The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors. The World Bank is not a bank in the common sense. It is made up of five unique development institutions, owned by 186 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).


Enel is Italy’s largest power company, and Europe’s second listed utility by installed capacity. It produces, distributes and sells electricity and gas across Europe, North and Latin America.
Enel has now a presence in 22 countries. In Bulgaria, Enel owns 73% of the capital of Enel Maritza East 3 and also controls Enel Operations Bulgaria, the company which manages and maintains the plant.


UniCredit Bulbank is the biggest Bulgarian bank in terms of assets, exceeding BGN 11 billion as of end of June 2009. The Bank is servicing over one million individual clients and households, high profile private customers, small and mid sized businesses, larger domestic and multinational corporates, municipalities and budget enterprises. Currently, the Group operates in the following countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.


Overgas Inc. AD was established in 1992. Its main goal is to shape and develop Bulgarian gas market and to make natural gas accessible to Bulgarian citizens.
The company provides resources for the construction and operation of gas distribution networks.
It is planning, financing and carrying into effect the complete cycle of marketing - designing – construction - operation - sale of natural gas and customer service.


Alpiq Holding is the leading Swiss energy trading company and the largest energy services provider with European orientation. The Group was formed at the beginning of 2009 through the merger of the two energy pioneers Atel Holding Ltd and Energie Ouest Suisse SA (EOS). In 2008, more than 10 000 employees in 29 countries generated a consolidated annual turnover of around 16 billion Swiss francs. The activities of Alpiq are concentrated in the two segments Energy and Energy Services. Alpiq operates nuclear, hydroelectric, gas-fired and coal-fired power stations, as well as systems for the generation of new renewable energies such as small hydroelectric, wind and biomass plants throughout Europe. The total output of all power stations in Europe is 5,270 MW, their annual production lies around 20 TWh. In addition, Alpiq is the largest transmission grid owner in Switzerland and builds and operates 2,671 kilometres of extra-high voltage grid. Moreover, Alpiq is a leading cross-border wholesale trader in the CEE countries. Our energy turnover in the region exceeds 34.5 TWh in 2008. In Bulgaria Alpiq is a supplier for large energy consumers, as well as constructs a 50 MW Vetrocom wind farm.


Honeywell is in Bulgaria for more than 35 years and is a leader in the implementation of distributed control systems (DCS)in nearly all major production units in Bulgaria – in chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and energy industry. 
The first DCS in industrial boiler was put into operation in 1988 in Thermal Power Plant in Chimco where it  controlled 3 boiler with production capacity of 160 t  of steam per hour. 
Over the years, such systems were implemented in TPPs Lukoil, Solvay Sodi, Plovdiv North and in large utility units in TPP Bobov Dol and units 1,3 and 4 of the Maritza Iztok 2. 
The activity of Honeywell in the energy sector is not limited to that, but managing the energy efficiency of office and residential buildings. 
Honeywell is an active participant in the development of SMART GRID technology as well.



Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) EAD is a shareholding company with 100% state owned participation. BEH was incorporated on 18.09.2008 with Minister of Economy and Energy Decision. The Holding includes Mini Maritsa Iztok EAD, Maritsa East 2 TPP EAD, Kozloduy NPP EAD, NEK EAD, Electricity System Operator EAD, Bulgargaz EAD, Bulgartransgaz EAD and Bulgartel EAD.
BEH EAD subject of activity is acquisition, management, assessment and sale of participations in trading companies, carrying out business activity in the fields of generation, production, transmission, transit, storage, management, distribution, sale and/or purchase of natural gas, electricity, thermal power, coals, as well as any other type of energy and raw materials for the production.
After the consolidation of the energy companies, Bulgaria already has one of the largest energy company in the region and establishes a national energy leader, whose assets amount to some BGN 8.5 billion, consolidated revenue totals to some BGN 3.6 billion, the number of employees sums up at some 21 thousand people.


"To be a leader on the electricity market in Central and South East Europe"
This the vision of a company that has managed for the short two year period of time to turn into a multi-national company comprising of over 90 Czech and foreign companies. At present the group has assets in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland and manages trade offices in Slovakia, Serbia, Kosovo and Germany.
CEZ Trade Bulgaria EAD is a company founded in 2005, of granted a licence for electricity trade on the liberalized market. The licence gives the company the right to render services, related to the purchase and sale of electricity on the free energy market. The main activity of the company is in the field of wholesale trade of electricity (import, export, transit, participation in trans-border capacity tenders) and sale of electricity to eligible customers (big business and industrial customers).

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Kongresstechnik-Bulgaria is a Bulgarian-Austrian conference service provider offering the full range of technical facilities for world-class conference events. We entered the Bulgarian market in 2001 bringing to the local conference industry international standards of quality and efficiency.

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