IFSP Conference 2021: Malta at the Crossroads
4 & 5 March 2021
How has Malta’s FS industry coped with 2020’s challenges, and what are its prospects and opportunities in the aftermath?
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Malta’s financial services industry has been through a trying year, as indeed has the entire country. It is now time to take stock and look to the future.
This year we will be meeting online. The conference will also be spread over two afternoons. What remains constant is the conference sessions dealing with some of the most burning issues affecting the industry at the moment – at a time when the industry needs to assess the way the environment has changed, and more importantly the paths it may take into the future.
Day One starts at 14:00 on 4 March, with the IFSP President Dr Wayne Pisani setting the tone for the meeting before the Minster for Finance, the Hon Clyde Caruana looking at the ways in which the country is rising to the challenges of this time of transformation, before Stephen Attard leads a discussion on the evolving Malta Business Registry.
Also on Day One: a discussion on DAC6 and exchange of information in general, and a fitting closure with a look at MONEYVAL’s assessment of Malta and what comes afterwards. On the way, we are planning a discussion on another major challenge, with a session on the best way to effectively work remotely, surely something that’s exercising everyone’s patience at the moment!
Day two sees the Opposition Spokesperson for Finance, the Hon Marco De Marco give his assessment of Malta’s path forward, followed by a discussion on the MFSA’s new regulatory framework for CSPs. Following a short break, another of the challenging opportunities for the industry and, indeed, for society as a whole – sustainable finance – will be examined and discussed, followed by a much needed discussion on corporate governance.
Day Two – and the 2021 conference – closes at 17:30 with a wide ranging discussion on what lies ahead for taxation, in which some of Malta’s leading tax practitioners share their views on the direction tax policy will be taking, both in the immediate future and in the long term, given the challenges Malta faces in an increasingly interconnected and transparent world.
We may not be able to meet and discuss in person due to the restrictions imposed by an ongoing pandemic, however this will not stop us looking at where we are and how the industry is evolving, to take full advantage of the changing world around us, for the benefit of both the industry and practitioners, and indeed of the country.
Register now to join the IFSP as it charts the future!
Standard rate: €105
Members’ rate: €85
Single day rates:
Standard rate: €70
Members’ rate: €55
Firms sending five or more members of staff, booked together, register all their attendees – members or not – at the Members’ rate. Joining links will be sent to participants before the Conference.
Please note that participants may put questions to the speakers via the Zoom chat function. Participants will join the Conference with cameras off and microphones muted. We would ask that microphones be kept on mute unless the participant wishes to speak. Participants may turn their cameras on, however note that people with bandwidth problems may find that they prefer to keep theirs off.
The conference sessions will be recorded and may be made available after the event. By registering for the Conference, you are consenting to the recording and any subsequent distribution.