Minister Angelkova participated in the World Economic Forum in New York

24 September 2018

The Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova participated in the second edition of the World Economic Forum in New York. It is held within the period 24-25 September. The main issues of this year’s edition are the opportunities and the factors affecting the sustainable development. The official guests attending this event were Prof. Klaus Schwab, the founder and the chairman of the World Economic Forum and Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York. Minister Angelkova attended the event at the invitation of Mr. Borge Brende, the president of the forum. 

It is a great honour for me to be one of the participants in the World Economic Forum where the opportunities for sustainable development will be discussed, which is the main goal set before tourism in our country, said Minister Angelkova. She also added that the sector is a major economic factor, constituting about 13% of the GDP of Bulgaria.

The forum will include a presentation of the results of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube region and the role of the Ministry of Tourism as a co-coordinator under Priority axis 3 “Culture and Tourism” of the Danube Strategy.

The World Economic Forum is a basis for a dialogue on the utilization of the most modern scientific, business, technological and digital innovations for achieving the global objectives for sustainable development of the UN. The event gathers representatives of international institutions and governments. More than 700 representatives of the business, the non-govermental sector and the academic circles will attend the forum. Representatives of leading companies and investment funds in the sphere of tourism will also take part in it.

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