Polish business delegation visited Sofia at the invitation of BCCI

A Polish business delegation from the city of Białystok visited Sofia at the invitation of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The programme of the visit was rich and included meetings with Bulgarian partners, a business forum, visits to several companies, as well as sharing of experience between the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Białystok.

During the business forum, the President of BCCI Tsvetan Simeonov emphasized that the good partnership relations between the organizations from both countries traditionally support business contacts.

Iwona Jakuszko-Dudka, Deputy Head of the Polish Embassy in Sofia, attended the event and shared that the challenges in the economic sphere in both countries are similar. Poland sympathizes with Bulgaria on its way to OECD membership. Partnership under the Three Seas Initiative is also a focus of the countries.

Witold Karczewski, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Białystok, head of the delegation, introduced the Bulgarian companies to the characteristics of the Białystok region. The region is directly affected by the military conflict in Ukraine, as cooperation with immediate neighbors and partners from Belarus and Russia is currently disrupted.

The Polish entrepreneurs got acquainted with the conditions for doing business in Sofia and the region, presented by Vladimir Gusev from the Sofia Privatization and Investment Agency. The Investment Council at BCCI was also presented.

The Polish delegation held a meeting with the Management of the Arbitration Court at BCCI. Institutional experience was shared in relation to the problems of out-of-court dispute resolution and, more specifically, their resolution through arbitration. In the subsequent discussion, similar difficulties were established for both parties in the application of extrajudicial alternative methods for dispute resolution in relations between business partners.

The joint activities of the two chambers are carried out under the EU project “International organization of Vocational Training to improve the professional qualifications of employees in Polish and Bulgarian enterprises 2021”.

A Bulgarian business delegation will visit Poland in November this year.