17.00 – 17.30 Welcome Coffee / Registration
17.30 – 19.30 Discussions
• The role of the Transatlantic Trade & Investments Partnership (TTIP) in shaping the economic relationships between the US and the EU. What are the areas in which such partnership could be beneficial and what are the potential advantages for the local business environment?
• Taking the right steps to finance the business. Find out what has been the experience of US companies that took out state aid, EU funds, or bank loans to support their development
• Romania’s competitive advantages and challenges in attracting US investments. Initiatives undertaken by US investors that aim to improve the local business environment. The rewriting of the fiscal code and the design of the state aid scheme for IT companies have been some of the initiatives successfully carried out with the support of the US business community.
• Industries that have attracted prominent US investors. US companies have established strong business positions in the automotive, oil and gas, agri-business and renewable energy sectors. What is the investment outlook from the vantage point of executives at the help of large US companies
|Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, Romania R&D Country Manager, Intel Corporation|
|Razvan Iorgu, General Director, CBRE Romania|
|Nadia Crisan, Managing director, McGuireWoods Consulting Romania|
|Laurentiu Pachiu, Managing Partner, Pachiu & Associates|
|Andreea Mitrea, Business Consultant, Finexpert|
|Dave M. Kennedy, General Manager, E.Hemisphere,Lufkin Industries Inc.|
|Moderator: Anca Harasim, Executive Director, AmCham Romania|
19.30 Networking cocktail