News archive - 2nd Symposium Envisioning Albania 2030: Challenges to Employability

The ongoing global economic transformation termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution creates great opportunities and challenges for the future economy, particularly in terms of employability of humans. This revolution in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, interconnectivity, and biosciences threatens to replace human workers in a wide range of jobs, from farming, construction, driving, to high-level textual analysis and world champion gamers. What does this coming revolution mean to the Albanian economy, industry, education system, and workforce? How do we prepare for this revolution, and to what extent can we shape and design the future to optimize opportunity, justice, and life for all humans?


The symposium, Envisioning Albania 2030: Challenges to Employability, organized by the Economics Department of Epoka University in collaboration with Economic Society of Albania (ESA), brings together experts from government, international institutions, business, and academia to share their thoughts on these questions and to call for more engagement and collaboration regarding these questions throughout all sectors of Albanian society.


Date: Friday, 18 May 2018

Location: Tirana International Hotel

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

The symposium is designed to facilitate a discussion on how governments,
institutions and academia can work together to best prepare the labor
force for the opportunities and ongoing challenges facing Albania.
The discussion panel consists of experts in academia, business and
government and will be moderated by Epoka’s own staff and economics
lecturer Erjon Gjoci.
Guests are invited to join us for coffee,
registration and networking at 9:00.
Erjon Gjoci, author of The State of Investment Professionals: How will
investment professionals survive current trends?
Best practices from the US markets.
Prof. Dr. Arben Malaj addressing how academia has evolved through
decades and how higher education institutions can stay ahead of
upcoming trends.
Parliament member and successful businessman, Agron Shehaj, will
address business and employability trends as well as the government
initiatives designed to prepare current and future labor force.
Stephanie Sieg, General Manager of Tirana Business Park, to discuss
current and future industry trends as well as industry employability shifts.
Entri Ndoni, consultant with Aims International, will lead the discussion on
what leading companies are currently looking for in employee skills and

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Eglantina Hysa on May 11, 2018
Modified on May 14, 2018