How Can Investors Get a Euro 1 Contract in Albania?

IIA 18 October 2016, 9:11 am

TIRANA, October 18 Recently, the interest of companies and businesses in signing symbolic Euro 1 contracts has increased significantly. Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship Milva Ekonomi explained in an interview for Scan TV details about the current situation and the perspective of Euro 1 contracts. Thank you, Minister, for your time and…

How do tour guides work in Albania? Interview with Ismail Hoxha

IIA 10 May 2016, 11:47 am

Tirana, Albania 10 May 2016 Ismail Hoxha is the founder and the current director of Klubi Discover Albania, a well known tour operator which organizes daily and weekly different types of tours throughout Albania. With more than 9 years of operating in the country, Klubi Discover Albania is not just another tour operator, it is…

From the USA to Albania: The Story of AlbanFootball

IIA 2 May 2016, 3:03 pm

Tirana, Albania 2 May 2016 AlbanFootball, an e-commerce that sells authentic Albanian national football jerseys, is a successful startup founded by an Albanian young entrepreneur who after living for many years in the USA, returned to Albania (Tirana) to develop and expand his business. His name is Alban Selami and we had the opportunity to…

Interview with Klajdi Turlla, Product Tank Tirana chapter leader

IIA 2 February 2016, 7:11 am

Tirana, February 2, 2016 Klajdi Turlla is a young product manager (MPAY) that lives and works in Tirana capital and aims to contribute in the field he works by bringing to Tirana Product Tank, an international meetup platform. Product Tank Tirana will be a quarterly meetup event where product managers from different fields (startups, telecommunication, technology, ect.) can network,…

Interview with Auron Tare, Head of the National Agency of Coastline

IIA 9 October 2015, 8:18 am

On January 22th, 2014, the then-Minister of Tourism Eglantina Gjermeni declared in a press conference that the parliament had approved the Ministry of Tourism’s request to establish the National Agency of Tourism. The newest agency was established with the aim to protect the coastline and the responsible institution for coastline’s integrated development. Some of the…

Baybars Altuntas: The entrepreneurship potential in Albania and Southeast Europe countries

IIA 5 September 2015, 10:46 pm

This interview was conducted by Rudina HOXHA (journalist) and Endri MATAJ (organized of Startup Grind Tirana) on behalf of Baybars Altuntas presence at Startup Grind Tirana event on May 26th, 2015 in Tirana, Albania. The interview was originally published at Business Magazine Albania and Info Albania, the first magazine in Albania dedicated to entrepreneurship and…

Interview with Shkelzen Marku, Director of Yunus Social Business Balkans

IIA 21 August 2015, 7:04 pm

First and foremost: What is Yunus Social Business Balkans? As the Country Director of Yunus Social Business Balkans (once YSB Albania) Shkelzen Marku defines it, “Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives is a social accelerator that incubates and finances local entrepreneurs to build solutions from ground-up. It is co-founded by the Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad…

Interview with Alen Saqe, founder of Dentem

IIA 14 August 2015, 10:03 am

The Albanian startup scene is evolving and increasing due to many private and governmental initiatives which have boosted and encouraged young adults to be more creative and innovative in creating new businesses by using technology as a primary mean. Such initiatives as Innovation Week (organized by the Ministry of Innovation and Public Administration), Startup Weekend…

Interview with Donika Hoxha, head of Economic & Public Diplomacy (MFA)

IIA 31 July 2015, 1:29 pm

Public Diplomacy is a practice applied from state diplomatic institutions by using various platforms and manners in promoting a country and showing the best sides of it. But this is a broader concept that cannot be defined only by the activity of state institutions in promoting a country. Public Diplomacy can be implemented by any…

Interview with French investor Ludovic Laventure, CEO of MPAY

IIA 22 July 2015, 7:13 am

Ludovic Laventure is an experienced French businessman/investor whose activity in Albania started back in 1996, in a period where Albania was still trying to escape from its communist past economically, politically and in social terms. As itself Laventure says, at that time was not easy to start investing in Albania, due to high informality and…

Interview with David Smith, Country Director of Crown Agents in Albania

IIA 13 June 2015, 10:58 am

When we aksed Mr. Smith do have an interview for Invest in Albania website he accepted without a doubt. This was respectively an excellent opportunity for us to hear David speak about Crown Agents’ activity in the country, but also an opportunity for the representative of the British company to Albania to say his words…

Interview with Michael Ulmer, General Manager of Tirana Business Park

IIA 8 May 2015, 2:25 pm

What words can you possibly use when you are asked to describe the perfect or the ideal workplace? Here is a brief list: Safe place Strategic location Modern construction / interior design Functional space for different work positions Surrounded by nature and fresh air Quiet environment Not expensive, ect. It is everything about feeling comfortable in…

Interview: Farm To Table model implemented in Albania as a social business

IIA 27 March 2015, 5:30 pm

Farm to Table is a movement created with the aim to educated people regarding the huge importance of bio products for the welfare of each person. The movement tends to raise awareness for producing food locally, for the usage of bio/organic agricultural products and to avoid from the daily menu the modified foods. Nowadays, in many…

Interview: Denisa and Lauren, the organizers of Internations Tirana events

IIA 24 February 2015, 4:00 pm

internations.org is an international platform that connects expatriates who live in different countries and cities all around the world. With the continuous increase of foreigners who live and work in Albania, in Tirana capital Internations Tirana holds its monthly events, which always create a warm and very friendly atmosphere among expats and Albanian participants. These…

Interview: Emiland, the owner of the first organic farm in country

IIA 2 February 2015, 7:09 pm

At the latest event of Internations Tirana we had the chance to meet Emiland Skora, an Albanian businessman who has lived about 14 years in America and in 2011 decided to return in his homeland and start investing. Currently Mr. Skora owns the Mediterranean Export-Import Albania Company, which exports sage essences and herbal oils to…

Interview: USA student – Why I chose Albania to take an internship?

IIA 28 January 2015, 11:06 am

An internship is a necessity nowadays, not only just an opportunity for a young person. If in the past people used to pay “a master” to teach them a craft or a profession, today youngsters have enormous possibilities in having university degrees, taking online courses, participating in various trainings and start the career they want. …