THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2000
VISIT BY THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA AND DELEGATION TO THE CENTER
President Petar Stoyanov of Bulgaria honored the Center last week
in a visit to learn about the key role the Silicon Valley World
Internet Center plays in advancing the global Internet Economy.
In a pre-Pub gathering of members of the Centerís Advisory Board,
Executive Sponsors, and key associates, the President enjoyed a
presentation by the Centerís CEO, Dr. Susan Duggan, on the importance
of its Knowledge Network and the need for real collaboration and
"coopetition" to move the Internet Economy forward.
The President had arrived in the California to address the topic
of a global "digital divide" at the Commonwealth Club
in Los Angeles, for meetings at Stanford University, and to tour
Silicon Valley, gaining insights about how Bulgaria could best bridge
the "digital divide" as Bulgaria increasingly develops
its Internet-based economy. The President was joined by his wife,
the Bulgarian Ambassador from Washington, D.C., and a 8-member delegation
for the first half of the Pub where he networked with technologists,
business developers, and investors in the finest spirit of the Valley.