The Bulgarian Industrial Association – Union of the Bulgarian Business is a non-governmental organization founded on 25 April 1980.
BIA is a nationally recognized organization of employers and participates with its representatives in the operation of all national consultative councils, supervisory and managing bodies of state public institutions.
BIA is the only business organization which is a member of BUSINESSEUROPE, a confederate-like European business organization, thus representing the Bulgarian companies and employers’ interests on a European level. Furthermore, it actively participates in the work of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the South East European Employers’ Forum (SEEEF). BIA is also among the founders of the Union of Black Sea and Caspian Confederation of Enterprises (UBCCE).
BIA has signed cooperation agreements with over 70 national business and employers’ organizations from the most developed countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.