New Board for AmCham Malta

New Board for AmCham Malta

The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta, AmCham Malta, has elected a new Board of Directors following the recent Annual General Meeting. Pierre Attard has been elected as the President of AmCham Malta. He is a Chartered Management Accountant by profession and holds an MBA from Henley Management College. He joined the FedEx Global Partner in Malta in 1996 as a non executive Director and in 1999 he took up the post of Business Development Director and he became Managing Director in 2001. During 2006-2007 he was an advisory board member of the Purple Academy, the Learning and Development Division of FedEx Express EMEA.

newamcham2010The other elected members of the Board are James Satariano Vice President, Anton Tabone Honorary Secretary, Denis Gatt Honorary Treasurer, Alfred Cuschieri, Marco Frazier and Peter Matson are members. The Executive Secretary of the Board is Simon Barberi.

Front row: left to right James Satariano Vice President, Pierre Attard President, Anton Tabone Honorary Secretary.
Back row: Marco Frazier and Peter Matson members, Denis Gatt Honorary Treasurer, Simon Barberi Executive Secretary.

AmCham Presidents meeting Brussels

AmCham Logo copyAmCham Presidents Meeting Brussels 3rd March 2010

The first ever gathering of AmCham Presidents in Europe and EurAsia was held at the AmCham EU premises in Brussels on 3rd March 2010. This meeting will be chaired by John Vassallo, Chair of AmCham EU and the objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Build more effective relationships between the different Chambers in the ECACC network at the Presidential level
  • Explore the priorities of the European Union and how AmChams can collectively push for optimal business conditions for US companies throughout Europe
  • Look for further opportunities for cooperation between AmChams in 2010 and beyond, to benefit all our member companiesAmCham Malta was represented by its President Mr. Pierre Attard.

ECACC Malta Meeting comes to a successful conclusion

AmCham Logo copyAm-Cham Malta,
The American Chamber of Commerce in Malta,
c/o The Exchange Buildings, Republic Street, Valletta VLT05,
Tel: 00356 21 247233 Fax: 00356 21 245223

ECACC Malta Meeting comes to a successful conclusion

The European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC) held its Fall meeting in Malta between the 14th and the 16th of October 2009, after AmCham Malta won an international bid amongst ECACC members to host the conference here.

The conference, entitled “Crises Management: Strategies for Survival”, was held at the Hotel Westin Dragonara in St Julian’s.

On Wednesday 14th October, a reception was held at the private residence of The Ambassador of the United States to Malta, H.E. Douglas W. Kmiec in Attard. The reception was attended by Mr Thomas Yeager, Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy, the board members of AmCham Malta, Anton Tabone, James Satariano, Pierre Attard, Alfred Cuschieri, Denis Gatt, Marco Frazier and Simon Lee Barberi, Executive Secretary, The Hon. Tonio Fenech, Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investments, the Hon Leo Brincat and the Hon Charles Mangion and members from the Maltese business community including Dr Arthur Galea Salomone, Chairman of the Malta Stock Exchange, Mr Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman of Finance Malta and Dr. Tonio Depasquale, CEO of Bank of Valletta.

Thursday 15th October saw the official opening of the conference with introductory speeches by Stephen Brugger, Chairman of ECACC and Anton Tabone, President of AmCham Malta.

The speeches were followed by a Lateral Thinking session by Professor Edward Debono. Attending this special event was a number of AmCham Malta members, The Ambassador of the United States to Malta, H.E. Douglas Kmiec, Mr Thomas Yeager and Dr John Vassallo, President of AmCham EU and Vice President of Microsoft Europe.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Hon Tonio Borg, hosted the delegation to a lunch reception at Palazzo Parisio in Valletta. ECACC members had the chance to personally exchange views with the Hon Minister Borg who welcomed the delegates to Malta.

An afternoon session was organised with the participation of Peter Meli of Malta Enterprise who presented the ECACC members with an overview of opportunities and incentives for doing business in Malta.

The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investments, the Hon Tonio Fenech, hosted the delegates, AmCham Malta board members and high ranking

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representatives from Malta Enterprise and Finance Malta to a networking dinner at the spectacular Notre Dame Gate in Vittoriosa.

The conference came to a close on the 16th October with a Best Practices session amongst ECACC members and a showcase of the Business Balance Scoreboard by ENERGS managing director Gerald Strickland.

A sightseeing tour of the Grand Harbour by dghajsa, the War Museum in Birgu and Fort Rinella rounded up the program.

Malta Enterprise co-sponsored the Conference.

Dr. Anton L. Tabone elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Malta

13th May, 2007 Dr. Anton L. Tabone has been elected president of the amcham2007AmericanChamber of Commerce, Malta (AmCham, Malta). Dr Tabone succeeds Mark Miceli Farrugia, who was recently appointed Malta’s Ambassador to the United States of America. In his first address as President of AmCham, Malta, Dr. Tabone said that “he is committed to enhance relations with various bodies in the US in order to continue to facilitate closer business and trade relationships between Malta and the United State Dr Tabone also outlined a series of priorities which AmCham, Malta will be working on over the coming months. These include amongst others, a series of seminars on subjects related to commerce and financial services, which will see the participation of high-profile guest speakers from America. Dr Tabone also stressed on the importance of maintaining close collaboration with the United States of America Embassy in Malta, in particular with its Commercial Division. Other priorities include, the re-launching of the current AmCham – Malta website and embarking on a membership drive. AmCham, Malta is a non-profit organisation that was established to facilitate trade between Malta and the United States. AmCham (Malta) is an associate member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (ECACC), and is also an associate member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dr. Anton L. Tabone LL.D became a member of AmCham – Malta in 2005. Dr. Tabone is a former diplomat Continue reading