Innovation Drivers for Regional Growth Conference – 3 May, 2018
The conference will be held under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and will focus on the role of smart specialization and technology transfer as innovation drivers for regional growth.
The Trio Presidency Estonia-Bulgaria-Austria identified investments in research, innovation and human capital as key priority areas for boosting jobs and growth, particularly in the context of digital economies. At the same time, EU enlargement towards the Western Balkans remains on the agenda with a special focus on fostering progress towards EU membership, inclusive regional cooperation and promoting socioeconomic development.
The Commission and the Bulgarian Presidency will provide a platform to discuss and commit to place-based innovation as a priority for Europe, with a focus on Southeast Europe, including the Western Balkans.
Over the course of two days, there will be parallel sessions on the broad themes of smart specialization, technology transfer and digital transformation.
Vladimir Danailov, CEO of Sofia Investment Agency, is attending the conference.
Date and venue: Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May 2018 at the National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
Estimated number of participants: 250 – 300
Video streaming starts on 03 May on the European Commission’s science and knowledge service web page.
Sofia Science Festival – May 10-13, 2018
The Sofia Science Festival is the one and only Bulgarian festival showcasing the achievements of contemporary scientists and young explorers from Bulgaria and abroad. It is directed at both children and grown-ups. It aims to stir the scientific interests of the young audience and to inform the general public about the newest endeavors of scientists in Bulgaria and around the world.
More information is available here.
eCommCongress – 11 May, 2018
eCommCongress is the largest event for e-commerce in Bulgaria. More than 700 specialists in the e-commerce field are to attend the event.
More than 30 speakers will share knowledge, latest trends, best practices, tips and tricks for e-commerce in 3 parallel halls .
You can register for the event at http://ecommcongress.com/en/shop/ecommcongress-2018/
The Crypto Conference 2018 – 11 May, 2018
The Crypto Conference 2018 will host 500 attendees and 200+ CEOs from more than 30 countries. The event is dedicated to investors, IT Professionals, young experts, CEOs, managers, students, entrepreneurs, community leaders, business owners, directors, professionals.
The main topics of the conference include: Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies, ICOs, P2P, Decentralized Economy, Investment and Speculations, The Future of Money and Wealth.
More than 15 featured speakers and trainers from Google, Thomson Reuters, World Economic Forum, Harvard Business School, World Business Dialogue, as well as representatives of top USA start-ups are expected to participate in the conference.
The conference will be held in ENGLISH language only. For further details, please visit http://cryptocurrency.business-storm.com/
AffiliateCon – 11 May, 2018
AffiliateCon Conference is an affiliate convention destined to become the industry standard for how the online gaming industry meets new and existing affiliates. This free to attend event for affiliates is taking place on 15-16 May 2018 at the luxury Sofia Event Center.
AffiliateCon offers two days of serious business, keynote speakers and intertwined entertainment. Hosted in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, which has been voted one of the top 10 best places for start-up businesses in the world, the city was chosen for its vibrant atmosphere and second-to-none transport links to the rest of Europe for traveling affiliates. AffiliateCon is not a trade show with big intimidating stands where brands try to outspend each other, but a relaxed networking environment with private meeting areas.
Conference schedule and admissions can be found at https://www.affiliatecon.com/
IoT Adventure Forum 2018 brings together early adopters, seasoned traditional businesses, start-ups, explorers, developers and IoT strategists eager to discover the potential of the connected world and exchange best practices and knowledge.
The forum is a unique opportunity for industry representatives to show and promote their cutting-edge technologies, government organizations to share their experience in implementing IoT, implementers to explore and discuss the challenges, opportunities, and best practices implementing IoT and for startups searching to gain support.
The programme of the Forum will cover the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including smart transportation and cities, developing for the IoT, connected industry, consumer IoT, IoT innovations and technologies and privacy and security. Detailed agenda is available here.
IoT Adventure Awards 2018 will celebrate and recognize the most innovative companies and solutions and the most impactful projects in five categories:
For more information, please visit iotadventureforum.com
BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL International Forum for Innovation in Human and Dental Medicine – 16-18 May, 2018
Between May 16-18 Inter Expo Center-Sofia will host again one of the most prestigious medical exhibition in South East Europe – BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL.
BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL is organized annually under the patronage of the Ministry of Health in Bulgaria and with the support of the Bulgarian Medical Association, the Bulgarian Dental Association, the Union of Dental Technicians in Bulgaria, the Association of Dental Dealers in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union.
The event gives numerous healthcare professionals – doctors and dentists, laboratories, rehabilitation therapists, healthcare managers, experts and other specialists from the health sector – an opportunity to meet with manufacturers, retailers and distributors of a wide range of equipment, devices, and technologies for medical practice.
The highlights of BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL 2018:
The accompanying program of BULMEDICA / BULDENTAL will offer the participating professionals a number of company presentations, conferences, competitions, lectures, seminars, demonstrations of new products and services, as well as practical courses of methods and innovative techniques applied in modern medical and dental practice.
Register for free attendance at http://bulmedica.bg/en
Business Startup London, Exhibition for New Businesses – 16-17 May, 2018
The Business Startup exhibition gathers startups and experts to help them prepare action plans, business plans and list of useful tips. A good opportunity for entrepreneurs and professionals to establish useful business contacts.
The Business Startup will take place on 16 – 17.05.2018 in London.
For more information, please check www.bstartup.com
7th Annual Round Table BULGARIAN ICT WATCH – 17 May, 2018
The BULGARIAN ICT WATCH round table is a project of ICT Media and BASSCOM. It aims to help and facilitate the dialogue and partnership opportunities between the State and ICT businesses regarding high-tech exports. Representatives of the State, branch associations, ICT companies and consultants traditionally take part and discuss the challenges facing the IT industry in IT products and services export, the role of state institutions in promoting this process and the opportunities for exporting ICT products to specific target markets for the Bulgarian ICT companies in 2018.
Over the years the conference has been held with the traditional support of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Invest Bulgaria Agency (IBA), the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA), the Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT), the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA).
Free registration is available on the website of the event.
Total Chaos 2018 – Europe’s newest Computer Graphics event – May 18-19,2018
The Sci-Tech Academy Award-winning company for V-Ray software technology CHAOS GROUP is hosting a global event uniting the art, science & technology of computer graphics.
If you’re a 3D artist or developer with a passion for computer graphics, this event is a must!
Two full days of world-class speakers and hands-on workshops, as well as master classes followed by certification exams are part of the programme of the event.
Guest studios, keynote speakers, and parallel tracks list, as well as venue and tickets information, are all available at https://www.chaosgroup.com/total-chaos.
European Mining Business Forum – May 18, 2018
European Mining Business Forum (EMBF) is an event that is held at the initiative of the Bulgarian Mining Chamber from 2010 onwards. It is one of a kind in Bulgaria and the country hosts it as one of the European countries with developed mining industry and a significant experience in prospecting and exploration of mineral resources.
Partners in organizing EMBF are the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores and Industrial Minerals.
EMBF is a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas, solutions and best practices in all aspects of sustainable development in the sector. The forum aims to show the key role, importance and place of the mining industry, and to raise a discussion about the condition, innovations, policies and the future of this important economic sector of Europe. EMBF tries to attract more participants engaged in an open dialogue on the most important and topical issues that concern not only the mining industry, but also the entire European community.
The forum brings together hundreds of participants from the country and Europe, representatives of European institutions and public administration at the highest level; diplomatic representatives; scientific and educational institutions; employers and professional organizations; NGOs in the field of sustainable development; mining and servicing the industry companies.
Some of the main topics that will be discussed during the Forum include: Markets, Investments, Risks, Strategies and Policies for the Sector, European Innovation Partnership, Horizon 2020, Ecology, Education, High Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Good Practices, Social Responsibility, Mining Communities.
For more information, please visit the event’s website: http://en.embf.eu
DIGITALK 2018 – May 31 – June 1, 2018
DigitalK is one of the leading European events on technology and digital transformation. It is a growing and powerful community of some of the most curious digital minds in the CEE region: business leaders, corporate representatives, entrepreneurs, investors and digital professionals.
What: 2 DAYS / 2500 ATTENDEES / 60+ SPEAKERS / 50+ INVESTORS
Where and when: Sofia, Bulgaria | May 31st and June 1st 2018