Agenda | Registration

The Malta Sustainability Forum is made up of a number of modules. Join us by registering for the module/s you would like to attend. Upon registration, you will receive an individual link, which is valid for the module you have chosen.

Monday 25 January

11:00 - 12:00

Interview with the President of Malta


The FORUM kicks off with a one-hour live interview with the President of Malta H.E. George Vella, who will be discussing sustainability with Stephanie Spiteri.

H.E. Dr George Vella, ​President of Malta​
Stephanie Spiteri​, Television Producer and Presenter (Interviewer)

Monday 25 January

13:45 - 14:00

Welcome address



14:00 – 15:30


Ocean Plastic Pollution


Welcome address by Marcel Cassar, CEO - APS Bank

Ocean Plastic Pollution
Learn more about the challenges and issues caused by ocean plastic pollution and how this can be tackled as individuals, within businesses and at government level.

Catherine Chabaud, Member of the European Parliament
Alan Deidun, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - University of Malta and Malta’s Ocean Ambassador
Clare Agius, Television Producer and Presenter (Presenter)
Daniel Webb, Founder and Director - Everyday Plastic
Ella Daish, Environmental Activist and Founder of the #EndPeriodPlastic campaign
Louise Tremewan, Primary School Teacher and Outdoor Educator
Martina Cutajar, Site Manager - Nature Trust - FEE Malta
Sara Marston, Chairperson - Extinction Rebellion Malta
Will McCallum, Head of Oceans - Greenpeace UK
Yanika Borg, Crew member - eXXpedition (Moderator)

Monday 25 January

15:45 - 17:00

How can International cooperation support Malta’s sustainable agenda?​


The United Nations are emphasising the importance of international cooperation to help achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. How can this help Malta?

H.E. Mr Frederik Lammert Keurhorst, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Malta
H.E. Mrs Brigitte Curmi, French Ambassador to Malta
H.E. Mr Walter L. Hassmann, Ambassador of Germany to Malta
Dr Elena Grech, Head of the European Commission Representation in Malta
H.E. Dr John Paul​ Grech, Ambassador of Malta to Poland
H.E. Mrs Vanessa Frazier, Ambassador – Permanent Representative of Malta to the UN
Diana Cacciottolo, News Editor - Times of Malta (Moderator)

Tuesday 26 January

14:00 - 15:15

Food for planetary wellbeing


There are many aspects of sustainability in relation to food. Discover how your food choices and diet have an impact climate change, biodiversity and food security.

Barbara Burlingame, Professor of Nutrition and Food Systems - Massey University, New Zealand
Elliot M. Berry​, Former Director - Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Israel
Jasia Steinmetz, Professor of Food and Nutrition - University of WI-Stevens Point, US
Jeanette Borg​, Founder - Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation
Jo Caruana, Founder and CEO - Finesse Group (Presenter)
Malcolm B Borg, Deputy Director - Centre of Agriculture, Aquatics and Animal Sciences - MCAST
Stefania Calleja, Home Economics Teacher and Founder - Healthylicious
Suzanne Piscopo​, Associate Professor at Department of Health, Physical Education and Consumer Studies - University of Malta (Moderator)

Tuesday 26 January

15:30 - 17:00

Urbanism – The “doughnut model” a tool for transformative action​


What is the doughnut model? How can it help create sustainable cities? Join us for a discussion where we will see its implications if applied to Malta.

Carlos Cañas, Research Support Officer and PhD Student at Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development - University of Malta
David Felice​, Executive Director - AP Valletta
David Xuereb, President - Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry
Jacques Borg Barthet, Director of Practice - AP Valletta (Moderator)
Joeri Oltheten​, Strategic core member - Curaçao Doughnut Economy Taskforce
Juan-Carlos Goilo, CTO Innovation team - City of Amsterdam
Kim Dalli, Business Development Manager - Idea Group (Presenter)
Maria Attard, Head of Geography and Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development - University of Malta
Marie-Louise Mangion, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Policy, FEMA - University of Malta
Michelle Piccinino​, CEO - ERA
Rachael M Scicluna, Urban Anthropologist - Consultant in Urban Policy and Research
Steve Zammit Lupi, Environmental Activist
Victor Agius, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of ESG Committee - APS Bank

Tuesday 26 January

18.30 - 20:00

Pitching for GOOD


Discover how a number of organisations and businesses are promoting sustainability through their services and products.

Clare Agius, Television Producer and Presenter ​(Presenter)
Camille Bon, Manager - Project Aegle Foundation
Claire Cianco, CEO - Greenroads Limited
Darren Borg, Co-Founder - Rebels With A Cause
Gonca Kara Demir, EIT Climate - KIC Hub Malta
Louisa Attard, CEO - Inspirasia Foundation - Malta Social Impact Awards
Luca Caruso​, Head of Building Performance Design and the Research & Development area - MEDmeUP
Phil Richards, CEO - TAPP Water (Malta) Ltd

Wednesday​ 27 January

14:00 - 15:15

Leading with Purpose


Businesses no longer exist for the sole purpose to make money, but also play a role in making the world a better place. Follow the conversation to learn more.

Franco Azzopardi, Chairman and CEO - Express Trailers Ltd
Maria Micallef, CEO - The General Soft Drinks Company Ltd. and The Waterfront Hotel
Mark Weingard, Founder - Iniala and Inspirasia Foundation
Nikhil Patil, CEO - GO
Wim Vermeulen​, Director of Strategy and Sustainability - Bubka (Moderator)

Wednesday​ 27 January

15:30 - 17:00

The transition to a carbon neutral economy


Europe is aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2050. Discover how your business can face this urgent challenge to help build a better future for all.

Basima Abdulrahman, Founder and CEO - KESK
David Xuereb, President - Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry
Geoffrey Debono, CEO - Debono Group
Mauro Cozzi, CEO and Co-Founder – Emitwise
Michael Zammit Cutajar​, Active in UN climate change negotiations 1991-2015
Olaf Zahra, Chief Officer Technology and Sustainability - Toly Products
Sam Baker, Strategy Consultant – Deloitte (Moderator)

Learn more about the Goal 13 Impact Platform

Wednesday​ 27 January

18:30 - 19:45



Having a balanced representation of women in decision making situations is beneficial. Join our discussion, while also looking at gender inequalities in modern society.

H.E. Dr Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President Emeritus of Malta
Audrey Friggieri, Commissioner on Gender-Based and Domestic Violence
Jo Caruana, Founder and CEO - Finesse Group (Presenter)
Lara Dimitrijevic, Founder and Director - Women’s Rights Foundation
Marceline Naudi, Head of Department of Gender and Sexualities – University of Malta
Mariella Camilleri, President - Malta International Federation of Business and Professional Women
Neil Camilleri, Editor-in-Chief - Standard Publications (Moderator)
Nora Macelli, CEO - St Jeanne Antide Foundation
Renee Laiviera, Commissioner and Acting Executive Director - National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) Malta
Sabine Agius Cabourdin, Founder - FIDEM Charity Foundation
Simona Scarpaleggia: Global CEO - EDGE Strategy

Thursday​ 28 January

14:00 - 15:15

Sustainability Reporting

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Disclosing your business’s sustainable practices has its benefits, including improved corporate reputation. Our international expert will elaborate on the matter.

Michel Ganado, Partner - PwC Malta (Moderator)
Nathalie Dogniez, Partner - PwC Luxembourg

Friday 29 January

14:00 - 16:00

Youth: Proposals for a better future


Youth will bear to consequences of decisions taken by people currently in power. We are giving a platform to the youth to voice their thoughts and discuss selected topics.

Hon. Miriam Dalli, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development
Alexia Micallef Gatt, SDG Champion for Peace and Partnership - National Youth Council (KNZ)
András Volom, President and Co-Founder - V4SDG - Visegrad for Sustainability
Coline Robin, Graphic Recorder, Illustrator and Artist
Eman Borg, Maltese Commonwealth Youth Ambassador
Gabriella Cassola, Deputy Director - Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (Moderator)
Jo Caruana, Founder and CEO - Finesse Group (Presenter)
Sophia Kianni​, UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisor on Climate Change
Steve Zammit Lupi, Environmental Activist
Vladislav Kaim, UN Secretary General’s Youth Advisor on Climate Change