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Varna Free University joined the biggest event for digital marketing and technology - Webit 2016

    "Technologies are means and a tool for successful business and personal decisions rather than the decisions themselves. Only trained people could take advantage and benefit from them," says Plamen Rusev, entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and chairman of the Webit Foundation.

    This was the mission of the eighth annual forum for technologies, innovations and investment, part of the global events Webit Festival in Sofia, which took place on 19 and 20 April.

    The event, hosted by Sofia Tech Park brought together 4,300 participants from over 70 countries working in the field of entrepreneurship and the related with it new technologies.

"Under the current development in the digital world, Europe needs a leap like that of Stefka Kostadinova. She jumped so high that for 28 years no one has managed tobreak her record. Europe needs such a leap. Bulgaria and Eastern Europe are the future of Europe. The continent needs our wings, "said Rusev. During the festival, 250 speakers, including heads of some of the largest companies in the world, delivered their lectures. Within thematic areas, Bulgarian and foreign, established and startup companies presented their activities.




    "The challenge that the mayors of the big cities are facing is how to develop them. I am grateful to Webit for the meeting dedicated to the digital transformation of the cities. We all need to unite around the great possibilities of the new technologies for long-term vision for the new cities," with these words the mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandakova welcomed the guests. "Innovation is not a risk. Risk is what will happen if we are afraid to be innovative. 70% of the EU legislation is related to the regions. Let your voice be heard, messages to be spread and these applications to create better future for Europe, " said Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions, who was also one of the guests at the opening. "The leaders of the new economy are here and Sofia proved to be a wonderful place for business. 1,300 startup companies from over 40 countries - for them Sofia is the place where you can succeed, a road to the future. What we say today, the path facing forward is determinant for the millions of inhabitants of the Balkans, "said the President, Rosen Plevneliev and added that he felt like "part of the family" of Plamen Rusev, which works for the future.



    A few days before the opening of Webit within the framework of the discussion entitled "Inequality and Education - Global Trends and Prospects" and the launch of the new digital platform SmartFuture, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Varna Free University, Plamen Rusev was granted the title "Doctor Honoris Causa of VFU "Chernorizets Hrabar" with resolution of the Academic Board of the university.

by ВСУ Черноризец Храбър