VacancyCentre was one of the Gold sponsors of the FinanceMalta 11th Annual Conference, which was held on the 16th and 17th May 2018 at the Hilton Conference Centre. This is regarded as Malta’s largest financial services conference and around 550 delegates and guests speakers from 21 countries attending this event held over two days.
VacancyCentre team led by John Dimech (General Manager) attended both the networking event on the eve and the full-day conference and had the opportunity to exchange views with some of the delegates, including senior finance executive, legal advisors, and risk and compliance officers. VacancyCentre is a small yet remarkably effective recruitment agency, fulfilling the resourcing needs of organisations of all sizes across a number of industry sectors, namely Financial, Corporate, iGaming and Technology.
“Malta’s financial services industry has registered sustained growth in the overall ecosystem. This growth in the industry came from increases in investment services, insurance operations, retirement schemes, trusts, securitisations, new fund licences and financial institutions with year on year growth rates ranging from 5% to 17%. Furthermore, last year Malta saw a total of 573 new notifications from international firms relocating to Malta.” This was announced by Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman of FinanceMalta in his inaugural address at FinanceMalta’s 11th annual conference entitled ‘Finance without Frontiers’.
Going forward Mr Farrugia expounded on the need of the industry to be more dynamic in working closely with education service providers to offer bespoke educational programmes as well as create an efficient process to recruit foreign nationals. The industry also needs to increase its engagement with the banking sector and the Malta Financial Services Authority to ensure that the industry remains agile in servicing the growth objectives.
Photo caption: VacancyCentre recruitment consultants Francesco Portigliotti, Sarah Miceli (team lead), John Dimech (general manager) and Mafalda Duarte.