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Mark Your Calendars For The 76th Annual AANO Convention — Held By The Naples Chapter. Learn more.

Welcome To The Albanian American National Organization

The AANO is dedicated to fostering strong bonds among Albanian Americans nationwide. Through a myriad of events, educational initiatives, and advocacy efforts, we celebrate our rich heritage while building bridges that span generations and continents.

Join Us For The 76th Annual AANO Convention

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate Albanian-American culture, connect with your community, and create lasting memories.

Held By

The 76th Annual AANO convention is being held by the Naples Chapter


The event will be held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort located in Naples, FL


The convention begins on Friday August 2nd and ends on Sunday August 4th


Ilsi Ademi & Anisa Smajlaj

Joined By:

DJ Alban & Sergen

Save The Date

This Year We Are Running A 50/50 Raffle To Benefit The A.A.N.O. Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The Drawing Will Be Held During Our National Convention In Naples. Tickets Are 1 For $10 And 3 For $20. You Can Purchase Them At The Convention, Or Online.  Hope To See You There.   

​The Process Is To Draw The Winner That Night From Tickets Sold In Advance Or Over That Weekend. If You Purchase Online You Will Be Sent A Copy Of Your Tickets By Email.

Good Luck!

Our Mission

Perpetuate & Celebrate Albanian Traditions & Customs

Encourage Friendship & Unity Among All Albanian-Americans

Educate The General Populace Of The Majesty Of Being Of Albanian Descent

Supporting The Educational Pursuits Of Albanian-American Youth

  • 11:00 AM
    AM Closed Board Meeting

  • 5:00 PM
    Symposium by Albanians of Interesting Careers Moderated by Ermal Mamaqi:
    - Fadil Berisha — Fashion Photographer
    - Donald Suxho — 2 time Olympian
    - Erida Haxhiu Cadill — CC Sheriffs Patrol Corporal
    - Donald Leka — AI Innovator

  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Cultural Room Display

  • 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Dancing and Live Albanian Band
    Light Appetizers & Cash Bar

  • 12:00 AM +
    After Hours Hospitality
    Suggested Spots In Town:
    - Mercato
    - 5th Avenue

  • 8:00 AM
    Options Of:
    - Beach Volleyball + $25 pp
    With 2 time Olympian Donald Suxho

    - Tennis (Reach out to contact)
    Alfredo —

    - Golf (Reach out to contact)
    Justin —

  • 12:00 PM
    ​Naples Historical Society +$25 pp

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Cultural Room Display

  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Anna Kohen Presentation of Book
    The Flower of Vlora

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    - Cocktail Hour
    - Anna Kohen Book Signing

  • 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Main Event emceed by Ermal Mamaqi
- 76th Anniversary Banquette Award
- 2024 Scholarship Winners Presentation
- Dinner and Dancing + Albanian Band
- Scholarship Fund Raffle and Auction

  • 12:00 AM +
    After Hours Hospitality
    Suggested Spots In Town:
    - Mercato
    - 5th Avenue

  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    AM Closed Board Meeting

    - 2025 Convention City Bids
    - Open General Session and Election of Officers

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Albanian Desserts and Coffee at Naples Artis (included in the convention ticket)

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Baker Museum & Movie Dy Gisht Mjalt + $25 pp

  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Miss Naples Sunset Cruise +$50 pp

Friday Events

Sunday Events

Saturday Events

Schedule of Events

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