Education and Business - Regions /

Education and Business: Regions

May 10th 2018, Sofia
Hotel Marinela
Hall Sofia-1


Bulgaria ON AIR’s Education and Business International Conference is being held since 2014. We focus on a large scale of topics during its 7 editions, such as education, sustainable communities, leadership, media, communications and other major challenges for society.

The event is a meeting place for business leaders, education experts, professors and students, NGOs. An opportunity to express оpinion and share ideas in order to find solutions for successful solutions and new models, which provokes a great interest among the public on Bulgaria.

In the 8th edition of the event, Education and Business: Regions, we will present the 6 economic regions in Bulgaria and the opportunities for development and investments as well as their traditions.
We will focus on how institutions, municipalities and business use education as accelerator for economic growth in the regions in Bulgaria. We will get the entrepreneurship sentiment of young people and start-ups and the students’ intentions to stay in the country.

Moderated by: Martina Gancheva, Bulgaria ON AIR.

Videos from the Conference


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Speakers /

Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova is Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association

Georgi Rachev is lecturer in Climatology in Sofia University,

Denis Knobel

Ambassador of Swiss Confederation

Ambassador Denis Knobel is born in 1961 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Studied

Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov


Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov is a Bulgarian archaeologist and thracologist. He graduated history

Yura Draganova-Vladimirova

HR Manager Solvey България

Yura Draganova-Vladimirova is rsponsible for all the human resources activities in

The musicians from the Berkovtsa-based orchestra believe that: To respond to love

Stefan Stoyanov

Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv

Currently a second-term Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv (since 2011). Stefan

Tanya Hristova

Mayor of Gabrovo

Tanya Hristova is Mayor of Gabrovo since 2011. She holds

Students majoring in Catering and confectionery production, vocational high-school “Velizar Peev”-Svoge

Anelia Dimova

Head of HR for SEE, Aurubis Bulgaria

Anelia Dimova joined the team of Aurubis Bulgaria in


Music Band

D2 are: Dimitar Karnev - guitar Deyan Kamenov - vocals Alexander Obretenov - bass Vassil

Nikolay Stoyanov

Head of Corporate Transaction Banking Division at Postbank

Nikolay Stoyanov has more than 25 years banking experience, including various

Ewelina Drzewiecka

PhD, Researcher

Ewelina Drzewiecka – PhD in cultural studies and MA in theology;

Hristo Gospodinov has a BA in “History and Geography” and an

Video speakers /

Encho Keryazov

Founcer of Foundation Encho Keryazov

Born into a family of teachers, Encho Keryazov was born in

Donika Rizova

PR Expert

Donika Rizovais freelance blogger, author and owner of Lifeofdonika

Moderator /

Martina Gancheva

Journalist, Bulgaria ON AIR

Martina Gancheva is TV anchor and editor in Bulgaria

Agenda /


Georgi Krasimirov – Gerasim, Berkovska Brass Music
Music and Regions

Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo
The active cooperation between Gabrovo Municipality and the education and business institutes

Strefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv for Education
Education and business in Plovdiv

Nikolay Stoyanov, Head of Corporate Transaction Banking Division at PostBank

Prof, Nikolay Ovcharov, Archaeologist
Development of Regions in Ancient World

Anelia Dimova, Director Human Resources for South-East Europe

His Excellency Denis Knobel, Ambassador of Swiss Confederation
Domino Effect for the Regions

Ewelina Drzewiecka PHD in Cultural Studies
Regions – Peripheries – Centers. A few words on the study of culture.

Encho Keryazov, Circus Acrobat

Students from the Velizar Peev Secondary School– Svoge
Chocolate Temptation

Dr. Radosveta Stamenkova, Bulgarian Family Planning and Sexual Health Association
For the Regions and People – Ethno-Doemographic Essay with Health Prevention Elements

Yura Draganova-Vladimirova, HR Manager Solvey Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Georgi Rachev, PhD Climatologist in Sofia University
Climate and Regions

Hristo Gospodinov, Teacher in American English Academy-Sofia
ReAction – Business in Education

Donica Rizova, PR Expert
Formation in Spain

Dimityr Kurnev and Dido, D2
Rock and Regions

Partners /




In partnership with: Kozloduy NPP, Plovdiv Municipality and Gabrovo Municipality.

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