New Horizons for UK – Romania Trade and Investment Forum

Date:27/04/2023 8:00 am
Location: Grand Hotel Bucharest

On the occasion of celebrating 25 years of existence, BRCC proudly organises the third edition of New Horizons for UK – Romania Trade and Investment Forum in Bucharest. The long awaited event will take place on the 27th April 2023 at Grand Hotel Bucharest.

The conference will investigate potential investment prospects in Romania, as well as exhibiting the best practices of the UK and Romania to promote both business and economic ties. Participants will also discuss strategies for strengthening the local economy for the future and focus on top industries that have become more attractive now in terms of investments.

The BRCC draws on its 25 years’ experience and brings together its business acumen and expertise of the members’ network, both in Romania and in the UK, and leverages the strong strategic partnerships it has built across British Chambers of Commerce, media partners and private and public sectors. Our aim is to give local businesses a deeper understanding of the support available to help them succeed. We aim to bring together business leaders to share insight and best practices in their respective field.

The brightest minds in investment management will offer their insights on the local macro-economics at play bringing together top speakers for an exceptional conference that is recognized throughout the industry for the quality of its content and the caliber of its speakers.

Now, in its 3rd edition it continues to focus on thought leadership content spanning the world of investing in Romania and offering stimulating debates and informative discussions with C-suite executives and policymakers from Romania and the UK.


Benefits of attending:

  • Access to the latest investments updates
  • Divergent Investment views from our top experts
  • Industry Networking sessions
  • Local and International content provided by BRCC


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Duration & Agenda:

  • One Day Event (09.00-16.00)

08:00 — 9:00 – Welcome coffee & registration of participants


Moderator panel I and II:


Colin Lovering

Based in Romania for over 11 years now. Colin is International Business Partner for Brainovate Leadership Consultants as well as a well know Senior Advisor on Real Estate and Office design.

He is also a lecturer at the University of Bucharest plus a familiar face hosting and moderating major business events in Romania. As a Business performance Expert, Colin has trained CEO’s, Executives, Department Managers, Sales people and hundreds of professionals in North America, China, South Africa and right across Europe.


09:00 — 10:30 – PANEL I (Why invest in Romania now)

With an increase of over 44% in the first seven months of 2022, in the volume of British Investments reaching the historical maximum of EUR 5.5 bln compared to same period last year, Romania has a lot to offer to foreign investors –  topics that will be addressed:

  • Growth opportunities for attracting investments in Romania in the new geo-political landscape and big players on the market from various fields
  • Excellent conditions for green and sustainable investments in order to combat climate change and achieve the net zero goal
  • Financial & State Aid: Available grants to support SME growth programs , greenfield investments and governmental programs both national and international in 2023 for a green and competitive Romanian market, PNRR digitalization 2023
  • Top fields and regions most attractive for investors in 2023




Iulian Sorescu – Partner & State Aid Expert, Noerr

Iulian Sorescu is partner and head of Noerr’s Financial, State Aid & Management Consulting Departments in Romania. He coordinates the strategic advice offered to our clients in all business and financial issues such as financial advisory, financial due diligence, financial audit according to IFRS, US/German GAAP and Romanian standards, financial reporting and controlling, bookkeeping, payroll and management consulting. In particular, he helps our clients improve/maintain their financial performance by coaching and monitoring their internal activities and optimizing their structures. In 2008 Iulian has developed our State Aid Department. Since then our team has successfully assisted many international companies in view of obtaining the financing approval for state aid, by preparing the business plan, business model as well as by providing assistance in relation to the Ministry of Finances. The projects represented either extension of production/business of international companies, or Greenfield investments. Starting 2019 Iulian Sorescu is member of the Executive Committee of Amcor, using his expertise to help the association accomplish its mission effectively.

Csilla Hegedüs – Secretary of State, Ministry of Investments and European Projects, member of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (UDMR) who served as Minister of Culture and Deputy Prime Minister

Ms. Hegedüs graduated with an economics degree from Babeș-Bolyai University, and she had undertaken studies in tourism and business management at Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University. She also has a degree in Adult Education from the University of Pécs. From 1997 to March 2014, she headed the Transylvania Trust Foundation, meant to preserve buildings in Transylvania.



10:30 — 11:00 Coffee Break  & Networking

11:00 — 12:30 PANEL II (Going global and do business international – UK & Romania). –  topics that will be addressed:

  • Trade opportunities between UK & RO. What ingredients need to be added for the UK and Romania to boost trade to reach its full potential?
  • Double taxation treaty in the new context – a necessity in Romania?
  • Perspective of Romanian Investment in the UK- case studies from Romanian business working in the UK
  • Is Romania ready to become a regional logistics hub for British companies to access the EU market, Ukraine and the Balkans?



Mihai Precup – Secretary of State within the Ministry of Finance

Mihai Precup is responsible for the relationship with International Financial Institutions, the management of state participations and the public investment management division. Mihai is an experienced investment and development banker with an exceptional career in Luxembourg and France. For 5 years, he was a teacher at the Sorbonne University in Paris where he taught a course on Monetary Policy and a course on private equity. Mihai Precup graduated from a doctoral program in private equity that was conducted jointly between the Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and the West University of Timișoara. Mihai also graduated from the bachelor program of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and followed a master’s degree in financial engineering at the Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University. For several years, he was an adviser to the vice-president of the European Investment Bank, his responsibilities being related to South-Eastern Europe (Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania and FYROM). In this capacity, he supported financing worth over 10 billion euros for the development of public projects and local companies. Mihai Precup has extensive connections with the financial and business world at the EU level and beyond, and is passionate about Romania’s long-term development. Mihai was nominated in Forbes 30 under 30 as a rising leader in the financial-banking sector.

Michael McNeir is the CEO of FORUM Financial Advisory & Training Solutions SRL based in Bucharest, Romania

His business focuses on corporate compliance and auditing according to the client’s pain points,  Investigations, Anti – money laundering compliance and Background Intelligence Checks plus mandatory business training in Financial crime such as anti-money laundering, corporate fraud, anti-bribery & corruption, asset recovery and dirty money and the links to Art and the London Property Market.

FORUM Financial Advisory & Training Solutions SRL is also working in collaboration with a prestigious Romanian boutique lawyers based in Bucharest.



12:30 — 13:30 Networking Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 PANEL III (Getting more renewables into the mix)

With an increase of 31% of renewables by 2030, most power generation is 100% state-owned in Romania. On the positive side, energy prices remain below the EU averages, despite significant increases in recent years. Total energy consumption increased by 5% in 2021, country is counting on new oil and gas fields, as well as new power and gas interconnections to improve its supply (a new nuclear unit could be commissioned in Cernavodă for 2031).

The country has a lot to offer to foreign investors – topics that will be addressed:

  • Steps to secure affordable and sustainable energy in Romania and CEE countries
  • Matching renewable supply with demand: leveraging data-driven results
  • Finding the right approach by leveraging investments in onshore wind
  • Initiatives in infrastructure investment
  • Securing public and private funding
  • What political and economic drivers are influencing Romania’s energy economy in 2023?
  • Large-scale green hydrogen production for industrial use

15.00 – 16.00 – Concluding Remarks and Networking



Adela Jansen is member in several boards and advisory boards in companies and business organizations, private investor, strategy and development consultant and associate professor. She has over 25 years of multinational and local top management experience in business launches and development, strategy roll-out, restructuring and transformation processes in high-demand regulated industries and listed company. Adela accumulated expertise in several industries (financial services, telecom, supply chain, hospitality) within the areas of business development, stakeholders’ management, strategic management, advocacy, human resources, operations.



!BRCC members benefit for free entrance, while non members shall pay a ticket fee of 350 RON (VAT included). You can pay it HERE.


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