UK-Kosovo Investment Forum, November 2009

On Tuesday, 22nd November 2009, 160 delegates attended the immensely successful First Kosovo-UK Investment Forum at One Whitehall Place in Westminster.

The Forum was staged by the government of Kosovo and Developing Markets Associates (DMA).

UK-Kosovo Investment Forum

High ranking ministers of government, including Kosovo’s Minister of Finance and Economy, Minister of Trade and Industry, Central Bank Governor and Deputy Minister of Energy gave key note addresses at the Forum which was supported by: British Airways; The British Kosovan Chamber of Commerce; KEK; KOSTT; PTK; Management Development Consultants; USAID – KPEP; Prishtina International Airport; ProCredit Bank and StoneCastle wines.

The Forum was followed by a gala reception at One Whitehall Place, followed by a private dinner at the House of Commons for key speakers.

UK-Kosovo Investment Forum 2009
London, 24th November One Whitehall Place

8.30 am - 9.00 am
Registration and refreshments

9.00am - 9.15am
Opening of the Forum
Welcome –HE Muhamet Hamiti, Kosovo Ambassador to the UK
Introduction – HE Andy Sparkes, UK Ambassador to Kosovo

9.15am – 10.45am
Setting the scene: Kosovo – Europe’s newest business partner
Chair – Hon Lutfi Zharku, Minister for Trade and Industry
• Hon Ahmet Shala, Minister of Economy and Finance
• Mr Shkelzen Lluka, Director of Regional Cooperation, Kosovo Privatization Agency
• Mr Hashim Rexhepi, Governor, Central Bank of Kosovo
• Philip Sigwart, Chief Executive, ProCredit Bank
30 minute Q & A session

10.45am -11.15am
Refreshments break

11.15am – 12.45pm
Investing in Infrastructure/Information Technology
Chair – Peter Reiniger, Director, Central & South East Europe & Telecommunications, EBRD
• Hon Fatmir Limaj, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication
• Rt Hon Mark Pritchard MP
• Dr. Shyqyri Haxha, Chief Executive Officer, PTK
• Mr. Agron Mustafa, Managing Director, Prishtina
International Airport 30 minute Q & A session

12.45pm – 13.45pm
Networking lunch

13.45pm -14.45pm
Investing in the Energy sector
Chair – Dr. Ali Hamiti, Chief Executive, Kosovo Energy Regulatory Office
• Hon Dr. Justina Shiroka, Minister of Energy and Mining
• Arben Gjukaj, Managing Director, KEK
• Fadil Ismajli, Managing Director, KOSTT
30 minute Q & A session

14.45 pm – 15.15 pm
Refreshment break

15.15 pm – 17.00 pm
Investment Opportunities in Kosovo – the time is now
Chair – Rt. Hon John Grogan MP
• Mustafë Hasani, Chief Executive, Kosovo Investment Promotion Agency
• Ray Power, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo
• Mark Walter, Business Enabling Environment Specialist, USAID-Kosovo Private Enterprise Program (KPEP)
• Alan Harding, Economics Adviser, Balkans & Moldova Team, Department for International    Development (DfID)
30 minute Q & A session

17.00pm – 17.30pm
Closing remarks
Chair: HE Muhamet Hamiti, Kosovo Ambassador to the UK
• Hon Ahmet Shala, Minister of Economy and Finance
• Hon Lufti Zharku, Minister for Trade and Industry
• Hon Fatmir Limaj, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication
• Hon Dr Justina Shiroka, Minister of Energy and Mining
• Mustafë Hasani, Chief Executive, Kosovo Investment
Promotion Agency

17. 30pm-19. 30pm
Gala Reception
Special Welcome: Rt. Hon John Grogan MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kosovo
Vote of Thanks: Atam Sandhu, Managing Director, DMA.

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