Malta is an archipelago of seven islands that lies around 50 miles south of Sicily – and it represents a great opportunity for foreign trade as its lack of natural resources mean it imports most of its food and fresh water and all of its energy supply.
Malta became a member of the European Union (EU) in 2004 and joined the eurozone in 2008. Its economy is mainly dependent upon tourism, trade and manufacturing and its EU membership, combined with traditionally well-trained workers, low labour costs and favorable tax regime make it an attractive option for foreign investment.
With flight times from the UK clocking in at around three-and-a-half hours, you’ll need a more cost-effective and convenient way to do business with your Maltese colleagues – an international conference call offers exactly that.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Malta
Go to ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN and then click on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template.
Enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call, choose UK and Malta dial-in codes, then click ‘Copy this invitation’ and paste it into an email.
You can now send this email to up to 100 participants, all of whom can join in the conference call.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
- UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (landline)+44 843 373 0999 (when overseas) 83000 (mobile)
- Malta participants dial 2776-1124 (from landlines) or +44 843 373 0999 (from mobiles)
Your conference call is ready to begin!
What’s the best time to call Malta from the UK?
Although Malta sits around 2,000 miles south of the UK, it’s only an hour ahead so you just need to be mindful of this slight difference in business hours when setting up your teleconference.
Where is Malta?
Sitting just below the island of Sicily, Malta is a central Mediterranean archipelago, of which only the the three largest islands – Malta (Malta), Gozo (Għawdex) and Comino (Kemmuna) – are inhabited.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Malta?
If you’re travelling to Malta, check the latest travel advice where Covid-19 restrictions are concerned and be prepared for plans to change at the last minute.
There are no inherent risks involved in travelling to Malta, with no reports of terrorism (although this can never be completely ruled out) and crime against tourists is also rare, although robberies, handbag snatching, pick-pocketing and theft from parked cars can occur. Be vigilant with all your possessions, valuables, and passports. And take care in crowded areas and on bus routes between Valletta and St Julian’s.
You can drive in Malta using your UK driving licence, but you will need a GB sticker or a UK sticker on your car.
The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Malta. 119 is used as a helpline.
Feel free to travel to Malta and do business as you would any other country.
For more information, visit GOV.UK