Presentations

27 NOVEMBER, Thursday, Official launch

Octavian ARMAȘU, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Moldova

Sergiu CIOCLEA, Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Moldova

Alexander KOSS, President – Foreign Investors Association of Moldova

Investment incentives: tools and mechanisms – Vitalie IURCU, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure

Fiscal system supporting the investment climate– Ion CHICU, General State Secretary, Ministry of Finance

Education Policies - Monica BABUC, Minister of Education, Culture & Research

Workforce development policies - Silvia RADU, Minister of Health, Labour & Social Protection

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28 NOVEMBER 2018, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Moldova – Emerging IT and R&D Destination - Vitalie TARLEV, State Secretary, MEI

Survey on evolution of ICT sector in Moldova –Răzvan SAVU, Senior Consultant, ID

IT Parks in Moldova – The journey to success – Alexandru GOZUN, Senior Manager PwC

Modern approaches in IT education – Ana CHIRIȚA, Executive Director, ATIC

Digitalization of government services – Dumitru POSTU, IT Services Manager, E-Governance Agency

4.0 Industry. Impact of digitalization, automatiztion and robotization – Veaceslav CUNEV, CEO Deeplace

Moldcell data privacy journey- Diana BUCIUSCAN, Moldcell

GUEST SPEAKER. Women in ICT - Faz ZAVAHIR, Chairman and Co-founder „Vision the Idea”, Belgium

GUEST SPEAKER. ICT in Moldova — Market positioning and responding to global trends - Andrew WROBEL, Co-Founder Emerging Europe, Great Britain

SUCCESS STORY: Mixbook, George TEODORESCU, Regional Director

28 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY, TOURISM

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

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

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

The economic impact that wine tourism can have in the Republic of Moldova - Diana ISAC, Founder, Winerist

28 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD INDUSTRY

Stimulating investment in the irrigation sector – Valentina BADRAJAN, Executive Director of Sustainable Development Account Moldova

Procedures for stimulating investment in the agricultural sector – Adrian PINTEA, The Agency for Interventions and Payment for Agriculture, Romania

IFC funding opportunities for the agricultural sector – Cristian NACU, Senior Country Officer, International Finance Corporation

Opportunities for internationalization of business: (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

Agrobourse 360 – Digital agriculture for Moldova – Olga LEVITCAIA, Partner Director, Altiad LTD France

State policy in supporting investments in the agrifood sector – Nicolae CIUBUC, Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova

28 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY, AUTOMOTIVE AND ELECTRONIC

Automotive and Electronics in Moldova, Association of Employers from the Manufacturing Industry

Power technology for electrical vehicle fast chargers – Menno KARDOLUS, Administrator, Black Sea EMS

Business Finance Opportunities – Anastasia CHISTOL, Nathan Associates Inc, USAID Structural Reforms Program, Moldova Economic expert

Talent Development for Industrial Environment - Andrei BRAGARENCO, Microlab

Business view on the development of the investment climate of the Republic of Moldova - Mariana RUFA, Executive Director, European Business Association

28 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY, LIGHT INDUSTRY

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

Acceleration and design of the light industry sector – Doina NISTOR, Director, Moldova Competitiveness Project, funded by USAID and Sweden

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 PPT

Dual education - Rodica BIVOL, Head of Department dual education, Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Republic of Moldova

28 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY, ENERGY

General overview of the sector and its competitive advantages - Vitalie IURCU, State Secretary, MEI

The regulatory framework of the energy sector in the Republic of Moldova - Evlampie DONOS, ANRE

Energy policy elements for sustainable development and business opportunities - Ilze PURINA, EU project ”STARS”

GasNatural Fenosa – RED - Jose Luis GOMEZ PASCUAL

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

28 NOVEMBER, WEDNESDAY, INFRASTRUCTURE

Good roads, infrastructure projects through foreign investments - EBRD, EIB - Anatol USATÎI, State Secretary, MEI

Transport infrastructure: railway, naval, airborne

Prospects for infrastructure development to improve public services on water supply and sanitation and the management of solid waste