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re:FOCUS ON LOGISTICS & eCOMMERCE

ABOUT

re:FOCUS on Logistics & eCommerce reveals the latest trends and predicts the future ones, while offering solutions to nowadays challenges of logistics & eCommerce.

Join industry experts, retailers and entrepreneurs along the entire retail sector and its supply chain and learn how to adjust your business in terms of delivery times, small delivery sizes and large production ranges, return systems and instant product availability.

Everybody shops, the difference is where & how. As the market continues its permanent growth, logistics and eCommerce sectors must evolve at the same pace and embrace new trends in AI and automation.

Local and foreign players, developers and industry experts come together for a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches, Q&A sessions, case studies and workshops from entrepreneurs choosing online or brick-and-mortar businesses, providing know-how and unique opportunities.

REASONS TO ATTEND
EXCLUSIVELY CURATED CONTENT
Learn more about automation technologies that can improve operations of your organization and make processes more repeatable and change your ecommerce strategy from being traditional to being data and customer centric.
RELEVANT NETWORKING
Network with professionals in the sector that lead their companies’ ecommerce & logistics strategy, in order to learn valuable insights and form deep lasting business relationships.
INSIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE
Discover how to be hands on your platform for web commerce, product management and supply chain automation.
SPEAKERS

* and many more to be announced shortly

Pierre Francois
Senior Partnerships Manager | what3words
Florin Filote
Marketplace Director | Emag
Sinziana Pardhan
Managing Director | P3 Logistic Parks
Ion Sturza
President | Fribourg Capital
Gabriel Tomescu
CEO | BMF Grup
Irina Scarlat
Country Manager Romania | Revolut
Daniel Paraschiv
Business Development Manager Transilvania | CTP
Bogdan Colceriu
Co-Founder & CEO | Frisbo
Daniel Preda
President | ARILOG & Managing Director at Toyota Material Handling Romania
Radu Herinean
CTO | Cărtureşti
Paul Nita
Site Director | ID Logistics, Vice President | Arilog
AGENDA
October 2 | SHERATON BUCHAREST HOTEL
08:30
Registration & Welcome coffee
09:00
Panel discussion| Global trends in retail, logistics & eCommerce

Keeping up with the “anytime, anything, anywhere” client.

10:15
Panel discussion | Talking retail: Combining online and physical ecosystems for a truly integrated customer experience

Combining online and physical ecosystems for a truly integrated customer experience

● The influence of tenants’ online sales on the turnover of shopping centers: cross channel retailing and impact of lease contract terms
● The profile of the Romanian shopper – why and when: the choice to buy online or go to a shopping center; Key consumer patterns
● The rising profile of blockchain in the retail sector
● Exploring regional and international expansion from the perspective of established businesses and startups
● How in-store technologies are shaping the retail sector

11:15
Coffee break & Networking
11:30
Q&A session: Marketplaces

Online marketplaces do not seem to be slowing down and business models are evolving. Marketplaces have to prove their staying power by offering efficiency and unique value to consumers, in order to avoid losing market share.
Contemporary and future ethics in the marketplace | Emergence of startups around the marketplace | Marketplace apps | AI based services

12:00
Panel discussion | The retail and carrier ecosystem: providing an aligned and consistent delivery service

● How can retailers and carriers forge a closer partnership?
● Linking stores with clients
● What role does technology integration play?
● Should carriers become more white-label, their identity subsumed by the retailer?
● Challenges of carriers in Romania

12:45
Lunch | Networking
13:30
Panel Discussion | Streamlining Transactions in the Digital Age: how leading players are using the latest technologies to increase the speed of transactions, drive business in new global retail hotspots and deliver significant ROI.

●Using the latest technologies to increase the speed of transactions, drive business in new global retail hotspots, while delivering ROI
●Revolutionizing eCommerce strategies from being traditional to being data and customer centric
●Mapping the tech disruption in the payments industry – how it influences retailers, consumers and investors

14:00
Panel Discussion| Innovation and Technology Management in Logistics

●Logistics, delivery and returns challenges retailers need to watch out for when expanding locally and internationally
●What do the electric and self-driving technologies mean for the future of delivery and transportation?
●How to implement blockchain and IoT in logistics
●Last Mile: challenge or opportunity
●Risk and Security Management
●Strategic choices in logistics: transition from multi-channel to omni-channel
●Multiplication of distribution channels and their increasing complexity

15:00
Panel Discussion | Demand for warehouse space among retail chains and logistic operators

●How does the growth of e-commerce influence strategies of retail chains and logistic operators?
●How does the expansion of retailers and new brands influence the supply of warehouse projects and their locations?
●Factors to consider when letting a warehouse to an e-commerce client
●Trends in warehouse management systems (WMS): why ecommerce operators may need to rethink their WMS software | Real-world examples from recent WMS implementations | The need to optimize labor allocation and reduce associate downtime | The responsiveness and flexibility of 2.0 vs. 3.0 systems
●Diversification of warehouse facilities for e-commerce operators
●Gauging the business impact of digitalization and automation in the warehouses and complex supply chains

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Business Review proposes two workshops that are meant to provide valuable information and practical expertise for the participants.

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Buyer Journey | Sales and Marketing Automation | Choosing the right CRM | Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Marketing | Digital Strategies GDPR | Technology and apps | Improving the Customer Experience

How to build a business that drives sales and grows continuously in ecommerce
Shippers | 3PL (third-party logistics) | Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help you evaluate 3PLs | Advertising | Challenges of a hyper-competitive market | The hybrid approach

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Environmental & Sustainability Summit

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Business Review brings you an event that discusses environmental protection with a focus on waste management through a different approach. For years, all actors involved - national and local authorities, packaging manufacturers, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in the market, lightbulbs or batteries, waste management outsourcers/third-party entities, sanitation companies, recycling companies etc. - have been discussing awareness of the system’s shortcomings in Romania.

At the “Environmental and Sustainability Summit”, we’re taking a solution-oriented approach, focusing instead on the people and existing implemented projects that offer answers and on partners that have made an impact. Come join us for a discussion featuring concrete examples with star players who are truly dedicated to protecting the environment. Through Keynotes, Case Studies and Presentations, they will share their learnings with a “Can Do” attitude.

WHY ATTEND
EXCLUSIVELY CURATED CONTENT
We carefully select international and local speakers so they provide actionable learning, inspiration and motivation. Our speakers will not talk and walk, they will meet and greet you, will answer your questions and make your day worth it.
RELEVANT NETWORKING
Network with a powerful community of decisionmakers, thought leaders, opinion formers, government officials, strategy experts, leading executives of multinational companies, avantgarde thinkers & doers relevant actors in the field of waste management.
SOLUTIONS. ANSWERS. MOTIVATION.
Discover and share ideas while seamlessly connecting with other attendees at an event with a solution-oriented approach, featuring concrete examples with star players who are truly dedicated to protecting the environment.
AGENDA
July 4
Registration & Welcome coffee
9.00 9.30
PANEL 1

Projects and best practices that have been implemented successfully by NGOs and companies.

9.30 11.00
Andrei Cosuleanu - Moderator
Board Member | Let’s do it, Romania!
Loredana Samoilă
PR Manager | Kaufland România
Andrei Orban
President | ENVIRON ASSOCIATION, Environmental working group coordinator | AHK Romania
Maria Desmirean
Marketing Director | Biodeck
Nicoleta Talpes
Managing Director | Media Image Factory
Cristina Hanganu
Communication and CSR Director | Lidl Romania
Corina Olteanu
Group PR Manager | NEPI Rockcastle.
Coffee break | Networking
11.00 11.30
PANEL 2

Large public entertainment events (ex. Artmania festival, Blaj Alive, Awake) and their impact on the environment.

11.30 12.45
Codruta Vulcu - Moderator
Owner & CEO | ARTmania
Roxana Ionescu
Partner, Head of Environment Practice | NNDKP
Beatrice Gabor
Co-founder | MAINOI
Roxana Sunica
Manager Marketing, Comunicare & Corporate Affairs | FEPRA International
Laura Coroianu
Director | AWAKE Festival
PANEL 3

Leadership in everything you do, leadership in environmental projects; the power to influence others to support your cause, to join you in your mission for this planet.

12.45 13.30
Roxana Șunică - Moderator
Manager Marketing, Comunicare & Corporate Affairs | FEPRA International
Hanny Bratu Ciocazanu
Marketing and Fundraising coordinator | WWF
Zoli Toth
Environmental activist
Ionut Georgescu
Member of several nonprofit organizations | Green Planet Association, European Environmental Bureau | ISWA & SWANA, Former Waste Director of Romanian Ministry of Environment | ECHA, Former Chief of Staff of the President of CSD 19 | UNEP, Entrepreneur in waste management | Packaging EPR scheme, Collection & PET Recycling company, media | Business Review magazine, digital | digitaljob.org
SPEAKERS
Andrei Cosuleanu
Board Member | Let's do it Romania

Andrei Cosuleanu is Executive Director at Let's Do It, Romania!, a movement which has changed the perception of volunteering in Romania since 2010 and has mobilized over 1,100,000 volunteers. Andrei is considered to be a civil society man being involved as a volunteer since high school, he has made a career in this field.

Codruta Vulcu
Owner/CEO | ARTmania

Codruta Vulcu is the Founder and Festival Director of ARTmania Festival, one of Romania's most established events, promoting mainly rock & metal acts. In 2014 the Blaj aLive Festival was launched with focus on alternative and electronic music. These two medium sized festivals with more than 10,000 attendees per edition are organized in Transylvania, the western historical region of Romania.

Roxana Ionescu
Partner, Head of Environment Practice | NNDKP
Hanny Bratu Ciocazanu
Marketing and Fundraising coordinator | WWF

Know how, courage and creativity – marketing explorer are the words which better define Hanny Bratu as marketing and communication professional.
Hanny is specialized in marketing and communication management and works with visionary organizations in Romania to help them achieve their mission in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Zoli Toth
Environmental activist

The first green matter involving Zoli is supporting the ban on cyanide in mining in Romania alongside the Cyanide-free Romania Coalition in 2007, including Greenpeace Romania. Continue to support the cause of environmental protection with WWF DCP Romania as Ambassador Earth Hour (2009), MaiMultVerde Association, Let's Do It, Romania! and the Recolamp Association.

Roxana Șunică
Manager Marketing, Comunicare & Corporate Affairs | FEPRA International

After 10 years of activity at Recolamp, a responsibility organization responsible for lighting equipment, where the last position held was the Chief Executive Officer, Roxana decided to accept the packaging waste management challenge, and since March 2018 she has the position of
Marketing, Communication & Corporate Affairs Manager at FEPRA International.

Loredana Samoilă
PR Manager | Kaufland România
Ionut Georgescu
Entrepreneur in waste management | Packaging EPR scheme, Collection & PET Recycling company, media | Business Review magazine, digital | digitaljob.org

Ionut Georgescu is a waste expert with more than 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and 15 years in Waste Management, established in California in 2017. He started his activities in waste management and environmental protection in NGOs, the wish to change the system into a better one for the future, made him accept the job offered by the Romanian Environmental Minitry. His vision and technical knowledge lead him to become one of the most proficient businessman in the environmental field.

Andrei Orban
President | Environ Association, Environmental Working Group Coordinator | AHK Romania
Maria Desmirean
Marketing Director | Biodeck
Nicoleta Talpes
Managing Director | Media Image Factory

Nicoleta has been leading the 10-year Media Image Factory, an agency specializing in communicating social projects. In 2009 he founded Guerilla Verde, the first environmentally-friendly educational film caravan in Romania, presenting environmental documentary films.Through an Eco-Mentor program developed jointly by the companies, employees give young people a career outlook in Smart City - the city of the future, where knowledge about ecology and green technologies are indispensable. In 2017 he founded the GreenTech Film Festival, a documentary film festival devoted to green technologies, which aims to inform the general public about the opportunities that technology offers - from electric cars, solar panels or energy-efficient houses.

Cristina Hanganu
Communication and CSR Director, Lidl Romania

I am a communicator who strongly believes in building sustainable businesses and in their authentic communication. I started my career more than 20 years ago and gained experience in strategy, media relations, internal communication, employer branding, BTL, CSR, and in trade union relations. I have succeeded in communicating with Connex and Michelin Romania and the Balkans, or for massive media groups such as Media Pro and Intact Media Group. I have completed my experience with two interludes in the agencies. For over a year and a half, I have been Head of Communication & CSR at Lidl Romania and I coordinate corporate communication and PR, social media, internal communication, employeer branding and CSR.

Corina Olteanu
Group PR Manager | NEPI Rockcastle.
Beatrice Gabor
Co-founder | MAINOI

Beatrice Gabor, communication practitioner, co-founded MAINOI, a Romanian NGO active in environmental protection, alternative education and cultural promotion to encourage people to manifest their authenticity and empower them to become agents of change for sustainable development. Pioneering green events management in Romania, since 2014, Beatrice manages the sustainability programme at Electric Castle music festival, shortlisted in 2016 and 2017 for the European Green Operations Award, and in 2015 winner of the runner-up position in the EE Music Star Festival at the Energy Efficiency Music Awards in Barcelona. Through the Music Drives Change campaign, Beatrice engages with artists to raise awareness on the powerful role of music in shaping behaviours. World-class artists, among which Trentemøller, Alt-J, Asian Dub Foundation, The Cat Empire, Nightmares on Wax, Dub Pistols, The Subways, have already endorsed calls-to-action for sustainability.

Laura Coroianu
Director | AWAKE Festival

Laura Coroianu began her career in television, where she worked firstly in the capacity of editor and presenter, before turning her talents to producer, a role that saw her managing artists attending the internationally renowned Golden Stag Festival. She spent ten years living and working abroad, where she met her current life and business partner, Belgian-born Guido Janssens, with whom she set-up an events and music consultancy company in the Netherlands. Having implemented several successful collaborations in Romania, Laura and Guido made the decision to relocate to the country, and in 2005, Emagic opened for business in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. For seven years, Emagic organised B'estfest, the biggest music festival in Romania at that time, and then in 2017, they embarked on a brand new challenge bringing a new boutique art and musical experience to Romanian audiences with AWAKE Festival (awakefestival.ro). AWAKE Festival offers festivalgoers three full days of music, art and nature at the incredible location of Teleki Estate in Gorneşti, Mureş County, august 17-19, 2018.

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Focus on Blockchain is an industry event committed to bring together tech driven companies, entrepreneurs, crypto and blockchain aficionados and investors to explore the wealth of opportunities that blockchain unveils, learn about its use cases and understand how they can apply technology to better the world. Participants and speakers altogether are open to share ideas and forge meaningful relationships. Everyone can reach out to everyone and we make sure that happens with the help of technology and not only. The event recreates a casual and relaxed atmosphere, with lots of engagement aside from the content that makes everyone feel good. People show up as who they really are, they come with their failures and successes, they come with their fears and challenges and go home feeling something had changed and they are part of the change. We hear you and we want everybody to hear you: live feedback is welcome and encouraged, this way speakers become better and we do our jobs better at serving you.

SPEAKERS
Thibault Verbiest
Partner |DS Avocats
Vidal Chriqui
Co-founder BTU Protocol | ERC-808 Inventor
Adam Dorfman
Founder | IF WHEN THEN
Vlad Andrei
Co-Founder, CEO | HighTechBlock
Piotr Gryko
R&D software Engineer & Open Source Development
Dan Dumitrescu
Chief Innovation Officer | End of Waste Foundation USA
Czeglédi Tamás
Co-Funder | Blockchaineum Group LLC
Lucian Opris
Senior Associate Office Agency | Colliers International Romania
Cosmina Simion
Partner | NNDKP
Valentin Necoara
CTO | certSIGN
Miklos Toth
Head of A.I. projects | Blockchaineum
György Balázsi
Head of Product | Blockchain Competence Center
Jörg Molt
CEO | SATOSHI SCHOOL
Ioan Iacob
founder and CEO | QUALITANCE
Cristian Orasanu
Product & Strategy | Emro Ventures
Sebastian Cochinescu
PhD candidate on blockchain studies | University of Bucharest
Florin Otto
VP of Product | Modex Tech
Antonio Eram
CEO | NETOPIA mobilPay
Andra Georgescu
Co-Founder & COO | Hey, Be Well!
REASONS TO ATTEND
QUALITY CURATED CONTENT
We carefully select international and local speakers so they provide actionable learning, inspiration and motivation. Our speakers will not talk and walk, they will meet and greet you, will answer your questions and make your day worth it.
RELEVANT NETWORKING
Opportunities with the speakers but also with other entrepreneurs, investors and experts.
COMMUNITY BELONGING
This event is your gate to a growing community made for and by entrepreneurs. We’re here for you all the way.
NETWORKING TABLES FOR ICOS AND BLOCKCHAIN STARTUPS
Networking Tables concept gives startups / ICOs or Blockchain experts the opportunity to pich their ideas , discuss relevant topics and forge partnerships with those who are really interested in what they have to say.
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Networking tables concept gives startups/ICO or Blockchain experts the opportunity to pitch their ideas,
discuss relevant topics and forge partnerships with those who are really interested in what they have to say.
Why? Because our platform promotes you and your topic and other attendees. Choose your table based on that.
This is matchmaking for business! All pitch sessions include conference tickets and a demo table.

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a potential investor. If you have not booked your conference ticket yet, hurry up and do that first,
you don’t want to miss all the fun!

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JULY 18 | MODEX BLOCKCHAIN LABS
Registration and Doors Open

MODEX Blockchain Labs
19A, Baba Novac St, Belvedere Office Building, 12 floor, Bucharest, 3rd Sector

19:00
Welcoming guests
Modex Blockchain Labs Short Presentations

The founders of the award winning social payments app Moneymailme created the world’s first app store for blockchain — Modex.
Soon after that, Modex Blockchain Labs was launched - the first blockchain hub in Romania, a hub where programmers and developers are always welcomed free of charge

20:00
Modex Development Platform & Marketplace
Vali Malinoiu
Head of Blockchain | Modex Tech
Florin Otto
VP of Product | Modex Tech
20:10
The blockchain impact on the creative industries: an overview of blockchain use cases
Sebastian Cochinescu
PhD candidate on blockchain studies | University of Bucharest
20:20
Local / community currencies in the blockchain era
Dan Dumitrescu
Chief Innovation Officer | End Of Waste Foundation USA
20:30
How IF WHEN THEN will use the EOS Blockchain to enhance its business model
Adam Dorfman
Founder | If When Then
JULY 19 | IMPACT HUB
Registration and Doors Open

Impact Hub
165, Splaiul Unirii St., Timpuri Noi Square, 2nd building, 1st floor, Bucharest, 030133

08:00
Welcoming guests & morning coffee
All you need to know about Blockchain

Many people know it as the technology behind Bitcoin, but blockchain’s potential uses extend far beyond digital currencies.
So what exactly is blockchain, and why are Wall Street and Silicon Valley so excited about it?

09:00
Opening remarks
09:10
Keynote: The state of the crypto & token & entrerprise blockchain market
Vidal Chriqui
Co-Founder BTU PROTOCOL | ERC-808 Inventor
09:30
Practical usecases for crypto currencies
Piotr Gryko
R&D software Engineer & Open Source Development
09:45
Where are the applications? Difficulties with blockchain business strategies
Czeglédi Tamás
Co-Founder | Blockchaineum Group
10:00
How to sell the blockchain story to non-technical people within companies (big and small) and government?
György Balázsi
Head of Product | Blockchain Competence Center
10:15
Applications of AI in the legal industry and legal use for blockchain technologies
Cosmina Simion
PARTNER | NNDKP
Panel Discussions
10:30
Blockchain Startups, and ICOs: What You Need to Know

•Challenges and opportunities when building a blockchain startup
•Legal and regulatory overview
•ICO Marketing & PR
•ICO versus Crowdfunding
•How do you go to market and scale?

Moderator: Florin Otto
VP of Product | Modex Tech
Ioan Iacob
Founder and CEO | QUALITANCE
Andra Georgescu
Co-Founder & COO | Hey, Be Well!
Antonio Eram
CEO | NETOPIA mobilPay
Coffee Break
11:30
Coffee Break & Networking
12:00
Keynote: Blockchain and cryptofinance regulations

What are the laws and regulations developing around blockchain technology in Europe?
Is regulation possible when applied to a decentralized network like a public blockchain

Thibault Verbiest
Partner |DS Avocats
The Future Of (part I)
12:20
The Future of Reservation : How can a peer-to-peer booking protocol impact the Internet economy?
Vidal Chirqui
Co-Founder BTU PROTOCOL | ERC-808 Inventor
12:35
The Future of Work: Going Beyond Blockchain
Adam Dorfman
Founder | If When Then
12:50
The Future of Real Estate: Improving Trust and Transparency
Lucian Opris
Senior Associate Office Agency | Colliers International Romania
13:05
The Future of Finance: Bitcoin-Blockchain-Banks & Governments Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow
Jörg Molt
CEO | Satoshi School
Lunch
13:20
Lunch & Networking
The Future Of (part II)
14:15
Future of Identity & Blockchain
Valentin Necoara
CTO | certSIGN
14:30
The Future of Tech: A.I. and Blockchain
Miklos Toth
Head of A.I. Projects | Blockchaineum
14:45
How some industries will look like and the society as a whole
Cristian Orasanu
Product & Strategy | Emro Ventures
Panel Discussions
15:00
Decentralised Business Models

•How decentralisation is creating new business models
•What are some of the most successful decentralised business models
•How do you go to market and scale?
•Monetizing Strategies

Dan Dumitrescu
CIO | End Of Waste Foundation USA
Florin Otto
VP of Product | Modex Tech
Adam Dorfman
Founder | If When Then
Vlad Andrei
Co-Founder, CEO | HightechBlock
Investing in Tokens
16:00
Token valuation frameworks
Vlad Andrei
Co-Founder, CEO | HighTechBlock
16:15
Non Fungible Tokens - The missing link
Dan Dumitrescu
Chief Innovation Officer | End Of Waste Foundation USA
Coffee Break
16:30
Coffee Break & Networking
Expert Networking Tables
17:00 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00
1st Networking Round Table - Can blockchain be regulated
Table Host - Thibault Verbiest
Partner DS Avocats
17:00 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00
2nd Networking Round Table - How does the change of economy, business, banks and govs to blockchain affect people, jobs and earnings ?
Table Host - Jörg Molt
CEO | Satoshi School
17:00 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00
3rd Networking Round Table - Safe smart contract languages wanted
Table Host - György Balázsi
Head of Product | Blockchain Competence Center
17:00 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00
4th Networking Round Table - Blockchain and consensus technologies for enterprise systems and architecture
Piotr Gryko
R&D software Engineer & Open Source Development
17:00 - 17:30 17:30 - 18:00
5th Networking Round Table
Table Host - Miklos Toth
Head of A.I. Projects | Blockchaineum
17:00-17:30 17:30-18:00
6th Networking Round Table
Dan Dumitrescu
CIO | End Of Waste Foundation USA
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STARTUP PATH

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Startup PATH is an event dedicated to growth, to learning and to connecting the dots while having unique experiences. It brings together all actors of the startup scene, from universities, accelerators, to investors and thought leaders that would help entrepreneurs on their path to growth.

Business Review’s vision is to help build, feed and support the growth of a stronger entrepreneur community in Romania and Eastern Europe by becoming a platform that best promotes young entrepreneurs and their interests, fosters collaboration, gives them access to networking and funding opportunities via a well established network and expands their knowledge through relevant and curated content and news.

Speakers

Check back soon, we're constantly updating this year's lineup of speakers!

US Ambassador Hans Klemm
US Embassy in Romania

Hans Klemm has been US ambassador to Romania since September 2015. Previously, he served as acting director general of the Department of State; the Senior US Official to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum; coordinator of all U.S. civilian and military rule of law programs in Afghanistan; and as the US ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

Gordon Starr
Founder & CEO | Starr Consulting Group

As a coach and consultant, Gordon supports visionary leaders in transforming their organizations and in producing breakthroughs in individual, team and organizational performance. He is bringing in additional resources in what they want to accomplish, drawing upon their cadre of outstanding senior consulting colleagues, whose approach is harmonious with his own and whose ability to perform is second to none. He is the founder of Starr Consulting Group, partner of The London Perret Roche Group (consulting firm specializing in organizational transformation) and senior executive of ComputerLand Corporation.


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Anubhav Jain
Co-Founder | GoDoctor

At the age of 33, Anubhav “AJ” Jain – a serial entrepreneur who ‘cut his teeth’ in Australia – has achieved an enviable level of success steering companies in a range of markets, including computer hardware, mobile apps, medtech and health products. Jain’s latest venture is GoDoctor, an online network he co-founded with his friends Rahul Shokeen and Nalin Ahuja in April 2015. Headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the UAE, India, and the US, the company is – in Jain’s words – “like LinkedIn and Facebook but exclusively for collaboration and knowledge sharing in the global medical community


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Mark Turrell
CEO | Vork & Orcasci

Mark is a strategist, author, and entrepreneur. His work combines collective intelligence with AI, networks, complex systems, behavioral science and neuroscience. He works at the intersection of business, technology and society in areas including innovation, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Mark is the CEO and founder of Vork, a business social networking app. He also founded Orcasci, a consulting firm designing scaling strategies with recent clients including the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize. Previously Mark co-founded Imaginatik plc, a pioneer in crowdsourcing and collaborative problem solving for innovation.


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Kirk A. Sigmon
Intellectual property lawyer | Banner & Witcoff Ltd.

Kirk A. Sigmon is an intellectual property lawyer at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., a leading intellectual property law firm in the United States. Kirk has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in multimillion-dollar patent and trademark infringement lawsuits, has counseled Fortune 500 companies on intellectual property portfolio management and enforcement, and has worked on patent applications involving everything from video games to sensors used on the Mars rover.


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Veronica Brejan
Executive Coach & Co-Founder | Fly through life

Veronica Brejan is Executive Coach and Co-Founder at Fly Through Life®, a consulting company based in Paris operating across Europe, specialized in developing transformational leadership programs. Before co-founding Fly Through Life®, Veronica held top HR positions in London, Paris and Eastern Europe: Chief People Officer Europe (Pizza Hut, Yum! Brands), Global Head of Talent (Vodafone) and Senior Manager Talent, Capability & Culture (Vodafone), and internal HR advisor roles in KPMG, Cargill and Alstom. Her areas of expertise are: executive coaching, leadership development, talent management and organizational culture.


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Arnaud Complainville
Co-founder | Fly through life

Arnaud Complainville is Research and Strategy Director, and co-founder at Fly Through Life®, a consulting company based in Paris, operating across Europe, specialized in developing transformational leadership programs.He has both a scientific background, with a master from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and a PhD in biology, and a business background, with an MBA from HEC Paris. Before co-founding Fly Through Life®, Arnaud worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, and held several Senior Executive positions in the pharmaceutical sector, in strategy and Business Development (Cephalon, LFB, Therabel).


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Ahmed Ezzat Fahmy
Founder & Managing Director | Vanilla Social Media and CORE Training and Consulting

Ahmed worked for Orange telecom for 5 years in his early experience in the field of customer interface and business planning and transformation. He finished his MBA with excellent grade at 2009, having his own experience in consultation services of multinational organizations. His area of expertise are strategic planning, project management, performance management, ISO standards, and customer experience. Designed a successful management system awarded ISO9001:2008 from TUV Germany. He was judge member at Demo Africa Innovation Tour in conjunction with TIEC Incubation programs and active member of Hive Global Leaders Program.


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Radu Georgescu
Founding Partner | Gecad Ventures

Radu Georgescu is Founding Partner at Gecad Ventures. With over 20 years’ experience in creating and building companies, his primary focus is on Software, Internet, eCommerce. Some of the most successful exits that Radu Georgescu was part of include acquisition of Vector Watch by Fitbit in 2016, Avangate by Francisco Partners in 2013, ePayment by Naspers in 2010 and RAV antivirus by Microsoft in 2003. He is also Board Director and Adviser to a number of technology companies.


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Ionut Georgescu
CEO | FWEI & Partner | Business Review

Ionut Georgescu is a waste expert with more than 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurship and 15 years in Waste Management, established in California in 2017. He started his activities in waste management and environmental protection in NGOs, the wish to change the system into a better one for the future, made him accept the job offered by the Romanian Environmental Minitry. His vision and technical knowledge lead him to become one of the most proficient businessman in the environmental field.


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Calin Lupsan
Board Member | AmCham & Co-Founder | EO

Co-founder of Entrepreneurs' Organization Chapter (EO) in Romania at the beginning of 2016. The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - for entrepreneurs only - is a dynamic, global network of more than12,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life (www.eonetwork.org). Founder of Intelligence, a Romanian IT company with a 60+ dedicated engineers that designs, builds and delivers best-in-class advanced analytics, business intelligence and digital experiences to help organizations achieve sustainable impact www.intelactsoft.com


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Dan Mihăescu
Founding Partner | GapMinder Venture Partners

Dan is a highly experienced senior executive with an excellent track record as CEO in IT&C, with multiple M&A missions, various Non-Exec Board and Advisory roles. Dan has been part of the executive board / Leadership Team of Microsoft Romania, after running the DX Team responsible for Start-ups and ISVs. After 12 years as CEO of GTS in Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova, of kpnQwest Romania, and 1 year as M&A and Business Development Director of UPC / LGI, Dan migrated from corporate world to Adviser, Board Director and/or Investor roles, in a number of tech start-ups. Dan is a well-known investor in a number of High Tech Start-ups, having a deep and broad understanding of High Tech and its trends, with extensive experience in Deal origination, M&A transactions, business turnaround and ventures acceleration.


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Sergiu Negut
Co-Founder | Fintech OS

Sergiu is a Business Growth Consultant and Associated Dean with Maastricht School of Management in Romania. He coaches and mentors entrepreneurs. Sergiu is an active Business Angel, with participations in a number of high growth local companies (frufru, Softelligence, 2parale, Hart, Intermedicas). Previously, Sergiu has been the Executive Director and Board Member of PE-owned REGINA MARIA in Romania, where he coordinated a growing healthcare business (12x in 6 years) and an expanding team of professionals, including acquisitions of smaller players. Before returning to Romania, Sergiu has worked for Amgen Inc, in Austria and Switzerland, playing an active role in the company’s expansion to CEE countries.


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Claudiu Vrinceanu
Co-founder | VP Connections

Claudiu Vrinceanu, co-founder of VP Connections, is a communication and investment consultant with a backround in media and business. He acts as a PR, Public Affairs and investment specialist for Romanian entrepreneurs and foreign companies. Claudiu graduated in Economics at ASE Bucharest and Political Sciences at SNSPA University. He studied a professional EMBA at Maastricht School of Management. As a deputy minister of Ministry of Economy, he managed Invest Romania, the foreign investment promotion agency, part of the Government of Romania, and also he was in charge with SME’s and Tourism programs and public policies. Claudiu Vrinceanu managed Wall-Street.ro, a business magazine focused on entrepreneurship, and organized many business events for entrepreneurs and investors.

Andreea Raicu
Founder and CEO | andreearaicu.ro

Andreea Raicu, founder and CEO of andreearaicu.ro, is a Romanian TV personality with over 20 years of professional experience. Since 2010, she developed her activities as healthy living promoter. Public speaker and author, she performed at various TEDx talks. As certified holistic counselor and mind & body coach, she runs meditation & mindfulness workshops in a corporate environment.


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Oana Craioveanu
CEO | Impact Hub
Emanuele Musa
Co-Founder | Babele

Emanuele is an expert in the fields of collective intelligence, business modeling and social impact. He has pioneered application of open strategies and collaborative business planning, combining online crowdsourcing tools with tailored design thinking frameworks for the innovation programs of universities, accelerators networks and corporations in 4 continents.


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Zoltan Korosi
Director | Telenav & Co-founder | Brothersoft
Ciprian Borodescu
CEO | APPTICLES

Co-founder & CEO at Appticles.com - a multi-channel mobile publishing platform that helps digital publishers of all sizes (professional bloggers, newspapers or magazines) to better reach and engage their mobile users.


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Daniel Rosner
Program Manager | Innovation Labs Romania

Daniel has a passion for electronics and a PhD in IoT and WSN for health-care. He is Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, specialized on hardware design and wearable devices, and the coordinator of CISL Applied Electronics and Hardware design Laboratory. Daniel is also one of the first wizards of Innovation Labs and current program manager for the largest pre-accelerator program in Romania. In 2015 Daniel was part of Forbes' 30under30, while in 2016 Daniel mentored team ENTy - the winner of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Seattle '16 international competition.


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Vlad Zamfir
Founder | FySnow AirsoftCS Arena
Voicu Oprean
Founder | AROBS

Entrepreneur focused on building software solution in travel, automotive, GPS, Navigation and Mobile with extensive experience in outsourcing for automotive, travel and hospitality industry.


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Dorina Codarin
Owner | DISOFA
Nicolae Ontiu
Founder | One IT
Oana Bogdan
Co-founder | Bogdan & Van Broeck

As co-founder of BOGDAN & VAN BROECK, Oana Bogdan has been questioning the traditional role of the architect, advocating new ways of looking at how to organise the spatial presence of mankind. Next to that, she is member of the Unesco Experts Committee for the City of Bruges and a regular jury member for awards and architecture competitions. Oana has been guest tutor at various architecture programs at the University of Leuven, member of the Advisory Committee for Architecture and Design of the Flemish Government and of the Royal Committee for Monuments and Landscapes of the Flemish Region. She won Europan 7 in 2004 and the Bucharest Architecture Bienale in 2010, and has been twice nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award.

Diana Popp
Co-founder & Vice President | Smart Everything Everywhere (SEE)

Diana Popp is a Co-founder & Vice President of Smart Everything Everywhere (SEE); she was a Counselor – Chancellery of the Prime-Minister of Romania. She worked with EU Commission’s Directorate General Communication Networks, Content and Technology in Brussels on innovation hubs and technology’s impact on democracy. She also worked with Junior Achievement Romania where she was in charge with the entrepreneurship learning by doing programs and publications.


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Oana Korda
Co-Founder Woogie/Startup Founder

She’s young and courageous and she’s building a career in product management. after 3 years in a corporate environment she decided that entrepreneurship fits her better. she start making ideas happen, tackling the social area and evolving towards the edgy tech startup scene. An educational AI conversational robot called Woogie is the most recent project, the one that moved her life almost 1 year to London to attend an international IoT accelerator. she came back with a failed crowdfunding campaign, yet no regrets and tons of learning.


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Paula Rusu
Event host, Blogger & jurnalist | paularusu.ro

Paula Rusu has dedicated her life to activism and to raising public awareness about how the Romanian medical system must better address the issue of tuberculosis, or TB. Paula previously had a successful journalism career, including as a TV anchor and producer.


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Mircea Popa
Content creator, Entertainer @MirceaBravo
Ruxi
Vlogger & Online Entertainer, Former Member & Co-Founder | LikeOne
Mihaela Sava
Food Blogger @ laprajiturela.ro

Food blogger, semi-finalist of Bake off Romania, creator and owner of laprajiturela.ro
Over the past 3 years laprajiturela.ro has been in the top 30 most influential food blogs in Romania


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Cosmin Tudoran
Content Creator @ProfuDeVin și Tudoran la Maga&Tudoran
Edy Chereji
Head of Marketing & Communications | Untold & Neversea

Edy Chereji is one of the people who created and nurtured UNTOLD, the best European festival but also the newest festival organized by the Black Sea, NEVERSEA. Edy is Head of Marketing & Communications and leads the mark-comm division of both festivals, a young and creative team, where the average age is 30 years old! How did he managed to run some of the best festivals in Europe? After 6 years of being marketing manager and part of the management team of some of the most important projects of IuliusGroup in Romania, he wanted to become an entrepreneur and started, in 2013, THE PLAN COMMUNICATIONS, a company specialized in retail marketing, communication and events.

Alex Dona
Managing Partner | Timesnewroman.ro

Alex Dona has been the managing partner of satire website Times New Roman since 2012. He has worked for many years in sales, for companies such as Audionova, and then in the media field at The Money Channel, Telesport and Sanoma Hearst. He also hosted a radio show at Rock FM.


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Razvan Crisan
Co-Founder & CEO | M60 Group

Razvan Crisan is co-founder and CEO of M60 Group comprising M60 Face, Kane and M60 Space. The group was founded in 2014. For more than 12 years, he has been involved in entrepreneurship projects.


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Andrei Botescu
Co-Founder | Pegas Workshops

Andrei Botescu is the man behind the revival of the iconic Pegas bicycle, many a Romanian’s favorite childhood buddy. Relaunched in 2012, under his supervision, in 2017 the company managed to get a complete portfolio for each and every category of bike, from urban to e-bikes. Moreover, it launched Romania’s first electric bikes, as well as several brands for other outdoor products such as vintage skates, electric transportation – electric scooter and electric longboard, and kendamas. Last year Pegas launched three new mono-stores in Bucharest, Timisoara and Ramnicu Valcea.

Ramona Predescu (Iacob)
Country Manager | IWG

Ramona Predescu (Iacob) manages IWG operations in Romania, the group who owns flexible workspace concepts Regus and SPACES and the creator of the 'workspace revolution' concept. Prior to her current position, Ramona developed a extensive experience with IWG in Romania, as out of her 10 years’ experience with Regus, she has spent the last 5 as Country Manager of the company. Currently, Ramona manages the implementation of SPACES, the Amsterdam-born creative workspace pioneer, which is opening its first two locations in Bucharest at Unirii View Tower with 3000 m2 (1st, 2nd and 3rd floor) on Corneliu Coposu Bd. 6-8; and Campus 6, with 3100 m2 (1st and 2nd floor) on Iuliu Maniu 6 Bd.


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Tamina Lolev
Managing Partner | NOD MarkerSpace, Partner architect | Wolfhouse Productions

Tamina is a young architect and partner at Wolfhouse Productions design studio. During her architectural studies, she had international learning and professional experiences in Belgium and Shanghai. In 2012, she was a member of Calup project, a series of cultural events aiming at temporary reconversion of unused buildings of Bucharest. In 2015, Tamina co-founded Nod makerspace. While in 2016, she co-founded Grassrouts/La firul ierbii, a public debate center


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Dorina Surugiu
Managing Director | Maastricht School of Management Romania
Corina Angelescu
Learning Designer | The Alternative University

Corina Angelescu is a Learning Designer at The Alternative University in Bucharest, a community for young people who are eager to take the responsibility of their own learning journeys. In contrast with the classical approach to education, they are building a university run by students, where they are replacing standardisation, control and competition with self directed learning, collaboration and hands on challenges. While The Alternative University reflects her passion for quality education and learning, Corina is also coordinating Social Impact Award in Romania, an international competition for young people who want to address the most pressing social issues through social entrepreneurship.


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Flavia Scînteanu
Interior Designer, Co-Founder | Dare to Rug

Flavia has studied at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan and has returned to Romania, keen on promoting local design at an international level. After working for several years as an Interior Designer in Milan and Bucharest, she has decided to embark on an entrepreneurial journey and partnered with her best friend and interior designer Andreea Batros to launch the Dare to Rug brand in 2015.
Dare to Rug is the first Romanian design brand that creates hand-tufted rugs, mixing craft and design inspired by traditional patterns. Dare to Rug has positioned itself as a creative brand that has the courage to engage in bold projects that fit its artistic core.


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Oana Molodoi
Partner Business Review

Oana is a Partner at Business Review, the leading english news platform in Romania. Oana is an optimist by definition, an enthusiastic professional and an entrepreneur at heart. For the past decade, Oana held senior roles in the publishing, advertising and event management industries. Recently Oana has been active in the blockchain industry and decentralisation movement, putting together blockchain conferences all over the world.


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Roxana Dantes
Tech entrepreneur & Innovation Consultant | The Lofty Lab

International tech entrepreneur, Stanford University alumna, and Forbes “30 under 30” innovator to watch, I specialise in new business creation, and product and service innovation. My background is in applied mathematics, and I recently founded a consulting company. Previously worked in EdTech/Future of Work, founded a technology start-up accelerator, and consulted and advised early stage start-ups and corporations in 10+ industries.


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George Georgescu
Co-Founder and CEO | Connected Medical Devices

George Georgescu is the co-founder and CEO the Romanian e-health start-up Connected Medical Devices trough which he is bringing to the market The Human Link solution, aimed to better the lives of Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families. He has lead the company from the ideea, trough MVP, to product and sales by creating the team, signing partnerships and securing investments.He has a large experience in engineering, sales and management in both Romanian companies and large corporations. At the beginning of this year, George won the Changeneers Challange.

Ioana Erdei
Chief Editor | Business Review
Gabriel Dombri
CEO in Tapptitude and Marketing Associate | Spherik Accelerator

Gabriel is the CEO in Tapptitude and Marketing Associate in Spherik Accelerator. With over 10 years of digital experience, Gabriel has been at the intersection between marketing and product, for the last 5 years with a steady focus to help startup founders build better products and build sustainable businesses around them. Currently, Gabriel is the CEO of Tapptitude, a product agency focused on building mobile products.


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Radu Constantinescu
Co-Founder | QUALITANCE.

Radu truly believes in the power of technology to change the world. He founded QUALITANCE in 2007 with Ioan Iacob and has been coordinating the company’s operations ever since. At the same time, he has been involved in mentoring the new generations of experts as a professor at Cybernetics/Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies.


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Marius Ghenea
Partner | 3TS Capital

Partner, 3TS Capital is a serial entrepreneur and business-angel with successful investments in Romania and other CEE countries. Currently handling a portfolio of 10 companies for the Romanian VC fund of 3TS Capital, Catalyst Romania Fund. Co-Founder VentureConnect and SchoolforStartups Romania, president of the Romanian Association of Online Stores. Author of “Entrepreneurship”, first Romanian entrepreneurship book, one of the Romanian Dragons from the TV show Dragons’ Den. Organizer of the Intensive Entrepreneurship Course and co-organizer of the BusinessDrive mini-MBA program, professor of Entrepreneurship .“Investor of the Year Romania” 2016 and 2017 award by Central European Startup Awards


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Eduard Jerca
Milk Sourcing Manager | Danone

Eduard has joined Danone Romania since 2013 as a Milk Sourcing Manager after a 2 years experience in Vietnam as Country Manager for a Fresh Food Danish Company. He is leading the Milk Sourcing Department in Romania and one of the unique entrepreneurial dairy projects in Europe - Chance for All.


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Adina Cretu
Project Manager | Startarium
Vlad Craioveanu
Co-Founder & CEO | Impact Hub

Entrepreneur and mentor, Vlad successfully introduced the co-working concept in Romania in 2012, as co-founder and CEO of Impact Hub Bucharest. Having a strong background in marketing and business development, Vlad is passionate in supporting other entrepreneurs and start-ups in structuring their business model and development strategy. He is currently involved in starting a new company, 3house, aiming in creating a new human-centric business model for co-working and shared office spaces.


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George Berar
CEO | Benevolent Generation

George Berar is an entrepreneur with a passion for successfully building a wide array of companies from start-up to exit. Beginning in Eastern Europe as a business owner with dreams of success in Romania, to his founding of a US-based international angel investment organization Benevolent Generation with offices in Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Dublin, Bucharest, and Hyderabad India. George embodies a perspective that is at the core of his company’s success: a deep belief in the unstoppable power of a good idea when paired with the right team and resources.


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Ovidiu Posirca
Journalist Business Review
Reasons to attend
QUALITY CURATED CONTENT
We carefully select international and local speakers so they provide actionable learning, inspiration and motivation
RELEVANT NETWORKING
We make it easy for you to connect, set meetings and share ideas around a networking table with the speakers but also with other entrepreneurs, investors and experts
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Sign up for our Pitch competition or our Hackathon and get in front of investors to win the race.
AMAZING USER EXPERIENCE
From healthy meals and snacks to mindfulness and breathing exercises, to games and relaxation zone we’ll make your experience seamless
Agenda
Day 1 - September 10th

Day one sets the stage for a lot of interaction and introspection. First part is about finding and aligning with your purpose, about the power of communities of like minded people. Second part of the day is all about money, from raising capital, to going global, scaling and exiting. We’re finishing the day strong with a Pitch competition and amazing prizes.

The 1st Day of the Conference will be presented by Paula Rusu / Journalist & Blogger www.paularusu.ro

Paula Rusu has dedicated her life to activism and to raising public awareness about how the Romanian medical system must better address the issue of tuberculosis, or TB. Paula previously had a successful journalism career, including as a TV anchor and producer.

8:00
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:20
Mindful moments
Veronica Brejan
Executive Coach & Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
Arnaud Complainville
Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
9:30
Welcome speech by the organizers
9:45
Opening Remarks
Hans Klemm
US Ambassador | US Embassy In Romania
Track 1: The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

It's essential to build a start-up community: a critical mass of entrepreneurial leaders who embrace creating something new, a long-term vision to make that community a place where dreams can become reality, a philosophy that welcomes everyone who wants to engage, at any level, around that purpose and, finally, a commitment to have lots of activities and events that engage people in the actual act of entrepreneurship. We’ll explore what it takes to build such an ecosystem, what are the roles the stakeholders have to assume, what are the benefits as well as look at some of the successful models around the world.

10:00
Keynote Speech | Building Communities with Aligned Purpose
Ionut Georgescu
CEO | FWEI & Partner | Business Review
10:30
Panel discussion | Fostering entrepreneurship community growth

•Entrepreneurship community models around the world
•Roles of stakeholders: from leaders to feeders
•Long term initiatives for impact
•How can Incubators/ accelerators / co working spaces help build the ecosystem

Oana Craioveanu
CEO | Impact Hub
Ramona Predescu
Country Manager | IWG
Calin Lupsan
Board member AmCham & Co-Founder EO
Emanuele Musa
Co-Founder | Babele & NOD MakerSpace
Daniel Rosner
Program Manager | Innovation Labs Romania & UPB Lecturer
Moderator | Ionut Georgescu
CEO | FWEI & Partner | Business Review
11:30
Short Coffee Break
Track 2: Money makes the world go round

The stages. The Types of investment vehicles. What’s required. The communication strategy. The One Pager & Deck. The Pitch

11:45
Open Discussion with Radu Georgescu
Radu Georgescu
Founding Partner | Gecad Ventures
12:15
Panel Discussion | #MakeItHappen

Business Review brings #Make it Happen campaign to life, an initiative to uncover some of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures, some of the newest ideas and how they were brought to life by talented entrepreneurs in Romania. In this panel discussions you will get to know more about these businesses, how they started what their challenges were, how they treated success or failure.

Voicu Oprean
Founder | AROBS
Dorina Codarin
Owner | Disofa
Nicolae Ontiu
Fondator | One IT
Vlad Zamfir
Founder | FySnow AirsoftCS Arena
Moderator - Ovidiu Posirca
Journalist | Business Review
1:00
Inspiration Alert: How I did it
Radu Constantinescu
Co-Founder Qualitance
1:15
Keynote Speaker | Anubhav Jain - Co-Founder | GoDoctor - All about raising funds. Learn from a serial entrepreneur who made it global

At the age of 33, Anubhav “AJ” Jain – a serial entrepreneur who ‘cut his teeth’ in Australia – has achieved an enviable level of success steering companies in a range of markets, including computer hardware, mobile apps, medtech and health products.

Anubhav Jain
Co-Founder | GoDoctor
1:45
Networking Lunch
2:30
Panel discussion | Investors advice on raising capital

•Best practices brought to you by VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Fund Managers
•What’s new to know
•How do you prepare a round
•New Investment Funds on the horizon. What do they offer and what do they expect from startups?

Sergiu Negut
VC, Co Founder | Fintech OS
Dan Mihaescu
Founding Partner | GapMinder
Anubhav Jain
Co Founder | GoDoctor
Marius Ghenea
Investment Director | 3TS Capital Partners
Gabriel Dombri
Marketing Associate, Spherik Accelerator
Moderator - Oana Molodoi
Partner | Business Review
3:15
Panel Discussion | Millionaire Millennials: How The Internet Created A New Wave Of Entrepreneurs

A new entrepreneurship wave is sweeping the world, redefining every industry, and young people are the ones who enable it. YouTube and social media stars started out by filming videos as a hobby and quickly created lucrative business portfolios. Many social media stars are using multiple income streams to build not just their audience but also their fortunes. FInd the key to success from some of the most followed and admired such newpreneurs.
• Diversification As The Key To Success
• Make millions without leaving your house

Ruxi
Vlogger & Online Entertainer, Former Member & Co-Founder | LikeOne
Mihaela Sava
Food Blogger @LaPrajiturela.ro
Mircea Popa
Content creator, Entertainer @MirceaBravo
Cosmin Tudoran
Content Creator @ProfuDeVin & Tudoran @ Maga&Tudoran
Moderator - Ioana Erdei
Chief Editor | Business Review
4:00
Group Excercise
4:15
Networking Break
Track 3: Go to market, scale and exit strategies

Scaling up business resources for startups includes executive education, coaching, inspirational and engaging events, supporting software and dynamic online learning
Not all start-ups make it big, but the ones that do greatly impact society by means of new technology, services and increased employment do.

4:30
Keynote speaker | Mark Turrell - Scaling your business

Mark is a strategist, author, and entrepreneur. His work combines collective intelligence with AI, networks, complex systems, behavioral science and neuroscience. He works at the intersection of business, technology and society in areas including innovation, blockchain and cryptocurrencies. He is author of Scaling: Small Smart Moves for Outsized Results

Mark Turrell
CEO & Co-Founder | Magic
5:00
How to make a good Exit
Sergiu Negut
VC, Co Founder | Fintech OS
5:15
Fireside Chat
George Berar
CEO Benevolent Generation
Paula Rusu
Journalist & Blogger www.paularusu.ro
5:30
Panel Discussion | Bringing it home: Myth-busting panel session featuring local entrepreneurs
George Georgescu
Founder | Human Link
Flavia Scînteanu
Co-Founder | Dare to Rug
Vlad Craioveanu
Co-Founder & CO | Impact Hub
Moderator - Adina Cretu
Project Manager | Startarium
Pitch Competition
6:00
Pitch Competition

10 Startups will pitch on stage for 3 minutes each, in front of a jury. Winners will be announced next day

Jury Member - Radu Georgescu
Founding Partner Gecad Ventures
Jury Member - Dan Mihaescu
Founding Partner Gapminder
Jury Member - Ionut Georgescu
CEO | FWEI & Partner | Business Review
Jury Member - Sergiu Negut
Co Founder Fintech OS
Jury Member - Mark Turrell
CEO Vork & Orasci
Jury Member - Anubhav Jain
Co-Founder GoDoctor
Day 2 - September 11th

Day two will be a smooth transition to topics that highlights what you need to be a great leader, women leadership models in different entrepreneurship ecosystems and growth hacking strategies. The second part of the day will focus on topics like trend setting entrepreneurs who built a community around their businesses and it will end with a series of network tables and interactive workshops.

The 2nd Day of the Conference will be presented by Alex Dona, Managing Partner at Timesnewroman.ro

Alex Dona has been the managing partner of satire website Times New Roman since 2012. He has worked for many years in sales, for companies such as Audionova, and then in the media field at The Money Channel, Telesport and Sanoma Hearst. He also hosted a radio show at Rock FM.

8:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00
Day 1 in Review & Mindful Moments
Veronica Brejan
Executive coach & Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
Arnaud Complainville
Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
Track 1: Lead strong

Beyond hard work, great ideas, talent and timing, there are certain intangibles that go along with business success. Among the many qualities that are necessary to meet the challenges which come with building a company, there are three which every entrepreneur must possess: fear, courage and endurance.

9:15
Keynote speaker | Gordon Starr | Starr Consulting Group: What’s the true source of high performance? You’ll be surprised by the answer!

As a coach and consultant, Gordon supports visionary leaders in transforming their organizations and in producing breakthroughs in individual, team and organizational performance.

Gordon Starr
Founder & CEO | Star Consulting Group
10:15
Fly through Life: Neuro Mindfulness - Journey into the Brain
Veronica Brejan
Executive coach & Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
Arnaud Complainville
Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
10:45
Fail to Succeed
Ciprian Borodescu
CEO | Appticles
11:00
Social Leadership
Zoltan R. Korosi
Director | Telenav & Co-founder | Brothersoft
11:15
Short Coffee Break & Networking
Track 2: Women Power

Vision, mission, and hard work—these are the basic qualities of any successful entrepreneur, whether male or female. However, while entrepreneurship may seem like a gender-neutral endeavor at first blush, women are still notoriously underrepresented in the career path. Times are changing! Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides of the business transaction.

11:30
Panel Discussion | Women Leadership models in different entrepreneurship ecosystems

•Switching paths: how building a solid education and refining mixed professional skills offers the freedom and flexibility to switch carriers and industries, build things from scratch and make the leap of faith into the startup life
•The architecture of a business and the ”business model” of country project
•Redefining success and learning paths: what it takes to build a startup in different entrepreneurial ecosystems
•Working spaces vs. ecosystems, creativity and the icon of garage startups
•The impact of participatory placemaking and bottom-up urban regeneration projects in cities

Andreea Raicu
Founder, CEO | Andreea Raicu Intl
Oana Bogdan
BXL/ RO Arhitect/Antreprenor/ Fondator RO+
Oana Korda
Co-Founder Woogie/Startup Founder
Tamina Lolev
Managing Partner | Nod Makerspace, Partner architect | Wolfhouse Productions.
Dora Surugiu
Founding Partner | Maastricht School of Management Romania
Moderator | Diana Popp
Co-founder & VIce President | Smart Everything Everywhere
12:15
Fireside Chat
Roxana Dantes
Tech Entrepreneur & Innovation Consultant | The Lofty Lab
Oana Molodoi
Partner Business Review
12:45
From a Business Model to a Movement
Corina Angelescu
Learning Designer | The Alternative University
Track 3: Growth Hacking Strategies

Growth hacking has become such a highly-demanded discipline for startups. Is all about driving as much growth as you can, with spending as little money as possible. A good growth hackers are driven by the challenge is disciplined in prioritizing and testing marketing ideas, and religiously analyzing such results to see which tactics worked the best and should be scaled out further, to continually improve until finding that "Aha Moment" that will lead to rapid, viral and affordable customer growth

1:00
Customer Centricity - from quality to customer experience
Ahmed Ezzat Fahmy
Founder | Vanilla Social Media
1:15
Tips and tricks for startups in protecting their copyrights, patents, and trademarks
Kirk Sigmon
Patent Attorney and Intellectual Property Litigator | Banner & Witcoff Ltd.
1:30
Networking Lunch
Track 4: New business models for a new global landscape

Local and international success stories will cover this very important segment through panel discussions and presentations.

2:30
Panel discussion | Tapping into the niche: Trend setting entrepreneurs who built a community around their businesses

Local entrepreneurs managed to take the pulse and set the tone in their communities by putting a twist on conventional business models. They managed to create strong brands and identities that bring people together around common values.
•How hipster values can be successfully harnessed
•Creating genuine communities through conventional businesses

Alex Dona
Managing Partner | Timesnewroman.ro
Andrei Botescu
Co-Founder | Pegas Workshops
Edy Chereji
Head of Marketing & Communications | UNTOLD & NEVERSEA
Razvan Crisan
CEO M60 | Group
Moderator - Ioana Erdei
Chief Editor | Business Review
3:15
Romanian Companies Born Global. Factors that influence internationalization
Claudiu Vrinceanu
Co-Founder | VP Connections
3:30
Social Impact businesses
Emanuelle Musa
Co-Founder | Babele
3:45
Social Impact Case Study
Eduard Jurca
Milk Sourcing Manager | Danone
4:00
Coffee Break
4:15
Pitch Competition Winner Announcement
Workshops & Network Tables
4:15
Neuromindfulness - The Benefits of Mindfulness for Entrepreneurs

•The power of intuition: why our subconscious mind is often right?
•Brain basics: neuroplasticity, brain waves, brain parts and brain polarity
•Emotions regulations: amygdala vs prefrontal cortex, meta-awareness, negativity bias and Losada ratio
•Mindfulness from the cushion to real life: meditation and mindfulness during activity

4:45
Coffee Break
5:00
Network Table Round 1
Gordon Starr
Anubhav Jain
Veronica & Arnaud
Mark Turrell
Ahmed Ezzat Fahmy
5:45
Network Table Round 2
Gordon Starr
Anubhav Jain
Veronica & Arnaud
Mark Turrell
Ahmed Ezzat Fahmy
Pitch competition
Showcase your Startup
  1. Pitch to multiple investors
  2. Get valuable media exposure
  3. Receive expert feedback
  4. Get access to a network of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors
  5. Win a knowledge trip to California, USA for 1 month
Judging Criteria
  1. Business model and scalability.
  2. Team: skills, experience and leadership
  3. Financial sustainability
  4. Open to scale globally
Eligibility
  1. The business solves a real problem
  2. Focus industries (but not limited to):
    Waste Management, Media, HR & Recruiting, Blockchain
  3. Have an established company not just the idea
Network Tables
HOST A TABLE

The Networking Tables concept is meant to help attendees meet the right people and make networking more efficient.
Meet top notch speakers, mentors, leaders, entrepreneurs or investors and engage in the conversation.

Being Captain of a table gives you the opportunity to meet 18 people that have chosen to join your table.

Why host a table? Because this is a huge added value and lead generation concept. If you are a key player, an investor, a successful entrepreneur or an expert in your industry and know how to steer a discussion, this is the right place to be!

Table captains
Gordon Starr
Founder & CEO | Starr Consulting Group
Mark Turrell
CEO | Vork & Orcasci
Anubhav Jain
Co-Founder | Go-Doctor
Veronica Brejan
Executive Coach & Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
Arnaud Complainville
Co-Founder | Fly Through Life
Ahmed Ezzat Fahmy
Founder & Managing Director | Vanila Social Media
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REALTY FORUM

About

Now at its 17th edition, Business Review's Realty Forum has grown alongside the local property market to become the leading Romanian real estate event. This June, we bring together developers, investors and consultants, to see whether success breeds success for local real estate players in 2018, as the market continues to build on the positive results seen in the last couple of years.

One thing is for sure, Bucharest has already grown to compete with other regional capitals. However, numerous Romanian cities are also increasingly more present on the real estate investors’ map. Consequently, this year we will focus not only on the office, residential, commercial and industrial markets in Bucharest, but also on those in Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Brașov to see what makes them so attractive to investors and what it means for the market overall.

Speakers
Antoniu Panait
Managing Director | Vastint
Dorel Nita
Head of Real Estate Analysis Division | Imobiliare.ro
Dorin Stefan
Owner, Architect | DSBA
Gabriel Tomescu
CEO | BMF GRUP
Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu
Senior Urban Development Expert | World Bank Group
Marius Cristea
Senior Urban Development Expert | World Bank Group
Sebastian Dragomir
Director | Office Advisory, Colliers International Romania
Andreea Păun
Managing Partner | Griffes
Lori Collin
Senior Advisor | Lion's Head
Karol Skiba
Investment Director | CVI
Florian Nițu
Managing Partner | POPOVICI NIŢU STOICA & ASOCIAŢII - Attorneys at Law
Alexandru Talmazan
Managing Partner | Wrightson Group
Marian Orzu
Managing Partner | Dunwell
Ion Sturza
President | Fribourg Capital
Didier Balcaen
General Manager | Speedwell Real Estate Development
Beatrice Dumitrascu
Vice-President Residential Sales | One United Properties
Diana Calfa
Managing Partner | Morphoza
Daniel Tudor
CEO & Founder | THE CONCEPT Real Estate Advisers
Ivan Lokere
President and CEO, Alinso Group
Bogdan Popescu
OPERATIONS & MARKETING DIRECTOR | MICROSOFT ROMANIA
Realty Forum Agenda
June 19 | Sheraton Bucharest Hotel
8.30
Registration & Welcome coffee
9.00
Opening Session | Major NEW investment projects on the local real estate market.

-Investment outlook for the Romanian real estate market
-Key attraction points for new property investors
-Romania’s yield position versus other property markets in the region
-Gauging demand for new investments in the local real estate sector

9.45
How the internal migration of Romanian specialists shapes new real estate trends

-Internal migration to Romania’s main regional cities: what is driving this? Can the trend be expected to intensify in the following years?
-HR challenges and their impact on regional office and residential markets – finding and retaining employees at a time of increased job mobility

10.30
Coffee break | Networking
10.45
Bucharest vs. secondary cities: the new battleground on the Romanian real estate market: Office | Residential | Retail

- Investments in real estate: Bucharest vs secondary cities: why and where?
- Demand and supply for office across Bucharest and the main regional cities in Romania
- Focus on the residential market in Bucharest and secondary cities. Which are the fastest growing residential markets outside the Capital?
- New directions for retail: online versus new concepts ( co-working, Uber, pop-up stores, stores inside apartment buildings)
- New approach of facility management: optimal ways of managing assets in order to increase their value
- Tertiary cities: are they a valid opportunity for real estate developers? Major projects developed there

12.30
Bucharest vs. secondary cities: the new battleground on the Romanian real estate market: Industrial | Logistics

- What are the factors that influence the development of the industrial/logistics sector in 2018?
- Capacity of Romania’s market to attract new players in this sector
- Industries that drive demand for logistics services in the coming years

13.00
Coffee break | Networking
13.15
Office of the future

- Real estate projects and their impact on the development of the sector: how do real estate developers integrate community development in their plans. What should be expected from this new trend?
- Plans of the industry for the future-proof of Romania’s real-estate stock for business needs
- Workplace culture: plans of the industry (developers and owners) to ensure it keeps up with employees' changing needs for the right spaces and to anticipate future trends, while still providing a return for investors
- Wellbeing - key issue for employee attraction and retention

14.00
Lunch | Networking
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