B2B event in Gjilan, Kosovo – ICT for Kosovo’s Growth project
[Gjilan, Kosovo] – On April 28 th 2021, in the premises of City Theatre, ICT for Kosovo’s Growth
organized the Regional B2B meeting in Gjilan where ICT Sector meets Non-ICT Businesses
in Development and exporting. The meeting was open to the public and reasonable were were
in attendance, always in compliance Anti-Covid measures.
The keynote speaker of the event was mayor of Gjilan mr. Lutfi Haziri, who spoke about a
variety of issues impacting industries and the importance of digitalization and the opportunity
that these events provide. Mayor also raised the issue of creation of food Institute in Gjilan
municipality and support of the Local authorities towards these businesses.
Another speaker was Mr. Agron Namani CEO of “ASK Food” Company of food processing. He
gave the credits to a meeting of this kind that creates network and opportunities for
cooperation and briefly spoke about the success of his company after integrating elements of
technology and digitalization of the equipment.
Short speech was also from representative of The Kosovo Association of Information and
Communication Technology (STIKK), Mr. Art Navakazi who presented that STIKK provides a
platform that unites technology leaders to connect and collaborate, and it supports members
who to propel technology forward.
Following the event, prearranged meetings occurred. In total of 31 bilateral B2B meeting were
realised. Attendees shared opinions, thoughts and suggestions for consideration of integrating
Information and technology elements into the business of the Agriculture and food production
industry that in Gjilan Region is very developed. With the presence of nine (9) ICT and ten
(10) Production companies, resulted with productive discussions and concrete solutions and
proposals that might lead to agreements for cooperation.
All concluded and embraced the need for technology integration in all the production and
management system. Consequently, overall implementations have proceeded smoothly and
have produced a highly referenceable base that can be leveraged for development and ICT
Participants appreciate the form of meetings that took place. Gave them a sense of comfort to
be explicitly asked to walk through the production requirements from ICT perspective and to
participate in the process of visualizing how the requirements will be implemented.
Moments from the event organized in Gjilan, Kosovo: