HSBC and TradeMalta open incubator room for firms eyeing foreign markets

HSBC’s incubator room on the premises of TradeMalta in Sliema. (source: HSBC media)

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HSBC Bank Malta Plc teamed up with export promotion agency TradeMalta on opening a meeting space on TradeMalta’s premises at Tigné Point, Sliema; offering an incubator for clients looking to discover international opportunities in a changing trade world, according to a press statement sent to Business Malta.

Under the agreement, the two parties will work on several joint projects including country-specific seminars, training and education programmes, and international trade missions. The two sides consider the current partnership to be the development of their growing relationship, after having recently renewed a strategic support agreement for another three years.

“We recognise the role collaboration plays in bringing new ideas in a changing global trade scenario. HSBC is committed to supporting business and export innovation and we are looking forward to continuing our strong and established relationship with TradeMalta,” said Michel Cordina, Executive Director and Head of Business Development of HSBC Malta.

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HSBC is also the strategic sponsor of TradeMalta’s signature ‘Malta International Business Awards’ (MIBA) offered for the second time in 2019. Applications for the awards will be closed at 17:00 on Friday 28 June 2019, while finalists will be announced on 31 July. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on 22 November.

The awards are open to all enterprises with a good internationalisation story to tell, be they exporters of products, providers of services, franchisors or international businesses with head office functions in Malta. Participants can make submissions for one or more award categories.

A brainchild of TradeMalta with the strategic support of HSBC Malta, the initiative enjoys the endorsement of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, the sponsorship of audit firm Grant Thornton, the partnership of marketing communications firm BPC International Ltd, and the architectural signing company Big Exhibits.