02 September 2012
Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, is undertaking an overseas business visit to Bulgaria and Romania (2-5 September) to promote London and the UK as the regional partner of choice when it comes to financial and professional services in Europe.
The Policy Chairman will be accompanied by HMA Jonathan Allen and Deputy Head of UKTI Sofia, Irina Iankova.
Whilst in Sofia and Bucharest, the Policy Chairman will meet with various Ministers and representatives of trade organisations in order to strengthen partnerships and explore areas of common interest with each country.
The Policy Chairman, Mark Boleat said:
"Our partnerships with Bulgaria and Romania are very important and I look forward to developing and strengthening these ties during my visit. When it comes to financial and professional services, the City wants to be partner of choice for both countries. As the world’s pre-eminent financial centre, London is in the unique position of being able to offer a range of skills and expertise across a spectrum of sectors. “
The Policy Chairman will be in Sofia between 2-3 September and in Bucharest between 3-5 September.
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The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as the world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama; the Guildhall Library and Art Gallery and London Metropolitan Archive; education (including three independent schools and sponsor of three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge); the Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey; over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. It is also London’s Port Health Authority and runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. It works in partnership with neighbouring boroughs on the regeneration of surrounding areas and the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust, makes grants of more than £15 million annually to charitable projects in London.