First International Automotive Conference in Bulgaria

From 8 till 10 October, 2013 Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB) organized the First International Automotive Conference in Sofia with the participation of 250 to 300 international representatives from the automotive sector. The Conference had 3 pillars:

  • 1. Top Managers of OEMs and Tier 1 reported on production strategies in Western and Eastern Europe and highlighted why it is important also for Tier 2 and Tier 3 to be present in one of the Eastern European countries.
  • 2. Members of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria reported on their experiences in developing and manufacturing parts or in setting-up sales facilities and service features in Bulgaria. Many of the ACB members have facilities in several Eastern European locations and pointed out the advantages of Bulgaria in comparison to other countries.
  • 3. The Future of the Automotive Industry in Bulgaria
    • a) Auto Park Bulgaria:
      • A project sponsored and realized by private investors, the Government of Bulgaria; funding opportunity within EU Strategy for the Danube Region
      • An outline of Gefco’s experience with regard to the realization of Auto Park Kaluga in Russia
    • b) Why Automotives invest in Bulgaria
    • c) Electromobility

Parallel with the conference Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB) organized an exhibition to show the products developed and produced by the automotive industry in Bulgaria. Bulgarian universities showed innovative research projects.

If you would like to learn more about the conference, please visit the IACB website http://iacb2013.automotive.bg.

Проект BG161PO003-2.4.02-0091-C0001 „АКБ – катализатор на автомобилната индустрия в България“ е финансиран по Приоритетна ос 2, Операция 2.4.1: „Насърчаване на бизнес кооперирането и клъстерите“ на Оперативна програма „Развитие на конкурентоспособността на българската икономика” 2007-2013, съфинансирана от Европейския съюз чрез Европейски фонд за регионално развитие и от националния бюджет на Република България.