Conference "The Future OF Burgas Digitalization and Entrepreneurship"




True to their mission to assist companies in the Bourgas region to make the right decisions Dint Foundation and Bourgas Municipality organize a Digital Conference on the Digital Future of Bourgas. The event will be held on May 15, 2018 at Flora Expo Center.

The aim of the forum is to discuss the latest trends in digitalization, which is no longer a tool for business automation, but a means of generating revenue, seeking customers and creating markets.

Projections show that organizations that fail to develop a digital business by 2018 will have much worse market positions than they are currently. The use of technology, whether small or medium, or a large business, is key to the survival of firms in the period 2018-2020.



15 May 2018

Expo Center "Flora"


09:30 - 10:00 Registration of guests

10:00 -10:05 Introductory words by the organizers

10:05 - 10:30 Greetings and Opening of the Conference - Mr. Dimitar Nikolov, Mayor of Burgas Municipality.

10:30 - 11:30 Panel 1: Presentation of Successful Models from Burgas
Moderator: Ms. Natalia Futekova (ERP.BG)

Innovative Approaches to the Development of Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship at National Level - Mr. Ilia Popov (Executive Agency for Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises)

General Policy of the Municipality of Burgas Regarding the Development of Digitization in All Spheres of Public Life and Business and Support of Entrepreneurship - Mr. Krasimir Stoichev ( Deputy Mayor)

Presentation of BACB Challenge as an Innovative National Model for Stimulating Social Entrepreneurship - Mr. Emil Velichkov

The Way of Transformation - How the New Needs of the Business Define the Specialties in the Field of Digitization at Bourgas Free University - Prof. Milen Baltov

The Implementation of Digital Technologies in the Specialties of "Prof. Dr. Asen Zlatarov "and the Possibilities for Subsequent Realization - Prof. Sotir Sotirov

Discussion panel

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30 Panel 2: Advantages and Challenges for the Development of Digitalisation and Entrepreneurship in this sphere in Burgas - the Experience of the Private Sector

Moderator: Mr. Stanimir Nikolov (EPAM Bulgaria)

The Forms of Co-Operation in the Digital Ecosystem of the Burgas Region and the Opportunities They Offer - Mr. Petko Georgiev (ICT Cluster Burgas)

Bourgas Industrial Zone - The Benefits for Business – Mr. Stamen Stamov

Intelligent Home. New technologies in the Field of Security Systems - Mr. Julian Sofroniev (BIODIT)

Discussion panel

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:00 Panel 3: Drawing up the Guidelines for the Development of Digitalization and Entrepreneurship in the Digital Sphere in Burgas

Moderator: Ms Lilia Dimitrova (Frontex International)

Opportunities and Challenges for Work in the Region of Burgas from the Point of View of Foreign Companies in Bulgaria. Engineering of the Digital Future - Mr. Stanimir Nikolov (EPAM Bulgaria)

Partner Programs - New Horizons and Business Opportunities - Mr. Stoyko Sinapov (ERP Bulgaria)

BACB Plus - the First Virtual Bank to Offer Fully Digitized Banking Services in Bulgaria - Mr. Alexander Dimitrov

Digital Transformation in Big Data - Mr. Metodi
Amo (Scale Focus)

Fintech - Opportunities for Burgas Region - Mr. Georgi Georgiev
(Yavna & Disava Capital)

Discussion panel and concluding remarks

N.B. The event will take the form of an open discussion. Each of the panels will have a moderator and four key lecturers (short presentations of 10-15 minutes). After the speakers' presentations, together with the invited participants and the participants will be held discussions on the different to



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