Professor Edward Scicluna is Minister for Finance in the Labour Government of Joseph Muscat and a Member of the Maltese House of Representatives, having been elected from the 5th and 8th Districts in March of 2013. He was also elected in 2009 to the European Parliament where he served for four years as Vice-Chairman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and as the European Parliament’s representative on the European Statistical Advisory Board (ESAC).
His previous appointments included that of Professor and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Malta; Chairman of the Malta Council of Economic and Social Development (MCESD), Chairman of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), Electoral Commissioner, Central Bank Director, Mediterranean Insurance Brokers Ltd. director, Chairman in charge of political discussion programmes organised by the Malta Broadcasting Authority (MBA), Chairman of the HSBC’s Malta Funds Sicav plc and Structured Funds Sicav plc, Chairman of CWG plc, director at San Antonio Hotel and Spa, and board member of the National Euro Change-over Committee (NECC).
Internationally he carried out consultancy work for the EU Commission, UNESCO, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the governments of Albania, Croatia, Libya and Turkey; and served on the Council of Europe Development Bank Auditing Committee. He was frequently sought for economic advice by the IMF annual delegation to Malta and Rating Agencies FitchIbca, Standard&Poor;’s, and Moody’s. Prior to Malta’s entry into the Eurozone he was appointed as a Euro expert by the EU Commission.
Edward graduated from the University of Oxford with a Diploma with distinction in politics and economics; from the University of Malta with a First Class Honours BA degree in Economics, and the University of Toronto with a Masters and Doctorate in Economics.
For many people, Blockchain has been synonymous with Bitcoin. Although bitcoins were one of the primary reasons for creation of blockchains. There have been a lot of developments in this technology and now, this technology has the potential to impact and boost operational efficiencies of large number of organizations across the globe. While the financial services may be at the forefront of these changes. This opportunity has presented itself with increased urgency across a wide range of sectors. Such as government and ministries, advertising, hospitality, health care, energy, food and agriculture—if there’s a business there’s a transaction, and wherever there’s a transaction there is an opportunity for blockchain.
As blockchain makes considerable forays into financial services pioneers are beginning to recognize the equally big opportunities it offers in areas like energy, transportation, health care and even the arts. However, many of the industries players are working in an uncoordinated or fragmented manner. This event will bring together the key stakeholders working in diverse fields, creating an exciting cross- industry pollination of ideas and approaches that will yield new insights and explore even more new opportunities for growth and more importantly help in shaping the future blockchain technology policies for the European organizations.
The main goal of this forum is to create the more accessible and a much more diverse, policy-oriented platform where business and government leaders can learn how blockchain could impact their organizations and how they can seize the opportunity to reap the maximum benefits this budding technology has to offer.
Hence, we at TraiCon will be hosting the “World BlockChain Congress–Malta 2018” scheduled to take place on 26th and 27th September 2018 in the Valletta, Malta. This two day summit is an educative platform comprising of both local and international case study presentations, highly interactive panel discussions and networking sessions.
We request all the key government sector stake holders, private sector stake holders and solution providers to support us and actively participate in this summit which focuses on the implementation of Blockchain technologies to improve efficiency of services and boost the economy of the country.
One Massive Disruptive Platform to Meet and Network with the Top Investors, Advisors, Founders, Thought Leaders, and Stake Holders of the Industry and Explore Blockchain Use Cases, Implementation, Roadblocks and much more…
Hear from Top Speakers & Blockchain Experts on Blockchain Technologies.
Learn how to leverage Blockchain Technology in your Business or Economy from the Industries Top Blockchain Experts.
Learn everything about Blockchain Business Models which will take this Distributed Ledger Technology into every Market imaginable from Shipping to Commerce.
Learn how ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and Crypto Currencies can be leveraged to gain Customers, Add Value to Company Offerings and differentiate Products and Services.
Meet Startups using Blockchain to Innovate and Disrupt Industries.
Get a Hands-on Experience of Innovative Technologies and use Case Studies..
Finally, we will focus on what the Future holds for Blockchain and Electronic Currency in General.
An Opportunity to present your Ideas, Innovation, and latest offerings to Blockchain Experts, your existing Clients, New Prospects, Top Investors, Advisors, Founders, Thought Leaders, Likeminded People and Stake Holders of the Industry - All under one roof
Take part in more engaging and extensive networking sessions across the summit which includes formal Pre- scheduled Meetings, luncheons, panel discussions, round tables, workshops and much more.
Engage with the leading players who would be showcasing their products, services, platforms and solutions in our interactive exhibition. Meet established industry leaders, investors and startups set to change the face of the market.
Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda, hear from the most relevant live case studies. Learn about what companies are currently doing & how they are leveraging Blockchain to get a strategic advantage over their competitors.
Meet with business & industry leaders who are looking to harness the power of the Blockchain for their organizations. Join a community of Enterprises to engage, connect & learn from the best.
The World Blockchain Congress -Malta 2018 is for Economies, and Companies looking to stay ahead of the game realizing the Potential impact that Blockchain can have on their Economy or Organization
Ministry for Finance Malta
Malta Financial Services Authority
Government Blockchain Association Italy
University of Malta