Yambol Economic Forum 2016

One city - many opportunities

20 - 21 June 2016


Preliminary Program

20 June 2016 (Monday),

Day of the Holy Spirit – Official Day of Yambol


15:30 – 16:00 Registration


16:00 – 16:40 Opening Session

  • Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria (tbc)
  • Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
  • Bojidar Loukarsky, Minister of Economy
  • Georgi Slavov, Mayor of Yambol Municipality
  • Ognian Zlatev, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria
  • Tony Thompson, Country Manager for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, Europe and Central Asia
  • Representative of the general sponsor of YEF 2016

Moderator: Georgi Tabakov, Chairman of Bulgaria Economic Forum


16:40 - 17:45  The Business Climate in Bulgaria and in Yambol Region

  • Stamen Yanev, Executive Director of Invest Bulgaria Agency: The business climate in Bulgaria and investment attraction policies
  • Georgi Slavov, Mayor of Yambol Municipality: Presentation of the investment profile and potential of Yambol and Yambol region
  • Roberto Mascali, Director “Confindustria – Bulgaria"
  • Ekkehard Neureither, Member of Bulgarian-Nordic Chamber of Commerce

 Moderator: Georgi Tabakov, Chairman of Bulgaria Economic Forum


17:45 – 18:00  Discussion on the presented topics


20:00   Official Reception on the occasion of the Official Day of Yambol (20 June 2016 – Holy Spirit Day (Whitsuntide)) and the Opening of Yambol Economic Forum 2016, hosted by Mr. Georgi Slavov, Mayor of Yambol Municipality


21 June 2016 (Tuesday)


9:30 – 11:30   Yambol - business opportunities in key sectors

  • Desislava Taneva, Minister of agriculture and food: Business opportunities within the Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020
  • Lyuben Petrov, Deputy Minister of Economy: Issues related to the foreign trade regime 
  • Marieta Zaharieva, Executive Director of Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency: SMEs promotion policies

Moderator: Stoycho Stoychev, Chairman of the Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry


11:30 – 11:45   Coffee break


11:45 – 13:20 Opportunities for business initiatives in Yambol municipality. Discussion between the business and the opperational programmes:

      • OP "Innovation and competitiveness 2014-2020”
      • OP "SME Initiative 2014-2020”
      • OP  "Human resources development 2014-2020
      • The Programmes COSME and HORIZON 2020
  • Ivelina Peneva, General Director, General Directorate “European Funds for Competitiveness”
  • Elena Petrova, Chief expert, "Regional management and control" Department, GD "EFIPP, MLSP
  • Representative of “Yazaki Bulgaria”
  • Roma Budriene, General Manager, Yazaki Bulgaria
  • Irena Boynovska, National coordinator of the offices of Ms Eva Paunova, MEP: The opportunities for the SMEs within the Programmes COSME and HORIZON 2020

 Moderator: Stoycho Stoychev, Chairman of the Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry


13:20 - 13:30   Closing Session

13:30 - 14:30   Lunch


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On 20 June 2016 – 10:00 – 11:00

On 21 June 2016 – 14:00 – 15:00 


The participation requires registration and it is FREE of charge! 

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