Albanian ICT Awards 2012 – a great success

Tirana / Pristina – On April 26, 2013 this year’s Albanian ICT Awards took place in Albania’s capital Tirana.

This annual event takes place in order to reward individual personalities in five categories each for their outstanding achievements in the ICT industry. All applications of the candidates are evaluated by a high-calibre independent panel which are then awarded as part of the Albanian ICT Awards.

Kushtrim Shala Country Manager Albania, ICTSmedia opened the evening with his welcome speech by thanking all the sponsors and partners who have supported this competition in the months of preparation.

Kushtrim Shala, Country Manager Albania in his welcome speech

Among the awardees and panel members many high-profile personalities from business and politics joined this event who together with the approximately 200 invited national and international guests gave the festive gala event a perfect frame.

Genc Pollo, Minister for Innovation, Technology and Communication with Dino Walsh, Managing Director ICTSmedia as the host of this event.

Beside the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kosovo, Ramadan Avdiu, the Ambassador of the United States to Albania, Alexander Arvizu, the Ambassador of the European Union Ettore Sequi and the Albanian Minister for Innovation, Technology and Communications Genc Pollo, joined this Event.
In his speech Minister Pollo brought out his recognition and the importance of this Event – not only for the Albanian ICT industry. He congratulated the organizers for this event, the nominees and winners for their outstanding achievements and called on to continue to support talents, creativity and research to the development of the ICT industry in Albania and the region.

Genc Pollo, Minister for Innovation, Technology and Communication

Minister Pollo’s remarks were picked up by the CIO at Raiffeisen Bank Albania Mr. Enkelejd Zotaj and the CIO of Vodafone Albania Mr. Enri Prodani in their speeches in which they reaffirmed the full support of their companies for the development of the Albanian ICT industry.

The Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kosovo, Ramadan Avdiu rewards Bardh Lohaj the prize winner in the category „Diploma Thesis of the year“.

At the conclusion Dino Walsh, Managing Director of ICTSmedia, referred in his speech on the enormous business potential and opportunities for international companies, especially through the good and close cooperation with the government, whose present representatives he thanked for in this context.

The U.S. Ambassador to Albania Alexander Arvizu with Dino Walsh, Managing Director of ICTSmedia

Kushtrim Shala, Country Manager Albania and Florim Alaj, Country Manager Kosovo
ICTSmedia with the European Union Ambassador Ettore Sequi.

The subsequent gala dinner and interesting table discussions rounded off the illustrious evening.

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*ICTSmedia, regional IDG publishing partners and organizer of the annual Albanian ICT Awards, is the leading company of ICT media publishing and high level ICT Events in the region.
Well-known magazines and online portals are such as Computerworld Albania, PCWorld Albanian, CIO Albania,