The first edition of Trakia Invest Forum presented the investment opportunities in the largest industrial park in Eastern Europe – Trakia Economic Zone (TEZ). In its more than 25 years of sustainable growth in the area of the second largest Bulgarian city – Plovdiv, the zone has attracted over 200 international and Bulgarian companies. The forum, which took place on November 22, 2022 was aimed at foreign investors looking for opportunities to develop their business in a new and secure “green” business environment. Moderator of the forum was Preslav Bobev, Director “Partnerships” in the Internet Media Group and Chairman of the European Association of Digital Experts (EURODEA).
More than 20 potential investors from the USA, Turkey, Germany and England received detailed and practical information about the specific investment parameters in the zone, the assistance provided to new businesses by its partners and the local government, and learned about the history of companies already successfully operating in TEZ.
The Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv for Education and Business Development Stefan Stoyanov pointed out the advantages of Plovdiv as a business, transport and educational center. Alexander Georgiev, Managing Director of EasyConsult, one of the largest recruitment agencies, presented data on the labor market in the region and some specific industries in TEZ, and the process of recruiting personnel for the needs of new investors.
Trakia Economic Zone as an investment, social and green accelerator of Bulgaria was presented by its Founder and CEO Eng. Plamen Panchev and by Mr. Emil Yankov, Business Development Manager. They also pointed out the main advantages of TEZ – extremely short period for realization of the investment intention /from 6 months to a year/ and the strategy for carbon neutrality – an opportunity for companies to use “green” energy.
Svilen Stoyanov, Director of Projects at Milara International and Ivan Vodenchev, Manager of ABB Bulgaria, introduced the participants in the webinar to the experience of the two companies that have been working in the area for years. They were unanimous that the successful development of these international companies is also due to the excellent business and social environment created here. In the final part of the forum, the Co-founder of Industry Watch and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trakia Tech Georgi Stoev introduced the attendees to the main economic parameters and competitive advantages of Bulgaria as an investment destination.
The Trakia Invest Forum initiative is the result of a successful partnership between several organizations with a strategic role in the Plovdiv region – TEZ, Plovdiv Municipality, EasyConsult, Trakia Tech and Internet Media Group. By identifying the needs of potential new investors in the region and in Bulgaria as a whole, they unite to offer complete and complex solutions that will aid and facilitate foreign companies planning to invest in the country.
You can listen to a recording of the webinar here: https://trakiainvestforum.com/trakia-invest-forum-2022/