malta International Airport. A central location, as well as a well trained workforce makes Malta a very viable choice for a potential investment in the field.
A sector with a strong foundation, with potential for substantial growth. Malta is well known as a centre for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). However, many are unaware of the strong presence of specialized institutions providing training for the oil and gas sector as well as a number of international universities offering a variety of services.
The country has been identified as an ideal location to base universities catering for the large North African and Middle East student cadres, as well as students from the continent wishing to pursue their studies in English. This is an opportunity which could reap substantial benefits for any quality institution wishing to tap into these markets from a near shore location.
A rich history that features the Knights Hospitallers from the Sixteenth through to the Eighteenth Century and a hard-earned reputation as the “nurse of the Mediterranean” during the First World War, has given Malta a solid base of Healthcare experience that has continued to evolve in quality over the years. Indeed, today Malta ranks 5th globally for its overall healthcare performance.
The nearby North African and Middle East markets are tempting candidates for health care providers’ investment and expansion strategies, serviced from a stable location with a strong healthcare background such as Malta. Investments in this regard have seen an increased momentum in recent years and should develop further into a leading economic contributor within short time frames
ICT and Shared Services
Bolstered by the strong ICT infrastructure and by multiple links to the rest of the world, this is a sector which is not in any way limited by the country’s island context. One can find a wide range of activities within the sector, ranging from software development to online technical support services for a global client base.
The educational institutions in the country have developed according to the needs of the industry, producing qualified personnel to fill the vacancies in this steadily expanding sector. This cooperative relationship with the educational bodies is one of the reasons most often cited by entrepreneurs who have set up their operations in Malta and seen them grow over the years.
This sector has a wide ranging presence in the Maltese economy, with well established operations in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, the production of software for the healthcare industry as well as a growing health tourism sector. All this has been boosted by the country’s workforce as well as effective connectivity with foreign markets.
In order to further develop this field, Malta Enterprise has developed the Malta Life Sciences Park, containing high-end facilities for the chemistry, biology and digital imaging sectors, adjoining the University of Malta, the main teaching hospital as well as the national oncology centre. The Life Sciences Park is designed to allow companies to commence operations with minimal preparation in order to focus on their core activities as well as to leverage synergies with other companies within the Park as well as with academia.
The physical facilities available on the island are further backed up by a raft of attractive support measures designed specifically to assist companies in Research and Development activities. All this makes Malta an attractive option for investors in the sector.
Malta is ideally located at the centre of the Mediterranean, a few miles off one of the busiest global shipping lanes. Indeed, Malta boasts one of the largest merchant ship registers with a solid reputation as a flag of quality.
The sector is bolstered by a strong infrastructural base, hosting the third largest transshipment hub in the Mediterranean (Malta Freeport) as well as a vibrant commercial harbor which hosts further cargo operations, ship repair facilities and a cruise liner terminal. Potential for further development remains, especially in the areas of luxury yacht repair and refurbishment.
Attraction of FDI operations in target sectors.
Policy and Forward Planning
Planning, EU Affairs, support and strategic direction on a wide range of policy issues.
Internal audit procedures and compliance.
Communications – Investment Promotion
International marketing, international media and public relations, international publications, international event organization and related logistics.
Communications – Corporate
Local marketing and brand management, local media and public relations, local publications, event organization and related logistics.
Institutional Affairs and Programmes
Overseeing and coordinating the relationship between Malta Enterprise, national and international institutions, government and diplomatic missions. Management of the Enterprise Europe Network Malta office as well as the entrepreneurship, brokerage and franchising projects.
Legal, Regulatory and Compliance
Responsible for the management, control and coordination of the corporation’s legal and regulatory services.
Management of information, information systems, information technology and related support.
Management of incentives and related activities, including performance implementation and monitoring.
Responsible for various corporate functions such financial management; procurement; general administration and people management.
Malta Enterprise encourages and assists new investment in Malta while supporting existing enterprises, with a view to promoting economic growth and job creation. Achieving these objectives involves the development and management of a broad and interesting portfolio of schemes and services, projects and industrial property. We are seeking to recruit persons who share our goals and are willing to help implement our strategy through a professional and client-focused approach.
A covering letter together with a detailed CV outlining qualifications, experience, achievements and the contact details of two referees, is to be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Malta Enterprise, Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta’ MEC 0001 Malta, or via e-mail on [email protected] Soliciting will automatically disqualify.
Malta Enterprise Corporation
Malta Industrial Parks Ltd
Pietà MEC 0001
Tel: +356 2542 0000
E-mail: [email protected]