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1 Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Agency

2 About BSMEPA The Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA) was established in 2004 under the Ministry of Economy and Energy of Republic of Bulgaria. BSMEPA’s role:  To be coordinating authority between public administration, business and NGO’s  To be entrepreneurs’ partner for successful business development and strengthening their competitiveness The Bulgarian SME Promotion Agency

3 The SME sector in Bulgaria Number of SMEs in 2013 year. 314 920 The share of SME in Bulgaria 99,8 % Micro enterprises 91,9 % Small enterprises 6,7 % Medium size enterprises 1,3 % The number of employed in the SME sector Or 75.4 % of all employed in Bulgaria 1,4 mln people National Statistical Institute

4 BSMEPA functions  Trade Capacity building and Promotion of SMEs Internationalization  Partnership with NGOs  Participation in international networks  SMEs Support for innovative and technological development

5 Specific marketing and analytical information:  By sectors and product groups  Target international markets  Distribution channels  Specific legislation requirements Sources of funding Information & Consulting Services

6  Interactive internet platform that provides specialized business information  Tool to support entry and successful positioning of Bulgarian enterprises to foreign markets  The main objective of the Portal is to provide specialized services, and to ease the access of the Bulgarian companies to business information for export promotion  Supporting Data Base of Bulgarian companies with export potential National Export Internet Portal

7 / Data Base of Bulgarian companies with export potential Access to information and services B2B matchmaking Marketing researches, economic analysis and reports Actual trade and market information from the Bulgarian commercial and economic offices abroad Export strategies and policies for the priority economic sectors Information for funding sources

8 To promote the internationalization of the Bulgarian SMEs BSMEPA organizes the following promotional events:  National stands at International fairs and exhibitions  Business delegations and trade missions  International business forums in the country and abroad Organization of promotional events

9 BSMEPA supports the participants at National stands at International exhibitions and fairs by covering the expenses for:  exhibition area  stands construction  furniture and equipment  exhibitors catalogue  registration fees  events participation For the participants in Trade missions, BSMEPA covers expenses for:  travel costs  hotel accommodation  on-site logistics  all matchmaking event costs Organization of promotional events abroad

10 National Innovation Fund The main objectives:  To promote research and development of the Bulgarian enterprises and stimulate co-science business;  To promote the development of research projects and technical feasibility, initiated and implemented by the best performing companies;  Acquiring new or improved products, processes or services, to enhance the cost-effectiveness

11 2015  9 International Trade Fairs Participation TuttoFood, Milan, Italy, 3 - 6 May 2015  14 Business missions abroad  8 international business forums and B2B meetings in Bulgaria 2015 – 2020 New Initiatives  Voucher schemes for International fairs exhibitions  Buyers missions in Bulgaria  Participation at International fairs exhibitions in Bulgaria  Business matchmaking events in Bulgaria BSMEPA – Your reliable partner for Your growing business in Bulgaria

12 Thank you for your attention! THE BULGARIAN SME PROMOTION AGENCY Sofia 1000, 2-4, Lege Str. Phone: 02 940 79 40, fax: 02 940 79 93 е-mail:

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