The TCI European Conference 2018 will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 20-22 March 2018

29 Nov 2017
The TCI European Conference 2018 will be taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria between 20-22 March 2018 with the main theme“Turning Challenges into opportunities” and will be organized together by Association of Business Clusters and its member Consulting Cluster Veritas. 

 Being an organisational TCI Network member, Consulting Cluster Veritas took part in this emblematic conference edition, with main theme “The future of clusters through cross-country and cross-region collaboration” and organised by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and TCI Network.


TCI has chosen Sofia, Bulgaria as the location and host for its European Conference in 2018. As a regional conference of TCI, it will support the reinforcement of TCI in Europe by promoting closer ties among cluster practitioners in the region as well as by facilitating an open exchange of experiences, results and methodologies.


The TCI President, Christian Ketels, invited Teodora JIlkova, from Consulting Cluster Veritas and on behalf of the organising team to announce the programme highlights on the stage.


The brief presentation included information about the host and organising team (Sofia Municipality, Association of Business Clusters and Consulting Cluster Veritas), key economy facts about Bulgaria, provisional schedule of the conference days, as well as cluster tours scheduled and sub-theme highlights, together with conference & meetings formats.


“The purpose of this conference is to encourage the exchange of knowledge and information among cluster practitioners and regions in the scope of international co-operation”, said Jilkova. ” We want all delegates to see the TCI European Conference 2018 as a platform for creative minds, a journey between the clusters of all continents, a hand-shake between “knowledge and experience”.


“The TCI conference in Sofia will provide a platform to engage with the full set of issues relevant for more effective cluster-based efforts, whether you are policy maker, a manager of a cluster program, or a cluster initiative manager. You will find new learning, and maybe even more importantly, new contacts to help tackle the yet unknown challenges of the future together”, said Chrisitan Ketels, TCI president.


 The organising team is welcoming institutional, regional development agencies, local authorities and representatives from the private sector on board. The TCI European conference presents an opportunity to showcase carefully selected suppliers of products and services to board-level international decision makers, cluster -managers and entrepreneurs. For more information, please email


The registration for The TCI European Conference 2018 will be open end of Nov’17. For further information, please visit the official conference or email:


We are looking forward to seeing you in Bulgaria!