Regional Trade Conference in Tirana to Foster Collaboration and Integration

Tirana, Albania – November 8th – 9th

The upcoming Regional Conference on Trade Facilitation, themed “Unleashing Collaborative Partnerships in the Digital Era,” is set to be a pivotal event in the region’s trade landscape. Hosted at Marriott Hotel in Tirana, Albania, the conference is expected to draw approximately 200 distinguished officials and business leaders from across the Western Balkans, Moldova, EU Member States, the EU Commission, and the United States.

Strengthening Regional Ties

The conference’s central theme, focusing on the transformative potential of collaboration, underscores its mission to enhance regional cooperation and bolster partnerships between the Western Balkans and the European Union. At its core, this event provides a platform to highlight significant achievements in Customs Administrations’ cooperation, as well as to facilitate in-depth discussions on both success stories and challenges.

Promoting Collaboration

This gathering offers a unique opportunity to gather insights from best practices not only within the EU but also from around the world. Such insights are essential resources for building upon past successes and ultimately promoting more effective collaboration within the Western Balkans and with the EU. The primary objective is to showcase and advocate for the necessity of enhanced collaboration, aiming to foster deeper regional integration and expedite progress in the EU accession process.

Distinguished Participants

The Conference is privileged to welcome a distinguished lineup of high-ranking government representatives and influential business leaders. This diverse gathering brings together prominent figures from a broad spectrum of sectors across the Western Balkans, Moldova, the European Union, and the United States.

Stay tuned for further updates on this transformative event as it approaches.

The Conference is organized by the Open Regional Fund for Southeast Europe – Foreign Trade, which implements the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the European Commission and the German Government.