With the theme of Rebooting the Industry, the third edition of the Malta Aviation Conference and Expo (MACE) kicked off on Tuesday, bringing together industry professionals for three days of panel discussions, keynote speakers, and networking.
“We are really thrilled that once again we can physically host our conference after we had to do it completely online in 2020,” said MACE founding partners Stanley Bugeja, Jonathan Dalli, and Joshua Zammit. “Following the hand given to the aviation industry by the pandemic, we have been able to bring the industry together to discuss and collaborate on ways in which together we can take the industry back to pre-pandemic heights.”
More than 35 local and international speakers are participating in the conference, including Ian Borg, who is the minister for transport, infrastructure, and capital projects for Malta; Charles Pace, director general of civil aviation for Transport Malta; Anita Sengupta, a former NASA scientist; and UK-based travel vlogger and reviewer Noel Philips, among others.
Borg emphasized the importance of MACE as the largest aviation conference in Malta, and said that it is a platform to attract keynote speakers and potential investments in the growth of the industry.
“Malta’s aviation register, 9H, is one of the fastest growing in Europe, showing that the most influential aviation leaders are looking to Malta to further expand their services, He said. “Currently in around 600 registered aircraft, we are committed to continuing to build on this growth, and conferences such as MACE are an excellent opportunity to foster strong dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of best practices to expand horizons. our. Most importantly, MACE will provide the right platform to deliberate on the way forward, especially after a crucial time brought about by the Covid pandemic. ”
He added that the government is committed to supporting the effort to get aviation back on its feet.
In addition to the agenda, MACE organizers are making the event carbon neutral, offsetting 100 percent of the anticipated related carbon emissions through a conference supporting the Carbon TradeXchange (CTX) partner.