Explore U.S. Conference

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Explore U.S. Conference


1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

AmCham Bulgaria and the Small and Medium Size Promotion Agency (SMEPA) are organizing the Explore U.S. Conference 2022 to present the opportunities before Bulgarian entrepreneurs that plan to start and develop business in the United States.

New Venue: Sofia Hotel Balkan, 1, St. Nedelya Sqr., Sredets Hall


13:00 – 13:30 Registration and Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:20 Opening Remarks
  • Olivier Marquette, President, AmCham Bulgaria
  • Aleksandar Poulev, Minister of Innovations and Growth, Republic of Bulgaria
  • Nikola Stoyanov, Minister of Economy and Industry, Republic of Bulgaria
  • Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State
  • Boyko Takov, Executive Director, Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency
14:20 – 15:30 Panel 1: Scaling Up: Opportunities for Business and Investments in the U.S.   
  • Omar Oweiss, Contractor Support for SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce/ International Trade Administration, Washington DC
  • Ivo Konstantinov, AmCham Bulgaria U.S. Office Director, Washington D.C.
  • H.E. Georgi Panayotov, Bulgarian Ambassador to the U.S.А.

15:30 – 16:00   Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Panel 2: Bulgaria in the U.S. from the Business Perspective

Moderator: Ivo Konstantinov

17:00 – 18:30 Break-out Practical Sessions

Sectors on Focus: ICT, Digital Health, Environmental Technology

Success Stories and Business Tips.

  • Plamen Tsekov, Chair of the Board, ScaleFocus
  • Dimitar Dekov, founder, B-Eye
  • Nikola Apostolov, Business Development Manager, Tiger Technology

Moderator: Milko Minev, Commercial Advisor, U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria.

Sectors on Focus: Food & Beverages

Success stories&

  • Ventsislava Stoycheva, Owner and General Manager, ORYX TIM Ltd.

Moderator: Ivo Konstantinov, AmCham Bulgaria U.S. Office Director, Washington DC

17:45 – 18:30 SESSION 2.2: Potential versus Reality

Focus on Logistics & Transport,  Construction Materials, Furniture, Beauty & Skincare, Automotive Components, Nutritional Supplement

  • Karla Klincheva, and Sandra Klincheva, Co-owners, More Noir
  • Simeon Stoilov, Managing Director, SILO Global

About the event

„Project № BG16RFOP002-2.052-0001 “Supporting the internationalization of Bulgarian enterprises through organisation of trade missions, business forums, conferences, brokerage events and bilateral meetings”.

The participation is complimentary for all interested companies – AmCham members and Bulgarian SMEs