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H.E. The President of Malta meeting on 18/10/2016

 
Climate-KIC Ideation Event

Malta, represented by Paragon Europe, has officially joined the Climate-KIC community and will be working with the prestigious network as part of the Climate-KIC’s Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) in 2016 and 2017. Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union whose mission is to create sustainable growth.

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on Climate Change, consisting of dynamic companies, the best academic institutions and the public sector. You can find more information on these websites www.climatekicmalta.eu and www.climate-kic.org.

The Chamber of Engineers is collaborating with Paragon Europe to hold an ideation event on the 6th December with the following tentative draft programme. The topic for this event shall be Smart Cities and Sustainable Development.

Further details will follow but in the meantime those engineers who would be interested to attend are advised to register their interest with the Chamber by forwarding an email to the Secretariat at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The event is free of charge.

 
Bank of Valletta and the Chamber of Engineers renew their collaboration

4th October 2016


Bank of Valletta and the Chamber of Engineers renew their collaboration

Bank of Valletta renewed its association agreement with the Chamber of Engineers. The collaborative agreement was signed by Mr Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer at Bank of Valletta and Ing. Norman Zammit, President of the Chamber of Engineers. The signature took place during a joint educational clinic about Pensions for the members of the Chamber.

Welcoming the attendees, Mr Farrugia explained, “The Bank’s relationship with the Chamber of Engineers has grown from strength to strength over the years. During this time, both parties have collaborated to introduce financial educational initiatives to assist  members of the Chamber, take informed financial decisions.” Mr Farrugia highlighted the role that education plays on the Bank’s agenda. “In this regard, we are also pleased to announce that as part of this agreement, we shall be introducing the BOV Engineering Student Award, with the aim of encouraging the top engineering students to expose themselves and their projects to international fora, thereby investing in their future.”

Ing. Zammit expressed his satisfaction that the two parties are renewing their collaboration. “In today’s world, engineers are becoming increasingly more involved at managerial levels, not only technical posts, therefore it is even more important that they familiarise themselves with the world of financial markets. In light of this, I believe that the synergy between the Bank and the Chamber will lead to greater professional development of the Chamber’s members, which is recognised as important, even at EU level.”

Victoria Azzopardi from EU and Institutional Affairs at Bank of Valletta kicked off the educational clinic by giving an overview of the benefits offered through the BOV Customised Package available to members of the Chamber of Engineers. She also gave insight on the various consumer finance instruments available, so that members can take informed decisions regarding their finances.

Mario Farrugia, Head Bancassurance at Bank of Valletta followed by  giving an overview of the current situation on pensions in Malta and the importance of a third pillar pension.  “Statistics show that life expectancy is increasing circa eight hours a day “The main aim of this educational clinic,” Mr Farrugia said, “is to raise awareness about the importance of saving for one’s retirement particularly when one considers that life expectancy is increasing on average 8 hours per day. Everyone wants to maintain his/her current lifestyle, however this requires planning beforehand. The private pension schemes offered by Bank of Valletta and MSV Life are intended to help in this regard.

In his concluding remarks, Mark Scicluna Bartoli, Head EU and Institutional Affairs at the Bank thanked the engineers for their active participation, and expressed his satisfaction at the high turnout. He reiterated the Bank’s commitment to continue investing in broadening and facilitating access to financial information to the general public.

 
Chamber of Engineers Annual Conference on Intelligent Buildings

The Chamber of Engineers held its 24th Annual Engineering Conference on 5th May 2016 at the Radisson BLU Golden Sands. The conference entitled “Intelligent Buildings” focused on a variety of aspects related to buildings.

In his opening address Chamber President, Ing. Norman Zammit referred to the introduction of the first personal computers and mobile telephony, highlighting how technology evolved over the last 30 years, making it possible for this technology to be used in buildings to render them intelligent. From basic Building Management systems, to an evolution of integrated systems, where these systems can feature security, access control, CCTV and fire detection.

Ing. Zammit pointed out that health and safety requirements in this sector need to be reviewed to reassess the possible need for certification of these innovative engineering systems.

Hon. Joe Mizzi, Minister for Transport and the Infrastructure, also attending the conference, referred to the introduction of basic building management systems, which eventually gave birth to a new era of intelligent buildings. “The most important contribution of these types of buildings is not just the comfort provided to the users but more importantly the contribution towards the sustainability of our environment. Considering that the principle of sustainability can be applied to a number of buildings in the same area and the other concepts of sustainability are applied, then the result would be a smart city,” he said.

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Chamber of Engineers Annual Conference 2016

The Chamber of Engineers will hold the 24th Annual Engineering Conference on 5th May 2016 at the Radisson BLU, Golden Sands, MALTA

The conference entitled “Intelligent Buildings” will focus on a variety of aspects related to buildings. These include building services, security, intrusion, fire, telephony and data, sustainability related to energy and water consumption, air-conditioning and installation of various systems.

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