Don’t Miss Out in Sofia in September:
Forum “Career in Bulgaria. Why not?”, September 5
At Inter Expo Center shall be held the 10th edition of the biggest Bulgarian career forum for Bulgarians abroad. The Forum gathers Bulgarians abroad with over 100 employers, in order to present the variety of professional opportunities in the country. The purpose of the event is to give Bulgarians living or studying outside the country the opportunity to return to Bulgaria, start their own business or non-government organization and meet with Bulgarian entrepreneurs. The seminar, which will be a part of the forum, will be broadcasted live online. Participation is free of charge but requires a preliminary registration here.
Business conference Business in the City: Explore | Share | Grow, 8-10 September
Business conference Business in the City: Explore | Share | Grow is a 3-day business conference focused on the main aspects of doing business and achieving sustainable growth in the modern city. Approximately 250 managers and entrepreneurs from Bulgaria and abroad will attend the event, and 9 guest speakers from international companies will give presentations. Part of the agenda of the conference are trainings and workshops, networking and Gala dinner with the speakers. Speakers, topics and passes – on the website of the conference.
Aniventure Comic-Con Bulgaria, 9-10 September, Inter Expo Center
The world-famous Aniventure festival for comic books, anime culture, gaming and graffiti will take place in Bulgaria for the first time, uniting forces with the ComicCon event, which is new for Bulgaria, but well-known to every fan of the comic culture around the world. The event will be held on September 9 – 10 at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia. Among the key guests of the festival are Tom Wlaschiha, who played one of the key roles in the Game of Thrones series, stars from the Vbox7 and HBO series, world-famous Cosplay stars and comic book authors. Guests of the two-day event can watch or take part in the traditional Cosplay and art competitions, anime and manga zones, k-pop, board games, lectures and panels with foreign guests and many new attractions for the event. Furthermore, a gaming zone of 2500 square meters will be built during the event which will be the largest gaming zone in Bulgaria so far. It will host some of the best Eastern European gamers on its big stage. In addition, high-prize tournaments will be organized for all those who want to compete in gaming tournaments such as CS: GO, League of Legends, FIFA and many more. Aniventure Comic Con will present some of the best graffiti artists from around the globe with many master classes and workshop areas for visitors.
Everything about the festival, tickets and registration for the tournaments can be found on the site of the event.
CESA Awards, Sept 25, Inter Expo Center
The Central European Startup Awards is a series of events in the CEE countries, to recognize and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and startup ecosystems of this colorful and diverse region. The coming up event announces the Bulgaria National Winners in the following 12 categories: Startup of the Year, Founder of the Year, Investor of the year, Best Newcomer, Best Social Impact Startup, Best IoT Startup, Best Fintech Startup, Best AI Startup, Best Smart City Solution, Best Biotech Startup, Best Coworking Space, Best Accelerator and Incubator Programme.
First International Conference Sofia – knowledge city, Sept 28
The First International Conference Sofia – knowledge city will be held under the patronage of Sofia Municipality and in partnership with Cluster Sofia Knowledge City and Investor Media Group. The aim is to bring together citizens, leading Bulgarian and international experts with academic and business background, representatives of Bulgarian and EU institutions and NGOs, investors and others.
The access to the conference is free. The event welcomes representatives of the business and institutions, opinion leaders in the field of science, education, economics and political elit, and representatives of local and international organizations, connected with the management of knowledge, clusters and NGOs.
Find out more about the event here.
FENCA Congress Sofia 2017, 27 to 29 September, Hilton Sofia
FENCA, the Federation of European National Collection Associations, represents the interests of the European credit management, debt collection and debt purchase sector on the European level, coordinating the exchange with the institutions of the European Union, stakeholders in the European financial services industry, consumer groups and the European public.
Founded in 1993, FENCA’s 23 national member associations represent 75% of all credit management, debt collection and debt purchase companies in Europe and hold 80% of the market share within the EU, with well over 80,000 staff providing services for more than five million businesses, including SMEs, European and overseas banks, as well as the public sector across the EU.
The annual congress to held for the first time in Sofia on 27 to 29 September 2017. Congress programme, speakers, special features and online registration can be found at www.fenca.eu/congress2017.
SEETEST CEE Conference, 28-29 September
South East European Software Testing Conference (SEETEST) is a leading event in the area of Software Testing and Software Quality Management.
SEETEST 2017 will feature keynotes and tutorials of internationally renowned speakers as well as high-quality presentations from members of the quality engineering community. SEETEST 2017 covers a wide variety of some of the most in-demand topics: Software Testing in General, Test Design & Techniques, Test Management, Risk-based Testing, Test Process Improvement, Performance Testing, Agile Testing, Security Testing, Mobile Testing, Test Automation.
More details about the event – http://seetest.org/
BUILDING INNOVATION FORUM 2017, September 28 in Sofia Event Center –
Leading professionals in large-scale investment projects in the sector will share trends in planning, financing, design, construction and management of sports facilities, schools, hospitals and hotels, as well as the challenges in the reconstruction of retail buildings. Find out more at the website of the event.
U.S. Commercial Service Forum & Trade Mission 2017, 15-17.10.2017
In October the U.S. Commercial Service TRADE WINDS forum & trade mission 2017 comes to Southeast Europe – Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Serbia and Romania. Trade Winds is the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission that helps U.S. companies start their export activities. Trade Winds comes to Bulgaria on October 15-17, 2017. Small and medium-sized US enterprises will expect meetings with preselected Bulgarian companies.
Full list of the US delegation is published on BCCI’s website.
For more information about the mission and how to sign-up please go to: http://2016.export.gov/tradewinds/
All submissions for participation should be sent by September 18, 2017.
Forbes Bulgaria “30 under 30”, September 30 in Capital Fort
Forbes will present its fifth annual selection of talented young Bulgarians under the age of 30 in the “30 under 30” ranking. The forum will be held for the second consecutive year in Bulgaria and it is the biggest arena for young entrepreneurs and innovators in Bulgaria. The event will be held on September 30 in Capital Fort.
For the first time you have the opportunity to make your own nomination for the Bulgarian selection “30 under 30”. Nominations are allowed in 6 categories, self-nominations can be submitted as well. Applications are accepted until September 11th.
NEXT DIFI Sofia 2017, Sept 29, Sopharma Business Towers
NEXT DIFI 2017 is a one-day forum covering the convergence of technology and financial services rapidly changing how the world borrows, buys, and invests. The Financial Innovation Forum will bring together industry leaders, policy makers, regulators and experts to explore the disruptive forces that are shaping the financial sector into the future and discuss where opportunities lie.
Special guest speaker is Noémie Papp, Senior Adviser, Digital & Retail at European Banking Federation.
Topics will include: Digital banking, Mobile transactions and cryptocurrency technologies, Social media, Backchaining, P2P lending, Bank accelerator programmes and innovation labs, Emerging global banking threats, Cyber security and new product and service development, Emerging ﬁntech ecosystem, Emerging digital currency technologies & innovations, Established ﬁnancial institutions & markets. and more.
Find out more about the event here.
30th of Sept and 1st of Oct, 2017
HackConf is one of the largest tech and motivational conferences in Bulgaria. This is the third edition of the event and this year it will be held on 30th of September and 1st of October 2017. The event will take place in Hall “John Atanasov” at Sofia Tech Park. The main purpose of the conference is to support the progress of developers, software engineers and IT specialists – and help them to become better in what they do.
Junior and Senior developers from all around the country are welcomed to gain new knowledge and meet professionals from the IT sector.
You can find more about the conference here.