Conference / Workshop, Exhibition / Fair
There is only one month left before the Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition 2016, “Water and Jobs”, to be held on 2-3-4 November in Tirana, Albania! The conference organizers, with the support of the Technical Program Committee, have worked hard to shape Conference Program in such a way that it promises to be very diverse in terms of topics and speakers.
To bring focus on some key themes that are facing the water sector in general and the Balkans in particular, the Conference Program will again feature four plenary sessions. The theme of each Plenary Sessions and a summary description of each theme is as follows:
- Plenary Session 1. Addressing the Water Sector Work Force Gap - An Avoidable Crisis.
This Plenary Session will tackle the regional and global issues that the water sector workforce is facing in terms of shortage of skilled professionals and the lack of comprehensive strategies for recognizing and addressing this issue.
- Plenary Session 2. EU Water Directive - Can the Western Balkans Afford to Comply?
The second Plenary Session will focus on issues of concern to countries, such as Albania, as well as other neighboring countries that are in the EU pre-accession phase. The session will mix the perspectives and challenges faced by the different actors that are involved in this process to include central government, local government, water utility, as well as regulatory agencies.
- Plenary Session 3. Utility Aggregation and Local Government: Getting Corporate Governance Right.
The third Plenary Session will bring focus to the importance of applying corporate governance principles in the management and oversight of water utilities, and the role of local governance in guaranteeing that these principles are respected. The panel will present the experiences of relevant professionals from the region.
- Plenary Session 4. Water Supply and Sewerage Access and Services: Who Pays for the Poorest of the Poor?
The final Plenary Session will address a delicate and very practical issue, not only for Albania and Kosovo, but the region as well. The session aims to share best practices of different countries in the region in providing water supply and sewerage services to poorest citizens of our society with dignity and respect.
If you haven’t registered yet, we encourage you to do so in order not to miss these sessions.
Besides these important Plenary Sessions, the Conference Program will have a total of 30 presentations, which will run in parallel sessions covering current issues of the sector from technical to managerial, as well as governance topics, presented by local and regional professionals.
Lastly, you have an opportunity to visit the largest Technical Exhibition in the history of our Annual Conferences, where we have 24 registered companies coming from nine (9) different countries from the Balkan region, Europe, as well as Israel. You can learn more about the exhibiting companies by visiting this link: http://balkansjointconference.org/sq/exhibitors-2016/. There are still a few booths available for companies who are interested to exhibit. You can view the available spaces by visiting this link: http://balkansjointconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Exhbition-Layout-03-October-2016.jpg .
For registrations to the Conference and/ or Exhibition, please refer to the contacts below.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Alban Kushi (SHUKALB): Tel/fax: +355 42245101, Mob: +355 69 6012782
Bekim Juniku (SHUKOS): Tel/fax: +381 38 526 873, Mob: +377 44 282 580