November 12 | Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest Floreasca
Business Review's Working Romania continues the conversation on the new trends that challenge the leading local human resources industry.
We uncover ways of navigating the changes affecting the way people work and best recruitment practices in order to attract and retain top talent.
Companies seeking highly qualified employees are developing sophisticated strategies that help them meet the needs and expectations of young employees - customizing office space, offering unique benefits, high salaries and flexible schedules or integrating new technologies that can improve employee experience.
In a daring attempt to cover the Romanian recruiting phenomenon, from the basics - work skills and ethics that are or should be nurtured in school - to the digital processes that empower recruiters to perfectly match talents with employer brands as well as data and marketing strategies to understand future employees, Business Review is proud to welcome guest speakers who will share opinions, trends, as well as behind-the-scene insights.
Giant tech companies, state-of-the-art co-working spaces or start-ups working their way up the career ladder, they all find it highly challenging to find smart, innovative and educated employees. #WorkingRomania brings together the highly-skilled and successful HR professionals who find the best jobs for the talented, but scarce and picky labor force.
Join us and major stakeholders in the HR sector, including state officials and representatives of major companies, on November 12, at Courtyard by Marriott Bucharest Floreasca.
• Developing education systems and learning to be up-to-date with a rapidly-changing work landscape. Is the re-establishment of vocational schools an answer?
• The foreign worker quota has risen to new record figures. Does this solve the scarcity of labor in construction, hospitality or agriculture? How does it affect the local economy in the long term?
• Can we expect a migration of workers from state companies and institutions to the private sector in the current political and economic contexts?
• Should the labor market become a national priority and what we can do about it?
Finding possible answers to such issues as diversity hiring, extensive use of new technologies as AI or data analytics, increased focus on candidate skills rather than academic results and the local leveraging of trending elements redefining talent acquisition globally.
• Digital transformation in HR – Using data to understand candidates
• Sophisticated HR strategies that change the recruitment and retention of top-talents
• Marketing meets Recruiting: new trends in attracting talents
• Redesigning work and workplace design: what exactly will the workplace of the future look like?
• High-end medical benefits take center stage in attracting and retaining top talent
• Legal boundaries in meeting the candidate requirements
There is a simple and straightforward explanation for why HR offices are often right next door to the CEO’s. Productive people make businesses perform well and it is the task of HR professionals to understand, recruit, train and keep employees happy and efficient, even when they have to drive organizational, structural and operational changes.
• Talent and Performance Management: the art inside HR departments
• Payroll, compensations and benefits beyond Excel books. Fostering mental and physical wellbeing takes workers and teams to unexpected performance
• The power of company culture and employer branding nowadays
• Acquiring new skills is quintessential for thriving in the future workplace. Is that an issue for the employer or the employee?
• The Mirror Question for every HR professional: “Why do you want to work for us?”. Can you answer it?
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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.
• Cities of tomorrow facing economic realities – how are authorities funding investments in smart development
• Maximizing the potential of technology for city management
• New paths for collaboration between public and private players on development
• Gauging the smart potential of the existing real estate stock in Romania and investment trends
• Initiatives of public authorities to raise awareness on smart solutions implementation – how inhabitants of cities can get involved
• Smart technologies and platforms that support smart development
• Will 5G implementation generate a new wave of innovation and development for smart cities?
• Improving the efficiency of public utility services in Romanian cities – from energy to water and waste management
• How are innovative mobility solutions influencing the development of urban infrastructure
• PropTech emerging in Romania – how are property developers and entrepreneurs boosting the technology side of projects
• IWG as smart solutions provider, growing business communities through co-working spaces
• Integrating office projects in the social fabric of cities – the transformative role of developers in the life of local communities
• Meeting the emerging needs of cities – trends on work, living, shopping, entertainment. What do consumers want from place?
• Crossing the digital border – the central role of iconic places and human interaction in urban areas
re:FOCUS on Retail & Logistics is a one day event, committed to revealing the latest trends and predicting the future ones, while offering solutions to nowadays challenges of retail & logistics.
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, as well as new trends in AI and automation.
Everybody shops, the difference is where how. As the market continues its permanent growth, retail and logistics 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 and case studies from entrepreneurs choosing online or brick-and-mortar businesses, providing know-how and unique opportunities.
Transformation in the retail & logistics industry: moving beyond the “online vs. brick and mortar” debate and delivering on customers’ expectations.
• Global trends and local approaches. What defines the Romanian market and local customers?
• Building and understanding the consumer needs: adoption of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Machine Learning as effective marketing tools
• E-commerce growth drive: reaching operational excellence through logistics and data usage
• Innovation as future profit generator: from delivery drones to warehouse robots. What works in Romania?
• The transformation of physical retail centers in experience and entertainment platforms: balancing shopping and leisure facilities
• Mapping the development of the local retail scene – growth drivers and unexplored areas
• Omnichannel marketing: giving consumers the best experience whenever and wherever they want it
• The key role of warehouses in maximizing retail productivity – trends in demand and investments
• Unexplored areas with significant potential for industrial and logistics investments
• Same day delivery drives results: managing transport and logistics networks efficiently
• Technologies that can disrupt the logistics operations and unlock new markets. Is blockchain the next big thing?
• Assessing investment in digitalization and automation – the experience of local logistics players
• Adopting coherent waste management and recycling policies, in line with the latest EU rules
• Implementing sustainable and green solutions across retailer’s chains
• Shifting marketing strategies towards a more sustainable future
• The evolution of omnichannel retail and the hybrid approach of consumers. Online & offline power play – how can these two channels work best together?
• Leveraging your data through cutting edge software platforms to offer a better consumer experience leads to efficiency
• Identifying and understanding the differences in the new generations of customers and employees through technologies
• Innovative solutions that streamline operations of retailers and delivery firms
Reach power buyers as our attendees are responsible for making commercial decisions for their organizations.
Visibility with local and international executives that are hands on and lead their organization’s digital commerce strategy.
Connect on a strategic level, while powering best practices by means of real life examples, vivid and insightful panel conversations, Q&A sessions and workshops to an audience formed by professionals.
Score high ROI, shorter deal cycles and bigger deals.
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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 6th 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, an 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.
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?
•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?
• Will the hotel market in Romania attract further investments?
• Innovation should be the key word for Romania’s IT & technology sector
• Moving from an outsourcing country to an innovation hub
• Workforce issues in the IT sector: are they pushing away new potential foreign investors?
• Black Sea resources are a great opportunity for both Romanian economy and local energy sector and should spark an explosion on the whole domain.
• Investments in renewable energy sources have stalled. Is there any way to revive the sector?
• Is there a reverse in trends on the local banking market?
• 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?
• 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?
• 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?
• 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
• 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?
After years of robust growth in Romania’s energy sector, businesses are facing major challenges in 2019 mainly because of regulatory changes. Substantial changes were introduced in the sector: a tax of two percent of turnover, gas price capping, among others.
Representatives from Government & regulatory bodies, leading energy corporations and professional organizations meet at Energy in Focus to talk about the first effects the regulatory changes have on local businesses, on investment & business plans, on market structure and on the perspectives of the energy sector in Romania.
Companies and consultants in the energy industry searching for the best ways to adapt to new regulations, understand the current trends, look for the possible answers on new regulations in energy, prepare for future challenges and find possible ways to transform challenges into business opportunities.
· Trend change: Romania has become an electricity importer during the first months of 2019. How Romania could avoid becoming an electricity importer
· How businesses in energy adapt to new regulation changes in 2019
· Waiting for the new wave in renewable energy in Romania: prosumers, solar, wind or other energy sources
· The role of nuclear power in the energy mix: perspectives & needs
· Does the Romanian energy sector still attract investors?
· Trends: Changes in gas/fuel prices businesses and households should expect in the short, medium and long term; Electric cars - threat or business opportunity?
· First effects of business & regulatory changes: Q1 2019 results of energy groups in Romania compared to Q1 2018
· Romania’s offshore gas production threatened by new regulations?
Business Review teamed up with Schoenherr in order to offer start-ups and scale-ups communities legal and funding advice, as well as success stories from local entrepreneurs, so that they can reach their business goals.
The meeting is meant to bring international know-how and good practices to Romanian start-ups and scale-ups, from legal experts, investment funds and successful start-uppers and scale-uppers.