A memorandum of understanding has recently been signed by the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Malta Foundation, TradeMalta and Malta Enterprise, facilitating the participation of youth teams participating in the JAYE Malta Sixth Form Company Programme and the University level Start Up Programme to attend European Trade Fairs and Exhibitions.

Through the memorandum, TradeMalta and Malta Enterprise have agreed to cover up to 50% of the participation and travel costs to attend and partake in an event, whereby JAYE Malta participants may exhibit their products and services developed during their participation in the respective JAYE Malta Company Programme and Start Up Programme.

Trade Malta CEO Anton Buttigieg has said, “We’re very excited to be supporting JAYE Malta, and more importantly the country’s future entrepreneurs. The scope behind our assistance is to give youths in Malta an opportunity to pitch their business ideas at an international event, and to get exposure in a more competitive environment. Through this support, our youths will also be aware of the existence of institutions like TradeMalta and Malta Enterprise, who have at their disposal a suite of tools which they can benefit from in the future once they start their own businesses or join the labour market.”

Julian Azzopardi, JAYE Malta CEO said, “It’s a great sign of collaboration between these organisations working towards the development of youth start ups in Malta. The significance of this agreement is all the more important given the strong drive to nurture entrepreneurship in Malta amongst youth, and offers participants the opportunity to enhance their business skills by engaging with potential customers and investors on a European and global level. We thank Trade Malta and Malta Enterprise for understanding the importance and relevance of the work undertaken by JAYE Malta through this MoU.”


In the picture L to R: Anton Buttigieg, CEO TradeMalta; Julian Azzopardi, CEO JAYE Malta; Marika Tonna, COO Malta Enterprise; David Pace, Chairperson JAYE Malta; Mark Pizzuto, Manager – Trade Promotion TradeMalta