The Forum was part of the official working visit of Secretary of State for Economic Affairs of Switzerland Mrs Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch
The Business and Innovation Forum Bulgaria – Switzerland gathered over 100 representatives of Swiss and Bulgarian businesses, politicians, government officials and researchers to discuss the innovation and investment opportunities in both countries.
The Forum was one of the highlights of the official working visit of Secretary of State for Economic Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Mrs Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, accompanied by a Swiss business delegation. It was organised by the Bulgarian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria and the Sofia Tech Park.
The event followed several business events in Switzerland during the official visits of high-level Bulgarian officials in the last two years. It was aimed at building on the existing business relations between Switzerland and Bulgaria, as well as at broadening the cooperation with a particular focus on new business partnerships and investment opportunities, networking and knowledge exchange. Representatives of InvestBulgaria Agency and Economiesuisse, the Swiss Business Federation, presented the business climate and investment opportunities in both countries, and the Sofia Tech Park shared their capabilities for supporting innovative cooperation between companies and academia in the field of information and communication technologies, life sciences and green energy. Mr. Eugen Peterhans, Manager of Hovag Ltd., presented his impression on working in Bulgaria. The participants visited several Tech Park labs and innovative companies.