Malta: Actively Shaping The 2020 Vision For Financial Services
Last Updated: 14 October 2013

A lot has been said about Malta as a financial services centre, most of it about its success. One thing that needs to be done is to delve deeply into how Malta can sustain this success and also rise to the challenge of remaining a step ahead, being proactive and shaping its future in this evolving and challenging sector.

To this end, KPMG will be organising a one-day Conference in November with the theme "Shaping the Future of Financial Services in Malta: Delivering in 2020".

With the Eurozone officially out of recession, the outlook for the coming decade seems positive and encouraging even if much work still needs to be done. Although the financial services industry may still be experiencing the after-effects of the crisis, it should be looking at bouncing back with growth and innovation. But the challenges are still there and with tighter regulation in place to avoid future crashes and crises, the financial services sector in Malta needs to keep planning and shaping the road ahead.

The Conference will look at how to prepare for the next decade and beyond by shaping, to our benefit, all that is happening and is expected to happen in the next years. To get all this into proper international perspective, KPMG in Malta has brought together a number of top foreign and local speakers for their fifth biennial conference on 26th November 2013, at the Conference Centre, Hilton Malta.

Speakers include Giles Williams (Head of EMA Regulatory Centre of Excellence at KPMG in the UK), Brian Dilley (Global Head of AML, KPMG in the UK), Giuseppe Niolu (Advisory Services, KPMG in Italy and Global Leader for Liquidity Risk Management Solutions) and Brian Morrissey (Partner in charge of Actuarial Services, KPMG in Ireland) who will all bring their international experience in top positions at KPMG to discuss various issues including, banking, funds and insurance regulation, anti-bribery and corruption, mergers and acquisitions and financial reporting.

The Conference is divided into two segments, one made up of plenary sessions, and smaller groups then heading into breakout sessions. Senior people from KPMG in Malta, MFSA and the Central Bank, will be contributing to the debate and discussion. The Conference will be inaugurated by the Minister for Finance, Prof. Edward Scicluna and brought to a close by the Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat and the Leader of Opposition, Dr Simon Busuttil.

Asked to comment about this event, Giles Schembri, Conference Co-ordinator and Partner at KPMG in Malta said that: "The presence and contributions from the local financial services regulators, coupled with the participation of seasoned KPMG professionals from across the network, will ensure that Conference delegates are kept abreast of the most recent changes in our financial services rulebook whilst engaging in discussions on the upcoming trends shaping the industry."

The financial services sector has become an important motor for the Maltese economy and the KPMG Conference has also become a popular platform for discussing the future of this sector. Malta's financial services professionals are therefore encouraged to book for the event and contribute to discussions aimed to shape the future of the local financial services sector.

For further information about the event, please feel free to contact Kathy Rivera on +356 2563 1053, send an e-mail at, or visit the KPMG website on

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