University-Business Forum

University-Business Cooperation - A Partnership for Modernisation and Growth

22-23 February 2018; National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria


The University Business Forum will take place in Hall 3 in The National Palace of Culture - Congress Centre Sofia (NDK). The Hall is located on 7th floor of the building. Building Entrance: A4.

NDK is the largest multifunctional complex in South-eastern Europe. The Palace was officially opened in 1981 to mark 1300 years since the founding of the Bulgarian state. It was designed to host a wide range of events such as international conventions, official meetings, conferences, symposia, discussion panels, exhibitions, festivals, concerts. The Palace is located in downtown Sofia and is surrounded by a park area.

More information on the venue can be found here.


Getting from Sofia Airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to the city centre can be done by:

By subway

Sofia Metro Line 1 connects Sofia Airport to the city centre. The journey time is approximately 18 minutes.

The metro trains on the route to the airport operate from 5:30 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and weekends/holidays.

The metro station at Sofia Airport is located in eastern part of Terminal 2. You can reach it by following the floor markings in blue at the public area of Terminal 2.Sofia Airport provides free-of-charge between the two terminal buildings. The shuttle bus stops located in front of the terminal buildings are designated by signage and pavement markings.

Ticket machines for metro tickets are located at Sofia Airport Metro Station. The ticket machines accept Bulgarian banknotes and coins, and one of them accepts credit cards as well.

Important: Any piece of baggage exceeding 60х40х40 cm requires a separate ticket.
Full metro map can be found here together with the metro lines timetable.

By taxi

The Taxi stand for arriving passengers is available at the arrivals on both terminals of Sofia Airport. Please follow the yellow signs on the floor.
Taxi drivers usually accept only cash, so please make sure you have Bulgarian leva with you.

More information can be found here.

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As a guest of the conference you can book an accommodation on exclusive rate at one of the following Hotels:

About Sofia

Sofia, a city with thousands of years of history, became the capital of Bulgaria after the liberation from the Ottoman Empire in 1897. A cultural and economic centre, Sofia is currently the largest city in the country with a population of more than 1,300,000 inhabitants.

The capital preserved many valuable monuments from its long and storied past. Among the most prominent landmarks in the city is the Memorial Church Saint Alexander Nevsky, one of the city’s most recognizable symbols. In a close proximity is the Saint Sofia Basilica, one of the oldest churches in the capital. The remnants of the Eastern Gate of when Sofia was called Serdika, dating from the 2nd -4th centuries CE can be seen in the underpass connecting the Presidential Palace and The Ministerial Council. Other spots not be missed are the Lion Bridge, the Eagle Bridge and the monument of Vasil Levski, a prominent Bulgarian revolutionary hero actively involved in the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottomans in 19th century. The Parliamentary Building, the campus of Sofia University 'Saint Kliment Ohridski' and the Ivan Vazov National Theather are among the city's most distinctive symbols.

Vitosha Boulevard is a busy pedestrian street, a favourite spot for residents and visitors.

More about Sofia.

More on transport in Sofia can be found here.