Leading Technology Associations United in the Second Edition of Hi-Tech Industry Awards

Over 120 leading technology companies from BOA and BASSCOM compete in 12 categories
May 14, 2017, Sofia: Two of the leading technology associations in Bulgaria – Bulgarian outsourcing association (BOA) and Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM), joined efforts and expertise for the first time in the second edition of Innovation, Technology & Sourcing Awards 2017.
The outsourcing industry generated 3.7% of GDP in 2016. In the meantime the software sector generated over  2% of GDP in 2016. The two industry organizations expect their contribution to reach 9% -10% of GDP in 2020.
“The structuring industries of Bulgarian economy are giving the country the opportunity to be a trend setter. When the businesses of the future are working together, that brings great chance for a stable developing society and for a stability and prosperity to be achieved“, said Stanimir Nikolov, Chairman of the Board of BOA.
Over 120 leading technology companies with billions of euro annual turnover are members of BOA and BASSCOM. Besides being an engine of the economic growth, they are also considered as driving force of educational development in order to meet dynamic business requirements.
“The partnership between BOA and BASSCOM is a bright example for good cooperation between two industry organizations, working for a common goal – establishing Bulgaria as a hi-tech investment and innovation center. An important step for achieving the goal is precisely the recognition of the success, business development and leadership skills of the technology companies.”, stated Stamen Kotchkov, Chairman of  BASSCOM.
The traditional Annual Outsourcing Conference, preceding the official awards ceremony, will gather the leaders in the outsourcing sector, executive directors and senior managers for fourth time.
The host city of the two events is Burgas, awarded as “Outsourcing City with Highest Growth Potential” in 2016. The two top events take place on June 16 – the Annual Outsourcing Conference at Smart center, following by the Innovation, Technology & Sourcing Awards 2017 ceremony at Primorets hotel. The Awards are focused on the achievements of Bulgarian companies in IT and sourcing sector, investors and local authorities for leading good practices, business achievements and establishment of favorable business environment in the following categories: 
  • Innovation in Technology;
  • Technology Employer of the Year;
  • Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year;
  • Shared Service Center of the Year;
  • IT product;
  • IT project;
  • Software company;
  • Startup of the year;
  • Bulgarian Technology City of the Year;
  • Technology Business Building of the Year.