On the 24 and 25 May I attended the Malta International Risk & Insurance Congress held at the Hilton Hotel, Malta. The event saw a meeting of leading European and international experts in economics and finance, risk management and transfer. A packed agenda identified the big challenges and risks that face European corporations currently and explored how risks could be best measured and managed.

Both days were interesting and informative with a diverse array of speakers giving their views on current and future issues. The hot topic of Solvency II was again at the forefront of most discussions, highlighting the confusion still surrounding the complex requirements. One analogy used to describe Solvency II was "Like a new pair of shoes that are uncomfortable to start with - short term pain will result in a long term benefit (of warm dry feet)!".

As well as top-class sessions this also gave me the opportunity to catch up with our ever growing list of clients and contacts domiciled in Malta. Thank you to everyone for your time and hospitality! I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone again at FiscalReps Malta forum in September!