In light of recent developments, the BBBA Board of Directors and the British Embassy in Bulgaria have taken the decision to postpone the event 'Business is GREAT'. Given the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across Bulgaria, we considered that as a precaution, this is the most sensible thing to do. We will keep you posted of the new event date as soon as possible. 

The British Embassy in Sofia and the British Bulgarian Business Association are pleased to announce our unique conference – Business is GREAT, British Success Stories in Bulgaria, to share and celebrate the success of British business practices in Bulgaria.

Date: TBC

Time: 14.00 - 20.00

Venue: San Stefano Gallery

The event will focus on good practices in HR, CSR, and Innovation imported by British companies in Bulgaria. Participants in three consecutive panels will share their experiences and advice on doing business in Bulgaria, why they chose to set up here, and how they cope with potential issues. 

An official reception will follow, presenting a perfect networking opportunity for those interested to meet the successful British businesses in Bulgaria. 

The Agenda of the event with the confirmed participants so far is: 

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Registration

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Opening remarks by HMA Emma Hopkins, Ambassador to Bulgaria, Garry Levesley, BBBA Board Chairman

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm An Introduction to Bulgaria's Investment Climate by Svetla Kostadinova, Executive Director of the Institute for Market Economics

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm A presentation of the British investments in Bulgaria by Tim Buisseret, Director Department of International Trade, Bulgaria

3:15 pm - 3:55 pm Panel on Corporate Social Responsibility

                                 Panelists: Shell, The Body Shop

3:55 pm - 4:25 pm Coffee Break

4:25 pm - 5:05 pm Panel on Best Employment Practices 

                                  Panelists: Axa Healthcare, Cleves, Financial Times, Laura Ashley

5:05 pm - 5:45 pm Panel on Innovation

                                  PanelistsGlaxoSmithKline, Helecloud, Mott MacDonald, Revolut, Rustic Reserve                               

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm - Drinks and Networking

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