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Business Meets Culture
JCI Bulgaria
National Convention


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The annual conference of the NGO JCI Bulgaria will be held between 11-13 October and the topic for 2019 is “Business Meets Culture”.
The three-day event will be held in the European Capital of Culture for 2019 - Plovdiv, at the emblematic restaurant “Puldin”, located in the old town.

The purpose of “Business Meets Culture” is to present the intersection between culture and business. How culture has a positive effect on business and how it could be used in developing a successful enterprise. Participants in the conference will have the chance to listen to the stories of successful entrepreneurs and keynote speakers with international experience.

At the same time, one would be able to grasp the spirit of the ancient, full of energy bulgarian city - Plovdiv by participating in the “Capital of Culture” events. The conference will gather together people from all over Bulgaria and Europe, who want to be a part of interesting lectures and interactive workshops. Many practical stories and advice will be exchanged.

City Of Plovdiv


Gala Dinner

We are proud to host the Gala Dinner of JCI Bulgaria National Convention 2019 in the restaurant Puldin, Plovdiv.
The Gala dinner will be held on 12th of November as part of the program of "Business meets culture".
The Gala dinner includes:

  • Drinks Reception
  • Three course meal
  • National Awards Presentation
  • Ceremony for the recognition of new National president of JCI Bulgaria
  • DJ and entertainment
  • Charity auction

Prepare your bow tie and evening dress for most awaited JCI event of the year - JCI Gala Dinner Bulgaria!
You will spend an evening with JCI members, partners and friends of the organization. During the evening together we will celebrate the successes of the organization.
The culmination of the event is the ceremony for the recognition of new presidents and management teams.
Dress code: Black Tie

Welcome Networking Party


We take fun seriously and invite you to join us!

Welcome Networking Party Event will bring us all together - members of JCI, senators, partners and friends - bright minds with the ambition to make the world a better place, to grow their businesses and to inspire others.

Make sure to join the event if you want to take your business global, get new business partners, fresh ideas or just to meet amazing people with growth mindset.



The first day of "Business meets culture" together we will have the opportunity to visit a company.

According to tradition, company visits are made at every JCI international conference, where the owner or the manager of the company tells about the company's success story, what plans they have for the future, what challenges they faced in order to develop the company. This year we will visit a company that is symbol of the country - Bio fresh.

The main activity of Bio Fresh is production and sale of cosmetic products.
While focusing on cosmetic products, based on naturally-derived ingredients, they offer a broad variety of lines, targeted towards the needs of the different consumer segments – from the consumers with highest demands to innovations to those seeking the best value.

With more than 500 products in its portfolio, in 2017 Bio Fresh headed the Top 10 list of Bulgarian skincare producers published by the reputable economic journal Capital.

In 2015, Bio Fresh was awarded the Strategic Investor for Plovdiv Region Award. The reason for the award was the company's new highly energy-efficient production facility worth BGN 8.5 million, the installed automatic warehouse and the opening of new jobs in the Plovdiv region.

Landmark hunters!


City landmark prepared a journey on the last day of the 3-day conference “Business meets culture”. A special adventure in the heart of the European capital of culture 2019 - the Old town of Plovdiv.

You will embark on an adventurous experience, finding interesting places, solving riddles and puzzles about curious historical facts and figures, you will complete various challenges, in the search of the secret message. Meanwhile you will learn something more about the history and the culture of the place.

Team building agency Агенция за събития EnterEvent organizes unique and memorable personalized games and meetings for people who want to unite teams and show employee motivation.

What sets us apart is that they only make custom programs for the client's needs and provide a unique experience for the participants. Their events and games are in addition to fun and useful, with lasting effects.

Thanks to this, participants are fully engaged during the event, which they remember for a long time and talk about it.

In front of the audience and behind the scenes stand a team of specialists - actors, psychologists and team building consultants.

☑️ They hold on to artistic performance, a large dose of surprise and unexpected twists, sophisticated details, good ideas and real team benefits and results.

☑️ They have over 8 years of experience in team building programs.

☑️ Each year, they develop new ways of getting out of the routine and learning and developing through experience.

Get ready and let the journey begin!


Time              Activity                                                                                                                                   

13:00 - 14:00   Registration & Info Desk

14:00 - 14:10   Opening of the conference

14:10 - 14:20   JCI Prezentation

14:20 - 14:40   Speach Chamber of Comerce                                                     

14:40 - 15:15   Todor Terziew - "How to build strong company culture!"

15:15 - 15:30   Cofe Break / Networking

16:00 - 18:00  Company Visit - Biofresh

19:00 - 23:00  Business Networking Event (Welcome Party)

Time              Activity                                                                                                                                                      

09:30-09:40  Opening of the second day of the conference

09:40 -10:20   George Parvanov - "New corporate culture of love and respect to all stakeholders".

10:30 - 11:10   Tvetina Petkova- How an old house in rural Bulgaria could be transformed into a coworking & coliving space.

11:10 - 11:20   Cofe Break / Networking (included)

11:20 - 12:00  Toufic Hawly - "Effective communication in a business environment. Building solid relationships."

12:10 - 12:50  Borislav Ignatov - "Personality, Leadership, Culture and Organisational effectiveness"

13:00 - 14:00   Delegates Lunch Networking (included)

14:00 - 14:40  Vladimir Petkov- "Can podcasting be done in Bulgaria?"

14:50 - 15:30   Ruslan Cojocaru- Business 2.0- The balance between entrepreneurship, mission and balance in life.                                                                                                            

15:30 - 15:45   Cofe Break / Networking (included)                   

15:45 - 17:00   Discussion- From local to international market- Petar Dyaksov, Lyubomir Atanasov, Temelko Dechev, Radoslav Georgiev, Desislava Avdjieva

17:00 - 19:30 Free Time

19:30 - 00:00   Gala Diner Ceremony                                     Dress Code - Black Tie

Time              Teambuilding                                                                                     

10:00 - 11:00  Historical simulation                                    Desss Code - Casual

11:00 - 13:00 Treasure hunt                                                  Desss Code - Casual

Business Meets Culture JCI National Convention 2019

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Business Ticket

59 EUR
  • All sessions:
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Company visit
  • Networking Party
  • Historical Simulation
  • Gala Dinner
  • Does not include: Accommodation

Premium Ticket

109 EUR
  • All sessions:
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Company visit
  • Networking Party
  • Historical Simulation
  • Gala Dinner
  • Does not include: Accommodation

1 + 1 Premium Ticket

179 EUR
  • All sessions:
  • Lunch
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Company visit
  • Networking Party
  • Historical Simulation
  • Gala Dinner
  • Does not include: Accommodation

About JCI

The organizer of the conference is JCI Bulgaria, an international youth NGO. The conference takes place at different cities every year and the local chapter JCI Plovdiv are honored to host it in 2019 after a successful previous edition in 2016 - “Business on the Hills” with over 120 participants.

Since 2015 JCI Bulgaria is organizing its National Convention together with the international business conference, during which young managers and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to meet international successful speakers and to network together in order to create development opportunities for their businesses.


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