Foreign Investors Summit 2021
Foreign Investors Summit | 8th edition
October 27-28 | Online Only
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Due to the latest restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities, Business Review is forced to cancel the on-site event at the Marmorosch Bucharest Hotel, Autograph Collection, this year’s edition becoming an online-only event, streamed live via BR’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, on October 27-28.

 

The pandemic has wiped out most of the economic growth of economies all around the globe in 2020. Although Romania was also hard hit by the Covid-19 epidemic, the local economy performed better than its European peers last year and is expected to also outperform them in 2021 with an over 7% estimated growth. Naturally, FDI levels, which already stalled for years, were at a record low, but as the new normality took over we can see a steep growth of FDIs in the first five months of 2021, up to 320%.

The fiscal and monetary measures adopted by the Romanian authorities to help businesses cope with pandemic effects certainly helped the recovery and it seems that the local economy still offers opportunities for foreign investors. There are plenty of signs that make Romania a destination for FDIs – consumption is on the rise, the real estate sector yields are still good, the local share trading market is growing. At the same time, we cannot overlook warning signs like depletion of qualified workforce, rising prices of energy, the public debate on suspending fiscal facilities for key industries, or even the everlasting political crisis.

In order to better understand where do we stand and what are the hopes and concerns of foreign investors in Romania, we gathered the most important representatives of big companies, consultants, legal advisors, and strategic foreign investors in the Romanian economy to debate over key topics at the 8th Edition of Foreign Investors Summit organized by Business Review Magazine. 

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, presentations, and keynote speeches.
Get inspired by global leaders and innovators. We’ll bring you hands-on case studies, share success stories and best practices.
EVENT VIDEO - DAY 1

Recorded Live on October 27, 2021

EVENT VIDEO - DAY 2

Going LIVE on October 28, starting with 10 AM

AGENDA
Day 1
October 27, 2021
11:00
Keynote Speech | Bogdan Ion, Country Managing Partner, EY Romania & Moldova & COO EY South-East & Central Europe and Central Asia
Bogdan Ion
Country Managing Partner, EY Romania & Moldova & COO EY South-East & Central Europe and Central Asia
11:20
BOUNCING BACK FROM PANDEMIC: Have the FDI’s become immune to Covid-19 over the second year of pandemic?
Video message | opening remarks from Mrs. Ramona Chiriac
Head of European Commission Representation in Romania
Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of European Investment Bank in Romania
Ileana Gutu
Associate Partner, Economics and State Aid Services ∣ EY Romania
Cristian Secosan
President ∣ Foreign Investment Council
Cristian Ilie
General Director ∣ InvestRomania
Moderator: Jorg Menzer
Partner and Head of CEE Offices ∣ Noerr
14:00
European Investment Bank Presentation by Patricia Wruuck: Municipal investment and cohesion in Europe: current challenges
Patricia Wruuck
Economist in the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank
14:20
TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITALIZATION: Transition from adopting and services to innovating and production
Octavian Oprea
President | Autoritatea pentru Digitalizarea României
Antoniu Panait
Managing Director ∣ Vastint Romania
Laura Stefan
Director Business Development ∣ Mastercard Romania
Lucian Enaru
Country General Manager ∣ Schneider Electric
Moderator: Claudiu Vrinceanu
Business Review Magazine Contributor
Day 2
October 28, 2021
10:00
WORK: Behind the myth of young, bright, qualified Romanian workforce
Oswald Kolb
General Manager | Continental Sibiu
Diana Buzoianu
Member of Parliament
Manuel Fernandez Amezaga
CEO | Sodexo BRS Romania
Ana Visian
Marketing Manager ∣ BestJobs
Loreda Dragomir
Permanent Placement Director ∣ Adecco
Moderator: Aurel Dragan
Business Review Journalist
12:15
SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY: How sustainability can be an opportunity for foreign investors across industries in Romania
H.E. Mrs. Laurence Auer
French Republic Ambassador to Romania
Jan Demeyere
Arhitect & Partner ∣ Speedwell
Anna Cohen
Head of Marketing ∣ Hagag Development Europe
Alex Skouras
Managing Partner ∣ Alesonor
Tivadar Runtag
CEO ∣ Chimcomplex
Iulian Sorescu
Partner, Investments & State Aid Expert ∣ Noerr
Moderator: Ana Gergely
COO ∣ Fepra
Speakers

Stay tuned, more speakers to be announced soon!

Bogdan Ion
Country Managing Partner, EY Romania & Moldova & COO EY South-East & Central Europe and Central Asia
Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of the EIB Group Office in Romania
Ileana Gutu
Associate Partner, Economics and State Aid Services at EY Romania
H.E. Mrs. Laurence Auer
French Republic Ambassador to Romania
Anna Cohen
Head of Marketing at Hagag Development Europe
Octavian Oprea
President of the Authority for the Digitization of Romania
Lucian Enaru
Country General Manager at Schneider Electric
Laura Stefan
Director Business Development at Mastercard Romania
Ramona Chiriac
Head of the European Commission Representation in Romania
Jörg Menzer
Partner and Head CEE Offices at Noerr
Patricia Wruuck
Economist in the Economics Department of the European Investment Bank
Diana Buzoianu
Member of the Romanian Parliament
Iulian Sorescu
Partner, Investments & State Aid Expert at Noerr
Jan Demeyere
Architect, Co-Founder & Partner at SPEEDWELL
Antoniu Panait
Managing Director at VASTINT Romania
Alex Skouras
Managing Partner at Alesonor
Tivadar Runtag
CEO at Chimcomplex
Manuel Fernandez Amezaga
CEO at Sodexo BRS Romania
Cristian Secosan
President at Foreign Investors Council (FIC)
Ana Vișian
Marketing Manager at BestJobs
Cristian Ilie
General Director at InvestRomania
Oswald Kolb
General Manager at Continental Sibiu
Loreda Silvia Dragomir
Permanent Placement Director at Adecco
Ana Maria Gergely
COO at FEPRA
Claudiu Vrinceanu
Moderator
Aurel Dragan
Moderator | Business Review Journalist
REGISTER
Due to the latest restrictions announced by the Romanian authorities, Business Review is forced to cancel the on-site event at the Marmorosch Bucharest Hotel, Autograph Collection, this year’s edition becoming an online-only event, streamed live via BR’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, on October 27-28.

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