DAY 1 – October 26, Bucharest | World Trade Center Bucharest Pullman Hotel

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee & Registration

09:00 – 10:00 Opening conference

Angela-Filote.,a Ismail Radwan.agenda
Angela Filote
Chief of Representation of the European Commission in Romania
Ismail Radwan
Lead Public Sector Management Specialist
World Bank Romania
Alexandru Nastase.agenda
Alexandru Nastase
Secretary of State on behalf  of
Victor Viorel Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania

10:00 – 11:15 Finance zoom in | Panel discussions


  • Romania had the 2nd biggest growth in the EU. What contributed to this growth? Is it a sustainable one and what was the context?
  • Which sectors contributed to the growth and what is to be expected? How will Romania hold benefits?
  • Romania’s potential to attract FDI given the circumstances.
  • The new fiscal code: what are its implications at a macroeconomic level?
  • What is the new structure of creditation and what is to be expected.
Ana Maria Mihaescu.agenda Patrone_Matteo.agenda Ionut Bohalteanu.agenda
Anamaria Mihaescu
Regional Manager
Matteo Patrone
Regional Director for Romania and Bulgaria
EBRD Romania
Ionut  Bohalteanu
Bohalteanu si Asociatii
Daniela Serban.agenda
Daniela Serban
Investor Relations and Public Relations Director
Bucharest Stock Exchange

Moderator for Finance panel:
Anda Sebesi
Editor in Chief
Business Review

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee break 

11:45 – 12:30 Key Note Speaker

Mark Mobius.agenda
Mark Mobius
Executive Chairman
Templeton Emerging Markets Group

12:30 – 13:30 Romania’s Competitiveness in SEE and the EU  | Panel discussions


  • What are the main pillars for a competitive country and where is Romania at this point
  • Does the Romania have a clear strategy in attracting FDI and becoming more competitive?
  • Foreign investors views on the matter and their recommendations
Alexandru Eric Stab.agenda  Mariana_Gheorghe.agenda
Alexandru Nastase
Secretary of State Department for Foreign
Investments and Private Public Partnership
Eric Stab
Foreign Investors Council
Mariana Gheorghe*
OMV Petrom
Valentin Dumbraveanu.agenda Dante Stein.agenda
Valentin Stefan
Director, Business Development
Vodafone Romania.
Dante Stein
Private Advisor to the Prime Minister of Romania

Moderator for Competitiveness panel:
Jorg K Menzer.agenda
Dr. Joerg K. Menzer
Managing Partner
Noerr Romania

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 Panel discussions | Industry Zoom: IT&C


  • What opportunities does The Digital Agenda for Romania present investors
  • How did state aid schemes support the IT sector and eased further investments
  • An outlook on Romania’s strongest points when it comes to IT&C investments and how to better cope with its challenges
  • IT as a disruptive factor in all industries – how will the paradigm change?
  • What are the main alternative to financing when it comes to tech companies
PambuccianVarujan.agenda Violeta-Luca.agenda Claudiu Petre.agenda
Varujan Pambuccian
Member of the Commission for IT&C
Chamber of Deputies
Violeta Luca
Marketing & Operations Director
Microsoft Romania
Claudiu Petre
Manager Structural Funds & Business
Development Projects

Telekom Romania
 George Stan.agenda  Iulian Sorescu  razvan-iorgu.agenda
George Stan
Chief Investment Officer
Teamnet Group
Iulian Sorescu
Associated Partner Head of Financial Department
Noerr Finance and Tax
Razvan Iorgu
Managing Director
CBRE Romania
Peter Barta
Post Privatization Foundation

Moderator for IT&C conference:
Dan Visoiu
BAC Romania

15:30 – 16:15 Tech staffing and education | Short panel

  • The small no of graduates specialised in IT is threatening Romania’s competitiveness in attracing new investors or making the existing ones expand. What measures are to be taken?
  • How do academic programs support specialized workforce
  • BPO services are expected to gain an even higher adoption rate. Is Romania ready for the next wave?
default_avatar.agenda  Catalin Iorgulescu  Andreea Calugarescu
Bogdan Pelinescu
Managing Director
Luxoft Romania
Catalin Iorgulescu
General Manager
WNS Global Services Romania
Andreea Calugarescu


Moderator for IT&C panel:
Daniel Bratu
Daniel Bratu
Vicepresident Operations

*pending confirmation

DAY 2 – October 27 | Bucharest | World Trade Center Bucharest Pullman Hotel

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee & Registration

09:00 – 11:00 Panel discussions | Industry Zoom: Automotive


  • How to attract new players on the market and expand the potential of those already present
  • Driving sustainability performance through innovation in the automotive industry
  • Opportunities in the automotive business ecosystem development
  • State aid schemes available for the 2014-2020 period
  • The expansion of the automotive industry from a real estate point of view
Valerio-Brenciaglia.genda nicolas-maure-agenda  Dana Bordei.agenda
Valerio Brenciaglia
Managing Director
Ford Romania
Nicolas Maure
General Manager
Dacia Renault Romania
Dana Bordei
Head of Industrial Department
Iulian Sorescu  Constantin Stroe.agenda
Iulian Sorescu
Associated Partner,Head of Financial Department
Noerr Finance and Tax
Constantin Stroe

Moderator for Automotive conference :
Codrin Scutaru
Senior Manager
McGuireWoods Romania

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 Auto staffing and education | Short Panel 

  • Companies invest in a practice based professional training – reasons and relevance
  • The automotive industry assures the qualified personnel trough an alternative model: professional schools
  • Best practices of collaboration between schools and companies from the automotive industry
  • Opportunities and risks of starting a collaboration with a professional school
 Uwe_Kando.agenda  Ramona titeiu.agenda
Uwe Kando
Training Manager
Schaeffler Romania
Ramona Titeiu
Professional German School Kronstadt
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Nicoleta Lisievici Pivniceru
Manager Schools and Universities Relations & Employer Branding
Groupe Renault
Gabriela Petre


Moderator for Automotive panel :
Anca Hociota
Manager Membership Services and Vocational Training
AHK Romania

12:00 – 13:30 Panel discussions | Industry Zoom: Infrastructure


  • How is the transport masterplan going to shape Romania’s future infrastructure
  • Road infrastructure projects – which are the next steps according to the financing schemes available?
  • Success stories and best practices in financing new infrastructure projects
  • The potential of Public Private Partnerships for enhancing the road infrastructure opportunities
Speakers: Marius Nica.agenda Ioana_Gheorghiade.agenda
Iulian Matache
Ministry of Transport
Marius Nica
Ministry of European Funds
Ioana Anca Gheorghiade
Executive Director Public Sector
and Infrastructure Funding, BCR
Narcis -neaga-cnadnr-net Catalin Homor  CosminVasile1.agenda
Narcis Neaga
General Manager
Catalin Homor
Investment and Public Procurement Manager
Cosmin Vasile
Managing Partner
Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners


Moderator for Infrastructure conference :
Ciprian Gorita
Senior Manager

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:15 Panel discussions | Industry Zoom: Agriculture


  • Directions & opportunities in the agriculture sector
  • The synergy between producers-processors-retailers on the Romanian market
  • Legal hurdles for investment in agriculture
  • Financing in Agriculture
  • Smart Technologies for productive agriculture
george-turtoi George Macelaru-Mihai.agenda
George Turtoi
Secretary of State
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
George Stanson
Business Manager Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia
Case IH & Steyer Balkans
Mihai Macelaru
Associated Partner
florin capatina.agenda Dan Bota.agenda
Florin Capatana
Director Corporate Affairs & Sustainable Development
Carrefour Romania
Dan Bota
Head of Small Business Division
Intesa Sanpaolo Bank

Moderator for Agriculture conference :
razvan nan.agenda
Razvan Nan
Associate Director, Financial Services Deal Advisory

*pending confirmation


DAY 3 – October 28 | Bucharest | World Trade Center Bucharest Pullman Hotel

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee & Registration

09:00 – 10:15 Panel discussions | Industry Zoom: Energy


  • European Energy Union – steps to be made
  • New opportunities in the energy field – which sectors will draw the biggest investments in the next year
  • Financing for efficient energy
  • New investment perspectives in the oil & gas sector
  • Alternative sources for cleaner energy
default_avatar.agenda Martin Zmelik.agenda Daniela Lulache.agenda
Valentin Branzea
Secretary of State
Ministry of Energy, SMEs and Business Environment
Martin Zmelik
CEZ Romania Group  
Daniela Lulache
Verdebout.agenda  Daniel Bobu  Artur-Stratan.agenda
Gerard Verdebout
President, Romanian Association
for Promoting Energy Efficiency
Daniel Bobu
Director, Enterprise Marketing, Enterprise
Business Unit, Vodafone Romania
Artur Stratan

Moderator for Energy:
Cristian Pantazi
Editor in Chief

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:00 Panel discussions | Industry Zoom: Real Estate


  • Real estate hottest sectors and their impact on the market
  • Listing Romania’s regions potential
  • Fine-tuned financing programs for new investments
  • Legal framework
  • Sustainable real estate from practices to practicalities

Florin Furdui.agenda Adrian Erimescu.agenda tall Roma.agenda
Florin Furdui
Country Manager
Portland Trust
Adrian Erimescu
Co-founder, CEO
Tal Roma
Business Development Manager
Afi Europe Romania
laurentiu lazar.agenda Francisc-Peli.agenda Ivan Lokere.agenda
Laurentiu Lazar
Director Investment and Valuation Services
Colliers International Romania
Francisc Peli
Ivan Lokere
Alinso Group
Marian Orzu
Marian Orzu
Business Development Executive, Industrial Agency
CBRE Romania


Moderator for Real Estate conference:
Stefan Gheorghiu
Senior Global Real Estate Manager, GFK

12:00 – 12:30 Key Note Speaker

 Key Note Speaker: In dialog with:
Ovidiu Sandor.agenda  Ilinca Paun.agenda
Ovidiu Sandor
llinca Paun
Managing Director
Colliers International Romania

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

*pending confirmation