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“Investor of the Year – 2012” rewards the successful business in Bulgaria

December 14, 2012


InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA) organises its annual awards “Investor of the Year”. This is a contest that aims to distinguish the most significant investment projects realized in Bulgaria in the year 2012.


IBA’s mission to attract foreign direct investment in the country, to assist project set-up and to ensure the latter’s successful development is supplemented by the prize that investors receive from the Agency through this prestigious competition. In this way the country shows once again its support to investors and appreciation to their contribution to the Bulgarian economy.


For IBA it is important that our relationship with investing companies does not end with the finalization of the investment process. Therefore the competent assessment given to them aims to determine their relative position within the business environment and as compared to other investors in Bulgaria, and to further stimulate their growth.


The prizes are bestowed to firms that have taken significant steps in their development through sustainable and effective investments, which have contributed to the development of the economy through the creation of new jobs and to the stimulation of economic growth, while adhering to high standards of corporate and social responsibility.


The “Investor of the Year” project aims to present developing businesses without discriminating in terms of type, size and national origin of the respective business. All companies, operating in Bulgaria, which have invested in the country in the year 2012, can participate in the contest.


Applying projects will be evaluated not only in terms of the amount of capital invested, but also by the number of jobs created. Important criteria for assessment will also be the usage of high technologies, export potential, investments in ecology and innovation.


Companies like Lufthansa Technik Sofia, Hewlett-Packard Bulgaria Ltd., Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD, Ixetic Plovdiv EOOD, ABB Automation EOOD, Solvay Sodi Bulgaria AD and others are examples of prize winners from previous editions of the contest.


This year’s winners will be announced at the official ceremony on the 15th of January, 2013. The deadline for submitting the application form is the 8th of January 2013. Additional information can be found on the event’s official website: