Trade Winds Forum & Trade Mission 2017: largest U.S. trade mission to Bulgaria in the last decade

Trade Winds Forum & Trade Mission 2017 – Connect to Business Opportunities in Southeast Europe:  The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supported the U.S. Department of Commerce in organizing the largest U.S. trade mission to Bulgaria in the last decade!

Trade Winds, the largest annual U.S. government-led trade mission, brought 20 U.S. companies from 13 states to Bulgaria from October 15-17 of 2017, to connect them to promising business opportunities and new leads.

Southeast European countries are investing in infrastructure and market development and represent an opportunity for U.S. companies to increase sales and find a strategic foothold to grow in Europe. The Southeast Europe 2017 Trade Wind’s first stop, from October 15-17, was in Sofia, Bulgaria where the Commercial Service provided 20 U.S. SME exporters with over 160 B2B meetings, several field trips, three networking events to include a reception hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce, a networking reception at the Ambassador’s residence and a Country Briefing by U.S. Ambassador Eric Rubin.

The trade mission consisted of companies from the automotive, agribusiness, construction, cosmetics, energy, environmental technologies, healthcare, IT, safety & security, water and waste water sectors.

During AmCham’s reception, Petar Ivanov, Executive Director of AmCham Bulgaria welcomed the visiting guests and assured them of the excellent business opportunities in a number of sectors, the improving business environment in Bulgaria and the great synergy between AmCham and the Department of Commerce teams in Sofia. Furthermore, Mr. Ivanov promoted the advocacy work of AmCham and how both U.S. and Bulgarian members benefit from the many services we offer to make members journey smoother.

For more information about the participating companies please visit here

If you would like to get in touch with any of the U.S. companies please contact the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service in Sofia at: [email protected] and [email protected]