Business Programme



31 MAY 2018, BURGAS

Enterprise Europe Network- Yambol (hosted by Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry) is organizing a matchmaking event during European Maritime Day 2018 In Burgas, Bulgaria. The matchmaking event is an efficient and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners in the timeframe of 20 minutes pre-arranged meetings with local and international partners. This is usually enough to identify opportunity and build connections. It is an ideal way to find technology and business partners from Bulgaria and abroad, during an event which attracts delegates and experts from across Europe and beyond. The interested parties need to register, present themselves, their company/organization and a cooperation idea and select partners of interest in advance of the event, using especially designed b2b platform. The meetings are envisaged between 10.00 and 13.00 on 31.05.2018 in the building of Burgas Free University.

The link for registering in the matchmaking event is:

The event is free of charge. It gives opportunity to forge new partnerships for research projects, technology transfer and business collaborations and/or participation in projects funded by European programs. It is expected that participants from all across Europe will take part in the B2B meetings.

Why participate?

  1. Meet face-to-face new partners and customers;
  2. Acquire new cross-border contacts ;
  3. Promote your technologies & know-how;
  4. Find out latest trends in the marine and related industries;
  5. Find technologies to partner with, license or acquire.


Main Topics of the B2B meetings

Maritime Industries:

  1. Maritime Policy;
  2. Coastal Areas and Ports;
  3. Maritime Environment and Protected Areas;
  4. Maritime and Shipyard Technologies and Equipment;
  5. Maritime Services, Transport and Shipping;
  6. Maritime and Port Security;
  7. Skills and Training.


Blue Growth:

  1. Aquaculture;
  2. Coastal Tourism;
  3. Marine Biotechnology;
  4. Ocean Energy;
  5. Seabed Mining;
  6. Marine Research, Development and Innovation.


How does it work?

  1. Register and publish your organizational focus and collaboration wishes at

The participants should register with their own username and password. Using the password, they are able to publish organizational and cooperation profile, product description, field of activity and type of partner they are looking for

  1. Send, receive and validate meeting requests once booking is opened:

After 2 April 2018 the participants can start with the booking of meetings, followed by confirmation and scheduling of accepted meetings.

  1. Your personal B2B meeting schedule will be ready before the event in your profile.

We kindly ask the participants to accept or cancel their meetings in order to receive their final actual schedule. Each participant will receive electronically a list of scheduled meetings which is also easily accessed from their personal profile.

Deadlines Tasks
1 February 2018 – 28 May 2018 Registration and submission of a cooperation profile
2 April 2018 – 30 May 2018 Online selection of face-to-face meetings
31 May 2018 Bilateral meetings (10:00 – 13:00)


The matchmaking event will be in the building of Burgas Free University from 10:00 to 13: 00 on 31 May, 2018, where the main events of EMD 2018 will take place (8001, Burgas, 62 San Stefano Street)

Working language of the international b2b meetings is English

Daniela Ilcheva
Enterprise Europe Network
Yambol Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tel: +359 46/ 662939