The Enterprise Europe Network at Malta Enterprise invited parties that operate in waste management, water treatment, recycling and other associated technologies and services to visit ECOFIRA and attend various expert-led seminars. ECOFIRA is the international fair in Spain for waste management, with focus on water, land, air and residues, services and technologies. ECOFIRA aspires to be amongst the leading fairs for the environment industry.

The Valencia Chamber of Commerce also organized another event on the same theme. The second edition of the TECHNOLOGICAL AND BUSINESS COOPERATION EVENT was held during the joint International Trade Fairs. It consisted of an international platform that allows companies and organizations from the sectors of energy, water and wastes, to meet each other in order to share innovative technology proposals, seek solutions for technological challenges and begin business co-operations.

Combined Maritime Services and Focal Maritime Services participated in these networking and business contact forums. They had the opportunity to make new international business contacts and to discuss co-operation in the above mentioned sectors with other companies coming from Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. These events were held in Valencia from 15th to 17th February 2011.

This was a good opportunity for Combined Maritime Services and Focal Maritime Services to meet with importers of waste who may be interested to receive waste from Malta and Libya, and to offer them transport and logistical services.