University of Economics – Varna

University of Economics – Varna organized an online business educational forum in Nigeria with the aim to strengthens the international relationship with African countries

The Bulgarian Embassy in Nigeria invited University of Economics – Varna to organize an online meeting with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lagos with the aim to strengthen their partnership and promote mobility opportunities for students and staff under the Erasmus+ program. The event was held on 17.02.2023 with the kind assistance of His Excellency Yanko Yordanov - Ambassador of Bulgaria to Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Ghana and Congo, with residence in Abuja. The event gave our Nigerian partners the opportunity to learn more about Bulgarian history and culture, the UE-Varna as well, and to meet representatives of Bulgarian companies interested in developing business relations in Nigeria.

The participants from Nigeria were representatives of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the Alumni Association of Bulgaria, public figures and others.

On the Bulgarian side, participants in the meeting were the team of the International Relations Office of the University of Economics – Varna, representatives of the Varna Municipality - from the directorates of Education and Youth Activities and Tourism, as well as representatives of businesses interested in doing (developing) business in Nigeria. The Bulgarian business was represented by Mr. Yordan Papazov, representative of the Marketing Department of "M+S Hydraulic", Kazanlak and Ms. Ivana Nikolaeva sales executive at "Inna Essentials", Plovdiv. The participants also listened to a lecture delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Desislava Serafimova, lecturer from UE – Varna. The lecture was related to responsible management education in Bulgarian business schools. Representatives of the Tourism Directorate of the Varna Municipality gave a presentation on Varna as a tourist destination and the opportunities for golf tourism in the region, while the Education and Youth Activities Directorate introduced the participants to the educational infrastructure in the city. The meeting sparked the interest of our Nigerian partners to learn more about Varna and Bulgaria in general.

The University of Economics – Varna is the first Higher Education Institution in Bulgaria that has organized an event of this kind in the Sub-Saharan region, and it gave UE – Varna the opportunity to present our Bulgaria as an attractive destination for education and business to the foreign students and business from Nigeria.

09 Mar 2023