08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee & Registration

09:00 – 10:15 Macroeconomic Context I Panel Discussions

Topics:

  • Maintaining a stable course for the Romanian economy in the next years. Key priorities.
  • Facing the country’s macroeconomic challenges. Recommendations for strengthening the economy.
  • The regional perspective. The strategies of other CEE countries on keeping macroeconomic indicators at bay
  • Growth patterns of the Romanian economy

10:15 – 11:30 Bilateral Economic Relationships: Romania – USA | Romania – Germany | Romania – France

Topics:

  • Enhancing the strategic ties between Romania and France, Germany and the US
  • Romania’s international profile as NATO member and its cooperation with allied countries
  • Romania as a supplier of security
  • Strategic investments of France, Germany and the US

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:45 Country Strategy  I Panel Discussions

Topics:

  • The economic development model of Romania. Can it secure sustainable growth on the long run?
  • Harnessing growth through a tighter cooperation between foreign and domestic investors
  • Strategic approach to focus sectors of the economy
  • Enhancing the capacity of Romania to generate added value. The gradual shift from the low-cost model

12:45 – 14:00 FDI Growth I Panel Discussions

Topics:

  • Destination for FDI: Fiscal incentives to attract fresh investments
  • State aid schemes for investors looking to expand operations in Romania
  • The role of EU funding in the financing mix
  • Investment drivers: What factors define the country as attractive? Perspective from a newly arrived investor

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

Stay tuned the speakers will be announced soon!

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee & Registration

9:00 – 10:15 Panel discussions | Focus on Manufacturing 

Topics:

  • How can Romania attract more manufacturing investments
  • Business strategies of key manufacturers
  • The impact of the manufacturing sector on the local economy (share of GDP/jobs created/amount of investment generated)
  • Gauging industry trends
  • Manufacturing growth strategies
  • Key employment law provisions for manufacturers

10:15 – 11:30 Panel discussions | Focus on Infrastructure 

Topics:

  • Recommendations for improving the development speed of infrastructure in Romania
  • The right infrastructure mix for Romania: What should be the focus of investments
  • Overcoming the challenges that hamper the development of infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure in eastern Romania – the economic benefits of increasing transport links with the rest of the country
  • Navigating for growth: The case of Constanta Port and development of Danube’s profile as a strategic route
  • The key role of railways for economic development: Investments of CFR
  • Romania at the crossroads of energy infrastructure: Securing the gas supply of Europe
  • Further integration of Romanian air routes on the international market
  • Potential of infrastructure investments through PPP

11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45 Panel discussions | Focus on Research & Development

Topics:

  • Fiscal incentives for companies developing R&D projects in Romania
  • Attracting companies with heavy R&D operations
  • Looking ahead. How Romania can champion R&D investments at regional level
  • Cross-border research projects. The experience of ELI-NP
  • The experience of companies developing complex R&D projects locally
  • The role of universities in building the R&D ecosystem

12:45 – 13:45 Panel discussions | Focus on Environment 

Topics:

  • Key legal environment provisions that investors need to know about
  • Implementation of EU environmental policy into national legislation
  • Companies’ perspective: Doing business in a sustainable manner

13:45 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 15:45 Panel discussions | Focus on Technology & Innovation 

Topics:

  • Digitizing Romania: The challenges and long term benefits for the economy
  • Latest tech developments helping companies keep a competitive edge
  • Development under smart cities principles
  • Turning Romania into a regional IT hub – Cities to watch
  • Generating Intellectual Property (IP) in Romania
  • Understanding blockchain: Its influence on business and the public sector

15:45 – 16:45 Panel discussions | Focus on Real Estate 

Topics:

  • The Romanian real estate investment market in the regional context and investment trends in CEE
  • Catching up with regional competitors in terms of investment volume and number of high profile players
  • New areas of interest for office developments in Bucharest and overview of the office market outside the capital
  • Potential for new investors entering the industrial market following recent market consolidation moves

Stay tuned the speakers will be announced soon!

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome coffee & Registration

09:00 – 10:00 Money Makes the World Go Round. Tapping into Venture Capitalism & Private Equity

Topics:

  • Funding environment and trends
  • The financing ecosystem for start-ups
  • Industries targeted by financiers
  • Emerging sectors on the radar of venture capitalists

10:00 – 11:00 The Knowledge Economy I Fireside Chat

Today’s knowledge pool is more than “information” and resides in an increasingly digital world, encompassing human capital, intelligent supply chains, and changing customer demands. How will the next digital wave impact global business worth?

Topics:

  • Digitalization strategies in strategic industries
  • Human capital meets digitalization: The skills of the employees of the future
  • The ecosystem of the digital consumer

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30 Demand for Skills: Why Workforce Development is More Critical than ever

The panel will introduce successful, innovative approaches to workforce development and analyze how today’s workforce is educated and trained (and retrained) to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s industries.

Topics:

  • The case for dual education; how professional reconversion can impact the work force
  • How are the younger generations – millennials – changing the recruitment and retention policies of companies
  • How strong is the correlation between employee satisfaction with the workplace environment and their “engagement” with the business?
  • What should companies do to be a desirable employer for today’s workforce?
  • How does today’s workforce see and set their career? The hottest industries for today’s workforce
  • Financial and non-financial incentives for the new generation of employees: their expectations vs. reality
  • Work 4.0 – the 4th industrial revolution

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:00 Building Social Impact 

Topics:

  • Creating significant social impact: Who did it successfully in Romania
  • The link to Romania: Global shapers & trends
  • Developing social businesses in Romania

14:00 – 15:00 Made in Romania 

Topics:

  • The exit strategies: Stories of Romanian entrepreneurs
  • Local brands gaining market-share abroad
  • The new Made in Romania tag: Uniting local and foreign investors

Stay tuned the speakers will be announced soon!

 

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