As of today, Bulgarian companies from all sectors will be able to submit their applications in the training program "EXPO1", which aims to support the development of export potential of Bulgarian companies that have the necessary capacity to enter international markets. The program is backed by 16 public and private organizations.
The program will provide a series of lectures with theoretical and practical parts for 15 Bulgarian companies to develop their knowledge and skills for negotiations and communication with potential foreign partners when entering a market. Lecturers will be representatives of the founding organizations of Export Hub Bulgaria (EHB) with years of experience in the field of internationalization and business development.
The program foresees3-hour face-to-face meetings which will take place once a week for 4 months during the period November 2020 - February 2021 in Sofia Tech Park.
The lectures will be in the field of finance, marketing, transport, international law and others and will be tailored to the relevant sector.
The practical part will be presented in workshops and will include real cases that companies face in their activities, as well as techniques to help them improve the work process.
Each company will have its own mentor to monitor the development and progress during the program, and who will assist in the training process. In addition to training sessions, business representatives will be able to take part in a number of international events in order to establish contacts and build partnerships.
The application procedure is open to all sectors; a mandatory condition for the participants is for them to be owners / managers / commercial directors or in another managerial position, with decision-making competencies.
When applying, companies must provide the following information:
- Short biography of the company;
- Annual turnover - 2017,2018,2019;
- Number of Employees;
- Potential export product;
- Target market;
- Social media;
- Does the company have foreign investors;
- A development strategy for the next 2 years;
- Information about the registered participant;
- Short motivation letter for participation in the program.
The approved candidates will be invited to an interview, which will be held in Sofia, where they will talk to an expert jury. Participation in the program is free.
You can find the application form at the following link.
Deadline for applications - October 20, 2020.