Annalisa Schembri flew out from Malta to Germany in early May for the 2019 Malta Music Export AGM to join General Manager Neil McAffer and MME CEO Richard Rogers in Bonn. The venue was was The Paulaner and the following issues were discussed.
1) The first of these was an urgently required overhaul of the website to be conducted by GPD in Cologne. Better to navigate and easy to use were the main criteria required with a June 2019 launch. Any feedback on the new site is much appreciated. 2) The second was the continuation of trade fair events and upscaling for the remainder of 2019 taking in MIDEM which Richard attended, The Great Escape in the UK (represented by a third party) and Reeperbahn Festival in Germany again which Richard will attend. 3) The idea of improved literature and information for Maltese clientele. 4) After 6 years it was agreed that with all staff working for free in that time that MME should seek funding for the continuation of Malta Music Export and Annalisa will look into this area in Malta so as not to cut the working hours still further. e.g. The MIDEM registration alone was €750. 5) MME should seek out potential music partners to work with us for the benefit of all parties concerned. 6) To take the necessary steps of joining international music trade associations such as IMPALA or EMEE and to work in conjunction with fellow international export offices. Neil and Richard will work on this.