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24-25 JUNE, 2021

The conference is held under the patronage of
the Mayor of Stara Zagora municipality
Mr. Zhivko Todorov

The International Scientific Conference “BUSINESS AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT” is
organized and held biannually by the Faculty of Economics at
Trakia University

FIRST (2009), SECOND (2011), THIRD (2013), FOURTH (2017) AND FIFTH (2019) International Scientific Conferences “Business and Regional Development” welcomed over 550 participants from 13 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey, UK, and USA). The submitted reports were published in Trakia Journal of Sciences.

Purpose: to build and maintain an efficient system of interactions among science, business and government sectors.

Target groups: Academia, business representatives, local administration and state organs, which are developing sector and regional policies at a national and international level.


• Regional Development and Governance in the Transition to a Green Economy
• Business Development, Innovation and Circular Economy
• Competitiveness and Sustainable Development of Agriculture
• Contemporary Challenges for Key Socio-economic Sectors
• Sports, Information and Communication Issues of Business and Communities

Official languages: Bulgarian and English


• Submission of abstracts in English: 29/04/2021
• Notification of abstract acceptance: 10/05/2021
• Payment of participation fee: 17/05/2021
• Submission of full papers in English: 24/06/2021

Publishing options:

OPTION 1: Selected papers will be published in a single volume of SHS Web of Conferences Journal. Databases in which the journal is indexed: Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Web of Science (after application and approval), CNKI, DOAJ, EBSCO (EBSCO Discovery Service), Google Scholar, Social Science Database (ProQuest), Social Science Premium Collection ( ProQuest), Sociology Collection (ProQuest), Sociology Database (ProQuest), Wanfang Data; Crossref. SHS Web of Conferences is an open access journal dedicated to promoting in-depth research in the areas of social sciences and humanities.

Papers undergo a review process. Authors will be notified about reviewers' recommendations. After positive evaluation and approval, the papers will be submitted for publication to the SHS Web of Conferences Journal. Before publication, Web of Conferences will randomly check papers using the text comparison tool “i’Thenticate”, to prevent plagiarism malpractices.

Full text of the papers is limited to 10 pages. Papers must be written according to the template: SHS Web of Conferences_Template.

OPTION 2. Selected papers will be published in a single volume of the Trakia Journal of Sciences – Suppl. Before publication, reports are reviewed by an independent reviewer (s) and tested for plagiarism with PlagScan Solutions software.

Full text of the papers is limited up to 10 pages. Papers must be written according to the template: Trakia Journal of Sciences_Template.

* Conference organizers reserve the right to exclude papers and/or materials that are outside the thematic topics of the conference and/or areas of the journals, or does not meet formatting requirements.

Participants in the conference may deliver/present up to two papers.

Participants may deliver/present up to two papers.

Calista Spa Hotel****, Starozagorski mineralni bani/ online.

Participation fee Onsite Online
Academic staff 120 BGN* 70 BGN **
Students and PhD students 60 BGN * 40 BGN **
Second paper fee 60 BGN 60 BGN
Accompanying co-author 60 BGN  

* incl. publication in “Trakia Journal of Sciences” (online), conference materials, coffee breaks, dinner
** incl.: publication in “Trakia Journal of Sciences” (online), online conference participation

Bank account:
Unicredit Bulbank Ltd
Stara Zagora, 6000
IBAN: BG09 UNCR 7000 3116 5930 30
Reason for bank transfer: Conference fee, name and surname, affiliation
Receiver: Trakia University – Faculty of Economics
Each participant is responsible for their travel, accommodation and daily costs.


Prof. Dr. José Luis Vázquez – University of Leon, Spain
Prof. Dr. Alois Heißenhuber – Technical University of Munich, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Bodmer – Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. Pablo Gutiérrez – University of Leon, Spain
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Lanfranchi – University of Messina, Italy
Prof. Dr. Wawrzyniec Czubak – Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Assoc. Prof. Vojtech Merunka – Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Prof. Dr.Sc.(Econ.) Garabed Minassian – ERI – BAS, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr.Sc.(Econ.) Ivan Georgiev – UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr.Sc.(Econ.) Yosif Iliev – UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Ivan Georgiev – Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Nadka Kostadinova - Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Stefan Petranov – Sofia University, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Stoyan Totev - ERI – BAS, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Evgeni Stanimirov – Economic University, Varna, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Darina Ruscheva - ERI – BAS, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Nikolai Shterev - UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria



Chairman of honor:
Prof. Dr. Dobri Yarkov – Rector of Trakia University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Blaga Stoykova – Dean of the Faculty of Economics

Executive chairman:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitrina Stoyancheva – Vice Dean of International Affairs of the Faculty of Economics

• Prof. Dr. Georgi Zhelyazkov
• Prof. Dr. Yuliyana Yarkova
• Prof. Dr.Sc.(Math.) Veselin Videv
• Prof. Dr. Galina Dyakova
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nadezhda Petrova
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tanya Taneva
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hristo Momchilov
• Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolai Penev
• Assist. Prof. Dr. Konstantin Stoyanov
• Exp. Denitsa Markova

GENERAL CONDITIONS for participation