The “Bulgarian Convention Bureau – BGCB” was founded on April 12, 2016
Its founders are the “National Palace of Culture – Congress Centre Sofia”, the “Inter Expo and Congress Centre” and the “Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association”. The Bureau was entered in the Register of Non-Profit Legal Entities by virtue of a Decision of the Sofia City Court, dated June 16, 2016. It is domiciled in the building of the National Palace of Culture – Congress Centre Sofia. The first full members of BGCB, among which large hotel chains, as well as companies with principal activities in the field of international event tourism, were endorsed at the end of 2016. Currently, the Bulgarian Convention Bureau – BGCB is an active association that has developed and adopted all necessary procedural and operational rules to ensure its normal functioning in the interest of the Bulgarian congressional and conventional industry. All professional congress and exhibition centres, public and sectoral organisations, hotels, professional event organisers, airlines and congress service providers are free to become members of the BGCB.
The Bulgarian Convention Bureau is a member of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Simple for our mission
The establishment of the Bulgarian Convention Bureau – BGCB is a national project whose aim is to develop and promote Bulgaria as a sustainable destination for conducting significant international events. Our mission is to support the M.I.C.E. industry in the country by promoting and offering, both in Bulgaria and abroad, the congress and exhibition venues, specialised services for conducting international congress and convention events, trade exhibitions and fairs, corporate and incentive trips.
Bulgarian Convention Bureau offers a wide range of professional services for your event:
- Providing information and advice on the choice of venue, accommodation, transportation, teambuilding, incentive trips, etc.
- Presenting and establishing contact with local service providers: Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs), Destination Management Companies (DMCs), Tour Operators or other service providers
- Intermediation in the relations with the local businesses and establishing contact with the domestic institutions
- Granting access to advertising materials, videos, images and brochures about Bulgaria
- Supporting your business trips and missions for on-site inspection
- Booking hotel accommodation for your event
- Preparing offers and presentations
- Publishing and promoting your event in our online congressional calendar
- Providing free of charge manuals and guides and directions to help the visitors and delegates of the event
Become a Member
All professional congress and exhibition centres, public and sectorial organisations, hotels, professional event organisers, airlines and congress service providers are free to become members of the Bulgarian Convention Bureau.