We Partner With h. i summit 2020 – the First Edition of the Forum in Sofia


The first edition of the international business forum h. i summit will be held on 11.11.2020 online with live streaming and on-site in Inter Expo Center. Human Business Studio organizes the event in media partnership with Investor Media Group. The event marks the launch of a long-term platform for sustainable solutions for our future in the times of dynamic social, political, technological, and demographic changes.


h. i summit will present in-depth global key tendencies in:  

– Change management

– Development of the human intellect and potential

– Leadership

– Organizational design and culture

– Forecasting and strategic planning


The event will bring together business leaders, thinkers, artists, futurists, and provocateurs of the status quo from Bulgaria and abroad. 

“In the times of health, economic, and political turbulence, we feel the need to strengthen the meaningful dialogue about people. It is part of our company’s mission, and we think that now we have a great need for an authentic conversation about our future. In the first edition of h. i summit in November we put the focus on the next level of human-to-human, human-to-business, and human-to-society interaction. Our goal is to inspire participants and give them practical solutions for the new human intelligence, the innovations in people’s progress, the inclusion in the age of globalization, and the paradoxical atomization of people, the presence and the trace that we as humans would like to leave one day”, share Nina Vladimirova and Karina Karagaeva – managing partners of Human Business Studio.

h. i summit 2020 is a one-day event, with the possibility of on-site attendance and online streaming. It is aimed at senior and middle management in organizations, human capital experts, business owners, entrepreneurs, young professionals, and everyone interested in the future of humanity.


The programme is divided into five panels – iNTELLIGENCE, iNNOVATION, iNSPIRATION, iNTEGRITY, iNCLUSION, with main accents:  

– What are the key skills of the human of the future? 

– Can we be designers of the technological age? 

– How are traditional corporations changing, and how are the different generations in the workforce adapting to the new working conditions, the challenges in developing talent? – What is the new social responsibility of corporations? 

– Is there another alternative to the consumer society and the economy in its current form? 

– How do we cope with loneliness, alienation, and exclusion in times of technological boom and innovation? 


Join the Final InnoBridge Event ‘Streamlining Public Support for SME Innovation’

Sofia Development Association invites you to take part in the final InnoBridge online event ‘Streamlining Public Support for SME Innovation’ to be held on 30 September 2020.

Early evidence shows that the current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the SMEs and businesses around Europe. Now more than ever we need good policy responses to foster SME resilience, to help them grow stronger and more innovative after the crisis. What are the measures implemented in different European countries and which have proven to be effective?

Join the conference to discuss related issues and approaches with representatives of regions from Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain. See the full program of the InnoBridge project event here.


Political figures, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, representatives of the business community and civil society will share experience and ideas on a wide range of topics: “Cities as innovation hubs,” “Connecting Danube Region SME challenges with local goals in place-based innovation policy,” “Making a difference through partnerships,” “How to foster innovation in SMEs.” We invite you to take this opportunity and to engage in a fruitful exchange with our panelists!

The working language of the event is English. It is free and open to the public, but you must register to gain access to the meeting. If you would like to participate, please register here.


InnoBridge is funded by the INTERREG EUROPE programme, cofunded by EU’s ERDF.


‘Hladilnika – the Most Dynamically Developing Urban Area’ During the Urban Development Forum 2020

The Municipal Councilor and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sofia Municipal Privatization and Investment Agency, Mr. Nikolay Stoynev, will participate in the ‘Hladilnika’ – the most dynamically developing urban area panel, part of the programme of the Urban Development Forum 2020 (UDF2020).

UDF2020 is a hybrid event of the City Media Group, organized in cooperation with the European Investment Bank. It will take place on 2 October and will be broadcasted live. The event will focus on the solutions that the public and private sectors are looking for to create a sustainable urban environment with good living, business, social and cultural activities.

Nikolay Stoynev is a Municipal councilor, Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic and Property at the Sofia Municipal Council, and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Sofia Municipal Privatization & Investment Agency. He will join the discussion on the rapid development of the area Hladilnika – Sofia’s increasingly hot investment zone. It has earned this status not only due to its attractive location (close to the city center, two city parks, and metro station) but also because of the constructive dialogue between the public and private sectors. Another success factor is the investors’ understanding that mutual efforts and coordination will create a modern multifunctional environment with high value of the project in the area.

The panel will present the point of view of the municipality, experts, and investors involved in the progress of the urban planning processes and strategic projects of ‘Hladilnika’, what are the main challenges for the second half of 2020, and what lies ahead.

UDF2020 aims to provide a platform to urban leaders, leading investors, urban planners, designers, builders, experts, and other participants in large-scale public and private projects that shape the image of Bulgarian cities to discuss and summarize good models and practices in the development of urban areas and the creation of a vibrant and functional city environment.

The topics in the program include:

  • Financial instruments for urban infrastructure development
  • Infrastructure and urban environment
  • Development of urban areas
  • The active investment zones of Sofia


For more information and free registration, please visit:2020en.udf.bg


Join Us at Biotech Atelier 2020 – Virtual and Better Than Ever


Biotech Atelier 2020 will be held virtually on 24 – 25 September, via Cisco Webex.

2 Days | 30+ topics | 120+ speakers from around the Globe | 200+ organizations |1.000+ attendees

1 week left, register now


Biotech Atelier 2020 is the largest and the most intriguing edition of the series. The two days of the conference will cover relevant topics from Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Pharma Industry and Digitalization:

ATMPs | Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence | RWE | COVID-19: the new reality |Personalized Medicine | Patient centricity | Digital Therapeutics | Clinical Trials | Innovation and Investment | Plant Biotechnologies | Water and Biotechnologies


Over 120 speakers, tuning in from various points of the Globe, will authentically present their personal views on the topics of interest, enabling exciting discussions and giving ground to entirely new perspectives. Over 200 regional and global organizations will represent the science and business perspective and will join the discussions to give additional depth to the discussed topics. This year the conference is expecting over 1.000 attendees from around the Globe.

Biotech Atelier 2020 will be live-streamed on the website of the event. Attendees, joining via Cisco Webex, are invited to participate actively and send questions during the sessions via the Chat function. The most interesting ones will be discussed at the end of each panel.


Register now (free of charge) and claim your spot at the European Annual Biotech Conference!