Director Gazmend Abdija addressed the Annual Conference of MASIT under the title “Building Digital Bridges Towards Our Common Digital Future”

The Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion is the official partner and supporter of the Annual Conference of the Chamber of Commerce for Information and Communication Technologies (MASIT) for the second year in a row.

“With joint efforts, we can build a strong, open, safe, and democratic society. Future generations, through access to the Internet and the use of advanced technologies, will ensure personal and economic development, as well as the construction of transparent and responsible institutions that provide better quality services and increase trust in the system’s institutions,” said the director of the Agency, Gazmend Abdija, during his address.

At the conference, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic issues, coordination with economic departments and investors, Fatmir Bitiqi, the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Azir Aliu, the President of the Assembly of MASIT, Aneta Pesheva, as well as eminent experts from the country and abroad, addressed the conference.

The focus of the conference was on the latest trends, innovations, and practical advice from leading experts in the industry. With the theme “Building Bridges: Towards Our Common Digital Future” and under the motto #DIGITALUNITED, a clear message was sent to unify all stakeholders in society who have a significant role in the processes of digitization and digital transformation in the country.

The conference was attended by over 200 guests from domestic and foreign companies across all industries that use ICT solutions, representatives from state institutions and ministries, as well as professors and university representatives who train ICT personnel. The interactive sessions and panel discussions discussed the latest trends, innovations, and shared experiences, as well as the trends and solutions available in the market by ICT companies and how to achieve digital transformation.



Invest North Macedonia has officially become a member of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies – WAIPA

The Agency for foreign investment and export promotion has officially become a member of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies – WAIPA.
On this occasion, the director of the Agency, Gazmend Abdija, held a meeting with the executive director of WAIPA, Ismail Ersahin. During the meeting, they discussed the significance of establishing a conductive environment for foreign investors, reducing barriers, and promoting sustainable investment practices. They also explored ways to strengthen cooperation between investment promotion agencies and potential partnerships.
WAIPA membership provides:
✔️Access to best practices, research, and valuable insights and experiences for investment promotion. This exchange of knowledge and experiences will enable the Agency to constantly improve its work and its service to investors.
✔️Strengthening the institution’s capacities through participation in training programs and events, webinars, conferences, etc.
✔️Opportunities for cooperation and connection with investment promotion agencies – members of WAIPA
✔️Access to publications, latest research, tools, etc.
The goal is to encourage the forming of a business environment that will increase investor confidence and interest in investing in the country, which will ultimately stimulate the economic growth of the country and encourage innovation, making North Macedonia a more competitive country in the overall global economy.
WAIPA membership reflects our commitment to creating a more attractive and welcoming environment for businesses and investors from around the world.

Invest North Macedonia participated with a stand in the Suppliers Balkan Expo – SUBEX

The Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion participated with a stand in the two-day business activity Suppliers Balkan Expo – SUBEX organized by AHK Nordmazedonien which was held on October 25 and 26.
At the Invest North Macedonia stand, products from three Macedonian companies from the food and chemical industry were presented, while the interested companies – participants of the event from the country and abroad were presented the investment and export potential of North Macedonia.
The purpose of this business event is to connect local supplier companies from the metal, electrical, IT, textile, wood and food industries from North Macedonia with purchasing companies from Germany, Romania, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Belgium and Austria.
Within the event, 7 panel discussions, more than 250 B2B meetings, a fair for exhibiting companies and a fair for career development and employment were held.

Invest North Macedonia at the world’s largest fair for safety and health at work in Dusseldorf, Germany

Starting on October 24th , Invest North Macedonia is participating in the A+A International Fair for the textile industry, held biennially in Dusseldorf, Germany.
A+A is the world’s premier event for workplace safety and health, attracting a diverse array of international exhibitors and visitors, highlighting the global significance of this field. The primary themes of the fair encompass workplace safety, health protection, fire protection, disaster management, and corporate fashion.
Four domestic companies – Albatros, Eurojeans, Eurosolid and Zlatex specializing in workwear, corporate attire, and protective clothing are part of the national exhibition.
This participation is made possible with the support of USAID EDGE (Economic Development, Governance, and Enterprise Growth) and the Textile Trade Association – Textile Cluster of North Macedonia. Additionally, it is backed by the Swiss export support program SIPPO, which provides training for the fair preparation.
On the opening day of the fair, the Agency’s director, Gazmend Abdija, held significant meetings with German businesses, as well as key associations and chambers attending the event. The national stand attracted numerous interested companies seeking future collaboration with Macedonian enterprises.
During the fair, a meeting was held with Abdilxhemil Saiti, the economic counsellor of the Republic of North Macedonia for Germany and Austria. They agreed on the importance of a business visit to Munich, the primary business hub in Germany. The purpose of the visit by a Macedonian companies is to facilitate networking and direct meetings with member companies of Munich’s chambers of commerce, as well as a visit to the textile industry fair, Munich Fabric Start.
The national stand will remain open until October 27th, coinciding with the end of the fair, with the aim of fostering new business partnerships between Macedonian and German companies. The Agency remains dedicated to providing continuous support to the textile industry.

Director Gazmend Abdija held working meetings in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Within the framework of the World Investment Forum, the Director Gazmend Abdija, along with the economic counsellor Bekri Ajdini, conducted a productive working meeting with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and ADQ.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) is an organization dedicated to stimulating economic growth by empowering private sector, encouraging innovation and strengthening competitiveness in Abu Dhabi. ADQ is an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company mandated to accelerated the transformation of the Emirates into a knowledge-based economy.
During this meetings, various areas of collaboration between companies from Abu Dhabi and North Macedonia were identified. It was concluded that there is significant potential for enhancing economic cooperation, with a specific focus on agribusiness and food processing, energy sector, and tourism sector. In this context, there was also an emphasis on the need to establish a direct airline route from North Macedonia to Abu Dhabi.

Invest North Macedonia at the 8th World Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Invest North Macedonia participated with its booth at the 8th World Investment Forum held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from October 16 to 20.The forum brought together more than 8,000 participants from across the globe, hosting over 130 events, with the presence of ministers, managers, and business community representatives, alongside investment agencies from various countries.


During the event, Mr. Gazmend Abdija, the Director of Invest North Macedonia, held a productive working meeting with the Ambassador of North Macedonia in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, HE Abdulkadar Memedi, and the economic counsellor from the Embassy in Abu Dhabu, Bekri Ajdini.

Throughout the forum, Macedonian investment potentials and opportunities were showcased in multiple meetings and presentations. There were also discussions with representatives from various international investment agencies to share experiences, best practices, and explore potential areas for cooperation and the building of new partnerships.