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Business Bistro trade show

2023 Ecsite Conference

Valletta, Malta 15 June 2023 - 17 June 2023

All you need to know about the Ecsite Conference trade show, the Business Bistro.

Being an exhibitor at the Business Bistro trade show means taking part in the leading event dedicated to science engagement. The trade show will gather together a unique group of 65 exhibitors and over 1,000 science engagement professionals including key decision-makers from 450+ different organisations, on the beautiful island of Malta.

Browse below for more information about our trade show...

  1. What is the Business Bistro trade show?
  2. Exhibitors Packages
  3. Booking
  4. After Booking

1. What is the Business Bistro trade show?

​Part trade show, part coffee bar, the Business Bistro is a professional but also a relaxed environment in which to demonstrate cutting-edge products and strike commercial deals.

It is the place where exhibitors can strengthen their businesses and showcase their latest innovations to key leaders and purchasers in the science engagement sector. Exhibiting at the Ecsite Conference will enable your products to get noticed, our participants are constantly looking for new business opportunities.

  • Over 40% of 2022 attendees reported meeting one or more companies they intend to use services in the future.
  • 74% of exhibitors at Ecsite Conference 2022 reported being satisfied with the event and would like to exhibit again in 2023.

Booths at the Business Bistro trade show can be tailored to suit your needs, you as the exhibitors take the lead on the booth design. After a careful selection, the booths will this year be built by Casapinta, a company with years of experience organising trade shows in Malta and knowing the Mediterranean Conference Centre venue very well.

You can have a look at a video presenting the wonderful trade show venue in Valletta and discover the Sacra Infermeria Hall in which the Business Bistro will take place.

Opening hours

The Business Bistro is open during conference hours and specific timeslots are dedicated to the trade show. This is the place where participants go at every break between sessions, with coffee bars and lounge areas situated all along the venue.

On Friday evening, the famous Happy Hour of the Business Bistro is taking place! Exhibitors bring drinks and food from their country, attracting all the visitors for a warm and enjoyable networking moment at the trade show.

During the Conference, the Business Bistro will be open on:

Thursday 15 June, 11.00 to 17.30
Friday 16 June, 9.00 to 19.00, including the Happy Hour from 17.30 to 19.00.
Saturday 17 June, 9.00 to 17.30

2. Exhibitors Packages

Floor plan

You can have a look at the trade show floor plan in this document.



Price 3,465€

4m² space

(2m width / 2m depth / 2.5m height)


Price 4,020€

6m² space

(3m width / 2m depth / 2.5m height)


Price 500€ off the second booth

12m² space (two large booths)

(6m width / 2m depth / 2.5m height)


  • Company name panel & booth number
  • White side & back walls
  • Electricity access
  • 1 spotlight
  • Furniture: 1 table & 2 chairs
  • Internet connection
  • Listing (+logo) and a short description of the company’s profile in the Conference app
  • Company listing in the digital programme and in the printed participants' list
  • One free registration for the full Conference and social events

You can have unlimited staff at your booth with access only to the Business Bistro. Please note that in 2023 Ecsite won’t provide lunch for booth staff as there are many offers just outside the convention centre.

You can tailor your booth the way you want, possibilities are endless. For extra furniture orders, you can look at the Casapinta catalogue.

Upon booking, we will provide you soon with a contact from Casapinta for any extra requests regarding your booth's furniture and customised orders.

3. Booking

The booth sales are open until 13 May 2023.

If you want to book a booth at the Business Bistro, please fill in the 2023 Business Bistro booking order form and send it by email to Roxanne Gillon at rgillon@ecsite.eu.
The booking order form is mandatory to save a booth.

4. After Booking

If you have booked a corner booth or an end one, you can ask for an open booth without the outer side wall.

Setup and Dismantling of your booth

Exhibition setting up:
Wednesday 14 June 2023, from 8:00 to 18:00

Thursday 15 June 2023, from 08.00 to 10.00

Exhibition dismantling:
Saturday 17 June 2023, from 18.00 & Sunday 18 June 2023 from 8:00 to 18:00

Every material will have to be out of the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Sunday.