29 March 2018, Expo Center "Flora", Primorski Park
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The event

Business Meets Local Authorities​

Organizers: CLUB CAPITAL & ICT Media

Hosted by: Burgas Municipality , Expo Center "Flora Burgas", 3 & 2 halls

With the partnership with theAssociation of commercial building owners in Bulgaria, CEIBG Burgas​

The project aims:

The project started with a pilot edition in Ruse in September 2016. In 2017 the initiative continued with organized discussions in the country - Burgas (March 30, 2017), Sofia (May 30, 2017), Varna (September 19, 2017).
The project plans to organize discussions in the country to create conditions for regional development by improvement of the local business climate. Leaders from the municipalities, business (on local and national level) and academics discuss the opportunities for stimulating the region development. Object of the discussion are the challenges that the business is facing and the needed directions for development - providing preferential conditions for the new investors, infrastructure changes for delivering attractive working conditions, opportunities for financing the business in the region, the problem with shortage of qualified specialists and tendencies for sustainable economy development.

Target cities in 2018:

« Burgas - March 29
« Varna - June 7
« Gabrovo - June 28
« Stara Zagora - September 11
« Pleven - November 29


« Representatives of the relevant departments in the municipality;
« Business representatives - locally and from the country;
« The academic leadership of the universities and specialized schools in the region;


  • Dimitar Nikolov

    Dimitar Nikolov Mayor, Municipality of Burgas

  • Valcho Cholakov

    Valcho Cholakov Governor of Burgas Region

  • Krasimir Stoychev

    Krasimir Stoychev Deputy Mayor of the Finance, Budget and Economy, Burgas Municipality

  • Eng. Chanka Koralska

    Eng. Chanka Koralska Deputy Mayor of building, investments and regional development, Burgas Municipality

  • Nikolay Tsotsomanski

    Nikolay Tsotsomanski Head of Investments planing' Department, Burgas Municipality

  • Stoyan Karanenov

    Stoyan Karanenov President of CEIBG Burgas

  • Dragomir Markov

    Dragomir Markov Member of the Association of Commercial Building Owners in Bulgaria and Manager of Burgas Plaza Shopping Center

    Since 2005 started his carrier in the Real Estate Asset management of commercial projects for various investment funds, financial institutions and private equity investors. Duties include overall management of the companies, leasing and negotiations with tenants, rent collection, marketing of the projects, property and facility management, overall management of the assets/companies under management.
  • Prof. Milen Baltov, Phd

    Prof. Milen Baltov, Phd Vice-Rector of Research and International Partnership, Burgas Free University

  • Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Mitkova

    Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Mitkova Rector, Prof. Assen Zlatarov University

    Magdalena Mitkova is an Associated Professor, rector of the "Prof. Dr Assen Zlatarov" University. She graduated in the University "Prof. Dr Assen Zlatarov in the specialty "Technology of organic synthesis". Her teaching experience is associated with the department "Technology of organic synthesis", where she has worked as assistant, senior assistant, chief assistant, and associated professor. After restructuring of departments in the "Prof. Dr Assen Zlatarov" University she has been manager of the department "Organic chemical technologies", and currently she is manager of the department "Organic chemical technologies and chemical engineering". From 2007 to 2015 she has been Vice Rector International Relations of "Prof. Dr Assen Zlatarov University". In this period of time she has managed three projects under the operating programme "Development of humain resources, one project under the operating programme "Competitiveness", and has taken part in three other projects. She is an author of more than 60 papers and has more than 60 citations.
  • Ognyan Georgiev

    Ognyan Georgiev Editor, Capital


10:30 - 11:00 Registration (3 hall)

11:00 - 11:20 Official Opening
                             Dimitar Nikolov
, Mayor, Municipality of Burgas
                             Welcome Speech
                             Valcho Cholakov, Governor of Burgas Region
                             Providing Data for the Region Business Profile
                             Moderator: Ognyan Georgiev, Editor, Captial

11:20 - 12:20 SESSION 1. Strategy and Direction for Burgas' Development

Strategies and policies for the region development;
What can the local authorities offer to the investors, what are the opportunities for more effective cooperation with the business and what are the planes for business development of the region;
Providing attractive living conditions
(developing the transport network - urban transport, bicycles, conditions for cultural and social life) according the very increasing demands of the high qualified staff;

« Krasimir Stoychev, Deputy Mayor of the Finance, Budget and Economy, Burgas Municipality

« Eng. Chanka Koralska, Deputy Mayor of Building, Investments and Regional Development, Burgas Municipality

« Nikolay Tsotsomanski, Head of Investments planing' Department, Burgas Municipality

« Stoyan Karanenov, president of CEIBG Burgas

« Dragomir Markov, Member of the Association of Commercial Building Owners in Bulgaria and Manager of Burgas Plaza Shopping Center

12:20 - 13:00 SESSION 2. How to Create, Attract and Keep Qualified Specialist in Burgas

Rising the competitiveness of the region by technology innovations;

Stimulating educational initiatives to train the young specialists according the requirements and aims of the business in the region;
Attracting new specialists;

« Assoc. Prof. Magdalena Mitkova, Rector, Prof. Dr. 'Assen Zlatarov' University

« Prof. Milen Baltov, Phd, Vice-Rector of Research and International Partnership, Burgas Free University

« Business Representative

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking Opportunities


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