Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA) is the organization of Bulgarian employers with the most extensive representativeness. Established in 1996, today the Association has significant reputation in the business environment, the social partnership and the public area in general.

Currently members of the Association are 69 branch chambers and associations and over 6700 enterprises that employ over 342 000 employees and workers. BICA has a well-developed network of regional chambers in 92 municipalities around the country.

Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association has earned itself the reputation of a speaker of the actual manufacturing sector. It protects the interests of its members in front of the executive and legislative authorities at national and European level, influences the preparation of the normative base and the policies in the economic sector, makes systematic efforts for improving the competitiveness of Bulgarian enterprises and for creating favorable business environment and for enhancing the Bulgarian economy in general.

Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association is the only organization that incorporates the public companies and providers of services of general interests in the country. The Association is permanently committed to the capital markets development and makes constant efforts for the positive perception of issuers’ statute. The Association works in this direction in close collaboration with the investment community and with institutions at national and European level.

Internationally, the Association is a member of the International Organization of Employers (http://www.ioe-emp.org/), International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (http://ic-ie.com/en/), International Coordinating Council of Employers' Unions (http://www.rspp.ru/simplepage/133), the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (http://www.ceep.eu/)

The influence on policies development is also achieved through BICA’s participation in the European economic and social committee (http://www.eesc.europa.eu/), as well as in the Economic and social council of the Republic of Bulgaria (http://www.esc.bg/).