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BASSCOM Events

21 May 2019 location: Plovdiv contact person: BASSCOM

Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Awards 2019

During an official ceremony which took place in Imperial Hotel in Plovdiv for the 4th year were awarded the highest achievements in the sphere of innovation, technology and sourcing, organized by the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association and Bulgarian Association of Software Companies - BASSCOM.
The Awards were the culmination of the first regional forum for Southeastern Europe, which gathered companies from the tech and outsourcing sectors from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Romania, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina – SEE INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOURCING SUMMIT.

Over 300 business leaders, more than 30 international speakers and representatives of central and local authorities discussed together the future of the industry and the sustainable business models in the Region.


Mr. George Brashnarov, Member of the Managing Board of BASSCOM, thanked the hosts from Plovdiv Municipality saying that: “Plovdiv is a city with a very open and proactive position, experiencing fast-paced growth and providing a high quality of life. The development of Plovdiv is an illustration of the transition from a labor intensive economy to more innovative and more flexible economy. By attracting more and more industrial productions, the city is becoming a good environment for testing new products. And the challenge for all of us is to become more product bound”.

Georgi Brashnarov wished everyone present to find reasons to cooperate and thus become stronger and specifically addressed the young volunteers, students in the 11th grade from High School of Mathematics “Acad. Kiril Popov”, that they no longer need to be away from their families and friends, to work on global IT projects.

The winners in the 15 award categories are:
• Innovation in Technology - Cobuilder International
• Technology Employer of the Year - Experian Bulgaria
• Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year - Modis Bulgaria
• Shared Service Center of the Year - Cargill Bulgaria
• IT Product of the Year - Imperia Online JSC
• IT Project of the Year - Dreamix
• Software Company of the Year - ScaleFocus
• Startup of the Year – Cargotec Bulgaria
• The Most Innovative Workspace of the Year - Bulpros
• Research and Development Center of the Year - Experian Bulgaria
• Innovation in Business Processes and Operations - SoftServe Bulgaria
• Most outstanding Education-Business Collaboration of the Year - School Board of Vocational School for Computer Programming and Innovation
• Corporate Citizenship - Experian Bulgaria
• Fastest growing technology city - Burgas
• Technology Business Building 2019 – Space Tower by Experian Bulgaria

The city of Plovdiv was awarded with a special recognition for Excellence in ITS ecosystem development.
„Plovdiv is a city which purposefully and consistently supports the development of the sector. Our long-term partnership with the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association and BASSCOM motivates us to turn Plovdiv into a business oriented city with focus on education and improving the quality of life.” – commented Mr. Ivan Totev, Mayor of Plovdiv.