Seventeen businesses from six categories are in the running for the first-ever Malta International Business Awards (MIBA). The awards were instituted to honour the achievements of Malta-based companies seeking to internationalise.
Representing the best of Maltese exports to the world, the finalists of the six categories of MIBA are:
Small Business: Pet Nutrition, 365 Squared, Ricston
Medium Business: Medserv, Altaro, Consolidated Biscuit
Large Business: KPMG Crimsonwing, Toly Group
Emerging Markets: 365 Squared, 4JM Solutions, Medserv
Innovation Exporter: Ascent Software, AquaBio Tech Group, Toly Group
High Potential Exporter: 365 Squared, Sanoserv Franchising, Thynk Software
Endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, the winners of each category will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 10th November held at The Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian’s.
For this inaugural edition, TradeMalta received a total of 38 applications containing more than 900 supporting documents. The finalists have been identified following a rigorous scoring process which was published with the Entrant Guide and each participant was asked to submit documentation pertaining to a host of parameters, including international turnover, profitability, internationalisation efforts, competitive advantage, and innovation and internationalisation capacity. The audit firm Grant Thornton assisted in the scoring of the submitted applications.
The Malta International Business Awards are supported by HSBC Malta Commercial Banking as strategic partner and by Grant Thornton and Big Exhibits as sponsors. BPC International is the awards’ marketing and communication partner.