Didier Balcaen (Speedwell) joins BR’s Foreign Investors Summit

Newsroom 10/10/2019 | 15:18

Didier Balcaen, the General Manager of Speedwell, will be a speaker at the sixth edition of Business Review’s Foreign Investors Summit, taking place on October 29-30 at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest.

He will take part in the panel discussion “Investments in the real estate sector” on the first day of the Summit.

Didier Balcaen is the founder and CEO of Speedwell, a full service real estate development company with a focus on medium to large scale offices, retail and residential projects in Romania. Specialised in project and financial management, Balcaen has over 20 years’ worth of experience in the international construction and real estate market, of which 11 in Romania. He is a Belgian national, who, after 5 years of contracting experience in Belgium, worked for the next 5 years as an expat project manager in U.A.E, Singapore, Saudi-Arabia, Indonesia, Qatar and Mauritius. After returning from his travels, he held the role of Chief Operations Officer in real estate development in Poland, Russia and Romania before founding Speedwell in 2015.


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 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.

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