Event Resources


Date(s) - 09/04/2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

InterContinental Sofia

AmCham Members and Bulgarian companies, looking to expand their businesses in  the United States, are invited to register for the Conference.

Why USA?

With an annual GDP of $20 trillion and population of over 325 million, the United States is the world’s most attractive consumer market, offering unmatched diversity, a thriving culture of innovation, and the most productive workforce. Companies of all sizes – from startups to multinationals – can find the ideas, resources, and market to succeed and grow.



9:00 – 09:30 Registration and welcome coffee

9:30 – 10:00 Opening Remarks

     Olivier Marquette, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

     Emil Karanikolov, Minister of Economy of Republic of Bulgaria

     Justin Friedman, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

10:00 – 10:40 Panel 1: Opportunities for Business and Investments in the U.S.


Jana Dorband, Regional Senior Investment Specialist, SelectUSA, US Embassy Berlin

Gregory O’Connor, Regional Senior Commercial Officer, US Embassy Bucharest

Petar T. Ivanov, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

10:40 – 11:00   Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 Panel 2: Bulgaria in the US from the Business Prospective


Ivo Konstantinov, First Secretary, Commercial Officer, Bulgarian Embassy to the USA

Krasen Kyurkchiev, CEO, Ficosota

Kiril Petkov, CEO, ProViotic

Ivan Kalibatsev, Member of the Board, Philicon

Irina Staneva, Investment Manager and Board Member of Walltopia

Ivaylo Slavov, CEO, Bulpros

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch & Networking

13:30 – 15:00 Panel 3: Key Aspects of Doing Business in the United States


Marchella Abrasheva, Regional Managing Director SEE, Kantar TNS

Peter Mitev, Co-founder and CEO, Chaos Group

Ivan Bogev, CEO, EWC Holding Group

Milena Videnova, Managing Director, Coface Bulgaria

Sevdalin Spasov, CEO, M Holding

Ivelina Minkova, Shipping & Export Coordinator, Malincho Inc.

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:30 Panel 4: Key Aspects of Doing Business in the United States 2

Atanas Sabev, Tax Manager, PwC Bulgaria

Omourtag Petkov, Partner, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Svetoslav Pintev, Treasury and Trade Solution Head, Citibank Europe Plc., Bulgaria Branch

Iglika Yordanova, Managing Partner, Colliers International

Vassil Spassov, Consular Section, U.S. Embassy in Sofia

Participation is complimentary for one company representative from AmCham Members and from  Bulgarian companies looking to expand in the U.S.

Additional guests will be charged with member fee of 50 BGN (VAT excluded) and with non-member 80 BGN (VAT excluded)

To attend the event, please register ONLINE  by April 4th, 2019. Registration is now closed!



The one-day forum will gather high-level US and Bulgarian government officials, representatives from the international and local businesses from the region, members of the AmChams SEE network, international organizations, media to explore business opportunities in the United States, as well as latest policy & commerce global trends.

With the support of:

Sponsorship Opportunities


For contact and more information, please, email [email protected]


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