“City-to-City” Business Welcome Programme: How to open an office in London?

City-to-City Business Welcome Programme: How to open an office in London?

We are pleased to invite you to the official presentation of the “City-to-City” Business Welcome Programme between Sofia and London. “City-to-City” Business Welcome Programme provides support for companies to establish a presence and to open an office in London. The programme will be presented by Mr. Tony Margiotta – Project Manager Cities to Cities Business Welcome Programme on …

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BUSINESS

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Sofia Investment Agency Discussed Potential Joint Projects with Public and Private Organizations from Poland

Sofia Investment Agency Discussed Potential Joint Projects with Public and Private Organizations from Poland

A team of Sofia Investment Agency visited Poland between January 22 – 24 to take part in business meetings with representatives of 10 public and private organizations in Warsaw, Krakow and Lodz. Vladimir Danailov, Executive Director of Sofia Investment Agency, and an Investment Analysis Department team of the Agency launched an open dialogue on potential partnerships in joint projects with …

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The New Face of the Outsourcing Industry in Sofia and Bulgaria - Joint Press Conference by Sofia Investment Agency and the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association

The New Face of the Outsourcing Industry in Sofia and Bulgaria - Joint Press Conference by Sofia Investment Agency and BOA

The outsourcing industry in Bulgaria is changing rapidly and is looking for new specialists. About 20 000 new job openings are expected by 2020. This was announced at a joint press conference of Sofia Investment Agency (SIA) and the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA), where Plamen Tsekov, member of the Management Board of BOA, and Vladimir Danailov, Chief Executive Officer …

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Cargotec-Center-in-Sofia

Finnish Company Cargotec Opens a Global Business Service Center in Sofia

Finnish cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec opened its new global Cargotec Business Service (CBS) center in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The investment demonstrates Cargotec's confidence in the local team of dedicated professionals and the Bulgarian talent pool to help company's growth. The CBS team presently consists of 130 people; however, it is expected that it would expand significantly over …

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Coca-Cola to Open its Second Largest Development Hub in Sofia

Coca-Cola to Open its Second Largest Development Hub in Sofia

Only a month after Coca-Cola announced an investment to expand its production unit near Sofia, the company also revealed its plans to open an IT development center in the capital. The center will develop data analysis and training solutions, mobile applications and software products for information security, marketing, financial and technical activities of the manufacturer. The products of …

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Siemens to Open CEE Client Service Hub in Sofia

Siemens to Open CEE Client Service Hub in Sofia

Siemens AG plans to open a new unit in Sofia to function as a regional hub for servicing customer orders from Central and Eastern Europe. The center is scheduled to start work in the spring and the company is already recruiting a team of specialists for six different expert positions. The hub in the capital will be responsible for accepting …

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VMware Bulgaria to rent 20,000 sq m Offices for 1,500 People in Sofia's Garitage Park

VMware Bulgaria to rent 20,000 sq m Offices for 1,500 People in Sofia's Garitage Park

US technology company VMware will rent new office space for more than 1 500 people in Sofia's residential and business complex Garitage Park. For the next 10 years, VMware Bulgaria will lease more than 20,000 sq m in two of the buildings in  …

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Another Busy Year for Office Space Deals Seen in Sofia

Another Busy Year for Office Space Deals Seen in Sofia

The past 2017 set a record in terms of office space deals in Sofia with contracts for almost 200 000 sq m. The most active in demand were IT and outsourcing companies. First-class sites covering an area of 116 000 sq m were completed and another 178 000 sq m are expected to be operational this year, according to …

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Sofia Urban Environment – News in Brief

Sofia Urban Environment – News in Brief

New Routes to Vitosha Mountain Sofia Municipality plans four new routes to different parts of Vitosha for pedestrians and cyclists. The routes are from Arena Armeec sports hall to Simeonovski lift, from Borisova gradina to Dragalevtsi lift, from South Park to Vitosha eco-trail and from Vazrazhdane Park to Knyazhevo. The team of “Green Sofia” at Sofia Municipality also works on …

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Sofia Ranks 427th out of 549 Cities, According to Numbeo’s Cost of Living Index

Sofia Ranks 427th out of 549 Cities, According to Numbeo’s Cost of Living Index

Mid of January, Numbeo -  the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, updated their Cost of Living Index for 2018 where Sofia ranks 161st out of 193 European cities and 427th out of 549 cities in the global list of cities. Each city’s index is estimated based on…

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Bulgaria’s Profile in EWDN’s Startup Investment & Innovation in Emerging Europe Report

Bulgaria’s Profile in EWDN’s Startup Investment & Innovation in Emerging Europe Report

Recently, the Russian East-West Digital News (EWDN) technology news and research agency published Startup Investment & Innovation in Emerging Europe report - the first-ever study covering 24 countries of Central and Eastern Europe. EWDN has offices or representatives in…

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ENTREPRENEURS

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Innovation Norway launches a Call for Travel Support under the Programme "Business Development, Innovation and SMEs", Bulgaria

Innovation Norway launches a Call for Travel Support under OP "Business Development, Innovation and SMEs"

Innovation Norway just launched the Call for Travel Support under the new Programme "Business Development, Innovation and SMEs", Bulgaria. Brief information about the Call Under the framework of the Programme, Innovation Norway is releasing a Call for Travel Support with an available budget of EUR 50'000. The objective of the Travel Support is to facilitate…

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EUSEW Launches a Call for Contributions to the Policy Conference 2018

EUSEW Launches a Call for Contributions to the Policy Conference 2018

  The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) has opened its call for applications for hosting a session during the EUSEW Policy Conference to be held between June 5-7 in Brussels. EU Sustainable Energy Week is a popular European movement launched by the European Commission in 2005 and the Policy Conference is its most important event, dedicated to sustainable energy policy …

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Bulgaria’s Finalist in Chivas Venture 2018

Bulgaria’s Finalist in Chivas Venture 2018

The Bulgarian finalist in the international competition for social entrepreneurship Chivas Venture 2018 is a project for production of proteins for insect larvae from organic wastes. The project is developed by the Bulgarian startup NASEKOMO of Xavier Marcenac /founder of TELUS International - the largest…

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Three Young Bulgarian Ladies in Forbes “30 Under 30” Europe 2018

Three Young Bulgarian Ladies in Forbes “30 Under 30” Europe 2018

Three talented young Bulgarian entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders were included in the 2018 European edition of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in two of the categories - Social Entrepreneurs and Law and Policy. These are Iva Tsolova and Rositsa Zaimova in the Social Entrepreneurs category, and Lena…

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Upcoming International Trade Fairs

Our monthly newsletter provides information on upcoming international trade exhibitions and fairs where you can introduce your business to a professional audience and potential partners and customers. Registration for participation in such forums usually takes place weeks and months before the start of the events. The trade fairs listed below will take place in April, so you have …

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Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Innovation Norway just launched the Call for Travel Support under the new Programme “Business Development, Innovation and SMEs”, Bulgaria. The objective of the Travel Support is to facilitate establishment of bilateral partnerships between Norway and Bulgaria with the intent to participate in the upcoming call(s) under the Programme. Travel grants up to EUR 1’000 are available to private businesses …

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EVENTS

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Innovation Explorer 2018: The Biggest Innovation Forum in South East Europe

Innovation Explorer 2018: The Biggest Innovation Forum in South East Europe

For the fourth year in a row Innovation Explorer Bulgaria and Economedia challenge the global business and academia to think creatively and to strive for a better future. On February 22, 2018, at Sofia Event Centre more than twenty speakers from around the world will talk about how innovations and the energy, creativity, passion and discipline they bring …

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Invitation for Participation in the TCI European Conference 2018

Invitation for Participation in the TCI European Conference 2018

Dear partners, We are glad to announce that TCI Network has chosen Sofia as the location and host for its annual regional conference. On behalf of the organizing team, we would like to cordially invite you to take part in the forthcoming TCI European Conference to be held 20 - 22 March 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The event is hosted …

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Don’t Miss Out in Sofia

Don’t Miss Out in Sofia

Don’t Miss Out in Sofia in February:   Sofia Wine & Spirit Fest Sofia Wine & Spirit Fest will take place in Central Department Store (TZUM) – Exhibition Hall, Sofia, February 9-11, 2018. The fair is specialized for producers, importers and traders of wine, spirits and food. The eligible categories and terms of participation are available on the website of …

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