The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry in collaboration with EMCS is organising an information session on the Blockchain legislation which was recently approved by the Maltese parliament. The event will be held at the Exchange Building in Valletta on the 26th July in the morning. Malta will be one of the first jurisdictions to have a legal framework regulating this ever evolving sector.


Key note speakers will include experts in the field from a variety of sectors with household names in the business community and local regulators which will include EMCS, RSM Malta, Bank of Valletta plc, AgriBank plc and the MFSA. The Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Technology and Innovation, who spearheaded the laws in parliament will also be addressing the audience.


Those attending will be able to understand first-hand the implications of the new regulatory framework which will regulate both the blockchain technology and virtual currencies amongst others. Do not miss this unique chance to hear it first hand from the experts.

Please find the programme for this event below:


8:30 Registration
9:00 – 9:05


Welcome Address by Frank V. Farrugia, President Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry


9:05 – 9:20 Welcome and presentation of the new Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) legislation/ strategy - the Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation


9:20 – 9:50 The Regulator's role on the VFA Bill - Christopher P. Buttigieg, Director, Securities & Markets Supervision Unit, MFSA


9:50 – 10:20 Overview of the Virtual Financial Assets Act– Silvan Mifsud, Senior Manager Advisory Services, EMCS


10:20 – 11:00 Discussion Panel – The interaction of the Banking World with Cryptocurrencies and ICOs – Panel Dr. Chris Buttigieg (Director MFSA) and Mr. Roderick Psaila (CEO AgriBank plc). Moderator: Silvan Mifsud


11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break


11:15 – 11:35 Overview of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act and Innovative Arrangement and Services Act – Gordon Micallef – Partner, RSM Malta


11:35 – 11:55 Distributed Ledger Technologies in Banking - Opportunities and Challenges Mr Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer, Bank of Valletta plc


11:55 – 12:10


Concluding Remarks by Mr Stefano Mallia, EESC Vice President Employers
































To register for this event, please contact Ms Cheryl Cardona on email address: or tel no. 21 233 873.