CONFERENCE ON TOURISM AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN ALBANIA
Tirana, Albania 14th of April, 2011
Palace of Congresses
09.30 am Inauguration Session
CONFERENCE SESSION PANELS
PANEL I 10:45 – 11:30 am Moderator: Mr. Salvatore MESSINA
Tourism, today and tomorrow
Goal I To highlight the importance of Tourism for the Albanian Economy
· What is the importance of tourism today?
· Where will tourism be in 2020?
· What are the hurdles to overcome?
Panelists: Mr. Ols Lafe (Ministry of Tourism of Albania- MTKRS); Mr. Arnoud Zaalberg (Sheraton Tirana Hotel);
Ms. Franka Paloka (National Tourism Agency-AKT); Mr. Enver Mehmeti (Albania Tourism Association- ATA)
PANEL II 11:30 – 12: 15 pm Moderator: Mr. Victor LUBOYESKI
Creating the enabling environment
Goal II Define a successful enabling environment
· What is the role of public sector?
· What is the role of private sector?
Panelists: Mr. Besnik Aliaj (Polis University); Mr. Marcel Leijzer (World Tourism Organization- UNWTO);
Ms. Nevila Popa, (USAID- CED Albania); Mr. Kliton Gerxhani (Albanian Tourism Association- ATA)
PANEL III 12:15 – 13:00pm Moderator: Mr. Gazmen TOSKA
Albania; a destination for tourism investment
Goal III How to increase interest for investment in Tourism
· What and where are the opportunities now
· What must be done to assist and create interest for investors
Panelists: Mr. Kujtim Hashorva (Ministry of Transports Albania-MPPT); Mr. Christopher Hinteregger (Kohl & Partner);
Mr. Perparim Kalo (Kalo and Associates); Mr. Mike Wilson (Gose Island Golf and Beach Resort)
Lunch 13:00 – 14:30 pm
After lunch Session
PowerPoint Presentations moderated by Ms. Marinela JAZOJ
14:30 – 14:40 Foreign Investors Association Role in Albania
Ms. Marinela Jazoj
14:40 – 14:55 Public Private Partnership: the future of tourism development -Best practice examples from Austria,
Mr. Christopher Hinteregger
14:55 – 15:05 UNDP – Tourism Investment Opportunities in the Kukes Region
Mr. David Milne
15:05 – 15:20 USAID- Rritje Albania
Mr. Victor Luboyeski
15:20 – 15:35 European University for Tourism