Foreign Investors Summit – 7th edition
Foreign Investors Summit – 7th edition
October 21-22 | FULL ONLINE
DAY 2 LIVE VIDEO

October 22, 2020, starting at 11:00 AM

DAY 1 RECORDING

Recorded live on October 21, 2020

ABOUT

In light of recent developments involving the public health crisis, the 7th edition of the Foreign Investors Summit GOES FULL ONLINE.

All around the globe the pandemic has taken its toll on broader economies. According to various studies, the total volume of Foreign Direct Investments is going to downsize 30 to 40 percent in 2020. Different regions and countries FDIs are impacted differently depending mostly on the measures packages implemented by the authorities to help economy and companies to cope with the pandemic effects.

At the 7th edition of the Foreign Investors Summit, a well known two-day event, we will focus on Romania’s showcase as a potential investment destination even in these hard times for investors. High representatives of the Romanian Government, leading experts in economy and geo-politics, business leaders and entrepreneurs, diplomats, chambers of commerce and business associations will analyze and debate our country competitiveness in the turmoil caused by the pandemic. Among the key questions for our speakers and panelists are some of the following:

  • Are the measures implemented or announced by the Romanian Government really working in helping maintaining competitiveness of local economy and what more can be done?
  • What are the main domains and markets that are still attractive for foreign investors?
  • Are there any changes in the traditional appeal of foreign investors who focused in the past couple of years in real-estate, IT, energy, agriculture, banking or services?
  • After two years of stagnation in FDIs and the downsizing in 2020 what can be expected in 2021?

Join us at Business Review's main event of the year and take a glance at what our guests thoughts of the future of FDIs in Romania are. Together we can keep our economy safe!

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.
AGENDA
Day 1
October 21, 2020
13:30
Opening Panel | Enhancing Romania's Competitiveness on FDI Inflows

∙ Are the measures implemented or announced by the Romanian Government really working in helping maintaining competitiveness of local economy and what more can be done?
∙ What are the main domains and markets that are still attractive for foreign investors?
∙ Are there any changes in the traditional appeal of foreign investors focused in the past couple of years in real-estate, IT, energy, agriculture, banking or services?
∙ After two years of stagnation in FDIs and the downsizing in 2020 what can be expected in 2021?

Ramona Jurubiță
President | Foreign Investors Council
Ary Naim
Regional Manager, Central & Southeast Europe | International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of Group Representation in Romania | European Investment Bank
Istvan Jakab
Head of Representation in Romania | European Commission
Andrei Cionca
CEO and Co-founder | Impetum Group.
Rusandra Sandu, Moderator
Partner, Head of Corporate/M&A Department, Noerr
15:00
IT, Tech & Telecom Panel: The Future and the Impact of Technology on Business Continuity | POWERED BY VODAFONE

∙ Technology has never been more important, as business relies on it: right tools and solutions
∙ Digital transformation: the key for business continuity, providing access to critical business services
∙ Trends and highlights for the year to come and beyond
∙ The need of connectivity is dictating players to offer seamless and reliable connectivity as well as cutting edge technology solutions

Mihnea Radulescu
Director Enterprise Business Unit | Vodafone Romania
Daniel Rusen
Director of Marketing and Operations | Microsoft
Doru Dima
CEO Romania | Great People Inside
Dragos Mircea Rebegea
Country Manager Romania and Head of Sales Romania and Moldova | Ericsson
Aurel Dragan, Moderator
Tech Journalist | Business Review
16:50
Investments in Real Estate Panel

∙ Outlook of office industry in 2021 and beyond – how are the emerging work arrangements shaping the future of the sector
∙ Welcoming the dynamic office – developers adapting their projects to new occupier requirements
∙ Investment trends in logistics industry – the role of location and technology in speeding operations
∙ Structuring infrastructure deals that could boost investments in commercial real estate – experience of other EU states
∙ Sectors in the economy with pent up demand for construction

Antoniu Panait
Managing Director | Vastint Romania
Spokesperson to be Confirmed
Immofinanz
Laurentiu Lazar
Managing Partner & Head of Investment | Colliers International Romania
Daniel Popa
General Manager | Reynaers Romania
Antoanela Comsa
President | Association of Real Estate Investors in Romania (AREI)
Daniela Gavril, Moderator
Head Of Research | CBRE Romania
Day 2
October 22, 2020
11:00
Finance Panel

∙ How will the recent nominalization of Romania as an emergent market impact the local FDI’s market?
∙ Could Romanian capital market become a real opportunity for local businesses?
∙ What are the key developments for the finance sector in the post-pandemic period?
∙ Is the banking industry prepared for the huge European funds spending expected in Romania?
∙ After years of turmoil, what is it to expect on the insurance market – further consolidations, more foreign investments, or new business models?
∙ What are the measures that could encourage a wider use of electronic payment methods?
∙ How can electronic payment methods benefit the Romanian economy?

Leonardo Badea
Deputy Governor | BNR
Bogdan Patru
Public Policy Director | Mastercard
Rudolf Vizental
CEO and co-founder | ROCA Investments
Claudiu Vrinceanu, Moderator
12:30
Automotive Panel: The Great Shift | Electric cars, connected & autonomous vehicles, and the digital transformation of the auto industry

∙ Trends in the automotive sector and the impact of travel restrictions
∙ Market trends: Connected & Autonomous (Self-driving) Vehicles. Solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication
∙ The great shift towards green cars. Is the EV charging stations infrastructure capable to keep up with electric cars sales?
∙ The involvement of public authorities - support programmes for the auto industry. What should executive and legislative power do to support the shift towards a cleaner environment?
∙ Business development through state aid: a viable solution for financing investments & expansion projects in Romania.

Mihai Boldijar
General Manager of Robert Bosch SRL and Bosch Group representative in Romania
Andreas Lier
CEO | BASF
Christophe Dridi
Managing Director | Groupe Renault Romania & CEO | Automobile Dacia
Sebastian Popescu
Counsel, State Aid Advisor | Noerr
Aurel Dragan, Moderator
Tech Journalist | Business Review
13:30
Closing Panel. Sustainable Romania: Investments in a sustainable economy

∙ What are the new opportunities for investments on the renewable energy sector? The national grid of fast charging stations for electrical cars should be a priority?
∙ The role of big foreign investments in creating a circular economy
∙ The growing appeal of sustainable local businesses for sustainable investors in Romania
∙ Environment protection projects and green investments are key steps in creating a sustainable economy. How does it work in real business?
∙ Remarkable artisans of Romanian business success stories

Anca Damour
Executive Committee Member Carrefour Romania
Ionut Georgescu
Founder & Co-CEO FWEI
Sebastian Metz
General Manager & Board Member | AHK Romania
Ovidiu Posirca, Moderator
Journalist | Business Review
Speakers
Ramona Jurubiță
President | Foreign Investors Council
Lara Tassan Zanin
Head of Group Representation in Romania | European Investment Bank
Leonardo Badea
Deputy Governor | National Bank of Romania (BNR)
Ary Naïm
Regional Manager for Central and Southeast Europe | International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Istvan Jakab
Head of Representation in Romania | European Commission
Andrei Cionca
CEO and Co-founder | Impetum Group
Antoniu Panait
Manging Director | Vastint Romania
Spokesperson To Be Confirmed
Immofinanz
Laurentiu Lazar
Managing Partner & Head of Investment | Colliers International Romania
Daniel Popa
General Manager | Reynaers Romania
Antoanela Comsa
President | Association of Real Estate Investors in Romania (AREI)
Mihnea Radulescu
Business Director | Vodafone Romania
Dragos Mircea Rebegea
Country Manager Romania and Head of Sales Romania and Moldova | Ericsson
Daniel Rusen
Director of Marketing and Operations | Microsoft
Bogdan Patru
Public Policy Director | Mastercard
Rudolf Vizental
CEO and co-founder | ROCA Investments
Doru Dima, Phd.
CEO Romania | Great People Inside
Mihai Boldijar
General Manager of Robert Bosch SRL and Bosch Group representative in Romania
Andreas Lier
CEO | BASF
Christophe Dridi
Managing Director | Groupe Renault Romania & CEO | Automobile Dacia
Anca Damour
Executive Committee Member Carrefour Romania
Ionut Georgescu
Founder & Co-CEO FWEI
Sebastian Metz
General Manager & Board Member | AHK Romania
Sebastian Popescu
Counsel, State Aid Advisor | Noerr
Rusandra Sandu
Moderator; Partner, Head of Corporate/M&A Department, Noerr
Daniela Gavril
Moderator; Head Of Research | CBRE Romania
Aurel Dragan
Moderator; Tech Journalist | Business Review
Claudiu Vrinceanu
Moderator
Ovidiu Posirca
Moderator
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*Disclaimer In light of recent developments involving the public health crisis, the 7th edition of the Foreign Investors Summit GOES FULL ONLINE.

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