Why Attend

Take part in a high-level conference

Engage with leaders from the Balkans and around the globe, academics, students, media and other respectable figures from the public and private sector about the biggest economic challenges requiring to be addressed and overcome. Interested yet?

Dialogue over Dispute

Participate in meaningful conversations where all opposing views are heard and respected as this is the only way for real change to come, through new, innovative strategies emerging from this dialogue.

Beyond the dialogue

The goal is to utilise all information and ideas derived from the conference and share them with those in charge of making decisions to influence real change.

Inclusive over exclusive

Our priority is to make this conference open to all, regardless of status. Your ideas matter and we are here to help you voice them.

location and venue


The Balkan Economic Forum shall be hosted in a different Balkan country every year. In 2023, the event will take place in Tirana, the capital city of Albania and the largest and most populated city in the country. It is situated in the centre of the country, and it carries a long history. Today, Tirana is the economic, academic, political and cultural centre of Albania.

The Venue

The Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana is located in the very heart of Tirana, within walking distance to the main attraction business and shopping area. A marvel of contemporary architecture, this 5 stars grand hotel offers fantastic accommodation with all the expertise you can expect from a member of the prestigious Maritim Hotel Group.


Within the geographical borders of the Adriatic, Ionian, Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas which outline the Balkan Peninsula, lies a region commonly known as the Balkans, a term coined in the early 19th century and used to describe the culturally diverse, resource-rich area shared by countries in southeastern Europe, including: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.


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