On 25-26 October 2013, the BSCC held a meeting with business representatives in the Municipality of Sevlievo, following a kind invitation by the Mayor of the Municipality, Dr. Ivan Ivanov and the Chairman of Sevlievo 21stCentury Business Association, Mr. Valentin Ganev. The event was supported by ABB Bulgaria, a BSCC member.
The official guest of the meeting was HE Ms. Regina Escher, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Bulgaria.
The main purpose of the event was to provide further opportunities for joint initiatives and contacts between BSCC members, other Swiss companies and business representatives from the area of Sevlievo. During the official part, the hosts of the meeting presented their organisations: the Municipality of Sevlievo, Sevlievo 21stCentury Business Association, ABB Bulgaria EOOD, Sevlievo Branch and Ideal Standard – Vidima AD. The BSCC also presented its activity and the currently implemented project funded under the Partnership Fund of the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Programme.
In the very pleasant atmosphere of the dinner that followed and the tasting of Bulgarian wines, the participant had the chance to share ideas about possible initiatives of mutual benefit.
The next day was intended for a visit to the reconstructed plant of ABB Bulgaria EOOD in Sevlievo. Following the interesting presentation by Mr. Luzzi Shoeb, Operations General Manager, the various production facilities were shown and innovative practices were shared regarding the organisation of work at the plant.
A visit was also organised to the Ceramics Plant of Ideal Standard – Vidima AD. The plant manager, Mr. Valentin Ganev acquainted the attending Chamber members with the history and the organisation of work and after that invited the visitors to see the production process.
The two-day visit to Sevlievo was organised in a very professional way and it attracted serious interest from both the attending BSCC members and the local business representatives. The BSCC extends its gratitude to the Mayor of the Municipality of Sevlievo and his team, as well as to the representatives of Sevlievo 21st Century Business Association, for the excellent joint work!