The Malta Africa Economic and Investment Forum is held jointly by African Embassies and Trade offices in Malta and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs..... African countries offers opportunities for trade and investment, and the combined population of 200 million people provides a potentially lucrative market for Malta's commerce. However,Malta trade and investment relationship with Africa is minute when compared with other regions in the world. Malta Africa Economic and Investment Forum has been established to correct this imbalance. It intends to offer a one-stop service to Malta's business community by providing valuable information on trade and investment opportunities presented by these African countries, as well as guidance to prospective investors and business people who seek to expand their interests into Africa. This applies particularly to identifying centers in Africa, which can serve as bases for manufacturing industry utilizing Malta's well-developed technological and international marketing expertise.