Safi Aviation Park opens for public

(October 3rd, 2012) - The Safi Aviation Park will open its gates for an Open Day with activities for all the family on Sunday, October 7th, 2012, giving the general public the opportunity to visit the €17 million facility that was inaugurated earlier this year to facilitate the growth of the aviation industry in Malta.

Throughout the day from 10:00h to 17:30h, the public will have the opportunity to take a close view of Medavia's and SR Technic's hangars, each large enough to accommodate two Airbus A320, Boeing 737 or planes of similar size at the same time.

Family Fun Day - Safi Aviation Park

Come and enjoy a fabulous day full of fact finding activities about Malta's aviation history and lots of entertainment for all the family!

Among the activities you will find:
• Modern and historic aircraft exhibitions
• Interactive games & activities by Zoo
• Shows
• Games area
• Train tours... and much more!

ENTRANCE IS FREE: visiting the park may win you a flight kindly offered by one of the local Flight Schools.

Ample parking spaces available.


Train Tours  every 30 minutes


Malta Enterprise can provide businesses employing up to 20 people with a guarantee on a loan of up to €100,000.  These funds can be used to facilitate new investments and business development or as the short-term working capital required to kick-start these projects.

Contact Business First for further information on how your business can benefit from this incentive.

ME delegations to explore business prospects in Tunisia, Algeria


Malta Enterprise is currently receiving applications from enterprises interested in forming part of two separate business delegations that shall be visiting Tunisia and Algeria back to back between November 28th and December 5th, 2012 with the scope of exploring business opportunities and strengthening commercial ties with the two neighbouring countries.

Female Business Cafe

An opportunity for women who are interested in turning their ideas into a business, to acquire information on the requirements and available assistance for start ups.

Business First, Commerce Department, ETC and the Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs will be attending to discuss and offer advice to aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Maltese companies participate in Libya Healthcare fair

Thirteen local companies are being assisted by Malta Enterprise to participate in the Libya Healthcare Exhibition being held at the Tripoli International Fair between September 11th and 13th.

While this is the ninth time that the fair is being held, this year's edition is the first to be organised following the uprisings that characterized the past year and is consequently presenting various opportunities while Libya goes through a process of reconstruction.

Business seminar highlights opportunities in Hong Kong


Representatives from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to the European Union in Brussels, the Honk Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) and Invest Hong Kong (IHK) addressed local enterprises interested in doing business in the region during a business seminar organized by Malta Enterprise with the scope of increasing awareness about the business opportunities that Hong Kong has to offer.

Malta moves up in WEF Competitiveness Report

Malta has climbed four places in the Global Competitiveness Index published by the World Economic Forum, moving up to 47th place among 144 countries.

The Report classifies Malta among the leading economies within the innovation-driven category, with its improvement being among the best among the EU-27 countries where only two other member states registering a bigger movement up the rankings.

MIP-Chamber agreement on revised rent policy, service charge

Malta Industrial Parks Ltd (MIP) and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry have signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) to revise the rent policy and service charge across the industrial estates managed by MIP.

The revised rent policy refines the manner through which the rent payable by the tenants at the industrial estates is determined. While the minimum and maximum rental rates have remained the same, the mechanism that establishes the amount due by the individual tenants within those brackets is being changed.