BIA has a well-developed matrix structure uniting both the branch organizations, which cover the entire spectrum of the economy and the regional structures, which correspond to the administrative division of the country.
BIAs' structure includes more than 120 branch organizations, the majority of which are members of the respective European branch structures. They are active participants in the sectoral social dialogue and are a party to the existing collective agreements in Bulgaria.
On a territorial basis, BIA has established a network of regional and municipal organizations in all regions and multiple municipal centers. More than 100 local business associations operate locally. The network is developing dynamically over time and the number of municipal and local organizations is constantly growing. The territorial structures of BIA are actively involved in the social dialogue on the regional level, as well as in the work of the Regional Development Councils.
BIA pursues the approach of active collaboration with research and training organizations that support the industry - particularly important for the technological upgrades and innovation processes. BIA is the only national organization that has the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences as a member, as well as the largest universities in the country. This combines scientific potential and industrial focus.
Since its foundation, BIA has maintained active contacts and partnerships with representatives of the cooperative movement in Bulgaria, which has a history of over 100 years.
To cover the full diversity of institutions and organizations supporting economic development and businesses, BIA has attracted members as the Union of Economists in Bulgaria, the Federation of Scientific and Technical Unions, the Union of Automation and Informatics, and others.
Our collective members are:
The Association of Industrial Capital in Bulgaria,
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
The Central Cooperative Union,
The Central Union of Labor Cooperatives,
The Council of Bulgarian Agrarian Organizations,
Confederation "Union of Bulgarian Industry",
universities and scientific and technical unions.