Vice Chairman of FIAA, Constantin von Alvensleben spoke on behalf of FIAA at the closing event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week organized by the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Business Climate Delina Ibrahimaj. Vice Chairman von Alvensleben expressed FIAA’s appreciation for a wonderful and fruitful week which highlighted opportunities and needs and put a focus on talent people with ideas aiming at establishing new businesses in Albania.
New businesses need capital and this was the focus of the roundtable that FIAA and the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Business Climate organized with the presence of prime minister Rama and the minister Ibrahimaj, to discuss on how foreign businesses operating in Albania can get involved in investing in startups, said von Alvensleben. The framework for capital investments will play an important role. We need talents who stay in Albania and undertake their entrepreneurial activity here by contributing to the GDP of Albania and not of some other countries where they would otherwise emigrate. We need to address the innovation concept within an energic ecosystem and this requires the active involvement of the industry, the government, the academia and the citizens, as part of a quadruple helix aiming at transforming the country for the better.
Furthermore, it is paramount to understand that every business needs to be built based on ethics and values, otherwise it will not be sustainable, emphasized von Alvensleben. FIAA organized a conference on business ethics and anti-corruption, but there is much more to think about, including tacking informality. The topic in question does not affect only the prosperity of big foreign businesses but also of small and middle Albanian businesses. In a European business environment, they would have the opportunity to thrive following an entrepreneurial culture defined by ethics and proper values.