On 29 May 2019, a Japan-Bulgaria business forum was held in the German city of Dusseldorf. The event was co-organized by the Embassy of Japan in Sofia in partnership with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dusseldorf, JETRO-Vienna and JETRO-Dusseldorf, with the aim of presenting the Bulgarian business and investment climate. Representing the Bulgarian government at the forum were Ms. Liliya Ivanova, Deputy Minister of Economy, as well as a representative of Invest Bulgaria Agency. Speakers from a variety of business institutions and economic sectors took part in the event, including the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives of the Bulgarian automotive industry, of the IT & outsourcing sector and of Japanese companies with successful business projects in Bulgaria. The audience of over 40 representatives of Japanese enterprises who attended the forum had the chance to familiarize themselves with the advantages of doing business in Bulgaria.