UK Albanian Professionals was officially launched on Friday, 31st of May 2013 at the Albanian Embassy. HE the Ambassador of Albania to the United Kingdom, Mr. Mal Berisha, described this as a significant milestone for the Albanian community here in the UK but also as an historical event for Albanians everywhere.
We are indeed overwhelmed at the interest shown and very pleased to know there is an even larger number of Albanian professionals in the UK than we initially thought. An apology if we could not invite all of you due to the venue being slightly limited.
UKAP plans to meet 3-4 times a year purely for professional/business networking. We would like to keep it a democratic, collaborative group, open to all Albanian professionals, students and entrepreneurs. Plans for the future include a summer networking event and we will be hosting a careers panel around September/October. Our very own Dr. Revi Panidhawho lectures on Entrepreneurship at Oxford will be holding a lecture on this topic exclusively for UKAP members in a few months.
There is a long-term strategy for this group, it is ambitious and requires a lot of work. Quite a few have expressed a willingness to be part of this exciting project and if you are interested to assist please drop a line to Perparim Rama or Eduard Alia (Përparim: firstname.lastname@example.org; Eduard: email@example.com).