Embassy of Bulgaria, London invitation to Trade & Investment Partnership Event

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The event is organised to provide UK companies with a better understanding of the IT prospects in Bulgaria and to facilitate trade and investment partnerships between British and Bulgarian IT companies.

There is an opportunity to meet 21 Bulgarian medium and large ICT companies in an informal environment and register for 1-1 meetings.

Bulgaria has a vibrant and well developed IT sector. Key local specialisations include:

  • setting of data centres and network management
  • application outsourcing
  • development of software products
  • integration of systems
  • web development
  • digital marketing

Bulgarian Company Profiles

Please find below an overview of the 15 Bulgaria organisations. Please contact Tina Compton to arrange 1:1 meetings of your preference.

CompanyMain ActivityInterest of CooperationBusiness Partner/Clients
Antipodes Ltd Privately-owned company run by software entrepreneurs experts in Business Process Management. Support continuous improvement of business processes, by providing a powerful BPM platform. Solution is used in Banks, other financial institutions, Service & utility companies & many others. Cooperation to deliver joint projects involving business process management activities. BPM services for SMEs. Better understanding of the UK business environment & assess the benefits of investing in UK.  Vodafone, T-Mobile, British Telecom, Yellow Pages, PWC London, Time Bank, The Prince Trust, We Are What We Do, ISIS Concepts and Gratnells
BASSCOM (Bulgarian Association of Software Companies) Non-profit industry association representing 60+ leading companies developing software products & systems, offering comprehensive IT solutions. 100+ associated members, incs universities foundations, venture capital funds etc. Main objectives to promote Bulgarian software industry, improvement of educational system. Create & implement policies for effective IT investments for society benefit. Networking & establishing relationships with potential partners & seeking opportunities for joint projects. IT associations; business & public organisations, tech parks & high-tech incubators etc.
BUSOFT Engineering PLC Software development & support, outsourcing software services, maintenance of computer, network & office equipment, design, development & support of IT solutions & systems Identify UK partners interested in representing our company in the UK & develop joint projects in third markets. No business partners in the UK.
D Consult Ltd Mobile software development, enterprise CMS development, leap motion controller development, offshore outsourcing. Near shore single codebase, multi-platform mobile app development for iOS, Android & Windows Mobile. BOT operations. Explore opportunities for setting up a presence in UK. USA - GE Healthcare, Pfizer, Baxter International, Apsiva, Scholastic, HD Interactive, Accent Health
Easyads LTD Online advertising platform Interactive agencies, web studios, online advertising expert. Explore opportunities for establising company in UK. No business partners in the UK. Partners in Poland & Macedonia.
Fashion.BG Ltd Website design, SEO, Advertising, system & network administration, Domain registration, web hosting. Web design companies, PR agencies, hosting companies. Identify opportunities to expand presence in UK. Stream Studio Ltd, UK. Crystal Web Solutions, UK. Proceed Innovation, USA.
Mobile Affairs Ltd Developing mobile apps for various business software platforms (ERP systems). Cooperation with business software solutions providers for mobile app development. Cooperation with Microsoft Dynamics partners for distribution of Dynamics Mobile apps in Bulgaria. Better understanding of the way business is done in the UK & assess the benefits of investing in UK.  Partner & customers in more than 20 countries; Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania, India, Guatemala, OAE, Croatia, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain & more.
Musala Soft JSC Software engineering services (nearshoring & end-to-end solutions implementation & delivery). Leading Bulgarian software engineering services company. Specialised in delivering complex & large-scale software projects, IT consulting & solution implementation. Services cover whole software development lifecycle by leveraging the company's expertise in a broad portfolio of technologies & business-specific experience in our team of 280+ professionals.  Mutually benefical software development projects.Main business sectors served by Musala Soft are: Information & communications technology, banking, financial services & insurance (BFSI), professional services, public sector. Obtain information about the next steps to invest in UK. Bourne Leisure - UK, American Tobacco, Lifescan Scotland Ltd (a Johnson&Johnson Company), Testometric Company Ltd, Trinity Mirror Digital Recruitment, OrderDynamics (eCommera), i-Solutions Global Ltd (i-Nexus). HP, IBM, SAP, VMware, CISCO, Software AG.
Newtech-BT Ltd System integration, engineering, design & development, consulting, installation & maintenance of communication & information systems. Design & development of software systems. Joint projects for maintenance & services of information & telecom systems. Distribution & software development for VoIP applications. Representation of UK companies in Bulgaria & set up joint ventures in Bulgaria & UK. Service partner for A&O IT Services Ltd. Distributor & partner of Oneaccess - France & Belgium. 2N, Patton electronics - USA. Microsens GmBh - Germany. Corecess - Korea. Ruckus - USA.
Optilocal Ltd Local SEO, web development, software tool development Joint project delivery for internet marketing, web design & social media. Whitespark - Canada. IDS - USA
Programista Ltd Outstaffing, development, implementation & support of standard & custom software products & consulting. Development mutually beneficial business opportunities in Bulgaria & the UK. Understand UK market drivers & find opportunities to address them. SevOne
Solarity BG Ltd Development & manufacturing of Solarity APC - automated energy management system for photovoltaic plants for regulation of the power from PV depending on the consumed power in the building, monitoring for photovoltaic plants. Solarity is also acting as EPC for PV plants & they are the main partner for Bulgaria of Delta Electronics. Establishing long term cooperation with partners for distribution of the APC system in UK & in third markets.  
SmartPro Ltd 20 years experience in software development, outsourcing, solutions, ERP, WMS, business software. Provide .NET, Java, SQL, C, C++, Visual C++, MFC, Silverlight SQL Database, Sybase SQL Anywhere, MS SQL Server, Firebird, MySQL, Oracle, JPA, Json, Javascript, HTML5 Delivery of software development projects as a direct contractor, subcontractor, partner or outsourcing agent. Get better understanding of the UK IT sector & marketing benefits. Customers in Bulgaria, Balkans. Sectors include; heavy industry, retail, engineering, food, manufacture, chemistry.
V&U Ltd Custom software development, frameworks & RAD tools development, mobile apps Explore opportunities of partnership with UK companies through enabling ease of penetration, providing cost advantage & value adding as well as offering market representation in Bulgaria & regional outreach.  Coldharbour, WBIW EDV-DL Hanover Ruck SE, Honeywell, P&R AG Deutschsprachige FoxPro, GmbH, Security Group, Novar GmbH
Newmark Ltd Online marketing including SEO, SMM, Link marketing, content marketing, Online advertising PPC, PPW, Certified Google specialists, web design, web development, online services Partners in UK for our online platform ASKEM (online marketing research) and PAYMAIL (innovative email marketing platform). Provide support to UK companies in entering Bulgarian market through local representation.  MyBusinessConsulting - OAE. Orthodoxou Group - Cyprus.
Completit Ltd Indigoverge  Specialise in complete projects; from concept, through realisation, to bringing your product to maturity. The services we offer are: Strategy (from idea to successful product), Design (great web & mobile experiences), Programming (fast & reliable web, mobile & cloud apps), online marketing (web, email & social media)  UK small & medium companies looking for technical partners & consultants. Startups looking for technical partners with strong entreprenerurial background. UK companies looking to expand their business in Bulgaria.  Adest - Ireland, Microsoft - Bulgaria/Europe, Telerik - USA/Bulgaria, MasterPeace - The Netherlands, Ultraflex - USA, Smart Communications - Bulgaria

Agenda:

12:30 - Registration

13:00 - Welcome
           Sarah Robinson, Projects Manager, techUK

13:10 - Opening Address, Embassy of Bulgaria

13:15 - Overview of Bulgarian ICT Sector
           Mr. Ilia Iordanov, Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM)

13:30 - Q&A

13:40 - Case Study & Interactive Session: UK-Bulgarian Partnership Success
           Mr. Mike Morrison, CEO, ISG Technology
           Mr. Dimitar Giulev, CEO, Antipodes Ltd

13:50 - FRACTALS - Future Internet Enabled Agricultural Applications
           – How UK IT companies could get involved in an EU funded project?
           Mrs. Elena Kozhuharova, Project team member (BASSCOM Representative)

14:00 - Coffee Break

14:15 - 1:1 Meetings & Networking to commence

17:00 - Close


Why work with Bulgaria?

  • Bulgaria boasts 10% corporate tax, the lowest in the EU
  • Bulgaria is a beneficiary of 16 bln Euro in the next 6 years allocated by the EU to boost local economic, regional and technological development
  • The ICT market in Bulgaria generated Euro 663 million in 2012 and is projected to grow by 6% annually
  • 900 IT companies employ 39 000 specialists
  • Main trade and investment IT partners are USA, UK and Europe
  • Bulgaria holds 3rd place in Europe and 10th position worldwide in terms of absolute number of certified ICT professionals
  • Bulgaria ranks 5th in the world and 3rd in Europe in terms of internet speed
  • 3,500 IT specialists graduate annually in six major Bulgarian Universities
  • World IT leaders, like SAP, VMware, Johnson Controls, CISCO and HP established production and operation facilities in Bulgaria

Speakers:

Photo - Mike Morrison70x95Mike Morrison (FCMA)
CEO
ISG Technology

Mike trained in Metal Box and BOC, with Finance Director roles in Equant and early stage IT companies from 1990 to 2002. Appointed CEO of IDN Telecom plc in 2002 and business sold to Redstone in 2007. Joined ISG technology in September 2007 and now with 25 years experience in IT and Telecommunications.


Event Details:

Date & Time: Thursday 27 November 2014, 12:30-17:00

Venue: techUK, 10 St.Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD

Cost: FOC

Networking provided


Register:

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1:1 Meetings, please contact Tina Compton to make arrangements.

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