NEXPO, the South-East Europe International Municipal Fair, organized by NALAS, is the largest and most important municipal event in South-East Europe. It brings together local governments, local government associations, development agencies, civil society and businesses from South-East Europe and beyond. NEXPO promotes the role of local governments and the process of decentralization, provides regional networking, promotes decentralized cooperation, regional businesses and building peace and stability.
NEXPO 2013 is organized in the Cities of Rijeka and Opatija, on the Adriatic Coast of the Republic of Croatia. The topic of NEXPO 2013 is EU Integration. The Fair also provides opportunities for local governments to meet representatives of the business sector and attract potential investors for their projects in energy efficiency and renewable energies.
NEXPO 2013 will bring together over 4000 participants in the Sport Centre Zamet in Rijeka, an exhibit space of 4000 m2, free and open to the public.
NEXPO 2013 is organized under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, His Excellency Ivo Josipovic.
Profiles and Matchmaking tool
Click HERE to access the online matchmaking tool, where you will be able to create your municipality, company or development agency profile, that will be used for the NEXPO 2013 exhibitors catalogue.
At a later stage you will be using this tool to identify potential partners to schedule bilateral meetings with in one of the eight NEXPO matchmaking offices or at your exhibitor's booth.
“The important thing is that with NEXPO 2011 we put a landmark of friendship and cooperation between all municipalities in theregion”
President of NALAS during NEXPO 2011
“I personally think and hope that this event contributed to Europe’s true understanding of the situation on the Balkans when the local level is in question”
“The Hague Academy was impressed with the organisation and was honoured to meet different representatives of local governance in South Eastern Europe. We are delighted that new connections were made, and look forward to fruitful cooperation in the future.”
The Hague Academy for Local Governance
“One of the things I learned from the NEXPO conferences was on the issue of energy efficiency and local governance. Municipalities are committing themselves to become energy efficient...I have seen that there are different ways in which a municipality can be active in energy efficiency issues using local resources.”
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
„It is very important to communicate, to find the joint interests and to find the joint opportunities so we can become that real modern and efficient service to our citizens”
Mayor of Cazin,
for an interview for Sarajevo television
“In an atmosphere full of humanity and enthusiasm... 21 new cities of the area committed themselves and 10 associations of local authorities became Supporters of the Covenant of Mayors.”
“I have learned that we can apply in Burkina [Faso] a similar approaches NALAS in the organization of such an event. It was important for me to come, to share and talk about issues like e-governance, where I learned was that it is important to build capacities of authorities at local levels before we ask the national level to support them. Additionally, before we transform our local governments into e-governments, there is a need for working first on issues like education, internet access and also access to electricity.”
SDC Burkina Faso
“Municipality of Bratunac is famous as the most important place of raspberry production in Bosnia and Herzegovina and through this fair we aim to promote the production of the raspberries, but also the agricultural production in general in our municipality.”
Mr. Vjekoslav Stevanovic,
Municipality of Bratunac, BiH