The Fair of Training Firms TF FEST is the only competition according to profession in Bulgaria with foreign participation. High school students and university students compete in it. “Bridge between School and Business” is part of the project.
The event is approved as an international event by the European Commission and evaluated as an example of good practice in entrepreneurship training, innovative thinking and creativity. The forum presents the results of integrated training in economics, information technologies, business administration and foreign languages. It is held in accordance with the rules adopted by the Worldwide Practice Enterprise Network EUROPEN-PEN International. The participants in the exhibition show their competence in a real business environment by negotiating, making deals, presenting products and services when only payments are fictitious.
The program of the fair includes:
• Direct trade negotiations and deals
• Exchange of experience
• Presentation of training enterprises
• Annual meeting of the Bulgarian Youth Business Leaders Forum
• Annual awards of the Corporate Social Responsibility Academy
• GLOBAL ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE in English and in French
TF FEST 2019 – in short
• Exhibitors – 117 training enterprises at secondary schools and universities
• Participants - over 800
• Countries – 7: Bulgaria, Albania, Armenia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia
TF FEST is a well-established and important forum that is very popular not only in Bulgaria but throughout the Balkan Peninsula. It plays a very important role in creating, developing and maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit of young people as it enables them to test their competencies in real business conditions and gain experience that will be useful for their future development. Its 23rd edition continues the rich tradition of promoting future entrepreneurs and managers.
Organizer: Bulgarian Center of Training Firms (BCTF) at the Ministry of Education and Science
Partners: International Fair Plovdiv, Association “Bulgarian Training Central”, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, Patent Office, companies and NGOs