A Bulgarian-Chinese business forum, co-organized by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, took place at the Sofia Sheraton Hotel on July 1, 2013, from 2 PM. The special guests of the event were representatives of the Chinese state administration and the state-owned firm Shanghai Join Buy Group Co. Ltd, which mainly operates in the construction and real estate sector. The Bulgarian business sector's interest toward the high-level guests was extremely strong. During the b2b panel of the event, over 30 Bulgarian companies presented their products and activity to the potential Chinese partners.
The meeting was opened by the Chairman of BCCCI Viktor Azmanov, who addressed the Chinese delegates in their mother tongue. A speech was also given by Hristo Sodev, CEO of SG1 Bulgaria, while Dimitar Nikolov from Invest Bulgaria Agency acquainted the Chinese visitors with the local business climate. After the Chinese guests also presented themselves to their Bulgarian colleagues, the meeting went on with a b2b panel for maximizing the effects of direct business contact.