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Thanksgiving Community Dinner on November 24th

24.11.2014

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18:30 - 22:30h

Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia, Sofia Grand Hall
How often are we grateful in our lives? Thanksgiving in the American tradition is the right time for ...
   

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Past Events & Activities

 

  

22.10.2014 Six New Members Mix with the AmCham Community

Six AmCham members were warmly welcomed by Peter Lithgow, AmCham President, Solomon Passy, AmCham Board Member and Valentin Georgiev, Executive Director during the traditional Meet new members party on October 14th, 2014 held at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel.

   

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10.10.2014 The U.S. Embassy Presents New Officers

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the U.S. Embassy had the traditional networking reception on October 2nd, 2014 to present the key officers and members of the U.S. Mission in Bulgaria. The event took place at the Grand Hotel Sofia where close to 80 members attended the event.

   

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30.09.2014 AmCham Bulgaria Meets with BSP Representatives

On September 30th, AmCham Board members met with representatives of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in a series of political parties’ meetings following the publication of the 2014 White Paper. The BSP was represented by Evgeni Uzunov, deputy chair of BSP, Roumen Gechev, economic expert, Atanas Merdzhanov, member of the Executive committee (Ex Co), Boris Ivanov, head of the cabinet of the Chair of BSP, and Denitsa Karadzhova, member of Ex Co.

   

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Today's News

  

Topic of the Day

24.10.2014

EU leaders reach 2030 deal on climate and energy

EU leaders agreed a new climate and energy deal for the next decade and a half in Brussels at around 1am local time on Friday (24 October). The accord includes four targets for 2030: on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; on the share of renewables in the EU's “energy mix”; on energy savings; and on the EU's energy infrastructure, the EU Observer wrote.

   

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Politics

24.10.2014

GERB Meets BSP Friday in Second Round of Coalition Talks

GERB will complete the second round of consultations over potential formation of a government coalition with talks with Socialists on Friday. Centre-right GERB, which won most votes in Bulgaria’s October 5 early elections but remained short of outright majority, had picked four of the other seven political formations represented in the new Parliament for the second round of consultations, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Economy

24.10.2014

Banker Levon Hampartzoumian: Bulgarian banks have sufficient money to face a crisis

In an interview with the Presa daily, the CEO of UniCredit Bulbank Mr Levon Hampartzoumian states that there is no existing threat for the Bulgarian Deposit Insurance Fund (BDIF) as there are several ways to fill it. In his words there is no reason for concern as there is money in the banking system. He says that by all means public funds will be spent as one way or another all Bulgarians would have to pay for the issuance of government debt in order to fill the deficit at the BDIF. The important thing is to prevent such events in the future, he emphasises, Focus wrote.

   

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Business

24.10.2014

Deposits In Bulgaria's Banks Up BGN 531 M In September

The deposits in Bulgaria's banks grew by BGN 531 M in September, shows data of the Bulgarian National Bank. This is the second consecutive month with growth, after the summer bank troubles when depositors were withdrawing large sums. At the same time the lending activities remain relatively weak – in September the banks gave BGN 342 M in credits, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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International

24.10.2014

Kosovo minister Enver Hoxhaj makes historic Serbia visit

Enver Hoxhaj has become the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008. The Kosovan foreign minister hailed warmer ties between the two sides, and urged his hosts to agree to a peace treaty that would recognise Kosovo's independence. Kosovo has been recognised by more than 100 countries, BBC wrote.

   

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Announcements

 

  

18.08.2014

#truSofia HR and Recruitment Disruptive Tech Unconference Agenda

#truSofia - the first unconference event for HR and Recruitment professionals anounces the #truAgenda: Join the conversation on 21 August from 10:30 AM @ Vivacom Art hall

   

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27.03.2014

BAPRA Bright Awards 2014 application deadline extended

Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA) announces an extension of the application deadline for participation in the fifth jubilee edition of BAPRA Bright Awards. Because of the ongoing great interest of the participants, application forms can be submitted online until 3 April, 2014, not later than 23:59, at www.bapra.bg/2014. Campaigns must be implemented by PR agencies and internal PR departments in the period March 2013-February 2014.

   

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Member Updates

 

 

22.10.2014

Opening Weekend for the 3rd Premier Gastronomy Festival in Bansko

The opening party will be on Friday 31 October 2014 with OREXIS TEAM – a Culinology team of 5 professionals, who approach food in a different way, blending food with science and technology. Molecular fingerfood creations and unique, exciting cocktails, paired with live music from Magi Aleksieva.

   

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17.10.2014

VMware Expands Presence in Bulgaria

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,has today announced the expansion of its Research & Development facility in Sofia and the creation of a new Professional Services Center of Excellence. To support this growth, VMware is adding a new 6,000 square meter office space that will allow the organisation to gradually expand from 480 employees at present, to close to 1,000 over the next several years.

   

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17.10.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Brings Haute Cuisine to Bansko with Limited Edition White Truffle Menu

For a second consecutive year, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will surprise guests with a luxurious treat – an exclusive white truffle menu. From 24 October to 6 November, guests are invited to savour a selection of gourmet specialities made with the world’s most expensive ingredient at Come Prima Restaurant.

   

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16.10.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donates One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa for the Second Consecutive Year

On 13 October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa for a planned team-building event and donated one tonne of fresh fruits. The time of the visit was scheduled purposely for October. This time of the year, the bears are preparing themselves for winter hibernation and they need more carbohydrates and vitamins. The park’s staff will hide the donated food in different places so the bears can find it as they normally do in their natural life.

   

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15.10.2014

The Mayor of Sofia JordankaFandakova Opens the American English Academy In Sofia, Lozen Area

"I am very glad that in these years of economic crisis, we are making the most important investment – the investment in our children and their education," Jordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, said in her speech at the opening ceremony of the American English Academy in Sofia." At this moment 120 children, from over 30 different nationalities are being educated here... I am happy that currently the American English Academy offers a program that will give its students the opportunity to receive a Bulgarian diploma, as well as the American one," added Mrs. Fandakova.

   

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15.10.2014

Forbes Bulgaria Will Bestow Its Business Awards for a Fourth Year

Forbes Bulgaria has started accepting applications for participation in the 2014 Forbes Business Awards. The competition is conducted for a fourth consecutive year. It is aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and good business practices.

   

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10.10.2014

Roundtable Discussion "Key challenges and ways to improve motivation in the IT sector"

Top ICT Employer 2014 When October 15th Venue: Sofia Airport Center

   

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