Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industries in partnership with Inter Expo Center annually organize  the international exhibitions World of Furniture and Technomebel. Both exhibitions are unique for the Woodworking and Furniture sectors in Bulgaria.
The next edition of the exhibitions will be held in the period 26 - 30 March, 2019 in Sofia to show all kinds of furniture and furniture accessories, novel technologies and techniques for woodworking and furniture production, a variety of materials, fittings and accessories.

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Campaign for acquaintance with the profession

For the third consecutive year, the Branch Chamber of Woodworking and Furniture Industry (BCWFI) and the University of Forestry, organized a joint campaign " Acquaintance with the profession " on the occasion of the opening of the academic year.


The focus of the event was on the presentation of the branch to the faculty students: "Forest Industry", its various possibilities for realization, high technology and attractiveness.


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China International Furniture Expo 2018

Representatives of the BCWFI visited one of the largest Asian exhibitions: China International Furniture Expo 2018, as well as the accompanying events - World Furniture Forum.


The Chinese National Furniture Association organized the 10-12 September period: the official opening of the exhibition and the accompanying events, attended by representatives from 17 countries. The 24th edition of China International Furniture Expo 2018 was visited by representatives of 155 countries.


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Bulgaria's leading trading partners in the import of furniture in 2017

In 2017, Bulgaria's 10 leading trading partners for the furniture, mattress and lighting products category are: China, Poland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Greece, Austria, Serbia and Spain.




China consistently retains its leading position with 29% of total imports, followed by Poland reaching only half of this volume, namely 14%.




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Мeeting with the commercial and economic consultant abroad

On July 25, 2018, an annual meeting was held in Sofia with the commercial and economic consultant abroad.


The event was attended by nearly 60 honorable persons from commercial and economic consultant abroad.


On a official ceremony held by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry were given the annual awards of the Commercial and economic consultants abroad.

Awarded during the ceremony were:


1. Тhe commercial and economic consultant in India - Mr. Ilia Dekov

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Size of direct foreign investments in Bulgaria by country

Nearly 180 countries have direct investments in Bulgaria. In the distribution of FDI by country, there is some positive movement. The positivity assessment is based on a definite (albeit minimal) pre-emptive participation of the EU countries. Total FDI in Bulgaria for 2014-2017 increased by 2.8%, while EU Member States increased by 3.2%. European investments (EU) form permanently about 4/5 of the total volume of FDI in Bulgaria.



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At a cup of coffee with our new members

On June 27, 2018, the second meeting of the BBSWFI office took place in connection with the campaign: "Have a cup of coffee with our new members".



For the BBSWFI team, it was a pleasure to host an informal meeting - for a cup of coffee, during which to hand out a personal membership certificate to the organization and to tell about the opportunities companies can take advantage of as members of the organization.



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Bulgaria and Moldova will already be exchanging their workforce

The document signed between the two parties regulates the employment of workers for a maximum of 3 years. Bulgaria and Moldova will already be exchanging their workforce. This is made possible through the signing agreement on the regulation of labor migration between the two countries. The document, signed by the Bulgarian and Moldovan social ministers, Bisser Petkov and Svetlana Chebotari, regulates the employment of Moldovan workers in Bulgaria and Bulgarian in Moldova for a period of one year with the possibility of a further extension for a total of up to 3 years.

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