For the first time in Romania, Business Review and online platform Banii.net will celebrate and spotlight local outstanding entrepreneurs through an inaugural awards gala dedicated to this amazing community of the most innovative business leaders, who build successful businesses for the future, create products and services that influence the way we live, keep the global markets vibrating and moving forward, invest in and support Romania’s prosperity.
It is the way we, the journalists at Business Review and Banii.net, recognize and highlight their excellence.
The event will bring together over 300 of Romania’s most influential business and civic leaders to recognize companies and entrepreneurs for their “above and beyond” achievements.
You are invited to the CEC Palace, an exclusivist, sumptuous and iconic location for Bucharest and Romania due to its historical and exceptional architectural uniqueness.
Network with a powerful and elite community of decision-makers, thought leaders, investors
Participation in the awards elevates your company’s brand awareness through exposure to entrepreneurs, sponsors and guests, many of whom may be seeking customers, alliances or other growth opportunities.
Entrepreneurs Of The 2018 Year finalists receive great publicity in and beyond their communities, which contributes to valuable network-building.
The Awards Gala is complemented by a printed, luxury edition Catalogue with an exceptional editorial guideline, such as the stories of the most famous entrepreneurs in 1918 and during the interwar period, Romania’s economic evolution since 1918, the history of stock exchanges in Romania and many other outstanding editorial topics. You will also find successful business models – the stories of entrepreneurs who have made and continue to make Romania a better country.
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One of Business Review’s flagship events of 2019, MindChain is the biggest Blockchain-focused event ever held in Romania.
Over two days, between 21-22 February, in Cluj-Napoca, dubbed Romania’s Silicon Valley due to the unique mix of tech companies and strong student community, the event will explore the interaction between Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The key proposition, reflected across the entire agenda, is that AI powers and enhances one of the most revolutionary technologies to have emerged in recent years.
With a 30-strong panel agenda featuring international speakers and key figures on the Blockchain scene, MindChain will bring forward the latest use cases for Blockchain and AI across a comprehensive mix of industries, such as retail, finance and banking, real estate, transportation, as well as emerging areas such as art, entertainment and media.
Through its architecture, MindChain is designed to attract a varied audience, from blockchain investors and professionals to startups, students and the general public interested to discover how these new technologies will shape everyday life.
With Rising Cities. Smart Future, Business Review wishes to support and highlight the evolution of the urban space, with everything encompassed by it: from technology, transportation, digital transformation, communities, architecture, to sustainability, passionate leadership and culture.
Rising Cities. Smart Future proposes greener, smarter and more connected future cities through panel discussions, debates and predictions about public–private collaborations, innovative and inspiring projects and ways of integrating new technologies, such as AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (The internet of things) in the everyday life.
● Built Environment & Architecture: Enabling data driven design/architecture
● How can policymakers and real estate investors contribute and use innovation to enhance city and property investment performance?
● Public-private partnerships for open data management in urban areas
● Creating a sustainable and safe environment for the population: current status of the Romanian office buildings from the sustainable & eco-friendly perspective. What to expect from the new stock of green buildings?
● Urban mobility and its influence on cities’ development
● How smart cities drive foreign investments
● How technology and data will be instrumental in shaping successful cities of the future. Challenges faced by the office and housing segments
● AI and automation for more productive cities - Humanising Technology. Key ideas on IoT solutions that make buildings smart across Europe
● Investing in urban technology for efficient energy consumption and pollution reduction
● Focus on transport
● Integrated smart city solutions & new technologies
● The future smart city and the impact on risk, availability, security and privacy
* The commons = cultural and natural resources, namely streets, parks, squares and much more, where people celebrate, learn, rest, play, trade, make key decisions, express collective aspirations, and provide for themselves and one another
● Potential of leadership to bridge urban communities; belonging
● The value of places and human interaction in a digital world
● People making cities smart
● Insights on health & leading health indicators | health determinants
● Is there an ideal model for community engagement, and private / public collaboration?
● Development progress of Romanian municipalities under the smart cities principles
● Upgrading cities: investments for future growth
● Experiences of cities implementing smart city solutions
With a GDP increase of 7 percent in 2017, Romania is poised to remain among the European Union member states with the highest economic growth rates in 2018 as well. Moreover, after taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2019, Romania will be in a position to make its mark on the global stage. The local economy has remained on the radar of foreign investors resulting in fresh inflows of around EUR 4.5 billion in 2017. This figure is set to remain rather constant this year, according to analysts. In the Ease of Doing Business report of the World Bank, Romania was ranked 45th out of 190 global economies surveyed, ahead of fellow EU member states such as Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria. Moreover, multinational companies have continued to create jobs and invest in local operations, while also supporting a burgeoning network of smaller firms as suppliers, which, in turn, created business opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Against this backdrop, Business Review organizes the fifth Foreign Investors' Summit, which will bring together the main foreign business communities for a series of panels, dedicated workshops and keynote speeches in a bid to map Romania's business future. You are invited to join us and discuss the opportunities entailed by Romania’s growth with top-level Romanian and foreign, service providers, high-ranking public officials and key decision makers!
This is a working agenda, please check back periodically for updates
Panel discussions, debates and moving-forward notes from decision makers, major actors and officials focusing on one main topic: improving how business is done.
•Strategic avenues for Romania's growth path in the next years
•The advantages of the local economy compared to countries the region
•Private sector’s perspective on Romania's main business challenges (HR, taxes, rule of law)
•Policymakers’ perspective on economic development
•Future FDI generators in Romania
•Emerging industries with significant business potential on the local market
•Foreign investors’ perspectives on the advantages/challenges of doing business in Romania
•State programs that can increase Romania’s attractiveness for foreign investors (state aid, EU grants)
• Does the current education offer answer the needs of the market?
• Examples of companies partnering with universities to offer programs and ensure transfer of knowledge
• Shaping the future of the workforce
• How can Romania’s workforce remain competitive in the face of automatisation
•How local policies can help cities become more attractive for large investors
•Patrulaterala Vestului - Four cities in Romania partner up to develop large-scale projects in multiple sectors
•Success stories of collaboration between municipalities and private investors
•Industries ripe to generate regional champions
•How local authorities can overcome the challenges of the past and prepare the city for the future
The second day will highlight Romania’s competitive edge in its bid to attract foreign investment, with a focus on the country’s potential to become an energy hub, the attractiveness of the real estate market and expansion potential of homegrown technology companies.
•The potential of Romania’s Black Sea gas reserves and the impact of the new Offshore Law
•Romania’s strategic position at the crossroads of energy infrastructure/resources
•Gauging the energy investment needs of Romania
•Romania's potential to become a regional energy hub
•The most attractive property markets in Romania
•Drivers of real estate investments on the local market
•What it takes to bring Romania’s real estate market over the EUR 1 billion investment threshold
•Trends in residential/office/retail/industrial developments
•Making Romania more attractive for R&D intensive companies
•Digitalization journey for local companies
•The growth patterns of Romania’s IT sector – its role as driver of economic growth
•Romania becoming more attractive for tech giants – how to consolidate this trend
•How to speed up the development of physical infrastructure in Romania
•Legal and funding solutions for efficient infrastructure investment
•The transportation industry’s approach to the slow pace of infrastructure development
•New directions for a sustainable future
•The political and economic case for sustainability
•The potential of the circular economy to help Romania’s development
•Trends in waste management and their business implication
•The role of technology in helping Romania meet recycling targets
The third day of the Foreign Investment Summit will take a look at the kind of growth companies need to achieve and the means to achieve that. We’re discussing about the collaboration between corporations and startups that has become crucial for innovation and growth; we’re also acknowledging the Romanian star cities who’ve taken a lead in attracting investments and discuss best practices. As an important ingredient in Romania’s growth, we’re taking a look at the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem and its readiness and urge to play internationally.
•Multinationals are embracing the startup attitude – what it means for innovation
•Boosting the role of incubators, accelerators, universities and other higher education institutes in the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem
•Large companies’ role in boosting the local entrepreneurial scene
• What attracted foreign companies that entered the Romanian market
• Why is Romania a competitive investment destination now?
• Local challenges and opportunities vs. countries in the region
• Inter-regional competition. Which regions are most attractive for investors and why?
• Growth opportunities forecasted for the first year on the market
•Why is it important for Romanian companies to start growing into international ones and what it takes to get there.
•A closer look to those who’ve done it: lessons along the way.
•Challenges and opportunities: what are the main advantages and what are some of the challenges of tapping new markets?
•How do you test product market fit in new markets
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