ZEST is an event focused on digital innovation, targeting Malta-based tech startups and digital businesses. The event attracts startup founders and CEOs, investors, talent, influencers and support professionals. Over the years, ZEST developed into a unique annual opportunity that brings together a cosmopolitan crowd of locals, expats and fly-ins, whilst offering the ideal setting for attendees to discover opportunities and build lasting relationships.
ZEST serves as a showcase to the strengths and potential of Malta’s tech ecosystem. It also acts as an exceptional platform for youths to discover opportunities represented by tech entrepreneurship, and what Malta can offer in this respect.
In contrast to the traditional business conference, ZEST adopts a very informal, no-nonsense format, where talks are short yet sharp. The event line-up typically includes more than 50 world-class speakers discussing topics such as business foresight, investment, scaling strategies, organisational culture, and the impact of emerging technologies on established verticals such as finance, content and hospitality.
To date, ZEST has been held three times, with the first edition being ZEST Malta 2016. The last edition of Zest was held in October 2018 as part of the DELTA Summit, offering all DELTA delegates an “Innovation Stage” in addition to the main (DELTA) conference. This stage, branded ZEST, offered delegates 32 content sessions featuring 62 international speakers. By being organised as part of DELTA Summit, the ZEST event was brought to the attention of an audience exceeding 4000 delegates, representing a significant leap in the ZEST brand’s exposure both locally and internationally.