GRTU President Paul Abela and Director General Vince Farrugia together with the GRTU members who were interested to participate, accompanied HE the President of Malta Dr George Abela on an official business delegation visit to Qatar. GRTU was a collaborator, with Malta Enterprise and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs being the organisers.
Below is a communication the Malta Guide Dog Foundation kindly asked us to make our members aware of:
May I introduce myself, My name is Ron. Colombo and I am the Chairperson of the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation.
The Malta Guide Dogs Foundation is a fully registered NGO with the Voluntary Organizations Commission. Our object is to produce and provide trained guide dogs for the Maltese Blind and partially sighted community. A guide dog gives the blind person complete independence both at work and play, something unheard of in Malta, until we started our work.
We have this week hosted our first meeting on Erasmus for Entrepreneurs in collaboration with Koperativi Malta. The meeting proved highly interesting for the members who attended and after a significant request from those who did not make it, another one will be organised.
The programme can be of benefit to entrepreneurs who are already established and are interested in hosting another entrepreneur in their field, an established enterprise wanting to broaden its line of business by gaining first hand experience in a foreign company in its same line, and a new entrepreneur seeking experience by being hosted in an enterprise in his line of interest.
GRTU Director General, Vince Farrugia, has addressed enterprises, civil society and the general public at a conference entitled Awareness Raising on Standardisation. The half day conference was organised as a SMEST event and proved highly successful.
Vince Farrugia through a detailed presentation of the positive and negative aspects of standardisation for SMEs outlined why the GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs supports standardisation for SMEs. It is a proven fact that standards give a direct contribution to the economy, in Germany standards contributed 1% to the growth and in Britain the contributed 13% to the productivity of workers.