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Discover Bulgaria

Wednesday 13th January 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

We would like to introduce you to one of the emerging markets of Eastern Europe – Bulgaria.

Come and join us for a market brief, and learn more about the country’s economic and political status, its business environment, and partnership opportunities. 

Our presenters - Tim Buisseret, Country Director for the UK’s Department for International Trade in Bulgaria, and Julian Mihov, Chair of the BBBA Trade Committee and PwC Client Development Leader for CEE, will show you Bulgaria as the hot spot for business in the European Union.

Bulgaria has much potential for business development, offering 3-4% pA GDP growth, a stable and predictable economic climate, flat 10% corporate and personal income tax, access to EU funding, and growing disposable income. The low cost base and availability of a skilled, multi-lingual workforce makes Bulgaria highly attractive as an investment destination. Starting a business with an office or through a partner is easy and cost-effective.

Additionally, Bulgaria has a very strong expat community, which has its role in creating a welcoming business atmosphere to newcomers from the UK, in paving the road for business development in Bulgaria. 

Finally, we would like to stress on the role of the British Bulgarian Business Association as a facilitator of bilateral relations between Bulgaria and the UK. 

Date: Wednesday 13th January 2021 - 10.00am - 11.00am   
Cost: Members £20.00 + VAT   Non-Members £40.00 + VAT

  9.45 -  Registration 
10.00 -  Welcome from Essex Chamber of Commerce 
10.05 -  
Presentation by Tim Buisseret, Country Director for the UK’s Department for International Trade in Bulgaria
10.25 -  Presentation by Julian Mihov, Chair of the BBBA Trade Committee and PwC Client Development Leader for CEE
10.45 -  Q&A's & Summary
11.00 -  Webinar closes

Tim Buisseret is the Bulgaria Country Director for the Department for International Trade, based at the British Embassy in Sofia.

He has lived and worked in Bulgaria for twenty years, primarily in the telecoms sector, including several years as General Manager of Mobikom, the first mobile phone company. He understands well the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Bulgaria and is keen to help UK companies to succeed here.

Julian Mihov is Client Development Leader CEE at PWC. He was a Board Member of the British - Bulgarian Business Association for two consecutive terms, and is now head of its Trade Committee.

Julian has more than 20 years as tax and legal advisor with the Big 4 consulting companies in Bulgaria, UK and The Netherlands. He is a qualified Bulgarian lawyer, holder of Master of Law degree from Sofia University “St.Kliment Ohridski”. Has an extensive experience in supporting international investors setting up their businesses in various jurisdictions in South-East Europe.

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