The CEO of Invest North Macedonia, Arben Villa had a meeting with the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Northwest Macedonia, Driton Iseni.
The meeting discussed about the strengthening of the cooperation, encouragement of the member companies of the Chamber for participation on fairs and events organized by the Invest North Macedonia.




Supported by Invest North Macedonia and Market Empowerment Project funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, implemented by Palladium, Macedonian wineries (Tikvesh, Stobi, Dalvina, Bovin, Kamnik, Popov and Ezimit) od 5th of November promoted their wines to distributors, importers, and other professional wine buyers in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Switzerland ranks 9th on the list of top 10 largest wine importers in the world, accounting for 3.2% of total wine imports in the world, making it one of the markets with high potential for Macedonian wines. The export of Macedonian wineries to this market shows a growth of 15% in quantity.

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The CEO of Invest North Macedonia Arben Vila had working meeting with Peter Stefan, President of the Foreign Investors Council within the Economic Chamber of Macedonia and Chairman of the Management Board of EVN.

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At the meeting, it was discussed about the business climate, investment opportunities and challenges for the foreign companies as well as how to actively promote and contribute towards development of competitive and sustainable business environment.


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The Director of the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of North Macedonia, Arben Vila met with the Director of the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Ljupcho Janevski. At the meeting the parties discusses projects with potential for attracting investments in the tourism sector. Several collaboration projects of mutual interest for both institutions were identified and signing of Memorandum of Understanding was initiated.

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The CEO of Invest North Macedonia during his several-day visit to Albania had a meeting with the Minister for Protection of Entrepreneurship, Mr. Eduard Shalsi.
The meeting discussed entrepreneurship support and practices implemented in our country, as well as the growth of trade exchange between the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Albania, as well as opportunities for infrastructure improvement and better links between our countries.
The meeting emphasized the favorable investment offer of our country, as well as our readiness to support the companies from Albania for the realization of investment projects.

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During the meeting with the Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Mr. Arben Mazniku, were discussed about regulation of the countries in terms of attracting foreign investments, as well as the financial support given to domestic companies by our country.


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Country Coordination Committee attended by the CEO of Invest North Macedonia, Mr.Arben Vila; Stephane Tomagain, Deputy Head of Mission, Swiss Embassy; Henry Leerentveld, Director Eastern Europe, Swisscontact; Franziska Eggimann, SIPPO Programme Manager; Natalija Puntevska, SIPPO Regional Representative; Vartan Surmejan, SIPPO Export Promotion Manager, North Macedonia.


Annual meeting organized by SIPPO including discussion about implementing Activities for 2019 and Planning activities for 2020.
The purpose of meeting is to submit conclusions on the transmission activities as well as to define the following steps for 2020.



The CEO of Invest North Macedonia Mr.Arben Vila had a working meeting with Mr.Nazmi Jakurti and Mr.Qamil Isufi – President of Swiss Business Network. The meeting discussed about the possibilities for future cooperation, as well as organizing the Economic Forum on Diaspora which would be held in Skopje.

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Over than 300 business decision makers from Europe and worldwide would be invited to the forum. Our future efforts will be based on the realization of this kind of cooperation for easier linking of domestic companies with European companies and worldwide.

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The CEO of Invest North Macedonia Mr.Arben Vila spoke at the opening of Macedonia Manufacturing Expo 2019, an international conference and business event in North Macedonia organized by Macedonian Association of metal & electrical industry (MAMEI) & Delegation of German Industry in North Macedonia for companies in the light manufacturing industry. Highlighting the Agency's support to domestic companies in the form of financial support for growth and developing them Mr. Vila stated:
“The second but equally important activity of the Agency is the promotion and support of export activities.

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This year for the first time with no donor support, the Agency provided funding for a national presentation at the Hanover Industry Fair, where six companies, all members of MAMIEI were presented. Finally, I would like to point out that the Agency will work with great dedication in the coming period toward the significant aim of helping companies develop their operations in the markets where they are already present and conquer new markets”.

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This conference includes 9 educational panels and workshops, showcasing companies from 5 countries and B2B meetings and presents a perfect opportunity for foreign companies seeking to become familiar with the potential of the Macedonian industry through targeted and pre-arranged meetings.
The event will bring together more than 130 companies from the country, the region and the EU, and 40 well-established professionals and experts from their fields will share their experiences on the educational panels and workshops.

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The Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of North Macedonia today hosted a team from the MFA Directorate for Economic and Public Diplomacy led by Ms Shpresa Yusufi, Director. At the meeting, the two institutions exchanged information on current and planned activities and agreed on future cooperation projects.




The Director of Invest North Macedonia Mr. Arben Vila, received the Ambassador of Mexico H.E. Marco Antonio Garcia Blanco today. At the meeting both parties expressed satisfaction regarding the upward trend in the trade between the two countries.

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The Ambassador Blanco informed about the appointment of Mr. Enver Maliki as the new Honorary Consul of Mexico to the Republic of North Macedonia. It was agreed to organize a joint trade mission and country presentation North Macedonia in Mexico next year.

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