SEE Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Summit

29 September 2023 | Sofia, Bulgaria
  • SEE Region industry analysis and outlook
  • AI Driven Business transformation
  • Human-centric and responsible innovations
  • Regulations as sustainability driver
  • The future of investments
The Association for innovation, business excellence, services and technology (AIBEST) and the Bulgarian Startup Association (BESCO) invite all businesses in the sourcing and technology sector to enter a submission to the Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Awards 2023.

For a sixth time, the awards will honor the efforts of SEE sector companies, investors, and local governments for leading best practices and business excellence and creating a favorable business environment for the growth of the sourcing and technology industry.

The Innovation, Technology, and Sourcing 2023 Awards will be hosted at a one-night event, in succession to the Southeast European Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Summit, organized by AIBEST.
Gala Dinner
The Awards VIP Gala dinner will honor the efforts of SEE sector companies, investors and local governments for leading best practice and business excellence and creating favorable business environment for the growth of the business services and knowledge industry in the region.

The awards ceremony hosts state officials, diplomats local government officials and 200 VIPs of the leading sourcing companies, investors across industry sectors, telecoms, banks, financial services providers, legal firms, real estate companies, facility managers, HR/executive search agencies, recruiters, consultancy companies, commercial, logistics and transport companies.
Vasil Levski Square,
Sofia, 1504, Bulgaria
About Sofia
Sofia is one of the most attractive outsourcing destinations in the SEE region. It is ranked 3rd among the Major European Cities of the Future for FDI Strategy by fDi Intelligence due to its Digital Transformation Strategy and Strategy for Smart Specialization. The city is declared by fDi Intelligence as one of the Fintech Locations of the Future.

You can find useful information about the opportunity to invest in the city, workforce size, cost of employment, office places and a list of the major IT and outsourcing companies in Sofia.
Awards Cycle
Registration for SEE Innovation, Technology and Sourcing awards is now closed.
Entries Open
Entries Open on March 6th, 2023
Entries Close
Entries must be received no later than 23:59 PM on September 15th, 2023
Gala Dinner
Winners will be announced during the Innovation, Technology and Sourcing Awards Gala Dinner on September 29th in Hyatt Regency Sofia Hotel
Rules and Fees
All members of AIBEST, BESCO, and Municipalities are eligible to submit entries to multiple categories free of charge.

The non-members' entry fee is BGN 200 (EUR 100) + VAT. This fee will allow you to submit multiple entries.

All companies providing sourcing, business, and technology services as part of their portfolio, all Shared Service Centers (SSCs) and R&D Centers, software development and ICT companies are eligible to submit entries.

All submissions should correspond to information and projects ongoing at any time between January 2022 and September 2023.

All companies are allowed to submit more than one entry and in multiple categories.

If a company is submitting the same entry in more than one category, please make sure it is tailored to the specific criteria and requested information in the category entry form.

An entry form is required for each submission. Please supply all data requested in the entry form. The more complete data you provide, the better the Board of Judges can evaluate your entry.

You are encouraged to provide your official corporate presentation for reference.
Please include visuals where applicable as words (characters) in pictures will not impact the character count.

Please note that texts in tables will be included in the character count. The maximum total number of characters is indicated for each field in the entry form. Factors such as conflicts of interest will be taken into consideration before submissions are released to the Judges.

Judges will treat submissions as highly confidential. The Judges' decision is final.

For further queries please contact
Awards Categories
Business Transformation
Service Provider
Technology Startup
IT Product
CSR Initiative
Best Resilience Project
Business-Educational Cooperation
ESG Leader
2022 Winners
The technology Oscars were the culmination of the international conference SEE INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, and SOURCING SUMMIT, making Sofia the hottest spot for high-tech services in the region. The focus of the event was "Knowledge Economy - the foundation of the future of Southeast Europe".
  • Chair of the British Bulgarian Business Association
  • Managing Director at SeeNext
  • CEO, Global Sourcing Association (GSA) and Founder of the Global Technology & Business Services Council
  • Managing Director at Endeavor Bulgaria
  • Tax Partner at EY - Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia GCR & TFO Leader
  • Manager, Entrepreneur and Virtual Teams Expert
  • Executive Director and Member of the Management Board at the Fund of funds Bulgaria
  • CEO at Pro Progressio
Diamond Partner
Golden Partners
Institutional Partners
Wine Partner
Whisky Partner
Media Partners