Prishtina, 15 September, 2017 – The second edition of the Green Festival will take place from September 19th to 21st, 2017, at the Palace of Youth and Sports in Prishtina. The Green Festival is dedicated to green business in Kosovo and covers renewable energy, recycling and energy efficiency. The purpose of the Green Festival is to promote Kosovo green business and consequent job creation, stimulate needed legal and regulatory improvements for the green business environment, and to increase public awareness of the benefits of adopting green technologies.
The Green Festival, offers a networking platform for green businesses, government agencies, donors, and all relevant green energy stakeholders. The 3-day event, will be organized around each of the three energy business clusters – renewables, energy efficiency, and recycling. This year, the 23 companies that will display their Kosovo-made “green” products at the Green Pavilion are: Weicker, Elen, ElektroStublla, Enrad, Europa Company D.O.O, Fiberglass Kosova, Gemix, Get, Green Steam, Izolimi Plast, Jaha Solar, Jasin, Muqa, OSA Termosistem, Thesari, Relux, Tiki, Dragaj Group, Mega Term, Bau Energy, BTP Holding, KIMERK, and BONEVET.
Green Forum sessions will also be held during the festival. International and local experts from world-renowned institutions such as IRENA, SolarPower Europe, AEG, DNV, and “Cradle to Cradle”, will present on the latest and future industry trends in recycling, solar energy, energy efficiency and the importance of “going green”. In addition, interesting and fun activities with a “green” theme, which involve participation from the public, will also take place at the venue and Zahir Pajaziti square.
The Green Festival is organized by USAID through EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida- Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete, and supported by ProCredit Bank Kosova.
USAID’s EMPOWER Private Sector, which started in July 2014, is a five-year project designed to stimulate large-scale job creation by elevating the competitiveness of Kosovo firms. The project is funded by USAID, and is implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets USA, Ltd. For more information visit www.empowerkosovo.org.