The Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning Conference

‘Reinventing Places through Innovation’ will be the theme behind this year’s Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning conference


‘Reinventing Places through Innovation’ will be the theme behind this year’s Malta Architecture and Spatial Planning conference which is to be held at the Hilton Malta on Thursday 7 November 2019.  

In its third edition, the conference aims to bring together foreign and local experts together with key public and private stakeholders in the Maltese economy to discuss and explore new ways on how Malta can address the challenges in land use development that are a result of the dynamic nature of architecture and spatial planning.

This year once again the line-up of guest speakers will be of the highest calibre and will include Maxwell Hutchinson, Architect, writer, TV & Radio presenter and former President of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

He has presented a number of distinguished architectural programmes for BBC, Channel 4 and The Discovery Channel. Other guest speakers will include Architect Sam Turner who worked on ‘The Hoover Building’, one of London’s landmark buildings, Mr Toby Blunt from Foster+Partners, who will speak about ‘Bloomberg London’ one of the highest BREEAM-rated major office buildings, Professor Richard England, Matt Lally from Arup, Architect Jonathan Mizzi, David Moloney from PWC (UK), Lodewijk Abspoel, Stefan Webb from Future Cities Catapult, Arch. Matthew J. Mercieca, Lior Steinberg, co-founder of Humankind, Caldon Mercieca from Valletta Cultural Agency, Petra Biberbach, from Planning Aid Scotland Dr Bernardine Satariano from The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society and Ministers and their shadow.

The workshops will be moderated by Perit Chris Briffa, KTP President Perit Simone Vella Lenicker and Prof Saviour Formosa.

Johann Buttigieg, Chairperson of the PA’s Executive Council said “This year’s MASP conference will offer a framework for discussion on how innovation can be used for the design of buildings to ensure a more pleasant, functional and sustainable environment. We will explore what innovative technological tools are being used around the globe to find solutions to design and planning requirements and how social innovation can help us engage and empower people for more citizen involvement to address community needs. Various experts from different countries and organisations will be brought together to share their experiences and creative ideas which in turn will foster into innovative ways Malta can meet its present challenges and future opportunities.”

Early registration is highly recommended through

The closing date for registration is Friday 1 November 2019.

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