2014 BALKANS JOINT CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) and Kosovo (SHUKOS), after a successful collaboration in 2013, are organizing the second Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition, entitled “Water and Energy”, to be held in Tirana Albania, on 5-7 November 2014. The continuity of this Conference and Exhibition comes as an indispensable need of water sector professionals in the region to become acquainted with representatives of water utilities, central and local government institutions, donors community, private companies, as well as associations operating in the water sector.

The conference will provide a platform for discussion, where participants can share their knowledge and experience in the dealing with water sector issues, and in the same time it creates networking opportunities among professionals of the water sector in the Balkan region. For detailed information on the Conference themes, abstracts and paper submission, please visit the Program section of this website.

Parallel to the Joint Conference, a large Exhibition area will be present with participation from private sector companies engaged in the water sector offering equipments, technologies, chemicals and services. For detailed information on Exhibition booths and registration, please visit the Exhibition section of this website

 

 TECHNICAL PROGRAM (Main Themes)

  • Governance and Management of Water Utilities
  • Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Financial Management of Water Utilities
  • Technical Operation Management of Water Utilities
  • Customer Service
  • Urban Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Resources Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Energy Management and Policies in Water Utilities

  

IMPORTANT DATES / PROGRAM

 Abstract Submission deadline  10 September 2014
 Authors notified of Acceptance  15 September 2014
 Advanced program  19 September 2014
 Submission of papers/presentations/CVs  10 October 2014

 

REGISTRATION TO THE EVENT

Conference registration can be done by completing and returning the registration form that you will find at the Registration section of this website, and by paying the respective registration fee. Please, proceed with your registration within the indicated dates.

 

 IMPORTANT DATES /  REGISTRATION

 Early registration  21 July 2014  -  21 September 2014
 Regular registration  22 September 2014  -  28 October 2014

 

LANGUAGES

The Conference languages are Albanian and English; simultaneous translation will be provided.

 

VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE

The Conference will take place in Tirana, Albania, at Tirana International Hotel. The hotel is located in the centre of the city and 21km far from the airport.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

For conference participants special rates have been arranged at Tirana International Hotel. Also, a list of other hotels, with respective prices, contacts and distance from the event is available under the Hotel Accommodation section of the Conference website.

 

LUNCHES & COFFEE BREAKS

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and lunches, will be offered during the Conference Sessions and are included in the registration fee.