The Ambassador of Norway to Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova and the Bulgarian Ambassador to Norway supported the establishment of a bilateral Chamber of Commerce in Norway
This happened at the event, “Strengthening bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Norway” on 24.06. in Sofia. The event was organized by the Norwegian-Bulgarian Business Group (NBBG) in Bulgaria, which announced its intention to open an office in Norway and work for further growth of the economic relations between the countries.
“I strongly encourage the initiative of the Norwegian-Bulgarian Business Group in Bulgaria to look for new opportunities and new ways of cooperation between Norway and Bulgaria. This will add value to the development of our bilateral relations, “commented the Norwegian Ambassador to Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova – H.E. Lise Nicoline Kleven Grevstad in her opening speech.
The Ambassador of Bulgaria to Norway, H.E. Vera Shatilova also expressed her full support to the idea of establishing a chamber of commerce in Norway and stressed on the fact that this will contribute significantly to the common goal – growth in the economic relations.
The Executive Director of the Norwegian-Bulgarian Business Group, Ms. Miriana Alexandrova presented the benefits of opening a Chamber of Commerce in Norway. She highlighted the four sectors where higher interest is expected – IT and innovation, business processes, e-health and green solutions.
“For us, opening a representative office in Norway is a natural step towards the development of the economic relations between the two countries and we hope that it will contribute to more successful partnerships and increased interest in Bulgaria from the Norwegian companies.”, she commented.
Successful partnerships under the Norway Grants were presented by Mrs. Venceslava Yanchovska, General Honorary Consul of Norway to Bulgaria and Manager Innovation Norway, Sofia.
The Executive Director of the InvestBulgaria Agency, Mr. Stamen Yanev presented the new concept of the institution for turning Bulgaria into a nearshorning destination for Western European companies. He expressed his confidence that the relocation of technology and production in Bulgaria will support the overall business development, and the establishment of a chamber of commerce in Norway will contribute to further development of the bilateral relation.
Digital. Smart. Innovative – this is the new vision for Sofia. It was presented by Ms. Nadia Soultanova, Director ‘Digitalisation, Innovation and Investments’ at Innovative Sofia.
And last but not least – we learned many interesting facts about the Business culture and doing business with Norway from Ms. Frauke Muth, Programme Manager Business Programmes and Administrative Director Bulgaria and Romania, Innovation Norway.
The event was attended by members of NBBG, government officials, private companies and partners.
Videos of the presentations can be found in the links below: