Lachezar Borisov, Deputy Minister of Economy: Bulgaria is at its strongest in terms of exports.
“Recently, the so-called. An export hub created through the interaction of the state and business, which will start operating in 2020. Thanks to it, Bulgarian entrepreneurs will seek and find their way to international markets, “announced Lachezar Borisov.
Bulgaria is at its strongest in terms of exports. According to BNB data, in January – September exports amounted to nearly BGN 42 billion, an increase of 4.1% compared to this period in 2018. With these words, Deputy Minister Lachezar Borisov opened the seventh edition of the Annual Exporter of the year, “which, under successive years, came under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy.
According to him, the data show the positive trends in the Bulgarian economy, which is proved by the number of economic records that our country registers. First of all, this is the high credit rating that Bulgaria received and which is without a competitor in the Balkans. Secondly, it is our country’s 3rd position in the European Union on financial stability. In addition to this are projected economic growth figures of 3.3%, consumption that will grow in real terms in the GDP structure by 5.2% and investment, which will increase by about 3.9%.
All these indicators provide security for the business and are an indicator of even more dynamic export data.
In conclusion, he recalled that the so-called “so-called” was recently launched. An export hub created through the interaction of the state and business, which will become operational in 2020. “Bulgaria already has its own space in which Bulgarian entrepreneurs will seek and find their way to international markets. I believe that in this way the network of contacts will not only grow, but also facilitate access to new markets, expand the range of opportunities and build a useful information marketing network aimed at deepening bilateral trade, “added the Deputy Economy Minister.
He presented the Grand Exporter of the Year award for the highest export earnings for 2018 to Gopet Trans Ltd.
The support for small and medium-sized companies – a cause for exporter.bg
“Dear Mr Deputy Minister, Mr Chairman of the National Statistical Institute, Mr Executive Director of the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency, Mr Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Business, Your Excellencies , Dear ladies and gentlemen,
Tonight exporter.bg, the site of the success in the export business, will reward the most successful small and medium-sized companies in export for 2018.
The Exporter of the Year competition is being held for the seventh consecutive year. Our wish was to give due attention to the Bulgarian small and medium-sized export business. We can say that this is already a tradition.
In the face of Exporter.bg site, small and medium export-oriented companies have found their own media platform, which is developing and becoming a factor in the media space “, said Dimitar Genev, editor-in-chief of exporter.bg in his address to the guests of the event.
“As you know, we have set up an Exporter Club and the number of its members is constantly growing. Since 2015, with the assistance of the Ministry of Economy, we have organized for him working meetings with trade and economic advisers at the Services for Trade and Economic Affairs (SIT). Thus, direct contact and exchange of information on markets within the EU and beyond are made between the Club companies and our trade ambassadors abroad.
This year we made a very important step. We have created a Bulgarian Export Association. The club is already at its core. We will leave the case to talk about what the association will do, “said Genev.
He added: “Our first job is to donate cards with an annual subscription to the National Library” St. St. Cyril and Methodius “students and teachers of the National High School of Mathematics. And the second thing is that we will financially support the participation of high school students in international Olympiads, where they perform great and enjoy all over Bulgaria.
Other cases will be related to visits of companies from the Association to interesting business destinations, which will be realized with the assistance of our sales representatives in these countries and our good personal business contacts that we have there. “
The editor-in-chief of exporter.bg thanked Active, an independent member of Geneva Group International, for preparing the charts and for the National Statistical Institute, which checked them.
Dimitar Genev expressed special gratitude to the Ministry of Economy for being a partner of the event for the seventh consecutive year and for supporting the initiatives of exporter.bg as well as the sponsors – the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency and Onkor Ltd.
He thanked the partners from Orbelia Cellar, Bess Valley Valley Cellar, Bratanov Cellar, Brestovitsa Cellar, Golyamo Vranovo Invest, Dil Advisers, Yurotim and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and added:
“Thank you to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krasimira Alexandrova, Director of the National Library“ St. St. Cyril and Methodius “for giving us the opportunity to hold this event in such a spiritual place.”
He then gave a speech to Lachezar Borisov, Deputy Minister of Economy, to greet the guests of the event.
Before the official ceremony of awarding the best exporters from small and medium-sized businesses started, the guests enjoyed the wonderful performance of maestro Dorian Benedict Molkhov.
Who is Maestro Molhov “? He graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Lausanne, Switzerland. Receives first prize – violin Virtuosos and master’s degree – conducting.
He has participated in many concerts as a soloist, conductor and chamber musician in Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Luxembourg, and Austria.
He is currently Assistant Concertmaster at the National Music Theater “Stefan Makedonski” – Sofia and conductor of the Vienna operetta “Heinz Helberg”, with which he continues to perform throughout Europe.
During the evening, the guests of the evening were fascinated by two more of his soulful performances.
The official guests
- Lachezar Borisov, Deputy Minister of Economy;
- Sergey Tsvetarski – Chairman of the National Statistical Institute;
- Panayot Filipov – Executive Director of the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency;
- Momchil Roynev, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency;
- Dr. Boyko Takov – Executive Director of the Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises;
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krasimira Alexandrova – Director of the National Library “St. St. Cyril and Methodius “;
- Li Jienron, China’s sales representative in Bulgaria;
- Rosa Kuzmano, Secretary-General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria;
Who gave whom the award
Gopet Trans Ltd. won the Grand Prize for Highest Export Revenue in 2018. Raya Rendakova, Deputy Commercial Director of the company received the valuable prize from Lachezar Borisov, Deputy Minister of Economy.
The award for Most Dynamically Developing Company in Exports for 2018 went to Bulmashiners Enterprises Ltd. Sergei Tsvetarski, Chairman of the National Statistical Institute presented the award to Emil Raychev, Deputy Manager of the company.
Winner of the Exporter of the Year Award for Sustainability was APS – Trading OOD. They received their prize from Momchil Roynev, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency (BAEZ) EAD.
In the Coal, Metallic Ores, Non-Metallic and Raw Materials Sector, Giorgos Diamantopoulos, Managing Director of Dionisomarble Bulgaria EOOD, received the Exporter of the Year Award from Dr. Boyko Takov – Executive Director of the Executive Agency for the Promotion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises enterprises.
In the Production of Base Metals sector, Rosa Kuzmano, Secretary-General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, presented the winner of the Exporter of the Year prize to the winning company – MG Anodi International AD.
In the General and Special Purpose Machinery Manufacturing sector, the winners of Danfos Ltd received the Exporter of the Year Award from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krasimira Alexandrova – Director of the National Library “St. St. Cyril and Methodius. “
In the Food and Beverage Manufacturing sector, Tsvetelina Nikolova, Managing Director of the Katharina Estate Wineries, Belitsa Winery and Concert Winery, presented the winners of the Exporter of the Year to the winners of Class Olio AD.
In the sector “Manufacture of textiles and textile products, without apparel” Minko Pindev, Managing Manager of Roger Vanden Berhe BG JSC, received the “Exporter of the Year” award from Eng. Bulgaria and longtime director of Stomana-Pernik.
In the sector “Manufacture of cleaning, washing, toilet, and cosmetic products” Sasho Chakalski, a member of the Supervisory Board of District Heating – Sofia and a long-time friend of Exporter.bg, presented the “Exporter of the Year” prize to the winners of Rubella Beauty AD. The award went to Svetoslav Uzunov, Sales Director of the company.
In the sector “Manufacture of medicines and products” Rosen Georgiev and Yavor Kostov, procurators of the winner company GI Pharmaceuticals Ltd., received the “Exporter of the Year” award by Stefan Staykov, a famous Bulgarian economist and expert.
In the Land, Water and Air Transport, Warehousing and Auxiliary Transport Sectors, Ivaylo Antonov, Executive Director of Bessa Valley Wine Cellar, awarded the Gopet Trans Ltd Exporter of the Year Award;
The patron of the event for the seventh consecutive year was the Ministry of Economy
The event was sponsored by the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency (BAEZ) EAD and Onkor Ltd.
Top of the picture: Dimitar Genev, editor-in-chief of exporter.bg (left) and Lachezar Borisov, Deputy Minister of Economy