FinanceMalta, the public-private foundation set up to promote Malta’s financial services sector, continues to support Malta’s international visibility by supporting ELSA Malta (the domestic branch of the European Law Students’ Association) who is hosting ELSA’s 65th International Council Meeting (ICM), which will be held in Malta between the 16th and 23rd March 2014.
This initiative is part of the strategy that FinanceMalta is implementing in order to support and encourage students to choose a career in financial services, and set the standard for a robust financial services sector based on Malta’s emerging talent. Today ELSA is the world’s largest independent law students’ association and is represented at nearly 300 law faculties in 42 countries across Europe with membership in excess of 30 000 students and young lawyers. Under the new sponsorship agreement, FinanceMalta is supporting ELSA Malta both generally as well as specifically to organise ELSA’s International Council Meeting, which will bring some 400 law students from all over Europe to Malta. ELSA offers law students a platform to develop their existing skills, acquire new skills and meet fellow students and legal professionals throughout Europe.
In each ICM there are seven workshops: one for each supporting and key area. Each workshop is supervised by the relevant International Board member and chaired by an experienced delegate. FinanceMalta will be present for the workshops to be held during the Malta ICM. A conference, open to all ELSA Malta members, shall also be held in that week with the active participation and support of FinanceMalta .
Dr. Bernice Buttigieg who signed the agreement on behalf of FinanceMalta said, “Many entry-level financial services jobs don’t require a degree in business, finance or commerce, but it’s a good idea to start thinking about how to obtain additional training and knowledge related to the specific area of finance you’re interested in working in, particularly as a law student. A job in financial services is not only dynamic and challenging; it also puts Maltese citizens at the very heart of money management. As one of the most significant contributors to Malta’s economic growth, the financial services sector is home to over ten thousand jobs and represents over twelve percent of the country’s GDP. We are very pleased to be supporting ELSA Malta as part of our programme to expose the jurisdiction’s growth across professional segments. With hundreds of possible career choices within the realms of banking, insurance, investment and wealth management, financial services continues to grow as a sector of the economy and this is an investment in the practitioners of the future.”
FinanceMalta has also created a jobs page on its website www.financemalta.org to promote current vacancies in the field of financial services. More information on the ELSA International Council Meeting can be found on www.icm-malta.org or by visiting the ‘ICM Malta’ Page on Facebook.