The Malta Airport Foundation is launching its latest initiative, Foundation Talks, which will consist of a series of one-on-one interviews with experts and researchers with whom the Foundation has collaborated on a number of projects since its establishment in 2014.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which dealt a blow to both local and global organisations, derailed the plans of the Malta Airport Foundation to unveil completed projects earlier this year, while investment plans for new projects relating to the country’s natural and cultural heritage also had to be scaled back.
However, the Foundation treated these quiet months as an opportunity to explore more innovative ways to continue working towards its goal of preserving and promoting Maltese heritage and the environment, leading it to venture into the digital space for its latest initiative.
“Our aim is to start an accessible conversation about our cultural, artistic and environmental heritage and together learn how to better appreciate and safeguard what makes our islands unique. Through Foundation Talks, we will also be exploring ways in which we can collaborate and be innovative in overcoming the present challenges and enhancing our tourism product,” said Malta Airport Foundation Chairman Josef Formosa Gauci.
In collaboration with experts and researchers in several fields including environmental protection and biodiversity conservation, restoration and preservation of cultural and artistic heritage, the first series of Foundation Talks will pave the way for a broad discussion which will touch upon these subjects.
Hosted by Valerie Vella, the first two episodes of Foundation Talks feature conversations with co-founder of the environmental NGO Żibel Andrew Schembri and marine biologist Prof. Alan Deidun, with more talks, which will shed light on other topics of interest, to be revealed in the coming months. Foundation Talks can be streamed on demand on Malta International Airport’s Facebook page.