The British Bulgarian Business Association and the German Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce invite you to a joint conference on the topic 'Brexit - Outlook and Effects on Bulgarian Economy' on Thursday, 2 November 2017.

Official guest of the event and a keynote speaker will be Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria.


16:00 – 16:30  Registration

16:30 – 16:35  Greeting by Ognyan Zlatev, Head of the European Commission's (EC) Representation in Sofia

16:35 – 16:45  Greeting by Tim Kurth, Chairman of AHK and Omourtag Petkov, Chairman of BBBA

16:45 – 17:00  Speech by Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

17:00 – 17:40  Discussion Panel on the topic: Brexit - Outlook and Effects for Bulgaria, Germany and the UK

  • Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Mr. Ulrich Hoppe - Director General,  German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce,    London
  • Mr. Dr. Ilja Nothnagel – Head of Division, Association of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, Berlin
  • Ms. Anne-Marie Martin, Chief Executive, COBCOE
  • Mr. Fergus McReynolds, Director of EU Affairs, EEF, the British Manufacturers’ Organisation

    Moderator: Vessela Tcherneva, Senior Director of Programmes, European Council on Foreign Relations

17:40 – 18:00  Q & A

18:00 – 19:00  Networking & Cocktail


Working languages: Bulgarian and English with simultaneous interpretation provided

The conference will take place at the Premises of the European Commission in Bulgaria, 124 G.S. Rakovski Str.

Participation fee: 50 BGN (excl. VAT) for BBBA and AHK Members; 75 BGN (excl. VAT) for non-members

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Desislava Miteva, Executive Director, British Bulgarian Business Association, at

Please register below or reply to no later than 30 October.

Special thanks to Novotel Hotel Sofia and Georgievi Bros. Winemakery Club for their sponsorship to the event!