ZEST Unbound

 ZEST Unbound are community and social events organised independently but happening during the days of the ZEST conference. All events are free but may be restricted to invitees.


Sunday 17


WOMEN, a ZEST Unbound event, is a special day to unite, inspire and provide visibility to women entrepreneurs and business leaders across Malta and the Med. Invite your colleagues and join us for an evening of networking and empowerment.

This event features an inspiring fireside chat between Bindi Karia, innovation expert, adviser and super connector and Angel Labs’ Tugce Ergul.

Bindi Karia  

This event is organised by 100 Women in Finance and supported by the Malta Communications Authority.

Free Event
 Eventbrite - WOMEN - ZEST Unbound


Monday 18

 Emissions, autonomous driving and electric cars are present day headline themes. Yet, the future is fraught with unprecedented and unexplored challenges and opportunities.

Join us in a seminar on the future of automobility and traffic. Learn from one of the most outstanding masterminds of the car industry, “Mr Aston Martin”, and Malta’s very best forward thinkers.

The Seminar will offer insight on the magnitude, complexities and vulnerabilities of the automotive industry and how this will shape economies in years to come. The discussion will also look at how a small economy like Malta can prepare and take advantage of the future.

This event features the participation of the Hon. Minister Ian Borg, Ulrich BezAngelo XuerebReinhold Karner, Julie Meyer and Tonio Darmanin.

Hon. Dr Ian Borg  Dr Ulrich Bez
Angelo Xuereb  Reinhold Karner
Julie Meyer  Tonio Darmanin

Free Event – By Invitation



How do startups connect to form communities and build a thriving startup ecosystem in a place that’s not London, Berlin or Paris?

For our second edition of Startup Open Club we’ll be meeting ZEST 2017 speaker Natalie Smolenski who’ll be giving us some cultural and psychological insights that startups should consider when deciding where to locate and how to partner. 

Natalie is a cultural anthropologist and philosopher who leads business development for a blockchain technology startup, Learning Machine.

The second edition of Startup Open Club will again be a collaboration between MITA Innovation Hub and MCA and is scheduled just a day before ZEST 2017! 

Natalie Smolenski

Free Event – Register here



Wednesday 20

Free Event – By Invitation