The Explore USA Conference will take place on April 9th, 2019 at InterContinental Sofia. The event is an opportunity for Bulgarian companies to learn more about the unique opportunities of the American market, The Explore USA Conference is a joint initiative of the Foreign Commercial Service of the Embassy of the United States of America in Bulgaria and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria.
“With such initiative AmCham Bulgaria fulfills its goal to serve its members and even wider business audience in order to provide growth opportunities and access to useful information and contacts. Also, it shows the real impact of the transatlantic relationship – between the USA and the European Union – in which Bulgaria has its significant role,” says Olivier Marquette, AmCham Bulgaria President. “We are glad that we can rely on the partnership of our colleagues from the Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Sofia. This is our joint input to support the development of Bulgarian companies from various sectors.”
Program, Topics, Speakers
The event will be opened by Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Olivier Marquette, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, and Justin Friedman, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.
The full program and registration are available here.
Opportunities for business and investments in the U.S.A. will be presented by Ms. Jana Dorband, Regional Senior Investment Specialist, SelectUSA, US Embassy Berlin and Gregory O’Connor, Regional Senior Commercial Officer, US Embassy Bucharest. The panel will be moderated by Petar T. Ivanov, Executive Director, AmCham Bulgaria who will present highlights of the Transatlantic Economy Report 2019.
The success stories of some of the Bulgarian companies that have already invested in the United States will be presented by Ivo Konstantinov, First Secretary, Commercial Officer, Bulgarian Embassy to the USA; Krasen Kyurkchiev, CEO, Ficosota; Kiril Petkov, CEO, Proviotic; Ivan Kalibatsev, CEO, Philicon; Irina Staneva, Investment Manager and Board Member of Walltopia, and Ivelina Minkova, Shipping & Export Coordinator, Malincho Inc.
Key Aspects of doing business in the USA will be covered by Marchella Abrasheva, Regional Managing Director SEE, Kantar TNS; Ivan Bogev, CEO, EWC Holding Group; Sevdalin Spasov, CEO, M Holding; Atanas Sabev, PwC Tax Manager, and Milena Videnova, Managing Director, Coface Bulgaria.
The legal perspective of doing business in the United States will be discussed by Omourtag Petkov, Partner, DGKV (Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov), and Svetoslav Pintev, Treasury and Trade Solution Head, Citibank Europe plc, Bulgaria branch.