“Smile, people, is very important.”

“At the age of 27 he became the most popular person in Bulgaria. Now he is 75 but he continues to be that same person! As we walked through his memories, I wondered how such popularity was retained. What has happened over the years with this beloved artist, a liked man, a consistent politician and…

Ambassador of the immeasurable human spirit

Nikolay Bozhikov says he is like all of us – he has a heart and soul. Yet his life is different and much more difficult. He calls himself a “dreamer, struggling with all his forces,trying to survive the trials of life”. Literally. Niki suffers from a Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but even manages to joke, calling…

IBA.Bulgaria launch event

“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”, Armstrong Williams In these days of constantly evolving communications technologies, we find the moments we get a chance for ‘face to face’ conversations with old and new friends increasingly valuable. The founders and team of the International Business Alliance.Bulgaria had the honour and pleasure to welcome over…

Hennessy – more than just cognac

In 1745 the Irish ship captain Richard Hennessy, a fleet officer of the French king Louis V, discovered the region of Charente and the city of Cognac during battle. Enchanted by the beautiful French countryside, he chose this spot to create Hennessy 20 years later. He was known to have shared that it was only…

There are no limits to music creativity in Amsterdam

For those who visit the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) for the first time, the experience can turn into a lasting cultural shock. Although prepared with enough information, during my first visit of this cultural event, I was unable to withstand the size and impetus of the festival. For 5 days, Amsterdam turned into a huge…

The Art of Meeting People

Paola Minekov acknowledges the importance of networking in her career. Talented artist and multimedia designer Paola Minekov has lived in London since 2008 and loves the capital’s vibrant cosmopolitan culture. The city’s contrast of the historic with the ultra modern energises and inspires her work. Paola also draws on her artistic heritage from her native…

Birth of a Network

Miroslav Bogdantsaliev saw a clear need for help with local business knowledge when entering foreign markets. Miroslav Bogdantsaliev arrived in the UK in 2000 and initially engaged independently with various building projects. His boldness of thought and intuition in finding new challenges to overcome gave him the impetus to create his first company Avalon Building and…

The Perfect Event

Anyone who has at least some experience in the area of event management will tell you that it can look deceptively easy from the outside. Until you try, you will almost certainly not believe event organisers when they tell you how much stress and planning is involved in even the most harmless event. There are…