About TradeMalta


TradeMalta Ltd is a public-private partnership formed between the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. The commercial partnership is dedicated to supporting Malta-based businesses to reach international markets with their products and services.

Incorporated in 2014, TradeMalta has been tasked with marketing and coordinating both incoming and outgoing trade missions, promote participation in international trade fairs, facilitating bilateral trade meetings, and researching new market opportunities.

TradeMalta also provides specialised training programs in international business development and marketing. The organisation also administers a number of incentives’ schemes and internationalisation programs aimed at novice and experienced exporters.

Promotion of franchising, joint-ventures and other forms of international business opportunities between Malta-based businesses and foreign companies is also actively supported.

Board of Directors

Mr David G. Curmi


Mr Joe Pace


Mr Andy l. Gatesy


Mr Stephen Sultana


Ms Paula Calamatta


Mr Frank V. Farrugia


Prof John Mamo


Ms Karen Spiteri Bailey

Company Secretary

Management Team

Anton Buttigieg

Chief Executive Officer

Anton Buttigieg is the Chief Executive Officer of Trade Malta Limited responsible for executing the corporate mission of the agency and for achieving its long-term goals and objectives. Anton joined Trade Malta from Business Leaders Malta, where he was Operations Director. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics, before pursuing a Master’s in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi, the Milan-based business school.

Contact Anton

+356 2247 2415

Joe Schembri

Chief Officer

Joe Schembri was seconded to TradeMalta as Chief Officer from Malta Enterprise. Previously Joe spent 5 years working within the Ministry of ICT, Industry and Investment where he was responsible for initiatives related to restructuring of entities, privatisation, ICT and industrial development. Joe is a Certified Instructor and Bench Marker on economic clusters. He holds undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Malta in strategic communications. Presently, he is pursuing a PhD in SME Internationalisation at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow.

Contact Joe

+356 2247 2411

Richard Scerri


Richard Scerri was seconded to TradeMalta as Head - Trade Promotion from Malta Enterprise, now responsible for a number of trade promotional activities and programmes offered by Trade Malta. Initially he formed part of the Malta External Trade Corporation (METCO), a national export promotional agency that was responsible for assisting local companies in their export drive at the time. He graduated from the University of Malta in Business Administration, followed by a Master’s in Business Administration from the Maastricht School of Management.

Contact Richard

+356 2247 2414

Klaus M. Pederson


Klaus M. Pedersen was seconded to Trade Malta from the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry where he had headed the Internationalisation Department for seven years. Klaus is now responsible for various trade promotion activities and programmes offered by Trade Malta. He holds a Master’s in International Business Administration, specialising in the Internationalisation of SME’s, and has developed and delivered several courses on Internationalisation at the Malta Chamber, MCAST and University of Malta.

Contact Klaus

+356 2247 2413

Carmen Walls

Manager - Business Support

Ms Carmen Walls joins TradeMalta with 31 years experience within the industry, having started her career at Malta Development Corporation (MDC) and then moving on to Malta Enterprise. In 2008, Carmen started working more actively in the area of trade promotion which duties included the organisation of national pavilions at international trade fairs, trade and business missions and assistance to companies during their internationalisation drive. In January 2017, Carmen was seconded to TradeMalta mainly focusing on the Global Growth programme and the Trade Promotion Scheme. Carmen is also actively involved in the organisation of high level business missions and international trade fairs.

Contact Carmen

+356 2247 2400

Mahfoud Dorbhan

External Consultant – Algeria

Mahfoud Dorbhan is a freelance consultant based in Algeria, from where he supports international companies establish a presence in the market. He previously held roles at the Algeria Chamber of Commerce and Industry where he headed the international cooperation department. Mahfoud holds a diploma of specialised higher studies in Management, with a specialisation in politics and economics, from the Higher Planification and Management Institute of Algiers.

Contact Mahfoud

Algeria +213 770 581 587
Malta +356 79 85 00 57


Franco Portelli

Head of International Business; Gutenberg Press Ltd

A short note to thank TradeMalta for the positive experience we had with participating in the trade mission to the Milan Expo 2015 held in Italy last week. Well done for all support and communication throughout this experience. Through this event the company even got very good media coverage. Such events help us reinforce our relationship with our essential overseas clients, but more importantly give us the opportunities to meet clients in a different setting. Moreover, we had a good first-time one-to-one meeting with a very important company with whom we feel confident that our business can grow.

John de Giorgio

Managing Director, Shireburn Software Ltd.

We have been in a working relationship with Trade Malta for quite some time now particularly through their Trade Promotion Support Scheme that aids us in promoting our software solution internationally, by participating at international trade events and exhibitions. The scheme covers the promotion of the Concessionaire Analyzer (CA+) software solution developed and supported by Shireburn Software's subsidiary, CA Plus Ltd. It is a leading platform designed to enable airports worldwide to better manage their concessionaires and non-aeronautical operations. It is a pleasure to do business with Trade Malta and we look forward to working with them on further opportunities.

Nick Callus

Chairman, Domain Group

I would like to take this opportunity to thank TradeMalta personnel for their dedication and sterling work during (and before) our visit in Albania. Events such as these encourage private organisations like ours to venture abroad. I therefore take this opportunity to thank TradeMalta for your support during the business delegation visit to Tirana which proved vital to establish and consolidate business contacts in Albania.

Meddie Ssegujja

Managing Director - FSC Associates

Meticulously organised and one of the neatest things I noticed was how many different people were involved in sharing information. This was helped by making it an event that lasted more than a single day with the B2B meeting following the event. Another really great thing was how well the TradeMalta personnel handled the whole event. They’re a sharp bunch and I’m positive each event they put on will be fantastic.