PKF launches The BITPOD-an Innovation marvel.

Author: Dr. Marilyn Formosa
Published on: The Commercial Courier


The BITPOD, which will function as a quasi-lab, will comprise a live project dedicated to fuelling research and development with a special accent on the emerging fusion between technology and the financial world as we know it.

It goes without saying that distributed ledger technology and virtual financial assets will play an important role in the experiment which promises a publication by the end of the year to be made available to the public in a compilation of the findings, observations, conclusions and results.

Complimentary to the BITPOD will be the BITBLOCK Sessions which will present a series of ad hoc working sessions in a casual format, once again aimed at provoking thought, ideas and novel discussion with local as well as international patronage.

The importance of honing and harvesting research and development locally, and attracting the same from the international forum, cannot be stressed enough, especially in light of our national ambition to service a centre of excellence, within the advancing realms of robotics, AI and all forms of revolutionary living.

As a nation we certainly have the intention and now we are also armed with the legislation, but we still have a long way to go before we can confidently say that we have secured the coveted working ecosystem.

We commend the good work and investment being done by Government and encourage the private sector, to like ourselves, follow suit on this remarkable journey that promises to make its mark an indelible one.

Dr Marilyn Formosa
Head of Legal – PKF Malta

BitPod Centre
35, Mannarino Road, Birkirkara, BKR 9080
+356 2148 4373 I 2149 3041 I

PKF Malta officials attend trade delegations in Bulgaria, Poland and Japan

Published on Malta Independent on Thursday, 9 August 2018

PKF Malta Senior Partner George Mangion recently traveled to Sofia where he attended the EMEI Tax meeting which is organised by PKF International (PKFI).  Being a network of independent firms, PKFI is constantly on the lookout to organise various conferences and events for its members and non-members.

After Sofia, PKF Senior Partner, George Mangion attended a trade delegation to Poland. This trade delegation was organised by the Malta and Poland Chamber of Commerce.  During this visit, Malta and Poland Chamber of Commerce signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen business ties in the interest of respective members.

The mission included a well-attended high-level Poland – Malta Business Forum which was addressed, amongst others, by the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Chris Cardona and Hon Marcin Ociepa on behalf of Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology of Poland and later followed by a B2B meeting between the Maltese and Polish companies. During these B2B meetings, Mr. Mangion met with various Blockchain and virtual currencies organisers.  The next visit was to a business accelerator called The Heart. This is an organisation which offers assistance to corporations and start-ups to grow and innovate.

During the same week, PKF Poland celebrated their 25th company anniversary.  They celebrated it with various business partners and as well as with other PKF firms.  PKF Malta was invited for this anniversary where they enjoyed a Jubilee Gala with a concert and dinner.


Mr. Mangion together with the Head of Legal, Dr. Marilyn Formosa, and Asia Business Development Executive, Ms. Yolanda Dong also visited Japan with a business delegation organised by Trade Malta jointly with the Office of the Prime Minister of Malta, the Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat between the 30th July and 3rd August 2018.

Published on Malta Independent on Thursday, 9 August 2018