Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana organized for the first time in Tirana the Regional Festival of Innovation. A demand from the entrepreneurship itself, found the support of its representative institution, by concretizing in this way the format that came for the first time in this dimension. An initiative in cooperation with the Municipality of Tirana and partnership of Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Swiss EPP, Advantage Austria, Protik Centre, TOK Agency and the support of Telekom Albania and ABI Bank.
More than 40 new or start-up companies, ICT, tourism, financial institutions, energy companies, telecommunication, etc., from 18th-20th of September presented before a selected audience the innovations that they bring to our market, the assessment of new ideas and the way they are implemented for the Albanian consumer.
The three days of the Festival were a good opportunity for meetings between Albanian and Kosovo entrepreneurs, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, Estonia, Finland, the United Arab Emirates, India or Egypt, turning this event not only into exchanging ideas but setting new contacts and partnerships with the entrepreneurs of these countries that have decided to be in Tirana these days. There were nearly 300 Albanian and foreign representatives gathered at the Festival.
Success stories from America, Germany, Austria or Sweden that were presented at the Innovation Festival were an opportunity that came for the first time to us, getting the best of them. Our boys, that are success stories in the world, representing the largest companies will share their experiences during the days of this event.
Why this format?
Innovation leads to the need for promoting human resource capacities, encouraging the young generation to invest in new technologies that increase the productivity and competitiveness of the “Made in Albania” trademark. For each entrepreneur innovation means; being ready to change and act without interruption by understanding the trends and predicting market demands.
Globalization stimulates the increase of competitiveness. In the global market are emerging new competitors, especially in low-cost countries. But also great opportunities to enter the global markets, and all this requires adequate structuring that comes by facing what is offered in the market.