Business Forum Kosovo – Switzerland

Over 100 participants, including representatives of 23 Swiss companies have participated in the Business Forum Kosovo – Switzerland held in Prishtina on 20 June 2012.

The two-day program of the Swiss Trade Mission to Kosovo, organized by the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Central Europe and the Economic Initiative for Kosovo (ECIKS) in cooperation with Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo (IPAK) and the Austrian Development Cooperation, has also included a reception hosted by ProCredit Bank Kosovo, numerous b2b meetings and visits of the Swiss representatives to potential partners and in Kosovo.

The main event in Swiss Diamond Hotel was opened by the Prime Minister of Kosovo Mr. Hashim Thaci . Among speakers were also the Kosovar Minister of Economic Development Mr. Besim Beqaj, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development Mr. Blerand Stavileci and the Swiss Ambassador to Kosovo Ms. Krystyna Marty Lang.

The Business Forum also included a specific panel to present investment and business opportunities in Kosovo. Representatives of IPAK, ECIKS and the Kosovar Ministry of Finance informed representatives of Swiss companies with detailed investment opportunities as well as business and investment climate in Kosovo.

The Forum was concluded with reports of Swiss companies that have already invested in Kosovo, which presented their experiences in doing business.

The complete Swiss Trade Mission to Kosovo has generated many b2b meetings, site visits as well as business and investment opportunities.