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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Based on a proposal by the business community, Invest North Macedonia, organized a national stand to present the investment potentials of the ICT industry at the IBC fair, which takes place from 13th to 17th September 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.


This year a total of four companies, co-exhibitors had the opportunity to be part of the national stand of Invest North Macedonia: Piksel, Hoyo Tech, Alternative System Integration and Inell ipse.
The CEO of the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Arben Villa had several meetings with key and potential partners - leading companies in the ICT industry that are present at this year’s edition at the IBC fair.


IBC is the world's most influential media, entertainment and technology fair. The six leading international organizations are partners that support IBC and represent exhibitors and visitors. In 2019, IBC attracted more than 60,000 participants from 150 countries around the world, exhibiting more than 1,700 of the world's key technology providers and presenting a leading public debate conference.


The CEO of Invest North Macedonia, Mr. Arben Vila met with business delegation from CAPE Chamber of Commerce and Industry from Cape Town, South African Republic.

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At the meeting the Chamber representatives informed of the increasing interest of their business community in the business climate and opportunities that North Macedonia offers. The CAPE Chamber and Invest North Macedonia will consider start of collaboration in organizing business promotional events.

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Invest North Macedonia for the second time organize a national stand for presenting the investment potentials of the domestic textile industry at the Munich Fabric Start fair, which is taking place from 3rd to 5th September in Munich, Germany.

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MUNICH FABRIC START is one of the leading international trade show for textiles and accessories. More than 1.000 international suppliers from 40 countries, including many renowned fabric and accessories manufacturers, present some 1.800 collections in Munich. They offer the textile and fashion industry a broad, strong portfolio to source for the new season. There are more than 20.300 visitors to Munich from across Europe, including buyers and designers for the most influential retailers and fashion brands.
At this year’s fair participate nine domestic textile companies which produce men's and women's clothing, underwear and heavy wear, as well as fashion and corporate clothes: Astibo Fashion Group, Albatros, Danitex, EAM, Eurosolid, Kuli, Metas, Okiteks and IST Komerc Sanda.

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“Our presence at this fair only confirms the support we provide to domestic export-oriented companies with a particular emphasis on the textile industry. This event is a great opportunity to connect domestic companies with other companies from Western European countries, in order to increase the export of domestic textile products, find partners - suppliers, increase GDP and reduce the number of unemployed.We will working for providing the conditions and find ways to support the export growth of domestic companies from different target sectors” – stated Arben Vila, CEO of Invest North Macedonia.

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The participation of the textile companies at the fair was also supported by the Swiss Export Support Program (SIPPO) and the Textile Cluster of the Republic of North Macedonia.

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The CEO of the Agency for foreign investment and export promotion Mr. Arben Vila together with his team held a meeting with a new German company “IPROTEX” who is visiting North Macedonia this week to discuss the conditions for realizing an investment project.

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The company is a manufacturer of technical cables for the automotive industry. The CEO Mr. Arben Vila expressed great support for the company and willingness for further cooperation.

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Dear Investors,

The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia is committed to the economic growth and development of the country. To this end, measures have been created to support the economy, whose main purpose is to stimulate investment, technological development and increase the competitiveness of Macedonian companies.
Business entities can submit a request to the Agency for Foreign Investment and Export Promotion of the Republic of North Macedonia to use financial support for investment projects outside of the technological industrial development zones.

For more information visit our web site at the following link:

Kind regrads,
Arben Vila, CEO


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