BULGARIA INVESTMENT FORUM - PROJECTS AND FINANCING
On May 14 and 15 financial intitutions will meet representatives of domestic business at the National Palace of Culture (NDK), where the Bulgaria Investment Forum will be held. There will be some 15 discussions during the two-day event, which will focus on projects and financing. This year the forum has not been divided into sessions, but into information moduls for each financial institution.Nine Bulgarian banks have applied for participation. Every one of them will present its policies and the terms at which the firms could get money. It will be important for the businessmen to know what chances they have to get access to international programmes and especially - to the free sources for financing. Eighty eight projects have already been sumbitted and will be presented at the investment forum, Georgi Chernev, Vice Chairman of the BCCI, specified.By tradition, a ceremony for awarding the Investor of the Year prizes will take place in the first evening of the forum. The awards are in five categories: for greenfield investments, for the biggest investor, for an investment project, for overall contribution to the attraction of investments to Bulgaria, and for the best implementation of a privatisation programme.The event's organizers expect the number of participants would exceed 500. 292 had registered before the 6-day holidays (May 1-6). Registration costs EUR90, VAT included. It can be made even on May 14, and the forum's website is accessible at: www.biforum.org. The catalogue will be mailed to 5,000 addresses, to potential investors, and some of the projects may find their investors after the end of the forum.