Bulgarian-Ukrainian business forum with bilateral meetings, April 25, 2024

The Executive Agency for the Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises (EAPSME), together with the Bulgarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and the support of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), organize a Bulgarian-Ukrainian business forum with bilateral meetings, which will be held on April 25, 2024 in "Vasil Levski" hall of the "Hyatt Regency Sofia" hotel in the city of Sofia.

According to NSI of Bulgaria data for 2023, the bilateral trade between Bulgaria and Ukraine exceeded USD 1 billion. dollars, but there is a decrease of 14.3%, compared to the realized in the same period of the previous year. Bulgarian exports to Ukraine increased by 50.6% and reached USD 537.5 million, and imports from Ukraine to Bulgaria amounted to USD 483.5 million. dollars, registering a 42.0% decline compared to the first half of 2022.

The event on April 25 aims to expand trade and economic ties between the two countries, as well as create prerequisites for the establishment of new contacts between entrepreneurs and companies, given the complex and at the same time dynamic situation in Ukraine. Topics related to post-war reconstruction and the opportunities that European funds will provide to Ukraine for the reconstruction of the economy and infrastructure will be discussed before the Bulgarian business. The geographical proximity of our two countries through the Black Sea, as well as cultural and historical features provide an excellent opportunity to build lasting partnerships, expand traditionally good cooperation and create successful joint businesses.

The business forum will provide an opportunity for representatives of Bulgarian enterprises from the sectors: ICT, including fintech and modern technologies, energy, food industry and agriculture, logistics and infrastructure to meet new potential partners, as well as to make direct contacts with enterprises from Ukraine.

I hereby have the pleasure of inviting you to take part in the upcoming Bulgarian-Ukrainian Business Forum with bilateral meetings, which will be held on April 25, 2024, Vasil Levski Hall, Hyatt Regency Sofia Hotel, Sofia. A program of the event, as well as information about Ukrainian companies, will be sent to those who have registered.

In case of interest, registration of the event profile at www.b2bconnect.bg should be done by April 22, 2024.

If you need assistance and have additional questions, you can contact the BCCI, Directorate "International Cooperation and International Organizations" on tel.: 02 8117 494, 8117 489 or e-mail: m.markova@bcci.bg.