Bulgaria as the Newest Top Nearshoring Destination

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Bulgaria as the Newest Top Nearshoring Destination

Date(s) - 30/07/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We have the pleasure to invite you to the upcoming conference organized by the InvestBulgaria Agency / IBA / in association with the Bilateral Trade and Industrial Chambers. The event will be held online on July 30, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.

The subject of the discussion will be: “Bulgaria as the newest top destination for nearshoring”. Participants in the discussions will be Mr. Stamen Yanev – Executive Director of IBA, representatives of the Bilateral Trade and Industrial Chambers as well as business representatives.

 The registration deadline is July 28, 2020.

Join in the day of the conference Thursday, July 30, 2020 through the personalized link that will be sent to you by Zoom, via an automatic message that will be generated in response to your pre-registration online.

Survey on nearshoring potential

The main goal of this initiative is to position Bulgaria as an excellent destination for relocation of production and services in the process of shortening supply chains.

In order to be able to find out more about the resources and needs on the market for potential nearshoring projects, we present to your attention the following questionnaire. Your answers will give us quality feedback to plan our next joint steps.


10:00Start of the conference by the moderators:
Vessela Todorova-Mosettig, Director, The French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Daniel Kiryakov, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria
10:05Official opening
Stamen Yanev, Executive Director of Invest Bulgaria Agency
The state policy and measurements for supporting the business at dealing with the consequences of the corona virus crisis. The opportunities for Bulgaria as a Nearshoring destination.
10:20Presentation of the new PR video of IBA “MOVE TO BE MOVED”
10:25Bostjan Skalar, Executive director of the World Associat ion of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA).
The world trends and the new strategies for investments.
10:40Presentations of representatives of the Bilateral trade and industrial chambers .
11:40Discussion with questions from the business
12:00Conference Closing
The moderators sum-up the highlights of the discussion

Key note speaker

Bostjan Skalar is born in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is currently serving as a CEO of World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). It is the umbrella organization of worldwide investment promotion agencies established in 1995 in Geneva under auspices of UNCTAD. Previously he served as a Director of new Slovenian Public Agency for Promotion of Investment, Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and Tourism (SPIRIT). He got a mandate from then Government and has successfully merged together agencies for Investment and Internationalization, Tourism and Technology and optimized organizational, employment and financial structure in the new agency.

He studied in the Faculty of Economics in Maribor, Slovenia where he graduated in marketing. He has also graduated in Faculty of Organizational Sciences in Kranj, Slovenia in Human Resources management.  He has over 20 years of management experience and is one of the global leaders in investment promotion area with a private-sector focus. His vast experiences in different fields from private to public sector give him a global overview on current business and geopolitical trends that influences the flows of FDI.

Agenda in English and Bulgarian