Meeting of the Business in Stara Zagora and the Region, 11 September, Park Hotel "Stara Zagora"​, Stara Zagora, Khan Asparuh Str. 50
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The event

Discussion and business lunch

Meeting of the Business in Stara Zagora and the Region 

September 11, 2018
Park Hotel "Stara Zagora", Tervel hall
Stara Zagora, Khan Asparuh Str. 50
 
Capital Cities is an information platform about the development of local economies and important city centers in Bulgaria.
 
The goals are:
«  To introduce the projects, challenges and successes of the local businesses
«  To create a platform promoting the dialogue between the dynamic companies in each region
 
Target cities in 2018
 
« Burgas - March 29 
« Varna - June 7
« Gabrovo - June 28
« Stara Zagora - September 11
« Pleven - November 29

Speakers

  • Jivko Todorov

    Jivko Todorov Mayor of Stara Zagora Municipality

    Jivko Todorov has worked as an expert on preparation and management of EU funded projects at Stara Zagora Municipality and Stara Zagora Administration. He was elected in 2009 as a deputy of the Bulgarian Parliament from the 27th Stara Zagora electoral district. He was a Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Foreign Policy and Defense Committee of the Bulgarian Parliament. From 2009 to 2011 he is the head of the Permanent Delegation of the Bulgarian Parliament at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. On October 30th, 2011 Mr Todorov won the Mayor elections for Stara Zagora Municipality. In 2015 he was re-elected Mayor of Stara Zagora Municipality. Mr Todorov graduated Romain Rolland Language School with English and German language and EU Studies at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski".
  • Ognyan Georgiev

    Ognyan Georgiev Editor, Capital

  • Martin Danovsky

    Martin Danovsky Chairman of the Management Board, Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria

    Martin Danovsky is the Chairman of the Management Board of "Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria" EAD from 10th November 2016. He joined the "Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria" EAD as Member of Management Board in 22nd October 2015. Mr. Danovsky represents a profile of a contemporary management professional with 20 years of integrated experience in business economics, marketing and institutional affairs with extended focus on EU funds, programmes and instruments. He is an economic policy advisor in the cabinet of the Deputy Prime-Minister Tomislav Donchev since 2015. He has run multinational marketing group Havas Worldwide for the Balkan’s region and has consulted a wide range of businesses from the financial and IT sector, to corporate blue-chips and Bulgarian SMEs. Martin Danovsky holds two master degrees – in Economics, Strategic planning and Marketing from University of National and World Economy, Sofia, and in technical sciences/engineering in Land Management, University of Architecture and Civil engineering.
  • Eugeni Stantchev

    Eugeni Stantchev General Manager, ENERGOREMONT Galabovo AD

  • Stefan Shoselov

    Stefan Shoselov Manager of Novotechprom, Chairman of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria - Stara Zagora Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zagore Industrial Zone

    Stefan Shoselov is an owner and manager of Novotechprom OOD established as one of the first private companies in Stara Zagora District in 1989. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zagore Industrial Zone and Chairman of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria - Stara Zagora Region. Member of the Management Board of Employer's Club - Stara Zagora.
  • Petko Petkov

    Petko Petkov Founder, ZaraLab

    Petko Petkov is most commonly recognized as the initiator of ZaraLab - the hackerspace in Stara Zagora. He has over 10 years of professional experience in software development, head of several R&D teams, working as a system architect on multiple IoT projects for industry and building automation in the context of smart cities and Industry 4.0. He has been involved in a number of social causes in recent years, and his mission is to implement more digital solutions in the everyday life of citizens through training and practical sessions that he organizes. Petko is the initiator of TheThingsNetwork for Stara Zagora and responsible for the creation of a free LoRa network in the city.
  • Dr. Rumyana Grozeva

    Dr. Rumyana Grozeva Executive Director of the Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency and Мember of the Board of Directors of the Zagore Industrial Zone

    Dr. Rumyana Grozeva is doctor of Economics of ERI of BAS. Over the past 10 years she is the Executive Director of the Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency. A Мember of the Board of Directors of the newly established Industrial zone "Zagore". She has over 20 years of experience in the field of regional economics, management and coordination of EU funded projects aimed at (all aspects of) the sustainable regional development in partnership with international organizations and local SMES, municipalities, public institutions, not-for-profit organisations.
  • Rosen Hristov

    Rosen Hristov Senior Corporate Sales Manager, VIVACOM

    He is responsible for the sales teams of South Bulgaria, manages 9 teams with 100 sales representatives. He is in position since 2015. Rosen Hristov has 15 years of experience in Corporate Sales in the Telecom Sector. He worked and advised large clients in the corporate and public sectors. Previously, he has 5 years of experience in Tourism and Hospitality. He has completed Master Degree in Social Psychology and Public Administration at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski.
  • Slavin Yanakiev

    Slavin Yanakiev Executive Director, PROGRESS PLC Stara Zagora

    Slavin Yanakiev is Executive Director since 15 years of PROGRESS PLC Stara Zagora. Member of the Management Board of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Stara Zagora, Member of the Management Board of the Union of Foundries in Bulgaria, Member of the Management Board of Civil committee "Liberal Economy Progress and Activity", Member of the Management Board of Rotary Club Stara Zagora - Beroe and Member of the Management Board of Offroad Club Stara Zagora.
  • Nadya Dankinova

    Nadya Dankinova Representative of Fund Sustainable Cities, Executive Director of Fund for Local Authorities and Governments (FLAG)

  • Juliet Dimitrova

    Juliet Dimitrova CEO, Pro Drone Sys

    Juliet Dimitrova is one of the founders and Executive Director of the Pro Drone Sys. The company was founded in 2015 and the core activity is focused mainly in mechatronics, innovation technologies and research in: precision farming and viticulture, mining, environment and water, geodesy. She has held leading positions in two of the largest international law firms in Bulgaria (Wolf Theis and DLA Piper) for the past ten years.
  • Ivan Tzankov

    Ivan Tzankov Managing Director of AES Bulgaria

    Ivan Tzankov joined the AES Maritza East I Project in 2006. In 2007 he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and subsequently in 2013 he took the position of Commercial General Manager of the company. He has got solid financial and managerial experience with Petrol Holding, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Ivan Tzankov has graduated the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and obtained qualifications from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, USA. He is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.
  • Plamen Stankovski

    Plamen Stankovski Partner and Manager of "Bulattars Production Company" and Member of the MB of Bulgarian National Association Essential Oils, Perfumery and Cosmetics

    Plamen Stankovski has master‘s degree in economics (International Economic Relations) from the Higher Institute of Economics "Karl Marx" in Sofia. He worked in TPO "Pkarmachim‘ deparment for export of essential oils, perfumery and cosmetics. From the foundation in 1996 and at the momet he is a partner and manager of "Bulattars Production Company". The main activity of the company is production and trade of rose and lavender essential oils. The company has own plantations of rose and lavender and distillation facilities in the municipality of Pavel Banya. From 2017 Mr. STankovski is a member of the board of the BNAEOPC /Bulgarian National Association of Essential Oils, Perfumery and Cosmetics/.

Program


 

Preliminary Topics:

 

10:00 - 10:30 Registration

10:30 - 12:00 Session 1. Stara Zagora as an Industrial Hub
Moderator: Ognyan Georgiev, Editor, Capital

Topics:
« What are the industries that Stara Zagora needs and wants to attract and what is the potential for it;
« Development of the new industrial zones;
« What investments are planned for 2019;
«
Communication with the business - working models and guidelines for necessary changes;
« The future of energetics and its impact on the Region


Speakers:
Jivko Todorov, Mayor of Stara Zagora Municipality
Martin Danovsky, Chairman of the Management Board, Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria
Ivan Tzankov, СЕО, AES Bulgaria
Eugeni Stantchev, General Manager, ENERGOREMONT Galabovo
Rosen Hristov, Senior Corporate Sales Manager, VIVACOM


12:00 - 12:15 Coffee Break

12:15 - 13:30 Session 2. Business climate, attracting and retaining people in the city
Moderator: Dr. Rumyana Grozeva, Executive Director of the Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency and Мember of the Board of Directors of the Zagore Industrial Zone

Topics:
« The quality of life and the role of the business in raising it;
«
Technologies and new industries in Stara Zagora;
« The potential of agriculture in the region


Speakers:

Nadya Dankinova, representative of Fund Sustainable Cities, Executive Director of Fund for Local Authorities and Governments (FLAG)
Stefan Shoselov, Manager of Novotechprom, Chairman of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria - Stara Zagora Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zagore Industrial Zone

Slavin Yanakiev, Executive Director of PROGRESS PLC Stara Zagora
Petko Petkov, Founder, ZaraLab

Juliet Dimitrova, CEO, Pro Drone Sys
Plamen Stankovski, Partner and Manager of "Bulattars Production Company" and Member of the MB of Bulgarian National Association Essential Oils, Perfumery and Cosmetics


13:30 - 14:30 Business Lunch
 
 

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