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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
  5. Who's Exhibiting in 2023

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 always looking for new business opportunities. Showcase your products to the ideal audience: In 2022,

  • 58% of Conference participants were CEOs, Directors or senior decision-makers of their institutions
  • Describing their discipline, 9% of participants work in education and 13% work in exhibitions
  • 74% of exhibitors at the 2022 Ecsite Conference 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 which knows 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 throughout the venue.

On Friday evening, the famous Business Bistro Happy Hour takes place! Exhibitors bring drinks and food from their home countries, attracting participants to relax and browse the booths at the trade show.

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

Thursday 15 June, 11.00 to 18.00
Friday 16 June, 10.00 to 20.00, including the Happy Hour from 17.30 to 19.00.
Saturday 17 June, 10.00 to 16.30

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 then tailor your booth the way you want, possibilities are endless.

If you are interested in booking free space only at the trade show, reach out to us, this is possible. Free space is charged 500€ /m2.

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

Tailoring your booth

For extra furniture orders, you can look at the Casapinta catalogue.

For any extra requests regarding your booth's furniture and customised orders please contact Clare Borg from Casapinta at sales@casapinta.com.

The deadline to send you prints, artwork branding, and furniture requirements is 22 May.

Deadline for custom booths is 1 April. Custom booths include specific booth requests, for example, a dome. Extra furniture orders from the catalogue and printed artwork are not considered custom booths here.

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


You can send your goods directly to the trade show venue, at the following address:

Mediterranean Conference Centre
Old Hospital Street, Valletta
VLT 1645, Malta

To ship your goods, we recommend using the company Express Trailers Ltd.

Contact at Express Trailers is David Fleri Soler, Chief Commercial Officer, david.flerisoler@expressgroup.com.

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.

5. Who's Exhibiting in 2023

We are pleased to welcome at the Business Bistro trade show this year:

YIPP, National Geographic Society, EXPO Booking AB, Sky-Skan, Archimedes Exhibitions, Bruns, Exhibit.nl, Effektschmiede, Huettinger, Universcience, Natural History Museum London, Heureka Overseas Productions Ltd, Natural History Museum of Toulouse, Robetoy, Imagine Exhibitions, American Museum of Natural History, Motor OÜ, Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva, Kiss the Frog, Sertek Exhibitions, Mammutico, Inspire To Action, Science Projects Ltd, Science Museum Group, Musealia, Skypoint, Flexhibit, Exhibits Development Group, Clostermann design Ltd., Wezit, MuseoScience, JVS group and ESA, The European Space Agency.