This forum will focus on the ‘trade and investment climate in Albania and Kosovo’. This forum will be showcased by Albanian and Kosovan government officials who will present the fundamental guidelines that you need to know if you wish to invest in these two countries and investment opportunities that Albania and Kosovo offers to investors. This will be a unique opportunity for the Albanian diaspora here in the UK to engage with the government officials as all of you will be able to participate in Q&A session.
Kosovo signed a Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU in 2015, and the country’s geographic location at the heart of the Balkans makes it well-placed to access opportunities in the region. Kosovo was one of only four countries across the continent to record positive growth rates during every year of the financial crisis of 2008–12, averaging 3.7 percent, and is on-track to achieve a similar level of growth in 2017.
Albania has also become one of the most attractive investment destinations in south-east Europe with the Government of the Republic of Albania offering tax benefits and incentives to businesses in key sectors and actively encouraging foreign direct investment with a supportive legislative framework. Geographically, it sits at a nexus of several European trade corridors and there is huge potential in the infrastructure being developed to service these.
Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.