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IoT Bulgaria Summit 2019 is a community event that will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for the fourth time in Bulgaria.

It is one day event focused only on Internet of Things. The conference will be hosted at the Microsoft Innovation Center.

Stay in touch with the latest news at IoT Bulgaria Summit 2019.



The conference SECURIT: InfoSec & Data Storage will gather IT managers and experts from all segments of the economy: Directors and Information Security managers; Risk Management managers; Infrastructure managers; System architects; Security engineers; IT managers; IT auditors; Information security auditors; Consultants.

This is the 18th edition of the event, organised by  ICT Media and ISACA Sofia Chapter.



Prescriptia and the Bulgarian Association for Personalized Medicine (BAPEMED) organise for a second consecutive year the high-profile event Biotech Atelier. The event will bring together leading international experts, entrepreneurs, business leaders, visionaries, and investors in the field of value-based healthcare, intellectual property, biotech entrepreneurship, business leadership and many more. 

Sofia Investment Agency is pleased to announce that CEO Mr. Vladimir Danailov was invited to speak at BIOTECH ATELIER. Mr Danailov will join the panel discussion “Access to Funding for Startups and Mature BioTech Companies in Bulgaria”.  

Each panel of Biotech Atelier 2.0 will be organized as an open discussion between the audience and several speakers on the stage on topics such as Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), AI in Medicine, Biobanking, Personalized Medicine, Active Patient Involvement, Funding Opportunities, IT and Life Sciences, Gene Therapies and implementation in difficult markets and much more. 

In addition to the main event, this year there will also be training & workshop pre-event, focused on ‘Intellectual Property&Technology Transfer’. The pre-event is a result of a collaboration between Biotech Atelier, the British Embassy in Sofia and the UK Science&Innovation Network in Bulgaria. It will be held on Tuesday, 24 September 2019.

Speakers list, full agenda and tickets:



The Commercial Department at the Austrian Embassy in Sofia, supported by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Economy, organizes a Bulgarian-Austrian Industrial Day for companies looking for partnerships in the Security and Cybersecurity sectors.

An Austrian delegation of 11 companies will visit Bulgaria and present their products and know-how. You can find the list of the Austrian companies here.

Bulgarian partners will be able to meet with the Austrian companies on September 25, at 14.00 at the Military Club in Sofia.

For further information, please contact Ms. Pavlina Hristova: 02/452 29 60 / email

COPIS 2019

The 8th edition of the only b2b print and advertising industry exhibition in Bulgaria COPIS will take place from 25 to 27 of September 2019 in Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.

COPIS will bring together professionals in production and marketing of printed, illuminated, outdoor and souvenir advertising from the SEE region.

The latest trends, news and technologies in the following categories will be presented: Graphic design, Advertising Space Design, Digital printing (wide and narrow format), Printing and Publishing Houses, Printing materials and consumables, Print and business management software, Full range of Advertising services, Advertising Photography, Visual Communications, Sign Making, P.O.S. Displays, Innovative arts, Promotional souvenirs and gifts, Office supplies and gadgets, Advertising textile, Textile print and garment decorations.

Together with COPIS the 2nd edition of the International Exhibition for Textile Industry TMT EXPO will take place.


Strategy+ Business Lab

As part of the application window for the second edition of PREXCELERATOR 2019 programme, Strategy+ Business Lab organises several open events in Sofia for companies interested in the pre-accelerator programme. 

Upcoming events with international experts:

September 24 | How Crowdfunding solves the funding issue of startups with Toke Portal, Hungary

September 26 | How to Build a fully-remote company with Prophecy Labs, Belgium

September 26 | Holistic Digital Marketing, or How we work in Western Europe and CEE with Top Ideas.Digital, Austria

October 22 | Negotiations for Startups with Strategy+ Business Lab, Bulgaria



Arena of Beauty is hairdressing, cosmetics, manicure, pedicure, SPA and wellness exhibition and one of the largest events in the beauty and health sector in Bulgaria. The event gathers professionals from all branches of the beauty industry – cosmetologists, dermatologists, hair stylists, manicurists and pedicurists, plastic surgeons, salon managers and many more.