Schedule

The topics agenda for the two days of Romanian Economic Forum - 2018

08:00 - 09:00
Event Registration

Keynote Speaker:
*EUGEN TEODOROVICI – Ministrul Finanţelor

Speakers:
• VICTOR NEGRESCU – Deputy Minister for European Affairs – “EU Presidency: Romanian prioritary topics of european interest”
HANS TIMMER – Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia, World Bank – „Global and european macroeconomic challenges”
• FLORIN LUCA – Chief Economist CEC Bank – “How we wish Romania to be and how to get there economically”

Moderator: Norel MOISE, Editor-in-Chief Piaţa Financiară magazine
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee Break

Topics:

• The regional expansion of Romanian companies
• Success stories of the Romanian industry
• The Joint Defense Initiative and the Diplomacy of Contracts
• The “three seas” initiative and business projects
• The Juncker Plan – Was It Successful or not?
• Labor Market Crisis: Solutions and Consequences
• The Impact of the global Trade War

Speakers:
• MIRCEA URSACHE – Vicepresident, ASF România
• LIGIA CECILIA POPESCU – Partner, Wolf Theiss
• MARIUS PUIU – General Manager, Blue Air Aviation
• JOHN SYDNEY HOPKINS – Radar Consulting

Moderator: Oana PETRESCU, Consultant
12:00 - 12:30
Coffee Break

Speakers:
• VIRGINIA OŢEL – President, Professional Women’s Network Romania
• LIUDMILA CLIMOC – General Manager, Orange România
• MIOARA POPESCU – CEO, Idea Bank
• Avocat ANDA TODOR – President, AmCham
• AURELIA BABINCIUC – National Sales Manager, Catena

Moderator: Ana Maria MIHĂESCU, Independent Manager, Raiffeisen Romania, Medlife and Black Sea Oil and Gas
13:30 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 15:30
DIGITAL INNOVATION: Principles and Methods

Topics:
• New mentalities and ways of working in the digital age
• Waterfall vs. Agile? Essential differences in addressing the development process
• From Agile to Super Agile: Rapid Prototyping-The Fastest and Riskier Way From Idea to Product
• Design Thinking: a new philosophy to create truly user-centric products and services
• Shunkworks: enterprise innovation

Speakers:
• MIKE PARSONS – Chief Innovation Officer, Qualitance
• MAGDA ROPOTAN – Innovation Coach & Co-founder, Design Thinking Society
• DANA DEMETRIAN – VP of Retail, BCR
• ADINA ROTILEANU – Marketing and Development Director, Sodexo Romania
• IOAN IACOB – Managing Partner, Qualitance

Moderator: Mike PARSONS, Chief Innovation Officer, Qualitance
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee & Networking Break
14:30 - 17:30
ENERGY SESSION: From a regional actor to an integrated European energy hub

Panel 1 – Primary Energy
• New energetic strategy: what did we understand?
• Challenges on the natural gas market – resources in the Black Sea
• Promoting natural gas in the residential sector and new users
• Effects of climate change. The impact on electricity markets and on long-term generating mix

Panel Speakers:
• RĂZVAN NICOLESCU – Executive Lead Adviser, Deloitte, former Energy Minister
• RADU DUDĂU – Director General, Energy Policy Group
• COSMIN GHIȚĂ – General Manager, Nuclearelectrica
• ȘTEFAN GADOLA – CEO, EnergoBit
• MARK BEACOM – CEO, Black Sea Oil & Gas
• *BOGDAN BADEA – General Manager, Hidroelectrica
• SORIN BOZA – CEO, Combinatul Energetic Oltenia
• Reprezentant Romgaz
• Reprezentant Transelectrica

Panel 2 – Secondary Energy – Markets
• Digitizing the energy sector
• Competition – from energy as goods to energy services
• Romanian investments in the region
• New regulation in RRR (ACUE) – The impact
• The price of energy

Panel Speakers:
• SEPTIMIU STOICA – Counsel, Dentons “Financing the development of the energy sector through capital market mechanisms”
• ANDREEA IONIȚĂ – CDO, EON
• CARMEN NEAGU – Strategy and Development Counselor, EnergoBit
• ION LUNGU – President, AFEER
• *ION STERIAN – CEO, Transgaz
• CĂTĂLIN STANCU – CEO, Electrica
• SILVIA VLĂSCEANU – Executive Manager, ACCUE

Moderator: Valeriu Binig, Senior Advisor, EY Romania
08:00 - 09:00
Event Registration
09:00 - 11:00
FINANCIAL MARKETS SESSION: Financial services for regional business

Keynote Speaker:
CRISTIAN POPA – former BEI Vicepresident, former BNR Deputy Governor

Speakers:
• CRISTIAN NACU – Senior Country Officer for Romania and Moldova, IFC
• BOGDAN PLEȘUVESCU – CEO, Victoriabank, Moldavian Republic
• MIHAELA POPA – General Manager, President of the Direction Committee, CEC Bank
• ADRIAN TĂNASE – General Manager, Bucharest Stock Exchange
• MATTEO PATRONE – Manager for Romania, BERD
• DANIEL FARMACHE – Deputy CEO, Electrogrup Infrastructure, former investment banker at Citigroup

Moderator: Norel MOISE, Editor-in-Chief Piaţa Financiară magazine
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break

MARIA GRAPINI – European Parliament, Co-President of the SME Intergroup

Speakers:
• ADINA VIZOLI – Tax Partner, NNDKP
• ANA BOBICA – Vicepresident, AOAR
• RĂZVAN FURTUNĂ – CFO, CRISTIM
• ALIN NEGRESCU – Tax Partner, KPMG

Moderator: Gabriel BIRIŞ, Partner at Biris Goran
13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch
09:00 - 10:45
IT AND INNOVATION SESSION | PANEL 1: - Innovation in Action: shaping the future. Digital transformation

Topics:
• The evolution of IT systems under the pressure of the EU regulations
• How can the open government facilitate digital transformation?

Keynote speaker:
MAARTEN OONK – Deloitte Center for the Edge

Speakers:
• MANUELA CATRINA – State Secretary, MCSI
• GEORGE ANGHEL – Executive Manager, Digitax
• CRISTIAN CUCU – Gov CIO
• RADU PUCHIU – Consultant, Public Policies and Open Goverment
• ALIN FODOROIU – Business Executive Vicepresident, Idea Bank
• LIVIU DRĂGAN – Founder TOTAL SOFT and DRUID SRL

Moderator: Marian POPA, General Manager, Deutsche Bank Global Technology
10:45 - 11:15
Cofee Break

Topics:
• Streaming TV vs.IPTV – OTT distribution
• Jump to the 5G standard
• Strategic market consolidation – regional mergers and acquisitions
• IoT strategies
• EU funds for telecoms – major projects in the region, steps towards 2020

Speakers:
• BOGDAN IANA – Vicepresident, ANCOM
• MARIUS BOSTAN – Entrepreneur, former MCSI Minister
• NATALIA CHIRIȚESCU – Country Sales Director, Vodafone Global Enterprise
• VALENTIN POPOVICIU – Vicepresident, RCS&RDS
• DORIN ODIAŢIU – Public Affairs, Partnerships and Wholesale Director, Orange România
• CĂTĂLIN NICULESCU – Managing Director, Rohde & Schwarz România
• Guest Telekom România

Moderator: Cristian PAVEL, Senior Editor Piaţa Financiară magazine

Panel organized in partnership with ICI

Keynote Speaker:
Ambassador SORIN DUCARU

Speakers:
• PAULA PÎRVĂNESCU – State Secretary, Ministerul pentru Mediul de Afaceri
• MANUELA CATRINA – State Secretary, MCSI
• CĂTĂLIN ARAMĂ – General Manager, CERT.RO
• BOGDAN BOTEZATU – Specialist, Bitdefender

Moderator: Adrian Victor VEVERA, Technical Manager, ICI București
14:00
Networking Lunch