BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION

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Veselin Iliev, BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS - www.bia-bg.com

Italian Festival in Bulgaria 2010
Forum economico “Bulgaria-Italia: insieme per uscire dalla crisi”

Sofia, 7 giugno 2010

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BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION

  1. 1. www.bia-bg.com BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  2. 2. www.bia-bg.com Confederazione Generale dell’Industria Italiana www.confindustria.it
  3. 3. History Bulgarian Industrial Association <ul><li>founded in April 1980 as the first voluntary, non-governmental organization of the Bulgarian industrial companies </li></ul><ul><li>the first NGO in the former socialist bloc </li></ul> www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  4. 4. History In the 80-ties… <ul><li>Signed cooperation agreements with CBI, FEB, CNPF, AIP, Keidanren, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated and created the first commercial bank JSC in Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Created more than 650 SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Established the first Venture Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Set up technological parks at the Technical Universities in Sofia and Varna </li></ul> www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  5. 5. History In the 90-ties… <ul><li>Initiated and set up sector industrial and employers’ organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Contributed to keep the social peace during the transition and develop social partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Starting the privatization procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared its members for the market economy </li></ul><ul><li>The only employers’ organization, which signed the first bipartite social peace pact with the trade unions – ETUC members in 1997 </li></ul> www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  6. 6. History <ul><li>Raising the competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the Social Dialogue and the related institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources training and qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing its members to meet the European requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging the relationship between the Business, the Government and the Parliament </li></ul>In the first decade of the 21 st C… www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  7. 7. BIA members <ul><li>Over 42 000 active companies </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 300 top companies  263 BIA members </li></ul><ul><li>Other collective members: </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association </li></ul><ul><li>Confederation “Union of Bulgarian Industry” </li></ul><ul><li>Central Cooperative Union, </li></ul><ul><li>Federation of the Scientific and Technical Unions, </li></ul><ul><li>Union of the Productive Cooperatives, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific and educational units: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University, Technical University, etc. </li></ul> www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  8. 8. Structure 26 District Regional Organizations Corresponding to the country’s administrative division 110 Municipal Organizations At the main industrial centers 115 Branch (Sector) Organizations Corresponding to the main economy sectors www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  9. 9. Membership of BIA members 54 Branch (Sector) Organisations - members of BIA are members of 21 European Branch (Sector) Organisations www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  10. 10. COTANCE Union of Leather & Footwear Industry UEA, CEI-BOIS Chamber of Wood-processing and Furniture Industry AIBI Chamber of Industrial Bread Producers CLITRAVI, VICBV Association of Meet Processors EURATEX Association of Textile and Clothing CIAA Association of Food & Drink Industry and others ... CEFIC, ECEG Chamber of Chemical Industry EUROMIN, EUROCOAL, CEPMC Chamber of Mining and Geology ORGALIME Chamber of Electrical Engineering FIEC Chamber of Building and Construction EUROFER, EUROMETAL, CEEMET Chamber of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metallurgy European Associations: Bulgarian Branch (Sector) Organisations:
  11. 11. International Activities Confederation of the European Business International Organisation of Employers World Environment Center International Labour Organisation BIA cooperates with more than 20 international organizations and signed bilateral contracts with more than 70 national industrial and entrepreneurial organizations www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  12. 12. BIA at the Social Dialogue National Level Bilateral agreements with the trade unions for applying the EU directives in the Bulgarian legislation Sector Level Branch organizations, BIA’s members, are the only ones signing collective agreements 64 collective bargaining agreements Sector agreements for the minimal levels of labour remuneration and insured income depending on personnel categories : 2004 - 29; 2005 - 44 ; 2006 - 50 ; 200 7 - 51 ; 2008 - 56; 2009 - 59 www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  13. 13. Activities and services <ul><li>Economic Analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Investments and Procurement policy </li></ul><ul><li>Small and Medium-sized Enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Industry and Environment </li></ul><ul><li>International Organizations and Programmes </li></ul><ul><li>International Economic Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Employers’ and Industrial Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Services and Intellectual Property </li></ul><ul><li>Services in the Field of Public Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Systems and Internet Services </li></ul><ul><li>Arbitration Court </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Qualification </li></ul> www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  14. 14. ANNUAL AWARDS “ IN-5” <ul><li>The awards were launched in 2005 on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of BIA </li></ul><ul><li>The name of these awards reflects the five basic pillars of the economic prosperity: </li></ul><ul><li>IN dustry - i ndustrial development </li></ul><ul><li>IN vestments - i nvestment activity </li></ul><ul><li>IN novations - p roduction innovations implemented </li></ul><ul><li>IN itiative - b usiness initiative </li></ul><ul><li>IN tellect - scientifically developed products of economic application </li></ul><ul><li>The awards are bestowed in three classes to companies, organisations, scientific teams, media </li></ul> www.bia-bg.com Bulgarian Industrial Association UNION OF THE BULGARIAN BUSINESS
  15. 16. Bulgarian Industrial Association www.confindustria.it www.bia-bg.com                                                                                       
  16. 21. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION ! VESELIN ILIEV Director General International Economic Relations Tel.: +359 2 932 0954 E-mail: ierc@bia-bg.com www.ierc.bia-bg.com

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