The Malta eBusiness Seminar 2013

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Leveraging eBusiness in Malta – CSB Group and MIM join forces to co-organise Malta e-Business Seminar

CSB Group and MIM (The Malta Institute of Management) have joined forces to co-organise the first Malta eBusiness Seminar. The event is to be held at the Westin Dragonara Hotel on the 2nd of May 2013.

An interesting line-up is envisaged with special guest speakers from The Economist, London and Microsoft Malta. Other speakers include representatives of leading companies such as Melita plc, Air Malta, Syspay, SG Solutions, Bank of Valletta, Betclic Everest Group, Mo-Powered, Infusion Solutions Ltd, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and CSB Advocates. The event will be moderated by Ms Emma Diacono.

Speakers include Ms Tamsin Anastasi Pace – Global Sales Development Manager for The Economist – Digital, Jacques Rossignaud – Regional Director of Marketing for the Italy & Central Mediterranean Region – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Mariana Gospodinova – Head of Payments at Syspay Ltd, Antoine Vella – Executive E-commerce at Air Malta, Ms Adriana Zammit – Country Manager – Microsoft Malta and Antoine Sciberras – Corporate Services Manager for Melita plc among many others.

Panelists include representatives from RightBrain, Black Digits, findit.com.mt, Malta Institute of Management, Untangled Media, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Ooii.com,mt and Are You Being Served. The event will be moderated by Ms Emma Diacono.

Business of all sizes in all sectors are using the internet in many different ways – to work with partners and suppliers, for procurement, for internal activities such as knowledge-sharing, new sales channels and new product development, among others. This seminar explores the benefits and challenges of ebusiness.

The Internet is just like other information technologies – change management, good implementation practices and clear business objectives are required in order to reap the full benefits. This seminar explores the benefits of taking one’s business online, the ways of doing it and the opportunities which lie therein. It also discusses the pitfalls and legal implications of the matter, from a regulatory perspective.

Top concerns for management in today’s business environment in fact include the threat posed by competitors, controlling costs, finding new opportunities, improving responsiveness and better customer focus and service. E-business is capable of delivering these benefits. Its promise is in its ability to transform the way a firm conducts its business with its customers, with its suppliers, and within its own organization. Internet based buying; selling and processes provide opportunities to many businesses to reinvent themselves, creating new business designs and models for evolving market spaces. Companies that have taken the plunge are reporting benefits from the use of the Internet. These benefits include:

  • Improved speed of response;
  • Cost savings;
  • Improved communications, information and knowledge sharing;
  • Reductions in inventory;
  • Improved efficiency and productivity;
  • Harmonisation and standardisation of procedures;
  • Better transfer of best practices;
  • Acquisition of new customers and increased sales;
  • Improved customer service.

The best way to learn how to do something is to talk with people who are already doing it successfully! The event aims to provide a number of success stories, network live and connect directly with some of the best minds in eCommerce, Internet Marketing, and eBusiness. Among various items on the agenda one will find Effective Online Transactions – Security – Anti-Fraud, the Online Payment Process and Payment Options, Online Document Management, Cloud Computing, legal implications of eBusiness and online marketing – Social Media – SEO.

The event aims to target business owners, change Managers, business development managers, marketing managers and IT professionals and is currently being organised in close cooperation with and support from the local business community, stakeholders and other bodies. Sponsors include Bank of Valletta, SG Solutions, Syspay Ltd (Gold Sponsors) VacancyCentre.com, EB Learn, Melita, Infusion, Calamatta Cuschieri, CC Web Trader, Cloud Keeper, Cloud Account, APCO Limited, Kinetix, Golden Gate (Silver Sponsors) and DMAX ePaper and Portughes (Bronze Sponsors). The event is also supported by Xerox, Anchovy Studios and Emma Diacono Ltd.