A new bridge to the East for the Italian micro, small and medium enterprises – this is what Unimpresa International aims to be. A new entity destined to serve abroad is born in the Unimpresa galaxy. Unimpresa International is headquartered in Sofia – a strategic location in the heart of the Old Continent from which to compete on the global market. It is officially recognized by the Bulgarian authorities and listed in the Commercial Register at the Ministry of Justice. Plamen Peev is the company’s General Manager and Ivanka Ilieva is the Office Manager. All upcoming events will be coordinated by the Foreign Affairs Department of Unimpresa Italy and directly overseen by the company’s Vice President Giuseppe Spadafora. You can find all the details on www.unimpresainternational.eu.
Unimpresa has decided to create a new dedicated tool in support of Italy’s SMEs. Through its network of representative offices the Foreign Affairs Department provides guaranteed access to information about public and private programmes encouraging companies to expand beyond their national borders through import, export or international cooperation. Companies are facilitated by user-friendly systems which represent a one-stop shop for gathering information and converting their expansion interest into constructive internationalization solutions.
‘In fact, for many SMEs national borders represent a significant obstacle to their expansion. The Foreign Affairs Department is committed to creating a range of opportunities for international projects between Italy and external markets suited to the SME production characteristics,’ said the Vice President Giuseppe Spadafora. The prerequisites for the success of this process are rooted in the preliminary research and analyses carried out by Unimpresa’s qualified representative offices within specific areas where certain long-term strategies aimed at promoting public-private partnerships can be developed. ‘The Foreign Affairs Department aids SMEs by providing direct services and facilitating the access to EU support programmes at national and regional level that combine innovation and internationalization as tools to help SMEs exploit their growth potential and boost their competitiveness,’ further said Spadafora.
Bulgaria, which joined the European Union in 2007, was chosen mainly because of its legal security and its GDP (Gross Domestic Product), which in recent years has been significantly higher than the European average. The country’s economy has enjoyed strong and rapid growth favoured by low tax levels – individual and businesses profits are subject to a 10% final one-off tax.