Ambassadors

Get to know our ambassadors!

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Alket Islami

Born in 1965 in Tirana, Alket studied geography and history at the University of Tirana. He is an aerial photographer and cameraman, as well as a (powered) paragliding instructor. He works with the Albanian Free Flying Association (Founder), Aeronautika Shqiptare (National Aeronautics Club of Albania), Albania Open (sporting and tourism agency).

Some of his published works include the following: Aerial Photo Albums, 2006; Albania from the Air, Volume 1, 2009; Albania from the Air, Volume 2, 2012; Azerbaijan from the Air, Volume 1, 2013; Albanian Riviera from the Sky


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Anxhi Çeliku

Anxhi Çeliku has been promoting Albania and Kosovo for more than 3 years, every single weekend on her social media. Her favourite activities are hiking, mountain biking and climbing. She creates content about different places and villages, nature, sport and where can you stay around Albania and Kosovo. 

So far, she has climbed more than 100 mountain peaks and has promoted more than 50 guesthouses. As a travel blogger, she shares all her content in her vlogs on her YouTube Channel and also in her website by writing articles. 


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Arbër Çepani

Arbër Çepani grew up in Havana, Cuba, and later on lived in Italy for 15 years, where he completed high school studies in Political Economics and higher qualifications in International Relations and European studies. The desire to come back to his country brought him to Tirana to found "Komiteti" -- a museum-caffé network that promotes the authenticity and material heritage of the Albanian culture, a passion which drove him to complete even his post-graduate studies in the field of cultural heritage. Besides the entrepreneurship world, he has been for several years engaged in the media space, as a host and participant in several television shows, receiving as well the award for televisual excellence in Naples of Italy in recognition of his contribution in promoting positive role-models on the screen. To add on, he is constantly engaged in civil society activities, notably as a founder of the "Change begins with you" initiative, and recipient of the Municipality of Tirana's "Year's top 10 personalities" appraisal award.


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Deborah Keçi

Born in Durres 10.09.1992She has a degree in International Economics, Management and Finance, Bocconi University and currently she is the General Director of Tirana Sports Club.She was a Professional Swimmer from 2004-2012, National Champion in 2008 and 2009 and Member of Albanian National Team in World Championship Rome 2009.Her hobbies include Running, Cycling, Swimming, CrossFit, Extreme Sports, Hiking, Exploration and Photography.She is a Certified Cross Fit Trainer, a Marathon Runner and a Triathlete.Organizer of many Sport events such as Tirana Triathlon, Tirana Marathon, Survivor Game, Nje Hap per DurresinVrapo me Shprese etc.


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Eraldo Rexho

EraldoRexho, journalist, screenwriter and author of programs in Albania. With a 12-year career in print and visual media, Rexho lists some very successful experiences. He has run for more than three years the supplements "Bluetooth", "Summer Pages", "VIP Pages" and "Gjimnazistët" in "GazetaShqiptare". He is the founder and director of "RevistaWho.Com" since 2014, and has a long list of experiences in visual media. He has worked as an author for two years in the program "VizioniPasdites" in "Vizion Plus" and has been a screenwriter for two editions in the much-loved shows for Albanians "Dancing WithThe Stars Albania" and "Tu Si Que Vales Albania". From June 2017 he took the role of producer and director of the program "Lart e Poshtë" on the screen of "RTSH", until June 2020. He also worked as a co-author of the program "Duabëjlumtur" with ArbanaOsmani and screenwriter in the program "Klanifornia" with Marina VjollcaIn 2021 he was engaged as an author at the television platform "Tring". Rexho is the founder and organizer of several well-known events such as: "Beauty Fair Albania", "gjitharrugëtçojnëTiranë", etc. From January 2020 he holds the position of executive director at "AMfoundation". From 2017 Head of Communication & PR for South Outdoor Festival.


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Fation Plaku

Born in Tirana on 9 December, 1975, he has a degree in political and administrative sciences and has worked at the American Embassy in Tirana for 18 years. His hobbies include extreme sports, mountaineering, exploration, and photography. He has been a hiker for about 20 years, organizing groups with locals and foreigners, with his first mountaineering climb in March 2010 being the peak of Mount Jezerca at 2694m. He has successfully climbed the 4 highest peaks of four continents: Everest (8848m), Aconcagua (6962m), Elbrus (5642m) and Kilimanjaro (5895m).


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Florian Agalliu

Florian Agalliu is an actor and tv host. He started his career participating in the 'Komuna e Parisit' sitcom. Later, he began working as a tv host on well-known tv-shows such as: 'Tu si que vales', 'Blind test', 'Në shtëpinë tonë', 'Katër stinët'. He has also worked on big theatrical productions like: 'Edipi mbret', 'Nata e dymbëdhjetë', 'Ëndrra e një nate vere', '39 hapat',  'Xhelatët' etc. 

Florian is also well-known for his passion for CrossFit, hiking and any activity on two wheels. 


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Genti Zavalani

Genti Zavalani or DJ Mickey started his career as a DJ in late 2007, playing in different local clubs and flaring up to the crowd about his cool and special selections and making his dj set very colorful. He has shared his stage by doing warm ups for many global dj’s such as Axwell, Fedde Le Grand, Afrojack, Mahmut Orhan, Tujamo, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano and many more. He is resident dj of the well-known clubs such as Folie Terrace and Folie Marine for more than a decade. Meanwhile he does special guest appearances in many other festivals and clubs in Albania and abroad.

His style is focused mainly electronic music combined with other genres. 


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Roland Hysi

A public figure also known as the Lead singer of West Side Family and National Director of Special Olympics Albania, a sport organization for people with intellectual disabilities.  Host of TV Show/Broadcaster. Sport and fitness promoter also a fitness trainer. Loves to promote Albanian art, culture, tradition and protect the environment.


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Trusted Partners

South Outdoor Festival is realized in strong partnership with the Albanian best Tour Operators who have been working in tourism sector for years, specializing active tourism and receiving awards for developing new tourist products and events within their businesses. The festival is strongly supported from GIZ Albania in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism and Environment, National Tourism Agency, Himara Municipality.

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