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”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

”INVEST IN MOLDOVA 2017”, DAY 2 

Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

08:30

STUDY VISIT FOR THE SESSION I

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

 

Meeting point: 08:30, Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, str. Mitropolit Varlaam 77

  • Free Economic Zone ”Bălți”, Subzone Strășeni – La Triveneta Cavi Development, Italy (wiring production)
  • Lunch
  • Visit Gebauer & Griller

Responsible – Vasile ȘOLDAN, Investment Promotion Expert, Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

08:30

STUDY VISIT FOR THE SESSION II

MOLDOVAN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES

 

Meeting point:: 08:30, Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, str. Mitropolit Varlaam 77

  • Processing center Costesti
  • Orchard intensive and processing center, Elit Fruct
  • Asconi” Winery

Responsible – Anastasia UNGUREANU, Business Development Manager, Agrifood Sector, Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

09:00

STUDY VISIT FOR THE SESSION III

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

Meeting point: 09:00, Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, str. Mitropolit Varlaam 77

  • „Ponti” company – accessories, Chisinau
  • „Steaua Reds” company – clothing, Chisinau
  • ”Cristina” company – footwear, Chisinau

Responsible – Irina TODOROVA, Business Development Manager, Textile Sector, Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

 

MOLDOVAN – ITALIAN INVESTMENT FORUM

Radisson Blu Leogrand Convention Center,  Răut Conference Room | 08:45 – 20:00

Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO), Embassy of the Republic of Italy to the Republic of Moldova, Moldo - Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Italian - Moldovan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

08:45 – 09:30 WELCOMING COFFEE
09:30 – 09:50 WELCOMING REMARKS 
 
  • H.E. Valeria BIAGIOTTI, Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of Moldova
  • Octavian CALMÎC, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
  • H.E. Peter MICHALKO, Chief of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
09:50 – 12:00

PANEL I

 
  • The Italian system in Romania and the Republic of Moldova and the action of CEI, Luca GENTILE, Director Italian Trade Agency Bucharest
  • The role and activities of Italian institutions in Moldova in support of companies, Mauro SALVATORI, President of the Moldo - Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Supporting the Italian presence in Moldova and promoting the relations between the two countries, Ing. Sergio CAPATTI, President of the Italian - Moldovan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Banking system of the Republic of Moldova, Sergiu CIOCLEA, Governor of the National Bank of Moldova
  • Investment opportunities of the Republic of Moldova, Vitalie ZAHARIA, General Director of the Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)
  • Free Trade Agreement European Union – Republic of Moldova (DCFTA) and support instruments for investment, Vasile PLĂMĂDEALĂ, Tade Officer, European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova
  • Opportunities of Free Economic Zones and Industrial Parks, Marin CIOBANU, Administrator of the Free Economic Zone ”Balti”
  • Success stories:
    • Italatte SRL, Liliana LUCA
    • Nires International Srl, Antonio SARGENTI
  • Questions and Answers Session

Moderator – H.E. Valeria BIAGIOTTI, Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of Moldova

12:00 – 12:30 Networking & Coffee Break
12:30 – 14:00 THEMATIC SESSIONS
 
  • Iurie CEBAN, Deputy Director of the Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova
  • Serghei PUȘCUȚA, Chief of the Main State Tax Inspectorate
  • Olga POALELUNGI, Director of the Migration and Asylum Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of the Republic of Moldova

Table 1: The main customs rules and procedures. Customs Service Tax Inspectorate

Table 2: Tax investment facilities. Main State Tax Inspectorate

Table 3: Simplified procedures for residence permits for investors. Migration and Asylum Bureau

Table 4: Financial-banking system – Eximbank

Table 5: Financial-banking system – Moldova-Agroindbank

Table 6: Real estate investment, reference legislation and protection of foreign investors - C.A. Digore E.

18:00 – 20:00

RECEPTION AT H.E. VALERIA BIAGIOTTI RESIDENCE, AMBASSADOR OF ITALY TO THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
(by invitations)

EXPORTERS' FORUM "PROEXPORT FORUM 2017"

Radisson Blu Leogrand Convention Center, Răut & Prut Conference Rooms | 08:30 – 16:00

Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

08:30 – 09:30

Registration of the participants & Welcoming Coffee

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
  • Octavian CALMÎC, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova

10:00 – 12:00

PANEL I

REALITIES AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE MOLDOVAN EXPORT DEVELOPMENT

 
  • Presentation of the current situation and perspectives of domestic export, Vitalie IURCU, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova
  • Assistance for Moldovan exporters, Vitalie ZAHARIA, General Director of the Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)
  • Program to support agricultural producers in the Republic of Moldova, Kaufland Romania
  • Financial support for Moldovan exporters, Moldova-Agroindbank
  • Assistance and success stories in Moldovan exports:
    • National Vine and Wine Office
    • ”Moldova Fruct” Association
    • Light Industry Employers' Association

Moderator – Iulia PETUHOV, Deputy Director of the Moldova Investment and Export Promotion Organisation (MIEPO)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Fourchette & Networking

13:00 – 16:00

PANEL II

OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS INTERNATIONALIZATION

 

  • Opportunities for internationalization of trade:
    • European Union, Romania, Modern Buyers – distribution networks, Maria HURDUC, Business Unit Manager, Modern Buyers
  • Business to Business session
    • Careffour - vegetables, fruits and other products
    • Carrefour - textiles
    • Cora - textiles
    • Cora - basic foods
    • Dagmar - food, beverages
    • Dinamica Impex - food
    • Justin Back - beverages
    • Kaufland - vegetables and fruits
    • Legume Fructe Buzău - vegetables and fruits
    • Putpuriu - food
    • Selgros - vegetables and fruits
    • Serpico - canned food and other foods
    • Whiteland - food

 

TRAINING "COMPETITION AND LAW - THE COST OF IGNORANCE”

Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel, Loft Conference Room | 15:00 – 17:00

American Chamber of Commerce in Moldova (AmCham Moldova)

15:00 – 17:00

TRAINING

 

Trainers – Carolina PARCALAB, lawyer, ACI Partners și Valentina NOVAC, economist, ACI Partner

Details - https://www.amcham.md/?go=events&sub=events&ev=675#.WbqPgtW0OUk

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES 

Radisson Blu Leogrand Convention Center, Răut & Prut Conference Rooms | 09:30 – 15:00

Organisation for the Development of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (ODIMM)

09:30 – 10:00

Registration of the participants & Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:30

WELCOMING REMARKS

 
  • Octavian CALMÎC, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
  • Peter MICHALKO, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova
  • Alessandro RAINOLDI, JRC, Territorial Development Unit

10:30 – 12:00

PANEL I

 
  • Sustainable and competitive economic development of the Republic of Moldova, Vitalie IURCU, Deputy minister of economy and infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova
  • S3 Pilot Project in Moldova: Mapping and identification of the regional potential of the Republic of Moldova, Hugo HOLLANDERS, Institute of Economic and Social Research on Innovation and Technology from Maastricht, Lina STANIONYTE, JRC, S3 Platform
  • Importance of Entrepreneurial Discovery Process developing Smart Specialization in Romania, Gabriela MACOVEIU, Northeast Regional Development Agency, Romania

Moderator – Iulia IABANJI, General Director of the Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (ODIMM)

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:00

PANEL II

 
  • Instruments of supporting SMEs at the regional level, Iulia IABANJI, General Director of the Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (ODIMM)
  • Methods of promoting the potential and competitive advantage of the Republic of Moldova

Moderator – Svetlana TURCANU, Head of the Department for Policy Development for Small and Medium Enterprises and Trade, Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova

14:00 – 15:00

AWARD CEREMONY OF NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

RECEPTION

 
  • Competition ”Best Entrepreneur in the SME Sector”
  • National Competition ”SME - Social Responsibility Model”

 

THE EVENT DEDICATED TO THE PROFESSIONAL DAY OF THE ENGINEER "THE ROLE OF THE ENGINEER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL ECONOMY"

TEKWILL Center, faculties of the Technical University of Moldova | 09:30 – 15:30

09:30 – 10:00

Registration of participants

Official opening of the event dedicated to the "Engineer Day"
10:00 – 10:10 WELCOMING REMARKS
 
  • Monica BABUC, Minister of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova
10:10 – 11:40

PANEL I

THE ROLE OF THE ENGINEER IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL ECONOMY

 
  • The role of the Engineer in the development of the national economy, Viorel BOSTAN, rector of the Technical University of Moldova, Prof.univ.dr.hab.
  • Developing engineering education in the model of economic development. Challenges and perspectives, Viorelia MOLDOVAN-BĂTRÎNAC, Prof.univ., Dr., Chief State Counselor of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • THE ENGINEER - the driving force of the development of the national economy and industry, Valeriu COSARCIUC, Moldagroteh President
  • Investments in Free Economic Zones and employment opportunities for engineers, Marin CIOBANU, PhD in Economics, UTM graduate, Principal Administrator of the Free Economic Zone ”Balti”

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

11:40 – 12:30

LUNCH BREAK

TRANSFER TO FACULTIES. VISITING NEW CENTERS, TRAINING AND RESEARCH LABORATORIES, CREATED WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PARTNERS AND COMPANIES MITUTOYO, TEKWILL, ZIP HOUSE, ETC.

13:00 – 14:30

PANEL II

PARTNERSHIP PLATFORM FACULTY

 
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in the fields of: computer science and system engineering, software and automatic engineering, microelectronics, biomedical engineering”, Faculty of Computer Science, Informatics and Microelectronics (str. Studenţilor 7, aula 3-III, 3-208)
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in the fields of technology of machine building, industrial and product design, machinery and equipment, transport”, Faculty of Mechanical, Industrial and Transportation Engineering (str. Studenţilor 9/8, aula 6-II, 6  415)
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in the field of food technologies”, Faculty of Food Technology (str,. Studenţilor 9/9  aula 5-I, 5 -120)
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in light industry and polygraphy”, Faculty of Textile and Polygraphy, ZIP house Center (str Studenţilor 9/19)
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in the fields of electronics and telecommunications”,  Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications (bd. Ştefan cel Mare, 168, study building nr. 1, aula 1–215)
  • Platform “Partnership with energy and electricity companies”, Faculty of Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering (str. 31 August 1989, 78, study building nr. 2, aula 2–222, 2–326)
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in the fields of: architecture, urbanism, engineering systems in construction, roads, railways, bridges, environmental protection”, Faculty of Urbanism and Architecture (bd. Dacia, 39, study building nr. 9, aula 9 - 212)
  • Platform “Partnership with enterprises in the fields of construction, geodesy, cadastre, economic and business engineering”, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geodesy and Cadastre (bd. Dacia, 41, study building nr. 10, aula 10 - 302, 10 - 305)
Moderators – faculty deans
13:00 – 14:30

PANEL III

JOB & INTERSHIP FAIR  AND PRACTICE IN ENTERPRISES (SECTORIAL AT FACULTIES/ CAMPUS)

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