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 under the patronage of Sofia Municipality. Sofia Investment Agency (SIA) is general partner of the event.
Themed “Turning challenges into opportunities through clusters in South Eastern Europe”, the TCI European conference in Sofia will provide opportunities to engage with the full set of issues relevant for more effective cluster-based efforts, whether you are a policy maker, a manager of a cluster program, or a cluster initiative manager.
As a partner of SIA, you can get 10% discount on your registration fee for the TCI European Conference 2018. To receive your 10% off code, please follow the steps below:
– send email to email@example.com with subject and text SIA Partners Code
– copy the code that the TCI organizing team will send back to you as a reply to your email
– open the registration form and use the code to get your discount
Registration fees are announced here. Please note that the standard registration deadline is 19th February 2018.
The TCI European Conference 2018 will be open for TCI members as well non-members – national and international participants, involved in the development & competitiveness of regions. The organisers expect 350 to 400 delegates, mostly from Europe, where there are already delegates subscribed from Canada, New Zealand, Colombia and Mexico.
Regional/National Development Agencies
Economic development agencies
Themes and draft agenda could be seen on the official website, and here are some of the topics:
What has been achieved in Eastern Europe so far & what remaining challenges need to be challenged through clusters?
Where EU cluster policies need to go?
Financing instruments for clusters
Globalisation, digitalisation and sustainable development as key factors for shaping our economy growth, innovation, competitiveness and services
TCI Network is the leading global network of main organizations and practitioners with deep expertise in clusters and competitiveness, which collaborate in a unique open, flexible and practical context to advance in the practice of competitiveness, innovation and cluster development. Through its activities, TCI reaches out to 9,000 practitioners from development agencies, government departments, cluster organizations, academic institutions, companies and multilateral organizations in over 110 countries. Founded in 1998, TCI is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with a global scope, open to members from all continents.
TCI Network General Figures 2017
66 organisational members
450 active members
800 + participants in 2017 TCI conferences
Benefits for the region, official partners and local business
The TCI conferences bring together experts in the field from around the globe and aim to be a forum to create progress in the practice of cluster development, regional competitiveness and innovation support.
Expectations of the conference delegates include:
Learning about the hosting region/clusters/programs;
Benchmarking their initiatives;
Finding networking opportunities and cooperation partners;
Exploring new models and ideas;
Experimenting practical tools that help in their daily work;
Envisioning what’s next around competitiveness.
The conference is organized by Sofia Municipality in co-operation with the Association of Business Clusters of Bulgaria and Consulting Cluster Veritas on behalf of TCI Network.
For further information on general agenda, speakers and topics, please visit the official website: www.tci-europe2018.com
We are looking forward to welcoming you on TCI European Conference 2018 in Sofia!