Environmental & Sustainability Summit 2022
WE CAN. WE DO.
September 28-29 | The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection
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 The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection (Doamnei St. 2, Bucharest) for Business Review’s Environmental & Sustainability Summit, 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!

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 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

Stay tuned, more info about the agenda to be announced soon!

September 28
Day 1
09:30
Welcome Coffee & Registrations
10:00
Opening remarks
Ionut Georgescu
CEO at FEPRA EPR
10:10
Keynote speech
Christian Kettel Thomsen
Vice President of the European Investment Bank's Management Committee
10:30
Opening Panel: Environmental & Sustainability Policies and Projects. Protecting our planet and combating climate change

From old and polluting industries to fast growing unsustainable urban communities, from old auto parks to lack of waste management, from deforestation and wildlife aggressions to fossil-based energy, Romania and SEE countries still are far behind developed European countries in environment and sustainability policies and projects. We see small initiatives, projects going forward, but we also see infringements on coal energy production, waste management or river pollution management. Now it is a good time to move forward to a better future. We can fully benefit now from the western successful models, funding opportunities from European institutions and, very important, we do have smart and willing to do people.

Lara Tassan-Zanin
Head of the European Investment Bank in Romania
Mihai Precup
State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance
Bogdan Balanișcu
State Secretary at The Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests
Glad-Aurel Varga
Member of the Committee on the Environment and Ecological Balance in the Romanian Chamber of Deputees
Violeta Neniță
Market Manager at IKEA Romania
Moderator: Ionut Georgescu
CEO at FEPRA EPR
11:45
Keynote speech
Jean Tilly
Coordinator of the Waste Management Sector, European Investment Bank’s Circular Economy Division
12:10
Panel 1: Food & Water. Water, sustainable agriculture, eco food, nature-based solution, circular bioeconomy

Water is the largest natural resource but only 3% of it is freshwater, of which just 1/3 is accessible for use in agriculture and urbanization. Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. Agriculture is by far the thirstiest consumer of water globally, accounting for 70% of water withdrawals worldwide. Presently, over 80% of wastewater is discharged without treatment. Based on populations grow and countries development, global water demand (in terms of withdrawals) is projected to increase by 55% by 2050.

Ana Gheorghiu
Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability Lead at Bayer Romania, Bulgaria & Republic of Moldova
Octavian Paltanea
Operational Manager at Carmistin International
Adina Tudor
Customer Sustainability Partnerships Manager at Coca-Cola HBC România
Mihaela Niță
Public Affairs Manager at Coca-Cola România
Alina Gamauf
Board Member at Carrefour Romania
Florian Ciolacu
Executive Director at Clubul Fermierilor Români pentru Agricultură Performantă
Moderator: Cristian Popescu
Partner at Dentons Romania
13:45
Short Coffee Break
14:00
Keynote Speech
H.E. Mrs. Therese Hydén
Ambassador of Sweden in Bucharest
14:15
Panel 2: Sustainable urban developments and smart communities, transportation, automotive, eco-friendly urban life, waste management

Urban developments are responsible for 75% of global CO2 emissions, rising temperatures, water pollution and waste. Transport is accounting for around a fifth of all global CO2 emission and the way in which the people and industries will keep moving is also very important in efforts to tackle climate change.

Tinu Sebesanu
CEO at IMPACT Developer & Contractor
Raoul Mihalca
Project Manager at Skanska
Miruna Vlad
Senior Associate Data Protection and Environmental Law Practice at NNDKP
Beatrice Dumitraşcu
CEO Residential Division at One United Properties
Alex Skouras
Managing Partner at Alesonor
Razvan Parvulescu
Head of Business Development at BTDConstruct & Ambient
Marius Dumitrescu
National Civil Buildings Solutions and Promotions Manager at Holcim
Moderator: Oana Stamatin
ESG Chief Officer, CEE & Romania at Colliers
16:20
Networking lunch & cocktails
September 29
Day 2
09:30
Welcome Coffee
10:00
Opening Remarks, live from Bruxelles
Florin Marian Spataru
Minister of Economy
10:15
Panel 1: Power. CO2 emission targets. Renewable energy sources. The future grid. Digital transformation. Consumers & Prosumers

Increasing costs of energy along with other raw materials puts a lot of pressure on the sector. The announced major investments in renewable energy projects are facing difficulties, but small, private, or local projects are “forced” to move forward.

Virgil Popescu (Under Confirmation)
Minister of Energy
Ștefan Manole
CEO at ProCredit Bank
Casiana Fometescu
Founder at Carbon Expert
Cristian Nacu
Senior Country Officer at International Finance Corporation (IFC)
12:00
Panel 2: Sustainable business. Investments, circular business models, corporate activism, nature-based solutions, inclusion

Awareness to climate changes effects has increased drastically as result of Covid-19 pandemic. Consumers are demanding more sustainable long-lasting products, without sacrificing on price or quality. Products need to fit sustainability standards to match with consumers expectations. Companies are increasingly looking to organic resources that are renewable, sustainably managed, recovered and reused as much as part of their solution to addressing their environmental impacts.

Ioana Marzac–Sigarteu
Communications & CC Manager at Samsung Electronics Romania
Alexandra Maier
Sustainability Manager at ING Bank Romania
Ruxandra Voda
Corporate Communication Director at Telekom Romania Mobile
Bogdan Nitulescu
Sales Director & Sustainability Lead at Microsoft Romania
Moderator: Ana Gergely
COO at FEPRA EPR
SPEAKERS

Stay tuned, more speakers TBA!

H.E. Mrs. Therese Hydén
Ambassador of Sweden in Bucharest
Florin Marian Spataru
Minister of Economy
Mihai Precup
State secretary at the Ministry of Finance
Bogdan Balanișcu
State secretary at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests
Glad-Aurel Varga
Member of the Committee on the Environment and Ecological Balance in the Romanian Chamber of Deputies
Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of the EIB Group Office in Romania
Christian Kettel Thomsen
Vice President of EIB’s Management Committee
Jean Tilly
Coordinator of the Waste Management Sector, European Investment Bank’s Circular Economy Division
Ana Gheorghiu
Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability Lead at Bayer Romania, Bulgaria & Republic of Moldova
Octavian Paltanea
Operational Manager at Carmistin International
Adina Tudor
Customer Sustainability Partnerships Manager at Coca-Cola HBC România
Mihaela Niță
Public Affairs Manager at Coca-Cola România
Ștefan Manole
CEO at ProCredit Bank
Ioana Marzac–Sigarteu
Communications & CC Manager, Samsung Electronics Romania
Tinu Sebesanu
CEO at IMPACT Developer & Contractor
Raoul Mihalca
Project Manager at Skanska
Alina Gamauf
Board Member at Carrefour Romania
Alexandra Maier
Sustainability Manager at ING Bank Romania
Miruna Vlad
Senior Associate Data Protection and Environmental Law Practice at NNDKP
Marius Dumitrescu
National Civil Buildings Solutions and Promotions Manager at Holcim
Beatrice Dumitraşcu
CEO Residential Division at One United Properties
Alex Skouras
Managing Partner Alesonor
Ruxandra Voda
Corporate Communication Director at Telekom Romania Mobile
Razvan Parvulescu
Head of Business Development at BTDConstruct & Ambient
Casiana Fometescu
Founder at Carbon Expert
Cristian Nacu
Senior Country Officer at International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Bogdan Nitulescu
Sales Director & Sustainability Lead at Microsoft Romania
Violeta Neniță
Market Manager at IKEA Romania
Florian Ciolacu
Executive Director at Clubul Fermierilor Români pentru Agricultură Performantă
Cristian Popescu
Moderator | Partner at Dentons Romania
Oana Stamatin
Moderator | ESG Chief Officer, CEE & Romania at Colliers
Ionut Georgescu
Moderator | CEO FEPRA EPR
Ana Gergely
Moderator | COO FEPRA EPR
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