- Malta Branch
- Professional Qualifications
The BCS Malta Section is one of many International sections of the BCS. It was established in Malta in 1997 with the aim of promoting the ideals of the BCS in Malta, facilitating local membership, organising professional activities, and fostering the development of professional standards in the IT industry.
The Malta section have been influential in the local scene ,and has been active in organizing events, addressed by high-profile persons, for the interest of members and the local IT community in general. The Malta section, in essence, extends to Malta the role the BCS plays internationally, under its guidance and influence.
The BCS Malta Section was officially established on 1st June 1997.
The first initiative leading to the establishment of the Malta Section dates back to the 9th of November 1995, when an open forum was organised to discuss the possibility of setting up a BCS section in Malta. This forum was attended by over fifty persons, twelve of whom were BCS members. Dr John Spackman gave a presentation on the Society and specifically on the benefits of membership, while Eur Ing Emanuel Camilleri chaired the forum. At the end of the discussion, it was unanimously agreed by those present that a BCS Section should be formed in Malta. Eur Ing Emanuel Camilleri and Ms Gloria Cassar were elected as Chairman and Secretary respectively.
On the 22nd November 1995 an application was made to the BCS membership director for recognition of the Malta Section. This was greeted with enthusiasm by the UK Overseas Membership Committee.