International Committee Forum---What's Next in Europe?Presented by NVTC's International Committee
December 7, 2004
What's next in Europe: Emerging hi-tech markets and opportunities. Discover Bulgaria
The leading applicant to enter the EU in 2007, Bulgaria aims to be the Central and Southeastern European hub for developing sophisticated products and solutions in information technologies and health care at the most competitive cost.
With its 35 years of IT experience, with sustainable traditions in software, hardware, microelectronics and automation, Bulgaria comes first in IT certified specialists per capita in EMEA and third in Europe in number of ICT specialists. Every year more than 5000 university students graduate in computer science. Bulgarians are among the top university students world-wide -- 2nd in the world in SAT scores, rank second in international IQ tests (Source: MENSA International) and Bulgarian high school students rank 5th in the world in sciences and 11th in mathematics.
The robust legal framework, liberal tax environment, viable talent base and cost structure position Bulgaria as a preferred location for knowledge-based businesses, investment in technology, shared services and R&D activities.
In attendance at this event was a delegation of technology companies from Bulgaria. For more information, click on the following link: www.ictbg.com
Elena Poptodorova, H.E. Ambassador
Jennifer Gothard, Director, Central and East European Business Information Center (CEEBIC), Department of Commerce
Nedelcho Nedelchev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Pavel Ezekiev, Chairman, Invest Bulgaria Agency
Globalization Partners International; Morrison & Foerster LLP
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