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Moldova Business Week 2017 Events

”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 REMARK

 
  • Pavel FILIP, Prime-minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • 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 (tbc)
  • 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
  • American start-up in winery sector, Alvin GRANOFF, Founde of the „Granovia Wines” company
  • Presentation of Sunworld SRL investment project, Angelica MANEA, ”DAL Consulting” Director, Iasi, Romania
  • Success stories:
    • ”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, Lilian BOSTAN, Deputy Director of the National Institute for Standardization of Moldova
  • Success stories:
    • EuroYarns –industrial thread production, Dominique BRUYNEEL
    • Intercenter Lux – appareal 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, Michelle ILIEV, Moldovan Association of ICT Companies
  • Successful ICT Companies investing in Moldova - Pentalog Moldova, Radu LAZAR, Delivery unit manager 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)

 

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
  • Official opening of Subzone no. 3 of the "Bălţi" Free Economic Zone. Visit Gebauer & Griller, the new cabling factory

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

 

STUDY VISIT FOR THE SESSION II

MOLDOVAN AGICULTURE AND FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES

 

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

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

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

 

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

Responsabil – 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
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, Peter MICHALKO, 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

   

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)
  • Assistance and success stories in Moldovan exports:
    • National Vine and Wine Office
    • ”Moldova Fruct” Association
    • Light Industry Employers' Association
    • Employers' Association of the Manufacturing Industry

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
    • Great Britain, Trigon Select – Claudio Martelli, Chief Operating Officer, Trigon Select
  • Business to Business session
    Bilateral discussions between Moldovan companies and buyers/ distributors from the European Union (Romania) and Commonwealth of Independent States

 

TRAINING "COMPETITION AND LAW - THE COST OF IGNORANCE”

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

merican 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

 
  • Pavel FILIP, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • 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 of the Republic of Moldova
  • Mapping and identification of the regional potential of the Republic of Moldova, Hugo HOLLANDRES, S3 Platform
  • Importance of Entrepreneurial Discovery Process developing Smart Specialization in Romania, Gabriela MACOVEIU, Northeast Regional Development Agency, Romania
  • Italy's experience in organizing the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process for Intelligent Specialization and Business Engagement, Alina CANDU, Expert S3, Lombardy Region

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

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 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 regional potential and competitive advantage of the Republic of Moldova

14:00 – 15:00

AWARD CEREMONY OF NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

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

15:00

RECEPTION

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