“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.
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