Dear BBBA members,


We have the pleasure to invite you to the Annual General Meeting of the British Bulgarian Business Association. Let's look back at a challenging year, plan together the upcoming 12 months for the BBBA community. Join us for networking drinks after that.


When: Tuesday, 12 October, 5.00 pm

Where: Novotel Hotel Sofia


AGENDA:


1.    Welcome by Ms. Lynne Charles, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy

2.    Welcome and introductory remarks by BBBA Chairman, Ms. Miroslava Alexandrova

3.    Activity Report for the period October 8th 2020– October 12th 2021

4.    Scope of 2021- 2022 BBBA Activities and Budget

5.    Financial statements for the period January 2020 – December 2020

6.    Changes in the BBBA Statutes*

7.    Release of Board Members from Office and Liability
8.    Presentation of Board Member Candidates
9.    Election of Board Members
10.  Miscellaneous
11.  Networking Cocktail


Please RSVP at the button below. This invitation has also been published with the corporate file of BBBA in the register of non-profit legal entities kept by the Registry Agency in the legally required time frame.



VOTING AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


Please take note that the member representative attending the meeting to vote should be the Authorised Person (МОЛ) and should bring suitable ID. In case this person is unavailable then the authorised person may appoint a proxy for the purpose of voting at this meeting. In any case where a member is represented at the meeting by a person other than its statutory representative(s), the provision of written power of attorney (download template HERE), evidencing the representative powers of the respective person shall be required.



Note that there will be 5 vacancies for the BBBA Board of Directors. Nominated candidates will have the opportunity to present themselves in front of BBBA members at the Annual General Meeting. If you would like to extend nominations for the BBBA Board of Directors you can learn how to do it HERE.



BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES


Bojidar Neytchev


Davide Garbin


Dennitsa Dimitrova


Evlogi Georgiev


Genoveva Christova


Gilbert McCaul


Miroslava Kostadinova


Angel Buzalov




How to cast your vote:

In view of the current COVID-19 situation, we have added more options to express your vote. Members will have three options to vote:

  • Visit the BBBA office from 9:00 am to 4 pm on October 12, and cast your vote and sign the attendance list. In case you wish to vote this way please register HERE.
  • Provide a Power of Attorney to another BBBA member to vote on your behalf (maximum three PoAs per member). You can contact another member directly or contact the BBBA office if you need assistance.
  • Attend the event and vote in person if you are the Authorised person or with a Power of Attorney from the Authorised person at your company.




* Changes in the BBBA Statute

Article X/C

(2) The Management Board shall consist of 5 (five) to 11 (eleven) members elected by the General Assembly. An ex officio member of the Management Board shall be the commercial attaché to the British Embassy in Bulgaria. The ex officio member of the Management Board shall not have voting rights. Each member of the Management Board shall be appointed for a term of 24 (twenty-four) months, save for the mandate of the first Management Board set forth in Article XVII below. No member shall be entitled to serve more than 3 (three) consecutive terms on the Management Board.

To be amended to “to serve more than 2 (two) consecutive terms on the Management Board. ”


(3) Former members of the Management Board may be re-elected to the Management Board after the expiry of three consecutive terms for another three consecutive terms, but in any case not earlier than after the expiry of 24 (twenty-four) months from the end of their last term.

To be amended to: “two consecutive terms for another two consecutive terms”



PLEASE READ: Measures for Attendance of BBBA Events


We are more than excited to be back at organising in-person events and cannot wait to see many of you at our upcoming Meet the Members, Family Fun & Golf Event, Annual General Meeting, and many others. 


In order to keep organising them, BBBA would like to assure you that all necessary anti-epidemic measures will be in place for the events.


Please be aware that in accordance with the current Bulgarian legislation and with the exclusive requirements of the hosting venue, all participants must provide one of the following documents:

  • a vaccination certificate, valid from the 14th day after the last dose.
  • a certificate of illness, issued only to people in whom the infection is detected by PCR test and the document is valid from 11 days to six months after the positive result.
  • a certificate for a negative result, issued both by PCR test or by antigen test, but the durability of the first is 72 hours, and the second - 48 hours. All tests must be done in the lab.


***For your convenience, BBBA member Synevo will provide a lab assistant at the event to perform quick antigen tests. If you are willing to take advantage of this offer, please come to the venue 30 minutes earlier. The cost of the test with special discount for BBBA members is 30 BGN. There is a 10% discount for BBBA members which want to take the test prior to the event in a Synevo laboratory by using code BBBA.***


BBBA will check but will not collect vaccination certificates, certificates of illness, certificates for negative or positive test results. Therefore, BBBA is not liable for collecting personal data.