Keynote Speech at China’s Largest Trade Expo (CIFTIS)
As Vice-Chairman of the Bulgaria China Chamber of Commerce, I was very glad to represent eight Bulgarian companies at the 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).
It was a great pleasure for me to deliver a keynote speech on the state of the Bulgarian service sector! The feedback from Chinese companies, investors and officials was immensely positive!
On behalf of the Bulgaria China Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I would like to sincerely thank the organizers for inviting us to join, and for taking care of our needs during CIFTIS. I would also like to thank the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the PRC for its strong support of our efforts. It was an honor to have the Head of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires (ad interim) Ivaylo Yordanov visit our stand and deliver remarks praising our work.
Trade in goods is becoming increasingly saturated, so the global economic growth will soon depend on expanding trade in services. Both Bulgarian and European businesses are placing an increasingly large focus on the China as one of the world’s largest and fastest growing markets. This is why events such as CIFTIS are a step towards a brighter future.
This year, CIFTIS took place between from Sep 3 to Sep 7 in Beijing, attracting both national and global interest. In the run-up to the fair, the entire 30-million mega-city was decorated in banners advertising the event and reiterating its importance. I look forward to participating again next year!