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invest-in-albania.org is an independent, non-governmental news publication established voluntarily by Christian Fenner (German) and Jetlir Izairi (Albanian-Macedonian, born in Germany), founders of Manoolia.com, on June 2014 with the aim to help Albania in attracting foreign investors and tourists by offering Albanian News with a focus on Business and Tourism in English.

The daily-updated website will provide for you the latest news on the Albanian economy, foreign investments, tourism, lifestyle and opinions of our readers.

Being a non-governmental website, invest-in-albania.org is a reliable and transparent source of information regarding Albania. Our staff thinks reliability and transparency are key factors, as we adhere to journalistic ethics and standards for factual reporting.

Our mission

We started IIA because of three reasons:

1st – We couldn´t find any relevant English news-source on Albanian businesses & investments. So we thought, not only do we not know, what´s going on, but there are others who would like to know as well.

2nd – Also we wanted to enable Albanian startups and growing companies to show their successes to an internationals audience and offer information to investors.

3rd – Last but not least, we are lucky to be able to build our company Manoolia for Web Developement and Online Marketing outsourcing in Tirana and we wanted to give something back to help Albania and the Albanian diaspora.

If you need further assistance, you can contact us below for general advise and a short-consultation.

If more is needed we will charge a fee of 50 EUR per hour.

Christian Fenner, Co-Founder of Invest-in-Albania.org
Jetlir Izairi,
Co-Founder of Invest-in-Albania.org

IIA Staff

Picture of Christian FennerChristian Fenner

Co-Founder

Christian is a German entrepreneur who currently lives in Berlin and works as an Online Marketing Consultant. He has studied at the University of New York in New York, USA and is the co-founder of the Tirana based digital company Manoolia Sh.p.K.  and the founder and CEO of the Berlin based digital consulting company digitaleheimat GmbH. As the initiator of Invest in Albania (invest-in-albania.org) initiative, Christian is responsible for holding meetings with potential investors.

 

jetlir-izairi-300x210Jetlir Izairi

Co-Founder & Editor

Jetlir is an Albanian Entrepreneur born in Germany. At Invest-in-Albania he’s responsible for content research, initiatives, and marketing. He has worked for various online projects as an online marketer and SEO with over 8 years of experience. His main interests include entrepreneurial activities, literature, and growing online projects. He can write/speak fluent in Albanian, German, and English.

 

 

vjollca iiaVjollca Shehu

Editor in Chief

Vjollca holds the position of the Editor in Chief at Invest in Albania. Graduated in Journalism and Communication at the  University of Tirana she started her career in journalism by working at Radio Tirana and Albanian Daily News as a social and culture journalist. At invest-in-albania.org Vjollca is responsible for the latest news on several aspects as economy, sustainable development, tourism, lifestyle, foreign investments, etc. As an Editor in Chief, one of her primary roles is to hold meetings with potential investor which express interest to invest in Albania.

 

Alketa Halilaj
Editor

Alketa has previously worked for ORA News, Co-founded the magazine Pa Fokus, and has led Travel Massive Albania as an organizer and host.

Ludjana Vero
Editor

Economy & Business

Xheni Peza
Editor

Economy, IT & Business

Valbona Beqiri
Editor

Tourism & Travel

 

Columnist editors are named under specific articles.

Services

Being a non-governmental newspaper, invest-in-albania.org is a reliable and transparent source of information regarding Albania. Our staff thinks reliability and transparency are key factors to start collaborating with interested investors. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact us. We adhere to journalistic ethics and standards for factual reporting.

Contact us

Phone:
+355 69 70 78 981

Office in Albania

Albania, Tirana
Rr. Fadil Rada, Kati 9
Pallati 11, Apartamenti 40
Kati 10

Office in Germany

Uhlandstr. 137
10717 Berlin

Email: contact (at) invest-in-albania.org

FAQs

Please read carefully the below-listed frequently asked questions (FAQ) and contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for after reading this section.

Who launched invest-in-albania.org?
Please read the “About us” category if you need more information about invest-in-albania.org team.

If I want to invest in Albania, will your page provide the specific informations I may need?
Yes. If you show interest in coming to Albania for tourism or investment purposes, we will provide the needed information for you.

Can I contact you if I am currently in Albania and I am facing problems (business registration, finding employees, finding a suitable office, ect.)?
Absolutely. We have a wide network of collaborators that may help you in finding an office/employees or additional help.

If I plan to come soon to Albania but I don’t know how to find employees there, will you help me?

Yes, we can help by publishing the job vacancies you provide in all Albanian employment websites and at the National Employment Service.

When it’s the best time to make an investment in Albania?
In every season of the year, Albania provides various opportunities for any kind of investments. During summer or winter, you may invest in entertainment services / activities or in seasonal products that people may be interested in, since in Albania the number of tourists is increasing considerably every season. Only in the last year, it is estimated that Albania welcomed more than 4 million visitors (only in the summer season).

Which are the best Albanian cities/places for a profitable investment?
In Albania, the demographic shifts in the last years have increased the number of citizens in big cities such as Tirana (the capital of Albania), Durres (the biggest and the most important coastal city), Vlora (a very important coastal city with a stunning coastline), Shkoder (one of the biggest and most developed cities in northern Albania), Elbasan (a very important city in the middle of Albania). The high number of people living in these cities means that the size of the workforce is large and gives to an investor the possibility to hire the most qualified employees. In the other hand, if you decide to invest in a small city,  the workforce will be at lower cost. Another reason to invest in small cities is the low costs of transport and taxes.

Which kind of investments are successful in Albania?

We have listed some of the key sectors where it is possible to invest and profit, considering that those sectors need further investments because of high consumers’ demand. Also, you may read some valid investment tips.

Here you can connect with Expats who currently live in Albania.