Business First set to expand services

Business First shall over the coming months be expanding its services to include, amongst others, an internationalisation desk to assist enterprises in Malta wishing to do business abroad as well as the provision of specific support for succession planning.

These services shall be provided in line with Business First's commitment to monitor and analyse clients' feedback to see what business services are required and, where possible, start offering such services.

Over 8,000 visit Safi Aviation Park

More than 8,000 persons are estimated to have visited the Safi Aviation Park during the course of the Open Day held on October 7, 2012, which gave the general public the opportunity not only to view the €17 million project inaugurated earlier this year but also to meet a good number of industry stakeholders and learn more about the local aviation industry.

Procurement Opportunities

Malta Enterprise (ME) is the Maltese Government's economic development agency focused on attracting inward investment and supporting enterprise in Malta.  Malta Industrial Parks (MIP) is a publicly owned company responsible for the administration of Government-owned industrial zones.

ME/CFQ/ICT/Q09/12: Supply of ICT Equipment (Wireless PA, Network Switch)

(Document Fee: No Charge)

Closing Date for submission: 10am (CET) of Friday 19th October 2012

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.