The Business Transfer Conference will take place on the 17 March 2017 in Malta. The conference is being organised by the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in close cooperation with the European Commission co-financing this project through the COSME programme (2014 – 2020).
Every year, around 450,000 firms and over two million employees are transferred to new owners within the European Union. However, up to one-third of these transfers may not be successful. The aim of the Business Transfer Conference is to identify the main obstacles for a successful transfer of ownership of businesses and the reasons for failure in the business transfer process. Furthermore, during the conference delegates will have the opportunity to identify and discuss which businesses are most vulnerable to ‘transfer failure’. Policy makers will also be able to propose and debate possible incentives in terms of business support structure and policy solutions targeted at overcoming any related obstacles.
Should you be attending this event, kindly register via https://businesstransferconference.gov.mt . As part of the registration process you shall be asked to complete a questionnaire. Following the completion of this questionnaire, you will be directed to the registration form. The outcome of this questionnaire will assist in the discussions during the conference. Please note that the deadline for registration is Thursday 2nd March 2017.