Malta is a destination of choice for business events boasting a plethora of meeting venues set in historical sites and fabulous restored palaces. Combine this with a luxurious abundance of four and five-star hotels complemented by the island’s Mediterranean climate and the renowned Maltese hospitality, this is the perfect destination for conferences, incentives and events.
Conventions Malta, within the Malta Tourism Authority, operates as part of the Maltese Islands official tourism board. The department focuses primarily on Conference & Incentive Travel and Association Business to the Maltese Islands. We offer free of charge, unbiased information and assistance to event organisers looking at the Maltese Islands to host their next event on its shores. Conventions Malta operates on non-commercial basis.
The Maltese Islands are accessible from most of the main European hubs and the UAE. Flight companies include our national carrier Air Malta along with many legacy and low cost airlines carriers.
There is no passport control for EU passport holders as Malta is party to the Schengen Agreement.
Time zone: GMT +1
Quality Hotels & Venues
There are 15 five star hotels with 3500 rooms and 7210 beds, 44 four star hotels adding another 16,253 beds, three star hotels, guest houses and farm houses across the Maltese Islands. Top international brands include Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Intercontinental, Corinthia, Westin, Kempinski and Radisson Blu.
The Majority of the conference hotels are located in St Julian’s within walking distance of each other. St Julian’s is a coastal town overflowing with entertainment and nightlife. A few hotels are situated in the beautiful capital Valletta, a UNESCO world heritage site and the European Capital of Culture in 2018. Other properties are situated in the Northern part of Malta including Qawra, Bugibba, and Mellieha. Given the small size of the Islands, all hotels are in close proximity to the sea, with the majority having some stunning sea views.
If interested in sustainable forms of accommodation for your delegates, a number of hotels and farmhouses on the Islands are Eco-certified by the Malta Tourism Authority.
The Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta is Malta’s flagship venue and has played host to all major international summits and events including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting presided over by HM The Queen, the Valletta Summit on Migration attended by European and African leaders and the start of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Originally built as a hospital in the 16th century by the Knights of St John, it was converted into a multi-functional conference centre in 1979. The Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre is the island’s largest indoor venue with 8,500 square meters of seamless space that can be converted to suit any event.
What makes Malta stand out is the sheer diversity of venues and events spaces thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of destination management companies and event organisers who give new meaning to the term versatility.
The island’s chequered past has contributed to an array of baroque palazzos, museums, piazzas, bastions, not to mention dramatic coastline that all serve to provide unique backdrops to dinners and events that go down in history.
Speaker Bio: Lindsey Thorpe
Lindsey has worked for Conventions Malta for nearly three years following on from ten years experience of employment within a CVB’s MICE department and so well placed to assist with your meeting and convention needs.