Are you a creative company based in Sofia?

Come join us to share your vision on the growing role of the creative economy in the city.

Meet Vienna Business Agency and learn about the Vienna Calling: Creatives funding programme. Hear Bulgarian creative companies share their experience entering the Austrian market.

Friday, 22 February 2019

Kvadrat 500

Conference Hall 5, Floor 5, Blvd. Vasil Levski 95, Sofia

 

Please note, that due to the limited number of participants, pre-registation is required.

Confirm your participation no later than Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

AGENDA

Sofia I Vienna: CREATE & GROW Network Meeting

Working language: English

10.00 – 10.30

Registration and welcome coffee

10.30 – 10.40

Presentation „Creative Sofia – a Vision!“
Nadia Soultanova, Sofia Investment Agency


10.40 – 11.30

Presentations „Creative Sofia: Success Stories“

Nikolay Mihaylov, Creative Industries Foundation
Alexandra Tzvetkova, Nu Boyana Film Studios
Georgi Svetlomirov, No Blink Studios
Dimitar Petrov, Studio Zmei
Martin Kadinov, ESL/Game Dev Summit
Iliyan Oprev, ARTery
Genoveva Christova-Murray, Ligna Creative Hub
Maria Slavova,  All Channels Communication Group 

11.30 – 12.00

Panel discussion „Creative Sofia: Success Stories and Opportunities for Collaboration with Vienna“

Moderator:
Nikolay Mihaylov, Creative Industries Foundation

Alexandra Tzvetkova, Nu Boyana Film Studios
Georgi Svetlomirov, No Blink Studios
Dimitar Petrov, Studio Zmei
Martin Kadinov, ESL/Game Dev Summit
Iliyan Oprev, ARTery
Genoveva Christova-Murray, Ligna Creative Hub

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

13.00 – 13.30

Presentation and Q&A „Vienna Calling Creatives: How Vienna Supports Creative Companies“
Ute Stadlbauer, Vienna Business Agency

13.30 – 14.00

Presentation and Q&A „Game Development in Vienna“
Alena Schmuck, Vienna Business Agency

14.00 – 14.15

Panel discussion „How to Expand your Business to Vienna – Bulgarian Success Stories“

Moderator:
Boyko Vasilev

Maria Slavova, All Channels Communication Group
Marian Naydenov, Prodesign Bulgaria

14.15 – 15.00

Networking and coffee

Why Vienna?

 

Vienna and Sofia signed a ‘City-to-City’ agreement in October 2018 with the aim to facilitate and encourage the business cooperation between the two cities.

Creative industries are a priority sector both in Vienna and Sofia, and the event aims to foster long-term cooperation in the Creative Industries sector.

If you are a Bulgarian company in the fields of architecture, design, art market, fashion, multimedia, publishing, gaming, music business and film business willing to find new collaborations, please confirm your participation no later than Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

Please note, that due to the limited number of participants, pre-registation is required.

Shall you be interested to join us, please send a short Confirmation of Participation e-mail stating your names, the organisation you represent and contact e-mail/mobile phone to ana.georgieva@investsofia.com

Shall you be interested to join us, please contact:

Ms. Ana Georgieva

Senior Expert Investment and Business Development, Invest Sofia

Email: ana.georgieva@investsofia.com

Mob. Phone: +359 882 868 583

For more information about the services of Vienna Business Agency, please contact:

Ms. Tsvetoslava Kapatsinova

Project Manager CEE, Vienna Business Agency

Email: kapatsinova@viennabusinessagency.com

Mob. Phone: +359 883 367 333

The Event Partners

Get to know the organizations that stand behind the Sofia I Vienna: CREATE & GROW Network Meeting – learn who we are and what we do. Visit our websites for detailed information on how we support the business environment.

Vienna Business Agency has been actively supporting the development of national and international companies from various sectors in the Austrian capital for more than 30 years by providing financial support, real estate, and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. With its activities, the Agency is constantly boosting the growth of existing businesses in the city. Learn more…

Sofia Investment Agency (SIA) is part of Sofia Municipality and offers a one-stop service for foreign and Bulgarian companies, entrepreneurs and startups, looking to set up business in Sofia. SIA also supports the local business expansion on foreign and global markets. Learn more…

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