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As a Chamber of Commerce, one of our greatest strengths is connecting our business community. Even in a virtual setting, doesn’t mean you can’t make new connections!
We invite you to join BRCC together with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for another online business conference.
Are you interested in finding out more about doing business in Romania? Join this online Roundtable discussion to find out more about business opportunities in Romania and gain practical advice from people on the ground.
As one of the fastest growing economies in Central Eastern Europe, Romania presents a wealth of opportunities for UK companies in many sectors. Romania’s growth was strong in 2019 at 4.1 % as well as private consumption, up 5.9 %- the main driver of growth, supported by wage and pension increases. For 2020 and 2021 Romania will register a steady growth by 3.8% and respectively 3.5% in 2021.
Strategically well positioned, Romania provides an important springboard to the rest of the region. As part of the EU, Romania stands for an incredible market opportunity in terms of size and population offering investors a high market potential as the second largest country in CEE and the largest in SEE.
Currently, there are opportunities in all sectors for UK companies. Sectors to consider: agriculture and agri-tech industry; FMCG; food and drink; construction, infrastructure and related services; power and energy; education; ICT; technology and sourcing.
Join us for an interactive webinar where you will learn from our top-level experts about the obstacles and the hard times, as well as solutions and visions for the upcoming months.
Bogdan Mihailescu – Minister Counselor and Head of the Economic and Commercial Department within the Embassy of Romania to the United Kingdom
Mr. Bogdan Mihailescu is Minister Counselor and Head of the Economic and Commercial Department within the Embassy of Romania to the United Kingdom, a position he has held since April 2020. Previously he was the personal adviser to the Minister for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship, having been delegated to coordinate the public financing programs for SMEs. He was also involved in InvestRomania, a department within the Ministry for Business Environment, Trade and Entrepreneurship – the Government’s leading body in promoting and facilitating foreign direct investments in Romania. Mr. Mihailescu has a vast experience in private sector and entrepreneurship, having held top management positions in large companies such as Oracle Romania and SAP Romania from 1996 to 2007, as well as working as a business entrepreneur for more than 10 years in the IT&C sector. During 2009, he was the President of the Governmental Agency in charge of the development and implementation of the National Strategy for Digital Agenda. Bogdan Mihailescu holds a master degree in Computer Science as well as a master degree in Foreign Trade.
The Embassy of Romania to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland provides all the functions of representing Romania in the state of residence. The Embassy also ensures the dialogue between the Romanian and the British institutions, in all areas of cooperation, which form the foundation of the relations between Romania and the UK. The Embassy is dedicated to promoting, developing and deepening the relations between Romania and the UK as well as European values and the image of Romanians in the UK. To accomplish this, the Embassy contributes with many ideas and expertise to formulate the agenda of cooperation in the political, economic, cultural, academic and scientific fields in a way that highlights the European profile of Romania, its potential for economic development and modernization and the rich and prestigious Romanian cultural heritage.
Raluca Constantinescu, Country Director for Trade and Investment in the British Embassy in Bucharest
Raluca joined the British Embassy in Bucharest, in August 2016, as Country Director for Trade and Investment, managing a team focused on promoting UK products and services in Romania, but also contributing to the DIT Europe (a regional network in Department for International Trade oversees) success in promoting UK exports in the region, using her expertise in trade policy and trade negotiations.
Raluca worked for 15 years for the Romanian Trade Ministry first as an expert in the Department for Trade Policy and then as Director of the Department. She represented Romania in Brussels on issues regarding the common trade policy.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) in UK helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK. www.great.gov.uk is the government’s single destination for information on UK trade, investment, tourism and education. Our services are provided in over 100 markets throughout the world. We are passionate about what we do. That’s why we constantly review our services in light of customer feedback and the impact they offer, which means they’ll vary from time to time.
Alexandru Bradean – Country Director at KR Group
Alexandru is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with degree in Accounting and Master degree in Financial Analysis. Professional with 15 years of experience working in accounting and financial reporting for local and international companies from various industries such as real estate, retail, pharmaceuticals, IT and construction. Before joining KR Group in 2016 he had been working in the biggest Romanian owned accounting practice for decade.
About KR Group
KR Group is a Polish, fast-growing accounting and tax advisory group with an international reach. Since 2000 company has built a considerable position on the highly competitive market of accounting, tax, audit, payroll and HR services. In 2016 KR Group expanded its regional presence by establishing branches in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. The firm provides well thought-out solutions always tailored to individual needs of its clients and cooperates with leaders in particular industry, such as:
- real estate,
- investment funds,
- renewable and conventional energy,
Constantin STAN – CEO of Enviso
Constantin is the CEO of Enviso (enviso.org) , having over 20 years experience in process improvement within different organizations. He runs lean management, six sigma and business process management projects with impact on both business processes and people skills for continuous improvement development. He is certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, his expertise covering a wide range of industries and services, ranging from high-speed train (TGV) to banking services, from the pharmaceuticals industry to sale and distribution, from maintenance to healthcare, from automotive to IT&C, having successfully completed projects in France, Norway, UK, România, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Belgium etc
Enviso is a consultancy company, training provider and international center for examination and certification in Lean Six Sigma, Lean Management, Business Process Management, Robotic Process Automation, Innovation, Operational Excellence and BPMN.
The Enviso consultants and trainers are internationally certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and have been involved over the years in large training and consultancy projects in UK, France, Romania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Norway, Austria in various areas like:
Energy, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Pharma, Automotive, Government, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Transport, IT&C, Retail, e-Commerce.
Since 2006, Enviso has trained and certified more than 12.000 trainees from 31 countries.
About DS Smith:
DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging worldwide, supported by recycling and papermaking operations. Headquartered in London and a member of the FTSE 100, DS Smith focuses on creating innovative sustainable packaging solutions in 34 countries employing around 30,000 people. Using the combined expertise of its divisions – including Packaging, Recycling, Paper – DS Smith works with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the supply chain. Its history can be traced back to the box-making businesses started in the 1940s by the Smith family.
DS Smith’s operations in Romania comprises of a recycling head office in Bucharest, two recycling depots in Otopeni and Cluj Napoca, a paper mill in Zărnești, two packaging production units in Ghimbav and Timișoara and three service centers in Pitești, Timișoara and Otopeni, employing in total over 650 people.
This webinar will cover:
- General market outlook on Romania, especially during the actual context
- Opportunities for UK companies
- Case Study of a company doing business in Romania
- Assistance and advice regarding entering Romanian market
Who will benefit from this event?
- Companies interested in export/import in Romania
- Novice exporters/importers
A recording of the webinar can be found here.