AmCham Bulgaria is Ready to Cooperate with the New Government

  • AmCham Bulgaria is ready to cooperate with the new Government in various areas, incl. Rule of Law, Energy Transformation, Healthcare, Digital Economy and Innovation
  • The Chamber sees mutual priorities and shared vision with the new government of Bulgaria
  • It has developed fact-based studies that can contribute to sector improvement, efficiency, and transparency

On December 15th, 2021 AmCham Bulgaria organized a Business Meeting with H.E. Herro Mustafa, Ambassador of the United State of America to Bulgaria in their new format “AmCham Executive Club”. The event was attended by over 100 members in person, U.S. Embassy staff, and media. All current health regulations for public gatherings were strictly observed.

The meeting was opened by Olivier Marquette, AmCham Bulgaria President.

Olivier Marquette, President of AmCham Bulgaria

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to send a message to the new government. We are ready and we are willing to partner with them on many sector policies. We have got lots of mutual priorities and we have some shared vision. Only together – business and government – we can strive for efficiency, transparency, and anti-corruption to unleash Bulgaria’s growth potential. AmCham can provide expertise and solutions in sectors such as healthcare, energy, digital transformation, innovation, and more.

AmCham’s Sector Studies

For example, the Chamber will continue to advocate for its “Healthcare as an Investment” Report. Its holistic philosophy and balanced measures present a clear strategic view on how our healthcare system can be more efficient, transparent, and digitalized, how it can save lives with prevention and innovative medicine.

With regard to the decarbonization of the Bulgarian electricity system, the Chamber is preparing a comprehensive study. It is factual, data-based, non-partisan, and non-biased. It will contain two large-scale scenarios which will present how the Bulgarian energy mix could be transformed to meet the European climate targets. It will be presented to the government and the public in January 2022.

Innovation and startup ecosystem development is an initiative that will aim at creating a network that will connect start-ups, academia, and financial partners.

Ambassador Mustafa’s Remarks
H.E. Herro Mustafa, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria

“The United States and Bulgaria have sown the seeds for a deep and multifaceted partnership that is going to bring greater opportunity, security, and prosperity to our citizens.  The key to the path forward is Investment, Innovation, and Integration,” she said before the AmCham membership and media.

“The United States and Bulgaria are investing together in our future. Our two nations’ success hinges on investing in infrastructure, investing in human capital, investing in good governance, and investing in new and promising sectors of the economy. These critical investments will not only help us turn the corner from the COVID pandemic, but also position our countries for long-term stability and prosperity,” she added.

The event was organized with the support of:
See HERE picture gallery from the event.

AmCham Bulgaria Priorities 2021-2022

In September 2021, the AmCham Board reconfirmed its four priority areas:

  • Regional and Transatlantic Advocacy.
  • Sustainable Business Climate and Investments.
  • Digital Economy and Innovation.
  • Human Capital Development.

On top of them we have two imperatives that are the fuel for all priorities above – these are Rule of Law and our continuous engagement with the members.

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