PREFERENCES FOR BULGARIAN PARTICIPANTS IN CEBIT BILISIM EURASIA
Bulgarian companies that will attend the International Information and Communication Technologies Fair, to be held in Istanbul September 2-7, will be granted a 30% discount of the rent for exhibit area. For the other participants the rent will be between USD195-254/sq. m, the expert form the Hanover Fair Michael Hoppe specified. The Bulgarian representative office of Deutsche Messe - Hanover will grant pay-free vouchers to the visitors of the exhibition, Ivan Georgiev, Director of the office, said.Last year's edition of the specialized fair was attended by 865 firms, three Bulgarian among them. According to Mr. Hoppe, the choice of Turkey as host of the event is not accidental. Bulgaria's southern neighbour with its population of 70 million, 70% of which is aged under 35, ranks among the 20 biggest trade nations and is an important future market for the info and communication technologies. Issues such as the e-government and e-municipalities, the parks of the future (where the connection between scientific units and business will be effected) and the products of Turkish enterprises in the sphere of software, hardware, and services, will have a special place at the autumn fair in Istanbul.