Foreign Investors Summit – 6th edition
Foreign Investors Summit – 6th edition
October 29-30 | Sheraton Bucharest Hotel | Platinum Hall

As of last year Poland became a full member of the group of the most developed nations in the world, thus creating a path for Romania to join this elite group before long. Recent economic, political and social developments in our country, steady economic growth, a highly regarded Presidency of the Council of the European Union, reinforcement of the state policies through elections, have altogether created an ideal context for a new brighter perspective on the future.

• Is there a real evolution in Romania’s development and how we are to benefit from the new global positioning of our country?
• Is a spike in FDI rate to be expected after two years of stagnation?
• Have the local markets reached maturity, especially those with a traditional appeal to foreign investors: energy, IT, real-estate, services, banking and agriculture?

Answers to these important questions and many more will be debated during a comprehensive analysis of the market and of the foreign investors’ perception of Romania in the years to come.

Business Review proudly presents the 6 th edition of the Foreign Investors Summit, the most awaited event that brings together foreign business communities, state authorities and diplomats. Join us, professionals across the main industries, the exceptional line-up of speakers and representatives of major FDIs in our country, for a discussion on leadership and ways to build a brighter and more sustainable future for Romania.

Reasons to attend
Attend the most complex B2B event dedicated to Romania’s competitiveness. Be part of a summit full of powerful topics and macro level perspectives, investment opportunities, global inspiration and many more!
Be part of the leading business community in Romania. Join the team of high-level executives, entrepreneurs and investors from the strongest foreign communities and the top industries in Romania.
Meet top local and international speakers. Government officials, strategy experts, leading executives of multinational companies, forward-thinkers and actors
Share knowledge and get informed. More than 5 industries will be featured in discussion panels, workshops and key notes.
Get inspired by global leaders and innovators. We’ll bring you hands-on case studies, share success stories and best practices.
Day 1
Registration and networking coffee
Opening Speech
Opening Panel Discussion | Is Romania ready to enter the developed countries’ club?

Poland recently attained the developed economy status, thus creating a precedent for other Eastern European peers to follow. When should we expect Romania to go from an emerging to a developed market and what should be done for that purpose?

Networking coffee break
Panel Discussion | Investments in the real estate sector

•2019 has been a record-breaking year for M&A on the Romanian real-estate market, with multiple transactions above EUR 100 million. Does this mean that we can talk about a mature market, at least in the office sector?
•What are the main factors that could push up the current slightly lower yields and thus attract new investors?
• Bucharest, with its above EU average net income per capita and high concentration of businesses and institutions, is far from being a saturated market for foreign investments. Foreign investors have generally focused on the office sector, leaving most residential development to local players. Can we expect a change?
• When will underdevelopment cease to be an investment opportunity?
Case study - Is the real estate market outside Bucharest sustainable based on future demand?
• Will the hotel market in Romania attract further investments?

Lunch & networking
Panel Discussion | Investments in IT, Tech & Telecom

• Innovation should be the key word for Romania’s IT sector
• Moving from an outsourcing country to an innovation hub
• Workforce issues in the IT sector: are they pushing away new potential foreign investors?

Panel Discussion | Investments in Energy

• Black Sea resources are a great opportunity for both Romanian economy and local energy sector and should spark an explosion on the whole domain.
Case study: Legislation vs Investors
• Investments in renewable energy sources have stalled. Is there any way to revive the sector?

Day 2
Registration and networking coffee
Opening speech
Panel Discussion | Investments in the banking and insurance sectors

• Is there a reverse in trends on the local banking market?
Case study: Eximbank, a Romanian company, takes over Banca Romaneasca
• Does Romania still provide opportunities for investments in the banking sector? How appealing is the rural sector with its big chunk of non-bankable population? What about the fintech sector?
• Home and life insurance are still heavily underdeveloped. Why are foreign companies playing it safe when it comes to investing in these sectors?

Networking coffee break
Panel Discussion | Investments in automotive components and auto industry

• Romania is already a hallmark of the European car making industry, thus creating a context of logistics networks and suppliers, especially in the western part of the country. Should we expect new big foreign investments from other global car makers?
Case study: Why Daimler Benz has chosen Hungary instead of Romania for its latest investment
• The horizontal auto industry - automotive components - is now one of the biggest employers in Romania, with no signs of slowing down. Is there room for new investments considering the scarcity of workforce in the sector?
• As one of the main budget contributors, does the auto industry not have a rightful claim to better infrastructure?

Panel Discussion | Investments in agriculture

• Time for some hard decisions! What is the path to follow: consolidating farmers’ business and increase productivity or stay on traditional farming and benefit from bio and organic agricultural production?
• How to promote Romania’s agricultural interests and strategy at the European Commission and how to promote local brands abroad

Lunch & networking
Concluding Panel Discussion | Is the road from emerging to developed country threat to FDIs?

• While Romania’s said to be the most stable country in the SEE region, its foreign investment levels are declining. Is this a temporary phenomenon or is it a trend? And why is this happening?
• What does Romania look like in the eyes of local vs. foreign investors?
• Romanian companies should start investing in other markets, which would be a signal that our country has reached the level of a developed economy. What keeps our local business champions from expanding abroad and what can be done?

Closing remarks

More speakers to be announced soon, stay tuned!

Ionut Simion
Country Managing Partner | PwC Romania; President | AmCham
Serban Roman
Vice President | Enterprise Investors
Fulga Dinu
Country Manager Operations | IMMOFINANZ
Emil Hurezeanu
Ambassador | Embassy of Romania in the Federal Republic of Germany
Alina Radu
Partner, Head of Banking & Finance | NNDKP
Vlad Tanase
Partner | NNDKP
Antoniu Panait
Managing Director | VASTINT Romania
Prof. Dr. Jörg K. Menzer
Head CEE Offices | NOERR
Oana Motoi
Managing Partner | Cromwell Evan Global
Charles Vernon
Managing Partner | Vernon, David & Associates
Elisabeta Moraru
Country Manager | Google Romania
Ramona Jurubita
President | Foreign Investors Council
Frank Reul
Head of Development | Orbis - Accorhotels Eastern Europe
Andreea Paun
Managing Partner | Griffes
Sebastian Metz
General Manager and Board Member | The German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK)
Claudiu Vrinceanu
Entrepreneurship & Communication Expert
Sebastian Enache
Business Development Manager | Monsson Operation and Board Member | BZEE Association

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Early Bird - until September 1

Normal Price

  • Registration for 1 person - 139 Euro + VAT
  • Registration for 2 persons from the same company - 209 Euro + VAT
  • Registration for 3 persons from the same company - 279 Euro + VAT

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