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Upcoming Events in Sofia


The 26th International Specialized Exhibition SECURITY EXPO 2019 will be held from 6th to 9th March at the Inter Expo Center in Sofia. The exhibition is organized in partnership between the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and the Inter Expo Center and is traditionally held under the patronage of the Ministry of Interior.

SECURITY EXPO covers all aspects of security: fire alarm, fire- extinguishing and CCTV, as well as CLOUD engineering topics: IP and networking, IT and communications, access control, biometrics, counterterrorism means, perimeter defence, critical infrastructure protection, alarm systems, data protection, Big Data, M2M services, “smart buildings” equipment, physical security, specialized vehicles and equipment.



BUILDING WEEK is an international trade fair for building and interior building. It attracts producers and distributors of the construction industry along the whole chain – from machinery, technologies and materials to elements for interior and exterior finishing works, repairs and decoration. Hundreds of companies will get the opportunity to showcase their latest innovations, establish business contacts and seek foreign markets.

The 18th edition of the exhibition will take place on 4 days from Wednesday, 06 March to Saturday, 09 March 2019 in Sofia.



SMART LIFE EXPO is one of the newest themes in the Inter Expo Center programme.

The event will focus on intelligent solutions for infrastructure, public and office buildings, and homes – one of the most dynamic sectors and the main drivers of economic growth in recent years.


  • Integrated smart systems for building management
  • Alternative energy sources
  • Software and IoT
  • Network equipment and services
  • Multimedia and multi-audio audio
  • Climate control
  • Smart lighting
  • Smart home appliances and smart hardware
  • Smart interior management – blinds and curtains
  • Smart bathrooms

SMART LIFE EXPO will be held in parallel with the international exhibitions BUILDING WEEK, WATER TECH EXPO and SECURITY EXPO. For more information, please visit



WATER TECH EXPO is the only B2B exhibition for industrial and public water management in Bulgaria. The 13th edition of the event will be held from 6th to 8th March 2019.

The event is the meeting place of Bulgarian and international specialists involved in various industrial and infrastructure projects in the water industry of the country. The focus of the 2019 edition will be the industrial use of water.

Water Tech Expo will display products used in water procurement, waters and wastewaters purifying and treatment, pollution control of fluent and underground waters and environment protection, control equipment for floods and underground waters prevention, equipment and technology for maintenance and cleaning of swimming pools, sewerage and water basins, technologies for extraction, bottling and distribution of drinking water etc.



The 20th Jubilee Conference on e-Governance will emphasize on the development of e-Government process at national and European level. The initiative will present good practices of optimisation and integration of systems, registries and platforms, their main goal being the reduction of administrative complexity in favour of citizens and business, as well as innovations implemented in different units of the government sector as a factor of sustainable development.

The conference is organised in cooperation with State e-Government Agency, National Association of the Municipalities in Republic of Bulgaria, Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications, Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South-East Europe (NALAS).

The event will gather ministers, deputy ministers, chief secretaries and IT directors of state agencies, district governors, mayors and deputy mayors, IT specialists of the Bulgarian administrations and representatives of leading worldwide and Bulgarian companies in the field of ICT sector.

For more information, please visit the website of the vent.



For the second consecutive year, TEDxVitosha gathers speakers, demos, videos, live performers.

TEDxVitosha is an independently organised TED event and will include talks in both Bulgarian and English, there will be translation provided (in earphones) in both languages.

Find out more about the event here.




REALITIES is a showcase for art in augmented reality (AR). The exhibition is powered by Artivive App, which is an easy to use tool for artists to create art in AR, with the simple goal of encouraging people to get out and experience how do AR, VR and MR collide with our RR (Real Reality).

The exhibition was part of the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2018 and since then was showcased in China and Lithuania. The Augmented Art Exhibition is the first of its kind In Bulgaria. Coworking by MOVE.BG will be the host of the exhibition starting from March 14 until May 10, 2019.

For more information, please visit the event page.



The British Embassy in Sofia and Biotech Atelier invite you to take part in Biotechnology Business (2B) Workshop “Shaping the UK-Bulgarian biotech future”.

The workshop aims at creating a sustainable business network and fostering a successful collaboration between UK and Bulgaria in the field of biotechnology. The event will showcase the British excellence and innovation, and will develop commercial opportunities in a strategic sector.

The B2B workshop will present the UK biotech companies as partners of choice for Bulgaria, and UK as an excellent destination for collaboration on biotech, which will match the existing interest of Bulgarian companies to meet their UK counterparts.

The meeting will help identify the most promising areas for business collaboration. These include new technologies leading to R&D and commercialisation projects. Furthermore, participants will get the opportunity to build a network of new contacts in biotechnology and to foster sustainable business collaborations.

For more information, please follow the link:



TECHNOMEBEL is a specialised exhibition, which brings together all professionals in the field of furniture production. As a rule of tradition, among the exhibitors, there are Bulgarian producers, as well as major Bulgarian representatives for some of the world’s leading manufacturers of machinery, materials and accessories for furniture production. In recent years there has been a relatively constant interest and direct participation of foreign companies, mostly from Greece, Poland and Turkey.

Profile of Technomebel:

  • ✓ Woodworking machines and equipment
  • ✓ Painting equipment, tools and consumables
  • ✓ Furniture upholstery machines and materials
  • ✓ Packaging and packaging equipment
  • ✓ Materials for furniture production, edges
  • ✓ Furniture fittings, lift mechanisms, details and elements
  • ✓ Adhesives, varnishes and natural oils
  • ✓ Kitchen built-in appliances, sinks and mixer taps
  • ✓ Others



The annual SMART CITIES AND MOBILITY FORUM is the leading platform in SEE for transforming mobility and urban living concepts. It is a meetup of the policy, business and civil sectors, where you can get up to date with the newest trends, business models and policies in urban development and mobility technology.

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The Office Investments & Workspace forum 2019, organised by the CITY MEDIA GROUP as part of the Building Innovation Forum series 2019, provides a professional public platform focused on important aspects and good practices in the successful office projects development.

Programme highlights:

✓ Which are (will be) the attractive business areas in Sofia and how will the major infrastructure projects affect their development?

✓ What are the experts’ expectations for the office space market in 2019? What are the risks?

✓ What are the trends in office design and fit-out?

✓ What are the key elements in the design and construction of modern office buildings?

✓ What are the trends in building technologies that add value to the office projects?

For more information, please follow the link.


Strategy+ Business Lab organises several open events in Sofia for companies interested in the pre-accelerator PrEXCELerator as part of the application window. The meetings will be moderated by industry experts.

Upcoming events in Sofia:

March 13 – BIOTECH: Which digital technologies and trends will transform the Health, Medical & Pharma for the next 5 years

March 20 – PROPTECH: Which digital technologies and trends will transform the construction industry and the related fields for the next 5 years

April 9 – How blockchain technology can be applied in education, cybersecurity, transport and logistics, and tourism industries

April 17 – Business Transformation via Business Model Improvement

May 8 – Meeting with the ADVISORY BOARDS of the PrEXCELerator

All upcoming events are open, but pre-registration is required.

More about each event, registration links, as well as a link to the application form for the prEXCELerator can also be found on the prEXCELerator’s website.