The Malta Business Bureau (MBB) was founded in October 1996 as the European Affairs Office of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (MCCE) and the Malta Federation of Industry (FOI).
Along the years, the two organizations realized the need to cooperate at an International and European level given Malta’s gradual integration into the European Union. On May 6th 2004, the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) also became one of the MBB’s parent organizations following a ceremony inaugurated by the signing of a public deed.
After in depth discussions and negotiations between the Malta Chamber and the FOI, a merger between these two organizations took place in January 2009. The organization is now known as the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry after more than 80% of both Malta Chamber and FOI members approved the merger in September 2008.
The Malta Business Bureau thus represents the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry and the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association in Brussels and Malta, liaising directly with their European counterpart organizations, particularly Eurochambres, BusinessEurope and HOTREC on policy and funding issues which directly affect Maltese business.
The MBB is comprised of a Head Office in Malta and a Representation Office in Brussels, the operations of which are overseen by MBB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Joseph Tanti.