REGIONAL BUSINESS FORUM“BOOSTING BLACK SEA BLUE BIZ – 4BIZ” – 9 – 10 MAY 2024 VARNA, BULGARIA

The event aims to offer a framework for B2B, B2G, B2C collaborations by facilitating the exchange of Blue Business ideas, best practices and knowledge in order to identify new directions to be followed for conceiving successful entrepreneurial activities. The event is intended to offer a platform for dialogue and exchange of Blue Business proposal ideas between entrepreneurs, innovative companies, start-ups and stakeholders as Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Universities, Professional Business Consultants, Local Authorities, Innovation Clusters and other similar.

Targeted audience At the event, there will be invited entrepreneurs, representatives of innovative companies, start-ups and stakeholders as Business Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Universities, Professional Business Consultants, Local Authorities, Innovation Clusters and other similar.

May 9

Official Opening
– Representatives of Varna Region: Varna District / Varna Municipality, blue economy stakeholders
– Ilze Atanasova, Marine Cluster Bulgaria
– Prof. Eden MAMUT, 4BIZ Project Coordinator
– DBAN project

Keynotes:
Representatives of the associated partners:
 BSEC – topic tbc Best Practices from other Sea Basins, etc.
 CPMR – topic tbc –
 Other possible topics, include synergies with BSAM CMA and SRIA

  • Date:09/05/2024
  • Location:Varna, Bulgaria

Preliminary agenda

  • Business and Investment opportunities in the Black Sea Region
  • Pitching session of innovative ideas Presentation Potential investors (incl. Blue Invest, Fund of Funds, VCs)
  • Accelerators and Business Support Initiatives, focused blue economy
  • Funding opportunities , programmes and initiatives for support of the Blue economy
  • Success Stories for support of internationalization (for example from Enterprise Europe Network)

May 10, 4BIZ services for the future

10.00 – 12.00 “Co-creation workshop”: Facilitated discussion among the participants – stakeholders from the business, academia and support organisations, with the involvement of students and young entrepreneurs, on an action plan how to use 4 BIZ methodology framework after the project and to continue to provide 4BIZ services, targeted at start-up companies in the blue economy sectors and young entrepreneurs.

*This Project has received funding from the European Union’s European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) under Grant Agreement 101077576.

**Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

 

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