Lisbon, 17 January 2011. Next Thursday, 20 January, Banif Investment Bank will be organising an important debate on the main business and investment opportunities in Malta, a country that not only belongs to the European Union but also, because of its location, represents a vital entrepôt with important business regions, such as north Africa.
This forum, Infrastructure Opportunities in Malta, will take place at the Hilton in St. Julians, and will offer all participants an excellent chance for an open discussion on the main challenges and opportunities in the current market conditions for the main entrepreneurs operating in construction, public works, engineering and large projects.
The meeting will also constitute a unique opportunity for investors seeking assets with better future return prospects for their portfolios, as they will be able to learn more about the growth prospects of the Maltese market, which boasts political stability and a modern legal and financial framework, among other factors that make Malta a very attractive investment.
The forum will discuss issues such as Malta’s macroeconomic situation, its plans and priorities with regard to infrastructure, its role as an EU bridge to other markets and the regulatory frameworks for concessions and public-private partnerships, as well as many other topics of interest.
The main speakers will include Dr. Jason Azzopardi, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Land, Alfred DeMarco, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Malta, Joaquim Silva Pinto, CEO of Banif Bank (Malta), Vasco Pinto Ferreira, Director of Banif Banco de Investimento, Alan Camilleri from Malta Enterprise and Helga Ellul from the Maltese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, among many others. About Banif - Banco de Investimento
The investment bank activity of Banif Grupo Financeiro is conducted by Banif - Banco de Investimento, which was incorporated on 15 December 2000 and operates in three strategic business areas: Capital Markets, Investment Management and Advisory Services and Banking. Its work is done by a large team of professionals with significant financial experience and a flair for innovation, who are guided by the principles of discretion, ethics and impartiality. Access to exclusive markets, use of sophisticated technological platforms and association with international partners within Banif - Grupo Financeiro pave the way for synergies and enable this team to rapidly and effectively provide the best financial solutions based on the new market requirements.
About Banif Bank (Malta) plc
Banif Bank (Malta) plc is a Maltese bank owned by Banif Financial Group and prominent Maltese investors. Banif has positioned itself as the Alternative Maltese Bank by offering innovative banking solutions based on the clients’ needs. Backed by a strong financial group represented in 17 countries worldwide, Banif is deploying a network for both retail and business segments supported by a local internet banking platform. The Bank also offers an executive banking service for professionals.
Banif Bank will pursue a set of strategic initiatives that will shape it as a top performer in the Maltese banking sector. Banif will develop a broad offering which will be customised according to the needs of each target segment. The Bank will also consider establishing partnerships with local and foreign providers in order to enrich its customer product and service offering. Banif Malta believes it can bring further banking product and service innovations to the Maltese market and will continue seeking to identify new market opportunities. Banif acknowledges that creating and sustaining competitive advantage in today’s market is mandatory for companies to remain successful and increase shareholder value. Be it a personal dream, a professional requirement or a new business project, Banif is the right partner for you.