GRTU has today held its first Executive Council meeting during which Paul Abela has been confirmed as GRTU President for the year 2017.

The Executive Council also elected GRTU’s 6 Vice Presidents as follows:

Vice President
Policy and Strategy
Philip Fenech Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure, Business Consultancy Services
Vice president
Finance and
Marcel Mizzi ICT Consultant, E-Commerce, Web & Software Developer
Vice President
Christian Vassallo Construction, Real Estate, Elderly Care, Furniture, Hospitality & Catering
Vice President
Districts and
Michael Galea Auto Dealer, Importer & Repairs, Auto Service Station,
Marketing Advisor & Real EstateHifi, TV
Vice President
International Relations
Mario Debono Pharmacy Owner, Pharmaceutical Importer, Healthcare
IT Provider & Property Developer 
Vice President
Training and
Sergio Camilleri PetrolStation owner, Auto Parts, Auto Dealer,
Rent a Car & Panel Beater


GRTU’s Members on the Executive Council for the year 2017 are:

Azzopardi Emanuel Laundry & Dry Clean, Upholstery & Carpet Cleaning
Bezzina Matthew Transport & Logistics / Chauffer Service
Cutajar Patrick IT Consultant
Fenech Alfred Jewellery Importer, Manufacturer & Retailer & Restauranteur
Fenech Azzopardi
Retailer & Manufacturer of Furs & Leather Wear, Importer & Retailer of Swimwear
Galea Stephen President Socjeta` Vitikultura, Agriculture, Farmer & Vine Grower
Gauci Noel Renewable Energy, Culinary Products
Haber Joan Manufacturer of Artistic Crafts & Ceramic Goods, Event Organizer, Crafts Council Representative
Vella Salvu Cargo Haulier (Burdnar), Customs Clearance Agent & Forwarder, Shipping & Travel Agent & VRT
Zammit Carmel Cargo Haulier (Burdnar)
Zerafa Joseph Brown Goods

The GRTU Council this year welcomes the inclusion of young entrepreneur Mr Matthew Bezzina owner of Ecabs. Mr Bezzina was already very active in GRTU’s Transport Lobby Group and now Mr Bezzina will have greater opportunity to represent businesses on transport issues whilst being on the GRTU Council.

Last Friday 20th January GRTU successfully held its Annual General Meeting during which Paul Abela made an introduction of what this year meant for GRTU and that even though this was once again a very challenging year it was also a successful year. In her presentation of the Annual Report GRTU CEO Abigail Mamo presented an overview of the work undertaken by GRTU in 2016 and amongst other things explained the important wins GRTU achieved during the year, these included the removal of €1,500 fee on every shop sign or advert and the change of stance on the alarming Paceville Masterplan. During 2016 GRTU also won the National Enterprise Support Award, successfully implemented SME Week conference and was a key player in ensuring that ‘Il-Fiera il-Kbira’ was held, safeguarding its members’ investment.

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Click here for the AGM Presentation



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