Bulgaria Economic Forum is a non-profit legal entity founded in 1998 with the main objectives to promote the business environment of Bulgaria and Southeast Europe to potential foreign investors and to facilitate the dialogue between government and business.

It currently has 42 members which are key stakeholders in Bulgarian economical and social life. Among them industrial chambers and associations, private companies, financial institutions, public organizations, etc.




BEF organizes various local, national and international forums dedicated to important economic issues. Those forums are venues where business representatives meet, exchange opinions and create useful contacts. Up to now BEF has organised more than 40 events among which are:


Besides the economic forums, BEF organises also promotional and information campaigns for companies, social events, seminars and trainings.

Among the main activities of BEF is implementation of EU and other donors financed projects. All projects, implemented by BEF, are in different ways related to improving business conditions as well as building and enhancing business capacities. Our team is quailified in vocational education and training for young graduates and young workers from all over EU under ERAMSUS + programme.




If your company is planning a corporate event Bulgaria Economic Forum can be of service.

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will successfully plan and produce your next corporate event. We are offering the following services:

Pre-Event Services:

  • Event Planning
  • Budget Development and Management
  • Researching and Selecting Site Locations and Venues
  • Developing/Designing Space and Venue Floor Plan 
  • Negotiating services and arrangements with suppliers 
  • Speakers Management
  • Attendee Registration (including sending invitations)
  • Air and Hotel Reservations
  • Social Events (Cocktails, concerts, business-breakfasts…)
  • Meeting Materials and Audiovisuals
  • Entertainment Booking and Coordination
  • Coordination of Media and PR campaign of the event
On-Site Management Services:
  • RegistrationDistribution of Welcome Packages (bags, folders….)
  • Hospitality/Information Desk
  • Social Events
  • On-Site Technical Management
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Bulgaria Economic Forum provides  a complex service including all stages of the grant funding project cycle

Funding research

Our team offers individual consulting adapted to the specific needs of your organisation.

Our experts can:

  • determine what funding programs are appropriate for your company/organisation and idea
  • give you the latest information about the requirements and application procedures
  • describe the necessary steps to apply for financing
  • select the most appropriate partner for your project


Project preparation

Our experts will navigate you in the requirements and conditions of the selected program and will prepare the project documentation for you.

Our experts can:

  • prepare the main application documents - application forms and budget
  • advise you about the activities and expenditures to be included in the project proposal
  • complete all the necessary documents according to the programme requirements
  • offer assistance throughout the whole process - from project preparation to its approval and financial disbursement


Project management

The proper management of the project is crucial  for the successful  implementation of  the planned activities and proper spending of the budget.

Our experts can:

  • prepare project implementation plan
  • prepare tender documentation and to assist you in the successful implementation of procurement procedures
  • prepare intermediate and final reports
  • keep the project file according to the programme requirements
  • assist you in all project activities

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Bulgaria Economic Forum is qualified in monitoring and organizing work experience and youth mobility projects, placing students, young graduates and young workers from all over the EU in corresponding companies on internships. Our activities are backed up by vast network of partners’ organizations and companies.

We offer vocational training and guidance, language training, professional seminars and high quality internship placements for young workers and graduates.

Explore intern and vocational education and training opportunities in Bulgaria from the following areas:

  • Accountancy and Consultancy
  • Administration and Secretarial
  • Arts and Design
  • Beauty and Hairdressing
  • Crafts (all)
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Environment
  • Event organization
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Horticulture and Animal
  • Hotel, Catering and Leisure
  • Graphics industry, publishing
  • Health and Social Care
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Languages
  • Management
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Media and Journalism
  • Mechanics
  • Performing art
  • Research and Development
  • Trade and International commerce
  • Transports
  •  Travel and Tourism

There could be areas that we have missed out. If you are interested in some other subject not covered please get back to us.


Internship and VET quality services

Partners and participants of our internship programme will have access to the following quality services:

  • Constant availability of BEF team to support participants
  • Presentation/welcoming session
  • Training courses
  • Organization of social activities, cultural visits and tourist packages all over Bulgaria
  • Individual introduction of participants to the companies
  • Issuing of “BEF placement certificate”
  • Europass certification assistance
  • Middle and final evaluation
  • Final report of conducted activities
  • Dissemination activities: organization of press conference and communication to mass-media
  • 24 hours a day /7 days a week emergency assistance

Due to our professional experience we have built a network of local and national partners who provide the following services: accommodation, placement training, linguistics, social, cultural and integration planning, tutoring and project assessment


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It is the first business portal for SE Europe, developed and maintained inside the region and providing information for the region. It provided daily business and political news from the countries in the region, reports and analyses on the economic environment in SE Europe, links to investment and business related web sites. 
Web-sites providing information for the events, organized by BEF – programme, online-registration, sponsors: - International Business Forum "Investments in the Environment for a Better Quality of Life" - Regional Economic Forum "Maritsa", named after the River Maritsa (Evros, Meric) which flows in three neighbouring countries: Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. - Financial Exhibition
During the years BEF has published the following issues: 

Southeast Europe Investment Guide
(First edition – 2000, latest edition 2007)
First edition – 2000, latest edition 2007
The Guide presented a snapshot of the 11 countries geographically comprising SEE Europe. It integrated the existing business information resources in the region and provided easily accessible, accurate and reliable information in a standardized format, thus efficiently addressing the practical needs of those interested in making business and investing in the region. It also served the needs of the local business community to explore business opportunities in SE Europe. 
The Guide highlighted the strengths of the region as a whole and provided information for each country on:
  • Statistics
  • Country Profiles
  • Audit, Accounting & Taxation
  • Establishing business
  • Foreign exchange regimes
  • Investment opportunities
  • Free Trade Agreements
The Guide was distributed to potential and existing investors, companies, public institutions, embassies.

- The Southeast Europe Business Magazine “The Region” (Quaterly edition covering Southeast Europe key economic and political issues.) 
It was a Quaterly edition covering Southeast Europe key economic and political issues. It contained news, opinions, interview, specific topic of the edition, investments section, management section, EU integration, regional projects, stock exchanges, markets guide, case studies and regional analyses, etc. It used to be distributed to companies, potential foreign investors, major hotels, government and non-government organizations, diplomatic missions, Bulgarian trade missions abroad, audience at BEF events.
Annual Financial Reports