OCTOBER 3, TUESDAY

”MOLDOVA BUSINESS WEEK 2017” OFFICIAL OPENING | RADISSON BLU LEOGRAND CONVENTION CENTER, RAUT AND PRUT CONFERENCE ROOMS

”INVEST IN MOLDOVA 2017”, DAY 1

Radisson Blu Leogrand Convention Center | 08:30 – 16:00

Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

08:30 – 09:30 Registration of the participants & Welcoming Coffee
”MOLDOVA BUSINESS WEEK 2017” OFFICIAL OPENING
09:30 – 10:00

WELCOMING REMARKS

 
  • Pavel FILIP, Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • H.E. Peter MICHALKO, Chief of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
10:00 – 12:00 PANEL I
BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
 
  • Business climate of the Republic of Moldova, Octavian CALMÎC, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
  • Improvement of the national legislation as a platform for boosting Moldovan investment climate. The legal framework for foreign citizens, Vladimir CEBOTARI, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova
  • Foreign Direct Investment – regional competitivity of the Republic of Moldova, Sergiu CIOCLEA, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova
  • Dual educational system in the Republic of Moldova – potential and perspectives, Viorelia MOLDOVAN-BĂTRÂNAC, Prime-minister adviser
  • Labor force potential in the regions of the Republic of Moldova, Raisa DOGARU, General Director of the National Labor Employment Agency of the Republic of Moldova
  • One Stop Shop – support to the investors’ companies, Vitalie ZAHARIA, General Director of the Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

Moderator – Alexander KOSS, President of the Foreign Investors Association

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking 
13:30 – 16:00 PANEL II
PARRALEL THEMATIC SESSIONS
SESSION I

FREE ECONOMIC ZONES AND INDUSTRIAL PARKS – THE PLACE TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

RĂUT CONFERENCE ROOM

 
  • Free Economic Zones and Industrial Parks – investment opportunities, Vitalie IURCU, Deputy Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova
  • Foreign investors and dual education. Case studies, Marin CIOBANU, Principal Administrator of the Free Economic Zone "Balti"
  • Success stories of the Free Economic Zones and Industrial Parks:
    • La Triveneta Cavi Development (Italy) – the production of insulated electric cables of medium and low voltage
    • Black Sea EMS (Netherlands) – lighting control systems
  • Business to Business Networking 

Moderator – Ronny BECHMANN, Manager of the Sustainable Economic Development Program, GIZ

SESSION II

MOLDOVAN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES

PRUT CONFERENCE ROOM
 
  • Overview of the Moldovan agrifood sector and harmonization of the legislation, Iurie UȘURELU, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova
  • Presentation of the Subsidy Regulation – statistics and results, Nicolae CIUBUC, Agency for Agricultural Interventions and Payments
  • Kaufland's entrance to the Moldovan market, Kaufland
  • American start-up in winery sector, Alvin GRANOFF, Founder of the „Granovia Wines” company
  • Presentation of Sunworld SRL investment project, Svetlana STAVER, Sunworld Project Manager
    • ”Moldova Fruct” Association, Vitalie GORINCIOI, President of the ”Moldova Fruct” Association
    • National Vine and Wine Office, Gheorghe ARPENTIN, Director of the National Vine and Wine Office
  • Business to Business Networking 

Moderator – H.E. Vasile BUMACOV, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Japan

SESSION III

MOLDOVAN MANUFACTURING SECTOR – TEXTILE, APPAREL, FOOTWEAR AND LEATHER GOODS

BLU LOUNGE CONFERENCE ROOM
 
  • Overview of the Moldovan Light Industry Sector, Irina TODOROVA, Manager for the light industry sector development, Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)
  • Evolution of the development of Moldovan companies – ”Din Inimă/ From the heart” Brand and ZipHouse center of Excellence, Marina LAPUSNEANU, Executive Director, The Light Industry Employers' Association (APIUS)
  • The role of standards in setting a favorable investment environment, Tatiana CROTIC, Head of Standardization Department, National Standardization Institute of Moldova
  • Success stories:
    • EuroYarns –industrial thread production, Dominique BRUYNEEL
    • Intercenter Lux – apparel production, Vladislav DZERNOVICI
  • Business to Business Networking

Moderator – Doina NISTOR, Director of the USAID Moldova Competitiveness Project

SESSION IV

MOLDOVAN PRIVATIZATION ASSETS

ROSE CONFERENCE ROOM
 
  • Presentation of the privatization assets:
    • National strategic assets
    • General public assets
  • Business to Business Networking

Moderators – Public Property Agency

SESSION V

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES – INVESTMENT ATTRACTION

NISTRU CONFERENCE ROOM
 
  • ICT as a driving force behind Moldova’s Economic Growth, Vitalie TARLEV, Deputy Minister of Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova
  • ATIC behind industry development. Tekwill – the project to leapfrog Human Capital Gap and Grow the Start-up Ecosystem, Marina BZOVI, Legal Consultant ATIC, Michelle ILIEV, Skills and Partnerships Development Manager ATIC
  • Successful ICT Companies investing in Moldova, Radu LAZAR, Delivery unit manager Endava Moldova, Elena MUTRUC, Delivery Center Manager Pentalog Moldova
  • Digital Park Starnet, Ciprian POSTARU, Director of the Starnet Digital City
  • Business to Business Networking & Coffee

Moderator – Ana CHIRIȚA, Executive Director, Moldovan Association of ICT Companies

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