Building up on the success of our events from 2021 and 2022, The British Bulgarian Business Association is pleased to announce our unique conference for third consecutive year – Green Business is GREAT, to celebrate successful green initiatives by British and Bulgarian companies.

When: 16 November

What time: 9:00- 13:00

Where: Hilton Sofia 

Format: live conference

This year the event will focus on three main angles which cover the ESG aspects and beyond, namely interaction among government, business, and society. 

Key-note speakers from Baringa and Shell will deliver insights and share best practices for green transition of SMEs and the UK experience of implementing and reaching green practices in general.

An official coffee reception will follow, presenting a perfect networking opportunity. 


Event will be free of charge but requires a registration below. 



9:00 - 9:30

Registration and coffee break

9:30 - 9:35

Welcome note from BBBA Chair Miroslava Kostadinova

9:35 - 9:40

Welcome note from Minister of Environment and water Julian Popov

9:40 – 9:45

Welcome note from Deputy Minister of Innovation and Growth Veselina Mincheva

9:45 – 9:50

Welcome note from Deputy Minister of Economy Nikolay Pavlov

 9:50 - 9:55

Welcome note from Deputy Minister of Energy Krasimir Nenov

9:55- 10:00

Welcome note from H.E. Rob Dixon, British Ambassador to Bulgaria

10:00 - 10:15

Keynote Presentation: Latest market and policy developments in the Southeastern European energy markets – Pavlos Trichakis, Baringa

10:15 – 10:20

Q&A Session

10:20 - 10:35

Keynote Presentation: Shell Bulgaria’s small steps in the energy transition journey by Nikolay Bogdanov, Trade Director, Shell

10:35- 10:40

Q&A Session

10:40- 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00- 11:30

Panel discussion- From Burden to Brilliance

Moderator: Barry Brand, Dare to Care More


- Asen Charllyiski, Bankers without Boundaries

 - Georgi Gavazov, Black Sea Catch

- Simona Tencheva, Argent Group

- Todor Ianev, Janev and Janev

11:30- 11:40

Q&A Session

11:40- 12:10

Panel discussion –Interaction between business, government and society

Moderator: Tim Buisseret, British Embassy  


- Boni Mansi, Hilton

 - Zdravko Slavov, Baringa

 - Katerina Novakova, Wolf Theiss

Liliya Goranova, SeeNews


Q&A Session


Final remarks and wrap up

About the Keynote speakers: 

Pavlos Trichakis

Pavlos is a Partner in the Energy & Resources practice at Baringa.  He has over 17 years of experience in consulting, industry and academia, advising energy companies, financial institutions, regulators and Government on a broad range of commercial and strategic issues relating to the European power and gas markets.  

Pavlos leads Baringa’s energy market advisory work in Southern Europe, having advised on over 50 high profile transactions related to the Energy Transition in the region during his time at the firm.  

He holds a PhD in Electrical Power Systems from the Durham Energy Institute.

Nikolay Bogdanov

Nikolay Bogdanov is Commercial director in Shell Bulgaria since March 2022. He leads Shell service stations business towards sustainable and profitable operations in line with the needs and expectations of the customers. He manages a highly committed team focused on delivery of excellent operational standards, high customer satisfaction and solid return on investments. 

His career in Shell started in 1995 opening one of the first Shell service stations as a Station manager, later he gained experience in various positions at Shell, some of which are Sales Manager Fleet Solutions, Global SAP Implementation coordinator Shell CEE (Bulgaria, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland), Category Manager, Retail Manager and Territory Manager at Shell Bulgaria.

In the period 2011 - 2018 he worked on different sales positions at Metro Cash and Carry Bulgaria delivering high scale projects including Franchising network of 1500 stores under the brand “Моят Магазин”/”My shop”.

Nikolay Bogdanov’s education includes Master program of Erickson College International, Professional Diploma in Marketing in CIM The Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and University degree from Technical University Varna, Bulgaria.

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