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AmCham Quality Management Working Group, January 8th

08.01.2015

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16:30 - 18:00h

American Corner, Sofia City Library, 4A Slaveikov Sq. Sofia
AMCHAM QUALITY MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP cordially invites you to a working meeting on January 8th (Thursday), 2015 American ...
   

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Past Events & Activities

 

  

09.12.2014 Plamen Zhechev of Cisco Systems Bulgaria Enters AmCham BoD

The General Assembly elected Plamen Zhechev of Cisco Systems Bulgaria at its meeting on December 8th, 2014 held at the Novotel Sofia. Mr. Zhechev has more than 10 years of experience in the field of information technologies and high-tech industry. Most of his professional career was in a multinational corporate environment with focus on developing the business for top American high-tech giants in the country.

   

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03.12.2014 TTIP Forum Elaborates on Benefits for SME-s and Consumers on both Sides of the Atlantic

Economy experts calculated that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will boost the EU economic growth up to 119 billion EUR annually, said the Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva at the conference titled “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Perspective” organized on December 2, 2014 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, US Embassy in Bulgaria, Confindustria Bulgaria, The Embassy of Italy in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI).

   

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25.11.2014 AmCham Thanksgiving Dinner Raises 55, 000 BGN

The AmCham Thanksgiving community dinner held on November 24th, 2014 collected 55, 000 BGN in total from open bid, silent auction, raffle, dinner fees and members’ donations. The funds are designated for “Get ready to succeed” program and “We Can” fund of Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation (BCAF). The auction and raffle items are raised for scholarships in favor of orphan students in secondary schools and universities.

   

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Today's News

  

Topic of the Day

19.12.2014

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Controversial Changes to Pension Insurance

The Bulgarian Parliament is to discuss the proposed controversial changes to pension insurance on Friday. Debates between trade unions and employers' organisations led to the right of free choice between making contributions to the National Social Security Institute (NOI) or the universal pension funds, Darik radio reports, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Politics

19.12.2014

No Talks Yet On Gas Hub At Border with Bulgaria, Turkey’s Ambassador Says

No discussions have been held with Turkey about the potential construction of a gas distribution hub on its border with Bulgaria, Turkey’s Ambassador in Sofia Suleyman Gokce said on Thursday. In an interview with Bulgaria On Air TV station Gokce was asked whether a gas hub could be built on Turkey’s border with Bulgaria for possible distribution of Russian gas to Europe under Russia’s plan to build a pipeline to Turkey across the Black Sea to replace the cancelled South Stream project that would have had EU member Bulgaria as entry point for deliveries, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Economy

19.12.2014

Nearly BGN 4 mln to be invested in Bulgaria’s infrastructure: PM

“As I just talked to the President of the European Commission (EC) and the announcement must have been published by now on the website of the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications, but this is our OP Transport: EUR 800 million will be allocated for roads. These are the Struma, Hemus [motorways], the Shipka Peak tunnel; EUR 400 million is provided for the subway [in the capital Sofia] and BGN 1.6 billion for the railroads, Focus wrote.

   

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Business

18.12.2014

When a tough history becomes your asset: Bulgaria's plan to be a major force in technology

Bulgaria may be among the poorest members of the European Union, but its efforts in the IT sector are beginning to pay off: the fastest developing local company has a revenue growth rate of over 300 percent in the last five years. Meanwhile, this year marked the beginning of the American dream for one Bulgarian startup founded in a dorm room: it was bought for $260m by a US company, a remarkable success for the local market, ZDNet wrote.

   

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International

19.12.2014

EU needs 'long-term' Russia strategy, says Donald Tusk

The EU needs a long-term strategy on Russia instead of simply reacting to events, the new EU summit chairman Donald Tusk has said. Mr Tusk said he had been "really moved" by the leaders' discussion of the Ukraine crisis, BBC wrote. Earlier, the EU tightened sanctions against Russia over its support for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine. "We need a plan for years… we're not too optimistic, we have to be realistic," Mr Tusk said.

   

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Announcements

 

  

18.12.2014

Select USA Investment Summit, 23-24 March 2015

What does the Summit offer? Unique networking opportunities and online matchmaking Insights from high-profile CEOs and U.S. government leaders Break-out sessions with practical information about issues, trends, and resources A trade show featuring the connections investors need at U.S. state, regional and local economic development organizations

   

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08.12.2014

Forum: Bulgaria and the World in Development. Business Environment, Finance and Investment

Date: 9th December, 2014

   

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Member Updates

 

 

18.12.2014

Christmas Brunch at Kempinski Sofia

Why not celebrate Christmas with a delicious festive brunch while the snow falls gently over the Japanese Garden.

   

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16.12.2014

Ski Season 2014-2015 in Bansko officially started

This year’s official opening of the ski season in Bansko took place last Saturday, 13 December, bringing together both local and international winter sports lovers for a whole day of fun, entertainment and festivities. As every year, the organisers of the event surprised the audience with plenty of engaging activities for everyone, including games, competitions with appealing prizes, a music programme and festive fireworks, just to name a few. Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko again welcomed the official guests and VIPs of the event.

   

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16.12.2014

Premier Fusion!

The 3rd Premier Gastronomy Festival was organized with great success for the third consecutive year from Premier Luxury Mountain Resort in Bansko.

   

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15.12.2014

New Year’s Eve 1915 at Grand Hotel Sofia

Celebrate in Grand Hotel Sofia New Year’s Eve 1915!...2015...when time flows backwards!

   

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10.12.2014

KempinSKI holiday in Bansko

   

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10.12.2014

"From Genoa to Barcelona" New Year's Eve Party at Hilton Sofia

Welcome the New Year in style at Hilton Sofia. This year we will enchant you with a culinary trip from Genoa to Barcelona and an exciting DJ party! Join us for an impressive ambiance and sensational culinary offers at Seasons Restaurant and Artists Bar, before ringing in the New Year by dancing till dawn.

   

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10.12.2014

Advent & Christmas at Hilton Sofia

Don’t miss the generous buffet at our Advent brunches with appetizing delicacies from the kitchen and pastry shop, inspired by the festivities.Treat yourself and your loved ones this Christmas with a fabulous Christmas brunch at our festive venues.

   

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