NOVEMBER 28, WEDNESDAY

”MOLDOVA BUSINESS WEEK 2018”  - INVEST IN MOLDOVA

Location: Radisson Blu Leogrand Convention Center, Chișinău, entry from Vlaicu Pârcălab, 69 Street

Communication language: Romanian / English with translation ensured

09:00 – 10:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

 

PARALLEL SECTOR PANELS

10:00 – 12:30

PANEL 1.    

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY

 

PANEL 2.

ENERGY

 

PANEL 3.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

PANEL 4.

ITALY AND MOLDOVA: JOINT INITIATIVES FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

PANEL 5.

TOURISM

 

RĂUT hall

Ground floor

PRUT hall

Ground floor

NISTRU hall

Ground floor

BEGONIA hall

2nd floor

LOFT hall

2nd floor

 

PANEL 1.

RĂUT Hall

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY

Diversification of opportunities in agribusiness

Moderator Nicolae CIUBUC, Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment 

10:00 - 12:25

  • Welcome remarks – Masanobu YOSHII,  Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Moldova
  • State policy in supporting investments in the agrifood sector – Nicolae CIUBUC, Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova
  • Uniform procedures for stimulating investment for the agrifood sector – Adrian PINTEA, General Director, Agency for Intervention and Payments in Agriculture of Romania
  • Agriculture Finance – Cristian NACU, Senior Country Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Opportunities for internationalization of commerce: (Retail, HoReCa și alte canale) – Maria HURDUC, General Director, Modern Buyer, România 
  • Guest SPEAKER. ”Necessary Investments for International Market Opportunities for Moldovan Fruit and Vegetables Sector”, Mr. Goran DAMOVSKI, international agri-food marketing expert of USAID, Macedonia
  • Export: eight steps for success – Andrei CRIGAN, Gateway & Partners, Moldova
  • 3 investment profiles in the agrifood sector- Corina ZAVTONI, Moldovan Investment Agency

- Investments in agriculture

- Investments in zootechnics

        - Investments in food industry

  •  Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

 

PANEL 2.      

    NISTRU Hall

ENERGY

Moderator - Vitalie IURCU, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure 

10:00 – 12:30

 

  • Welcome remarks – Daniel IONIȚĂ,  Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Moldova
  • General overview of the sector and its competitive advantages - Vitalie IURCU, State Secretary, MEI 
  • Energy regulatory framework in the Republic of Moldova - Daniel CHIVIRGA, ANRE 
  • The Role of the Development Partners to Ensure the Energy Security of the Republic of Moldova - Alexandru COSOVAN, EBRD
  • Policy elements for sustainable development -  Ilze PURINAS, NIRAS
  • Green City Lab: green innovations for a sustainable city -  Alexandru ROTARU, UNDP
  • Success story:     

”Smart  city” concept – perspectives for implementation in the Republic of Moldova,      Andrei PREAȘCA, Orange Moldova

GasNaural Fenosa – RED

 Sudzucker Moldova – biogas factory in Drochia

  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

 

PANEL 3.

PRUT Hall

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Moldova restarted as an IT destination

Moderator Vitalie TARLEV, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure

10:00 - 12:30

  • Welcome remarks – Derek J. HOGAN,  Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova
  • General overview of the sector and its competitive advantages - Vitalie TARLEV, State Secretary, MEI
  • Survey on evolution of ICT sector in Moldova –Răzvan SAVU, Senior Consultant, IDC
  • Tax incentives within IT Parks, achievements and forecasts – Alexandru GOZUN, Senior Manager PwC
  • Modern approaches in IT education – Ana CHIRIȚA, Executive Director, ATIC
  • Digitalization of government services – Eugeniu URSU, Director of E-Governance Agency
  • 4.0 Industry. Impact of Digitalization, automatiztion and robotization – Veaceslav CUNEV, CEO Deeplace
  • GUEST SPEAKER. Women in ICT - Faz ZAVAHIR, Co-founder  „Vision the idea”, Belgium
  • GUEST SPEAKER. Andrew WROBEL,  Co-founder Emerging Europe, Great Britain
  • Success stories:   Mixbook (creative industry), George TEODORESCU, Director

                               Zeroqode (Start-up, winner of the Wild Card at TechCrunch Berlin 2017), Vlad LARIN, CEO

  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

 

PANEL 4.

BEGONIA hall

2nd floor

ITALY AND MOLDOVA: SEMINAR

Joint initiatives for social and economic development

Moderator ROMAN CEBAN, Politics and advocacy manager, Business People’s Association of Moldova

Communication language: Romanian / Italian

10:00 - 12:30

  • Welcome and introduction – Alexandru BALTAG, General Director, Business People’s Association of Moldova
  • Welcome remarks – Valeria BIAGIOTTI,  Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Republic of Moldova
  • Human and Professional exprerience-  Stefano MERCURi, President of ConfEuropa
  • Role of mixed Chambers of Commerce in international cooperations - Eleonora PRIPA, Secretary General of the Italo-Moldavian Chamber of Commerce
  • Opportunuties for cooperation between Moldovan and European institutions – Viorel Bostan, Rector of Technical University of Moldova
  • Cooperation and mobility for skills development - Tommaso SANTINI, Managing Director of Ca' Foscari University Foundation in Venice
  • Joint Local Development Initiatives through Participation in European and International Projects - Mario VOLPE, Professor of Economics and International Economic Policy at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • FINEST SPA, Network development in internationalization processes - Raffaele SPERANZON, Vice President of FINEST SPA
  • Consulting, training, and mobility for growth - Giuseppe PISANI, Director of Master SRL Venice
  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

PANEL 5.

LOFT Hall

2nd floor

TOURISM

”MOLDOVA – YOUR NEXT DESTINATION”  #BEOURGUEST

Moderator  - Rodica VERBENIUC, General Director of the Moldovan Investment Agency

10:00 - 12:25

  • Welcome remarks – Anna LYBERG,  Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Moldova
  • Moldova’s tourism potential - Chiril GABURICI, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure
  • Guest SPEAKER. Investing in tourism – natural boost for urban and rural development -  Peter KRAFT, director Kraft & Associates, ex-Ambasador of Hungary in Peru, ex  State Secretary in tourism Hungary
  • Guest Speaker. New trends in tourism promotion - the success model of Georgia - Maia Sidamonidze, Travel&Tourism Committe Chair ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Georgia
  • Strategic initiatives to incentivize a sustainable development of the tourism industry of the Republic of Moldova - Diana LAZAR, Deputy Director, Moldova Competitiveness Project, funded by USAID and Sweden, Tourism & Wine Industries Team Leader
  • The economic impact that wine tourism can have in the Republic of Moldova  -    Diana ISAC, Founder, Winerist
  • Smart tools in Moldovan tourism development- Anna COLȚA, President of Union Entities “National Association of Tourism Legal Agents of Moldova
  • Mechanisms for promoting Moldova as a tourist destination on a global scale  -   Natalia ȚURCANU, ANTRIM
  • Ecotourism – potential, intiatives and challenges  - Elena SCOBIOALĂ , project coordinator, Ecologist movement
  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

    12:30 – 14:00

  BUSINESS LUNCH & NETWORKING

 

 

PARALLEL SECTORIAL PANELS

14:00 – 17:00

 

PANEL 1. AUTOMOTIVE AND ELECTRONICS

PANEL 2. LIGHT INDUSTRY

PANEL 3. INFRASTRUCTURE

BEGONIA hall

2nd floor

LOFT hall

2nd floor

BLUE LOUNGE hall

2nd floor

 

PANEL 1.

BEGONIA Hall

2nd floor

AUTOMOTIVE AND ELECTRONICS

Moderator Ion LUPAN, Head of Economic Council Secretariat to the Prime Minister

14:00 - 16:40

  • Welcome remarks - Angela GANNINGER, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Moldova
  • Industry in Moldova. Results and opportunities - Ion LUPAN, Head of Economic Council Secretariat to the Prime-Minister
  • Automotive and Electronics in Moldova - Marin CIOBANU, President, Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry
  • Boosting R&D for Automotive – Viorel BOSTAN, Rector, Technical University of Moldova
  • Training workforce through dual education - Oana VODIȚĂ, Project Manager, Structural reform in vocational education and training (VET) in the Republic of Moldova
  • Mechanisms for stimulating investments - Mariana RUFA, Executive Director, European Business Association
  • Moldovan alignment with autonomous driving - Andrei BRAGARENCO, Microlab
  • Succes stories:
  • Black Sea EMS - Menno KARDOLUS, Administrator
  • Steinel Electronic -  Ruslan CUNUP, Director
  • Elektromanufacturing - Andrei NOVACOV, Director
  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

PANEL 2.

LOFT Hall

2nd floor

LIGHT INDUSTRY

Rebirthing the industry towards a global connection

Moderator Iulia COSTIN, General State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure    

14:00 - 16:30

  • Welcome remarks – Gurol SOKMENSUER, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Republic of Moldova
  • General overview of the sector and its competitive advantages - Iulia COSTIN, General State Secretary, MEI   
  • Employers Association of Light Industry (APIUS) and the „Din Inima” platform - Alexandra CAN, President, APIUS
  • GUEST SPEAKER: internationalization of home brands - Alice Stan DUCOTEY – Director of Strasbourg Fashion Week, Director of the strategic communication agency Idealice
  • SorInTex Cluster in light industry - Andrei MÂRZA, President, Light industry cluster
  • Dual education - Rodica BIVOL, Head of Department dual education, Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Republic of Moldova
  • Foreign investors success stories: 
  • Shoe factory „UROPAM” - Andrei HOLBAN, Administrator (Italy)
  • Clothing factory „MOLLTEX Group” – Ludmila GUȚULEAC, Adminstrator (Great Britain)
  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

 

PANEL 3.

BLUE LOUNGE Hall

2nd floor

INFRASTRUCTURE

Moderator Anatol USATÎI, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastrcture  

     14:00 - 15:50

 

  • Welcome remarks – Petr MICHALKO, Head of EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
  • Good roads, infrastructure projects through foreign investments - EBRD, EIB -- Anatol USATÎI,  State Secretary ,MEI  
  • The "Good Roads in Moldova" Program and partnerships with Entrepreneurs - Gheorghe CURMEI, General Director, The State Road Administration, MEI
  • Transport infrastructure: railway, naval, airborne - Sergiu BUCĂTARU, Secretary of State, MEI
  • Sewerage, irrigation and water supply infrastructure -Valentina ŢAPIŞ, Secretary of State, MADRM
  • Conclusions
  • B2B Networking & Coffee

 

    17:00 – 18:00

WINE EXHIBITION, Radisson Blu Leogrand Convention Center, Black Sea Ball Room

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