On 7th May, 2008 over 180 delegates attended the First UK Albania Investment Forum at One Whitehall
Place in central London. The Albanian Government, represented by its Minister of Economy and Energy, further key ministers, central bank governor, investment agency and several major businesses came to the UK for the purpose of engaging with the investment community from the UK.
A number of specific investment projects and opportunities were discussed in detail with key note presentations also made by British parliamentarians and the business community.
A very successful forum was followed by an evening Gala Reception at the House of Commons, and a subsequent private dinner for key participants of the forum.
OPENING OF THE FORUM
Opening address by H.E. Mr Zef Mazi
SETTING THE SCENE – ALBANIA’S RAPIDLY IMPROVING ECONOMY
Governor Mr Ardian Fullani:Albania’s fiscal and market indices from the Perspective of the national Bank.
Mr Gjokë Uldedaj, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry,Tirana: Private Business in Albania, the role of CCI
Hon Mr Sokol olldashi, Minister of Public Works, Transport & Communications: Albania’s infrastructure situation (11mb)
Mr Jeffrey Griffin, CEO of AAEF: Infrastructure investments in Albania
Mr Peter Krammer, Director, Strabag AG: Building visions. Building values. Building Europe.
ECONOMY AND ENERGY
Hon Mr Genc Ruli, Minister of Economy and Energy: overview of Albania’s current economy and energy situation
Mr Gjerjg Bojaxhi, General Director, Albanian Power Corporation (KESH): Investment possibilities in the Albanian Power Sector (PPT)
Mr Abby Badwi, CEo, Bankers Petroleum: A Success Story in Albania Investing in Tourism and Business services
INVESTING IN TOURISM AND BUSINESS SERVICES
Hon Mrylli Pango,Minister of Culture,Tourism,youth and Sports:Albanian national Tourism Development Strategy (5.6mb)
Mr Denis Kalenja, CEo, Albinvest: Europe’s last Frontier (7.8mb)
Mr Perparim Kalo, Managing Director, Kalo Associates: Real Estate and Tourism – legal Issues
For event pictures, view the gallery here