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51 GOLD MEDALS AWARDED AT AUTUMN 2007

51 GOLD MEDALS AWARDED AT AUTUMN 2007

10/1/2007 11:52:00 AM

The International Technical Fair turned into an exhibition event addressing the EU market of 600 million people”, declared the Minister of Economy and Energy, Peter Dimitrov.

Fifty-one exhibits were awarded the highest prize of the 63rd International Technical Fair – Gold Medal and Diploma. Thirty two of the award-winning products are manufactured by Bulgarian companies, and 19 – by foreign producers.

Over 100 exhibits competed in the following sectors: machine building; information technologies and products, telecommunications, office equipment; transport and auto service equipment; electronics and electrical engineering; energy and ecology; water management and technologies; chemical industry; construction and architecture.

At an official ceremony, the gold medals were handed by Mr. Peter Dimitrov, Minister of Economy and Energy, Mr. Georgi Peterneychev, Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr. Georgi Gergov, Executive Director of International Fair Plovdiv, Mr. Todor Petkov, Governor of Plovdiv Region, Mr. Tosho Toshev, Editor-In-Chief of Trud Newspaper, Mr. Tzvetan Simeonov, Vice-President of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Olga Manafova, President of the State Agency for Metrology and Technical Surveillance and Chair of the Gold Medal Awarding Committee.

„This fair is not only a major exhibition event in Bulgaria, this is an event addressing the EU market of 600 million people and its potential”, stated the Minister of Economy and Energy, Peter Dimitrov. In his opinion that was one of the factors contributing to the 63rd large-scale edition of the International Technical Fair.

The Minister pointed out the partnership of the state, municipality and business as the main reason for the enormous success. „Plovdiv Fair embodies the implementation of the public private partnership between the state and the business, which is usually only talked about. I thank Mr. Georgi Gergov for the things done. There are so many positive changes accomplished within eight months, and I am eager to see what would happen in eight years”, commented Mr. Dimitrov.

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