JCI Malta National Convention


With the theme, Leaders for Change, in 2021, the JCI Malta National Convention includes keynote speeches, panel discussions and training sessions by local and international trainers and speakers. There will be business networking opportunities, project pitches, a  spooky Murder Mystery dinner, and an overall weekend of leadership excellence!

Dates: 30th & 31st October 2021

National Convention 2021
National Convention 2021
Convention Overview

What can you expect?


Access to keynote speeches and panel sessions led by both local and international speakers/trainers.

4 coffee breaks, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
Business networking opportunities.

Get to know about local busineesses via business pitches throughout the convention.


A thrilling murder mystery, Halloween-themed dinner.

National Convention 2021
our main sponsor

meet tech.mt

Public-Private Partnership Tech.mt, was established in 2018 by the Government of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, to promote Malta as a tech centre for innovative technologies.

Created on the key priority fields of technology and innovation, Tech.mt not only aims to elevate Malta’s status as a quality Tech provider on both a local and international platform but also strives to act as the interlinking force between Government, Industry and Academia. To realise Malta’s vision to become a tech centre for innovative technologies, Tech.mt builds its strategy onto four main pillars – those of Promotion, Innovation, Talent and Assistance. Through the combined relevance of all four pillars, Tech.mt aims to provide the means through which established local tech organisations may export their technology overseas and by which foreign investors may equally set up new technological ventures in Malta. As part of its strategy, Tech.mt also focuses on providing tech students with the opportunity to present and enhance their research, attract tech talent towards our country and finally to also provide the assistance and support required to local and international tech start-ups.

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International Training/speeches

The JCI Malta National Convention will focus on speeches and sessions centred around the topic of leadership, tackling topics such as emotional intelligence and conflict resolution. The sessions will be led by both local and international trainers/speakers.

Keynotes & Networking

It will host keynote speeches by renowned speakers, a panel discussion on learnings from moments of failures by now-successful entrepreneurs, and will provide the opportunity to those participating to be part of a JCI business networking event.

Fun Activities

We are firm believers of the phrase, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, therefore we are organising a spooky Murder Mystery dinner on the Saturday evening for all to enjoy. The dinner will be held on site at 4-star Urban Valley Resort & Spa. 

Sponsorship opportunities

Main Conference Sponsors

Zampa Debattista
More support opportunities

Conference Supporters

Zampa Debattista
Zampa Debattista
Zampa Debattista
our conference venue & hotel

urban valley hotel & spa

The Notch conference centre

The JCI Malta 2021 National Convention will be held at The Notch Conference Centre within the 4-star Urban Valley Hotel & Spa in the quiet town of San Ġwann. All those registering for the National Convention will also get discounted rates to stay at Urban Valley! Send us an email on [email protected] with your conference registration code to receive the discount code to use at checkout on the hotel website.

JCI National Convention

Conference Agenda

National Convention 2021
Day 1

30th October

9:00 AM Doors open
9:15 AM Opening Speeches
9:30 AM How leaders start their day – the importance of a healthy start to the day for maximum energy
10:00 AM Keynote: The Power of Being Open to Change – Jay Johnson
10:35 AM When Sh*t Hits the fan – real life experiences from people who failed before succeeding – Various speakers
11:30 AM Coffee break
11:50 AM Where has our empathy gone? An insight into Emotional Intelligence – Keira Keogh
1:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM Keynote: If not me, who? Your actions matter – Julian Azzopardi
3:00 PM Business Networking – individual tickets available
3:00 PM Semifinal & Final of 2021 National Debating Competition – Register here
Sponsored by: Smart Studios
4:30 PM Closing
8:10 PM Murder Mystery Halloween Dinner – individual tickets available
Day 2

31st October

9:45 AM Welcome
10:00 AM Leadership Skills: Innate or Taught? – Panel discussion feat. Andre Xuereb (University of Malta), Chris Vassallo Cesareo (Malta Chamber), TBC
11:15 AM Coffee break
11:30 AM Dealing with difficult people – Jay Johnson
1:30 PM Lunch
2:50 PM Meet the winners of the SeedGreen programme
3:50 PM Off the cuff Public Speaking Competition – Register here
Sponsored by: Malta Tourism Authority
4:30 PM Coffee break
5:00 PM JCI Malta Projects Showcase
5:45 PM Closing Speeches
National Convention 2021
our national convention

meet our speakers & trainers

Jay Johnson

Jay Johnson

Motivational Keynote Speaker & Trainer – Behaviour and Performance

Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned motivational keynote speaker specialising in behaviour and organisational performance. Jay has given keynotes and workshops in 20 countries across 4 continents, empowering audiences with a unique perspective on behaviour, communication, and leadership.

Julian azzopardi

Julian azzopardi

CEO at UP Your Level

Julian focuses on building capacities in his clients that can lead to better decisions being taken by business leaders in order to benefit their companies, employees, customers, families and communities. With a background in EU Affairs and socio-economic development, he has worked tirelessly on EU funded projects, as well as in running of several grassroots voluntary organisations.
Keira keogh

Keira keogh

Behaviour Consultant

Keira Keogh is a self-employed behaviour consultant based in Westport, County Mayo. She also holds monthly sessions with a limited amount of clients in Dublin.  She has over fourteen years of experience in the area of behaviour support. Her expertise is mainly in the field of Autism and other additional needs and she specialises in early intervention.

Dana farrugia

Dana farrugia

CEO at Tech.mt

Dana has worked in the telecoms industry for over 14 years. Through her current role, she is engaged in ensuring sector growth for technology and innovation in Malta, primarily focusing on AI, blockchain, IOT, cloud services, data analytics, software development, robotics, cyber security and research on innovative solutions. Dana is also a Director at Malta Enterprise and at the Malta Start-up Foundation.

Michaela Palmberg

Michaela Palmberg

JCI Vice President assigned to Malta

Michaela Palmberg holds a master’s degree in French and Financial Studies and works as an entrepreneur in a translation agency. She is an experienced professional in the field of linguistics. Michaela joined JCI Vaasa in 2014. She became Local President in 2015, Regional Officer in 2016 and National President in 2020. She has been honoured as JCI Senator #77781 and has been awarded for her leadership skills nationally. 

STEVE cassar

STEVE cassar


Steve is the CEO and owner of JPA. With a background in design and brand development, working with companies and multinationals both locally and in different parts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, designing experiences and building brands has been a significant part of Steve’s life for over 25 years.