Environmental & Sustainability Summit 2021
WE CAN. WE DO.
September 28-29 | JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
ABOUT

The two-day Environmental & Sustainability Summit, organized by Business Review Magazine, will host a paramount platform for discussions and debate around the most pressing issues facing the world of today and tomorrow. Environmentalism and sustainability are at the forefront of all economic recovery plans, as key organizations such as the EU or the UN are setting ambitious goals which private enterprises around the world are picking up, accelerating the change.

Together with Romania’s most important changemakers, the very people which are leading the sustainable change, we will explore key aspects of the much needed #GreenRestart we are striving for: from sustainable food and water consumption, and eco-communities, to renewable energy sources and circular economy, each with its very own panel.

Join us on September 28-29 at Business Review's main sustainability event of the year, the only two-day summit of its kind in Romania, and take an inside look at what the top speaking guests have to say about creating a new normality through sustainable means. Only together we can keep our future safe!

 

WE CAN. WE DO.

WHY ATTEND
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We carefully select international and local speakers so they provide actionable learning, inspiration and motivation. Our speakers will not talk in front of a camera, they will engage the audience, answer your questions and make your day worth it.
COMMUNITY BUILDERS
Interact with a powerful community of decision-makers, 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 audience members at an online event with a solution-oriented approach, featuring concrete examples with star players who are truly dedicated to protecting the environment.
AGENDA
September 28
Day 1
10:30-11:00
Welcome Coffee & Registrations
11:00 - 13:00
Panel 1: Food & Water

Water, sustainable agriculture, eco food, nature-based solution, circular bioeconomy.

∙Turning to nature, preserving natural resources and the preparing the foundation for a bioeconomy is a big opportunity for Romanian economy at large and specially for the local agriculture sector.
∙Is the wastewater management still a problem in Romania?
∙ Are the local agribusinesses prepared to embrace sustainable business practices?
∙Do we need a new refreshed environment legislation in order to achieve a better level of sustainability in the Romanian agriculture? What are the key projects and solutions do to that?

Rémi Dei-Tos
Row Crop Seeds Production Lead at Bayer
Alexandra Barroso
Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at Bergenbier S.A.
Lorita Constantinescu
Deputy Director at Ateliere Fara Frontiere
Ionuț Bădică
Project Manager at Sol și Suflet - Centru de Inovare producție și educație în Agricultură regenerative
13:00 - 13:45
Networking Lunch
13:45 – 15:30
Panel 2: Sustainable communities

Smart cities, transportation, automotive, urban water pollution, eco-friendly urban life, waste management

∙ It all starts and ends with our communities. The way we build, the way we travel, the way we consume and manage waste are all connected and they all mean to live sustainable. It might not be that easy when we talk about our big urban communities.
∙ Local developers already met the highest standards in sustainable buildings on punctual projects. But how to make the whole community sustainable?
∙ Is it possible to build a modern, sustainable community and live and eco-friendly urban life on an old, inefficient infrastructure?
∙ Is it about public transportation? About waste management? About pollution and traffic? About smart public applications? This is the right time to put everything on the table and prepare a masterplan.

Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of the EIB Group Office in Romania
Constantin Sebesanu
CEO at Impact Developer & Contractor
Adrian Huma
Sector Head Automotive, Transportation & Logistics at ING Bank Romania
Enrico Amat di San Filippo
Country Manager Romania at Airlite
Moderator: Gratian Mihailescu
Founder at UrbanizeHub
15:30
Coffee break and networking
September 29
Day 2
08:30 - 09:30
Welcome Coffee and Networking
09:30 – 09:45
Keynote speech “Towards Net Zero Economy: an Opportunity for the Power Sector?”
Massimo Bettanin
Partner, EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services in Central and Eastern Europe
09:45 – 11:45
Panel 3: Power

Renewable energy sources. The future grid. Digital transformation. CO2 emission targets. Consumers & Prosumers

∙A new wave of investments in green energy projects (wind and solar) is expected next year after a long time of “drought”. Also, the big old energy companies are looking into developing new energy capacities, both classic and new ones. What is to come?
∙After a surge in electric cars sales over the last couple of years we have to look at charging infrastructure.
∙ How long is the “future” of future grid?
∙ Are the prosumer a real trend? How do get traditional energy companies into the prosumer market? ∙ ∙ ∙ How does the “Fit for 55” European project will affect local energy market?

Elena Vlasceanu
Counsel at Dentons
Valentin Bargau
Chief Investment Officer at Restart Energy
Massimo Bettanin
Partner, EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services in Central and Eastern Europe
Catalin Velescu
GM & Founder at Volta Grup
Moderator: Mihai Nicut
Editor-in-Chief at Economica.net
11:45 – 12:00
Networking coffee break
12:00 – 14:00
Panel 4: Sustainable business

Investments, circular business models, corporate activism, nature-based solutions, inclusion

∙ Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In addition to natural resources, we also need social and economic resources. Sustainability is not just environmentalism. Embedded in most definitions of sustainability we also find concerns for social equity and economic development.
∙ Adopting sustainable practices, whether large or small, can have significant impacts in the long run. ∙ Does Romanian Economy already started to move from a linear pattern to a circular economy?
∙ What are the projects and business who are on the way to become fully sustainable?
∙ Where do we start the process and what can be done to speed up the change?

Claudiu Sabau
Head of Client Coverage at ING Bank Romania
Iuliana Tiba
Director Environmental Social and Positive Impact Financing at BRD Groupe Societe Generale
Ionut Georgescu
CEO at Fepra International
Gus Schellekens
Partner, Head of Sustainability EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY Romania
Ana Radnev
Partner, Head of Finance at CMS Romania & Co-Head of Sustainable Finance at CMS
Orieta Hulea
Country Manager at WWF Romania
Moderator: Catalin Alistari
General Manager at Business Review Magazine
14:00
Networking lunch
SPEAKERS
Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of the EIB Group Office in Romania
Alexandra Barroso
Legal and Corporate Affairs Director at Bergenbier S.A.
Rémi Dei-Tos
Row Crops Seed Production Lead at Bayer Romania
Constantin Sebesanu
CEO at IMPACT Developer & Contractor
Iuliana Tiba
Director, Environmental Social and Positive Impact Financing at BRD - Groupe Societe Generale
Gus Schellekens
Partner, Head of Sustainability EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY Romania
Claudiu Sabau
Director, Head of Clients at ING Bank Romania
Elena Vlasceanu
Counsel at Dentons
Adrian Huma
Sector Head Automotive, Transportation & Logistics at ING Bank Romania
Catalin Velescu
General Manager & Founder at Volta Grup
Massimo Bettanin
Partner, EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services in Central and Eastern Europe
Ana Radnev
Partner, Head of Finance at CMS Romania and Co-Head of Sustainable Finance at CMS
Valentin Bargau
Chief Investment Officer at Restart Energy
Ionut Georgescu
CEO at FEPRA International
Ionut Badica
Project Manager at Sol și Suflet - Centru de Inovare producție și educație în Agricultură regenerative
Orieta Hulea
Country Manager at WWF Romania
Enrico Amat di San Filippo
Country Manager Romania at AIRLITE
Lorita Constantinescu
Deputy Director at Ateliere Fara Frontiere
Gratian Mihailescu
Founder at UrbanizeHub
Mihai Nicut
Editor-in-Chief at Economica.net
Catalin Alistari
General Manager at Business Review Magazine
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