“Go Global!” is the forum for Bulgarian companies looking to grow on the international market. The event is for you if you are already exporting and you are willing to take your business to the next level, or if you are just starting to think about trading abroad. 

Building on its experience in supporting Bulgarian companies to step on the UK market, the British-Bulgarian Business Association is now GOING GLOBAL!, as the new name of the game is multilateral, cross-cultural and “the sky is the limit”. The goal of the event is to provide practical advice for local companies from all industries and sizes on how to create and optimize commercial opportunities abroad.

The forum will feature some of the most successful examples of Bulgarian companies who will talk about the challenges they have faced, the risks they have taken and the doors they have opened to join the giants on the global scene.

Expert speakers, international consultants, and business leaders will share their knowhow and expertise. Forward-thinking executives will provide guidance to match great ideas with the trustworthy advisors for setting up or scaling up your export portfolio. Interactive workshops will help you decide how to choose the right markets, how to communicate effectively, how to choose the best distribution channel and to how to access financing.


8:30 - 9:00 -     Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:30 -     Welcome notes

                          Emil Karanikolov, Bulgarian Minister of Economy TBC

                          Anne-Marie Martin, Director Global Business Network, British Chambers of Commerce

                          Omourtag Petkov, Chairman British Bulgarian Business Association

                          Boyko Takov, Executive Director of Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency

9:30 - 10:10 -   Keynote speech

                         Becoming an entrepreneurial leader: Creating the foundations for pursuing global opportunities

                         Prof. Dimo Dimov, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bath School of Management

10:10 - 10:25 -  Keynote speech

                         Sectors with biggest potential for export to the UK

                         Tanya Koicheva, Head of Economic and Commercial Department,   Embassy of Bulgaria in the UK

10:30 - 11:10 - Panel discussion

                          Featuring successful Bulgarian exporters from the service sector

                          Invited companies: Discordia, Credissimo, ICB, Athlon, AFEX

11:10 - 11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:10 - Panel discussion

                          Featuring successful Bulgarian exporters from the manufacturing sector

                          Invited companies: Tesy, Amrita, Escreo, Ligna Group, BCC

12:10 - 13:30 Breakout workshops

  • Tax and Regulatory Aspects to Consider When Doing Business in/with Western Europe led by PwC;
  • How to communicate effectively on the global market led by Newtrend Agency

Please register on the button below by June 10. Attendance of the event will cost 50 BGN (excl. VAT) exclusively to BBBA members, and 80 BGN (excl. VAT) to non-members. 

*Official language will be Bulgarian, with English translation. 

For more information, sponsorship and speaker opportunities, see the attached file and contact office@bbba.bg

Join us as a sponsor to promote your services to Bulgarian exporters and help them to succeed on international markets.