Bulgarian, US Ambassadors Start American Tour

Diplomacy | May 12, 2011, Thursday // 08:20|  views

US Ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick (pictured) together with Bulgarian Ambassador to USA Elena Poptodorova will embark on a tour to promote in the USA to promote business opportunities in Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

The Bulgarian Ambassador to the US, Elena Poptodorova and the US Ambassador to Bulgaria, James Warlick, are beginning over the weekend a diplomatic tour across the US.

The news was reported Thursday by EuroChigago.com, the largest web media portal in Bulgarian in America.

The tour starts Sunday, May 15, when the two are scheduled to arrive in Chicago, Illinois, and ends on May 20. The diplomats are going to visit three other cities – Huston, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona and San Francisco, California.

The program in Chicago for May 16th begins with individual meetings with the business, to be followed by a round table with representatives of the industry sector and an official lunch with the Chicago Trade Association. The program ends with a visit of the St. Sofia Church and a meeting with the Bulgarian community.

Poptodorova and Warlick will meet with Bulgarians in all cities they are to visit.

Below is their complete schedule as published by Eurochicago and provided by the press office of the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington DC:

U.S.A. – Bulgaria: Building Bridges Through Business (May 15 – 20, 2011)

Delegation Leaders
H.E. James Warlick, Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Bulgaria
H.E. Elena Poptodorova, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States

Monday, May 16, 2011
9:00am: Individual Company Meeting (TBC)
10:30am: Industry Roundtable: R&D and Manufacturing
12:00pm: Lunch with the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
2:00pm: Visit to Sears/Willis Tower Observation Deck
3:00pm: Visit to Savage Brothers
5:30pm: Bulgarian Community Event & Networking Reception
Venue: St. Sophia Church – Community Center Building

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
1:00pm: Industry Luncheon: Oil/Gas
2:45pm: Depart to Norris Conference Center
3:00pm: Meeting with Chevron
5:00pm: Event with Bulgarian Community
Venue: Norris Conference Center
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
9:00am : Business Outreach Event

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
7:30pm: Bulgarian Community Event
Venue: Hotel Valley Ho – Sky Line Rooftop
Thursday, May 19, 2011
7:30am: Industry Breakfast: Mining
9:00am: Business Outreach Event
10:15am: Individual Company Meeting (TBC)

San Francisco
Thursday, May 19, 2011
7:00pm: Networking event with Bulgarian Community
Venue: Slavonic Cultural Center, San Francisco
Friday, May 20, 2011
8:30am: Breakfast/Outreach Event with the San Francisco Global Trade Council
10:30am: Industry Roundtable: Biotech Industry
1:00pm: Industry Lunch: ICT Industry (Silicon Valley)

After the end of the official tour, the Bulgarian Ambassador will visit on her own the city of Seattle, Washington to meet with the Bulgarian community there.

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