East of England businesses who joined our trade mission to Bulgaria (5 – 8 March) learnt of the significant opportunities available within one of Europe’s fastest growing economies.
The delegation of security and training providers participated in pre – arranged business – to – business meetings with over 70 companies from Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Turkey during a matchmaking session organised by Enterprise Europe Network.
Mission members were also given an in – country briefing by the UK Trade & Investment team based at the British Embassy in Sofia. UKTI delivered an overview of the key opportunities in Bulgaria, the business climate in the Southern European country and led a discussion on EU structural funds.
Deloitte Bulgaria and a commercial partner from Stephen George International – a British architectural practice operating in Sofia, rounded off perspectives on doing business in Bulgaria and accessible incentives.
“Bulgaria represents multiple opportunities for UK firms, this mission was intended to introduce our delegates to the potential of this near – to – home market,” said EEN European Trade Advisor Mark Hofman.
“We were warmly received wherever we went, and I hope this visit has gone some way to promoting Bulgaria as an export destination for our businesses who I’m sure will be back again soon.”
HMA Jonathan Allen (pictured) also hosted a networking reception for British and Bulgarian companies at the magnificent Ambassador’s residence, and was guest of honour at the IEC International Trade Fairs Grand Opening Ceremony.
The Bulgaria trade mission was the latest in a series of visits to Emerging European markets close to home, contact us for more details.
Enterprise Europe Network has 14 offices throughout Bulgaria, contact us for more details on how we can help you trade with one of the European Union’s newest members.
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