Fifth International Economic Forum Maritsa

6 - 7 June 2012

The Congress Centre of International Fair Plovdiv

The Fifth International Economic Forum Maritsa took place in Plovdiv on 6-7 June 2012. The event was under the auspices of the Regional Governor of Plovdiv – Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov. The organizers were Bulgaria Economic Forum and local business associations.

Forum audience: 250 -300 participants (business representatives, politicians, local authorities, as well as NGOs and media)


  • Representatives of Bulgarian companies, associations of foreign investors and financial institutions;
  • Mayors, business organizations and companies from the respective regions of Greece and Turkey;
  • Local authorities and business representatives from the following Bulgarian regions: Plovdiv, Sofia, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Kurdzhali, Pazardzhik, Smolyan.
  • Ministers, deputy-ministers, region governors


Main Topics:

  • Region Development;
  • Public-private Partnership – good practices and alternative sources for financing;
  • Energy Efficiency;
  • Investment opportunities in the Municipalities of South Central Region of Bulgaria.
  • Food Processing Industry and Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Machine Building Industry

Agenda matrix: Different forms will be used in order to improve the contacts between participants (Round tables, sessions, B2B meetings). The event is a good opportunity for big companies to present their investment projects and to meet financial institutions. Small and medium-sized companies could also take advantage making new business contacts.