The 1st anniversary of Forbes Bulgaria brought together the Bulgaria’s business elite at the Central Military Club – Sofia on Tuesday, March 27. The event was hosted by the magazine’s publisher Attica Media Bulgaria. More than 400 representatives of the leading companies, economic organizations and NGOs celebrated the Forbes anniversary.
“After 10 years of presence of Attica Media on the Bulgarian market, we feel proud to publish the leading worldwide business edition and to establish strategic partnership with international media companies like Forbes LLC, said Attica Media General Manager Christos Christou in his welcome speech. Mrs. Tzvetelina Borislavova, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BCAB and cover of the current Forbes anniversary issue, congratulated Forbes team for the high quality content they provide to the readers and the professionals every month.
„Having already 12 published issues I can firmly say that Bulgarian business recognized in Forbes its magazine. In addition to this, Forbes business society is already a fact and is constantly growing”, the Editor-in-chief Iordan Mateev added.
The event was under the motto “Ideas meet money” where young entrepreneurs had the opportunity to share their ideas and to obtain knowledge from business leaders in Bulgaria, such as : Mrs. Tzvetelina Borislavova, BCAB, Mr. Ognyan Donev, Sofarma, Mr. Ivaylo Penchev, Walltopia, Mr. Steve Kyle, Xentio, Mr. Thomas Higgins, Empower United, Mr. Nikolay Mihailov, Trace Group Hold and Mr. Stanimir Karolev, Karol shared their experience and their business know-how with talented managers of star-up companies. The event was supported with the partnership of the two of the most recognizable organizations for entrepreneurs in Bulgaria – Empower Bulgaria and Start it Smart.
Among the special guests of the event were Mr. Levon Hampartzoumian, Unicredit Bulbank, Mr. Anthony Hassiotis Postbank, Mrs. Elena Marinova, Musala Soft, Mr. Georgi Sarakostov, Deloitte Bulgaria, Mrs. Svetla Kostadinova Institute for Market Economics, Peko Dimitrov, PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit, Hristo Iliev, AG Capital, Vassil Hristov, First Investment Bank, Iliana Alipieva, MDL Group, Stamatios Theodoropulous, Chipita, Georgi Lozanov, Media expert and Mr. Georgi Angelov, Open Society.
Forbes Bulgaria and Аttica Media Bulgaria thanks to all guests and friends for being part of the event and especially our sponsors M-tel, First Investment Bank, Domaine Boyar and British American Tobacco for helping us to provide the special atmosphere of the Forbes anniversary celebration.