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Bulgaria Will Attract French Investors in the Food, Transport and Logistics Sectors

October 19, 2012


On October 22, 2012, Paris will become the host of the fifth in a series of investment forums organized by the InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. The event is scheduled to begin at 2 pm at SIAL 2012 (the largest food industry exhibition in France and one of the largest in Europe with over 6,000 food companies represented) in room N 503. The forum will be held under the motto “Food Industry, Transport and Logistics – the Prospect of Investing in Bulgaria.”


The purpose of the conference is to present Bulgaria as a suitable destination for investment and to create a positive image of Bulgaria’s food sector. In the context of Europe, France is a leader in the food industry, but unfortunately French businessmen have little knowledge as pertinent to the Bulgarian market.


Among the parties invited to the forum are government officials, CEOs, financial advisors and business consultants from Bulgaria and France, who have been asked to attend in order to share their experiences and provide helpful advice about the possibilities and advantages of investing in Bulgaria. The opening speech at the forum will be delivered by Mr. Miroslav Naydenov, Bulgaria’s Minister of Agriculture and Food. In addition, IBA’s Executive Director, Mr. Borislav Stefanov, will present the participants with an overview of the investment advantages offered by the Bulgarian market. The main topics up for discussion at the investment forum will be agriculture and food, as well as logistics. IBA will also maintain an information booth open between the 21st and 25th.


More than 40 French companies - most of them part of the food industry - have already expressed their interest in taking part in the forum. Guillaume Garot – France’s delegated minister responsible for the food industry and operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture - is expected to attend as well. Among the guests, there will also be high government officials, industry experts, investment consultants and business managers with experience in business development in Bulgaria.