Moldova Business Week 2019

Inregistrarea este valabila de la 10 octombrie pana la 10 noiembrie

19 November

MOLDOVA BUSINESS WEEK,
Invest Moldova

1

11:00 – 11:30

FESTIVE OPENING

HOST - Rodica VERBENIUC, General Director, Moldovan Investment Agency

FESTIVE OPENING

HOST - Rodica VERBENIUC, General Director, Moldovan Investment Agency

Ion CHICU, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova

Peter MICHALKO, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Moldova – TBC

Dereck J. HOGAN, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova

2

11:30 – 11:50
(20 min)

MOLDOVA - HIDDEN GEM FOR INVESTMENT, OPP0RTUNITIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN MOLDOVA

Igor ȘTEFANEȚ– Head of Investment Attraction and Protection Team, Moldovan Investment Agency

Incentives and factors of attractiveness of investment climate in Moldova, Moldovan Investment Agency

MOLDOVA - HIDDEN GEM FOR INVESTMENT, OPP0RTUNITIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS IN MOLDOVA

Igor ȘTEFANEȚ– Head of Investment Attraction and Protection Team, Moldovan Investment Agency

Incentives and factors of attractiveness of investment climate in Moldova, Moldovan Investment Agency

3

11:55 – 12:15
(20 min)

Special Guest

Doctor Binod CHAUDHARY

Chairman of Chaudhary Group, Nepal and CG Corp Global – a multi-dimensional conglomerate with a net worth exceeding $1.5 billion, comprising 160 companies with 123 brands in 27 countries and a workforce of more than 15,000 people. Global player in fast-moving consumer goods with the brand Wai Wai, covering over 2.6 percent of the world’s shares in the noodle market. Philanthropist, Global Player, Member of Parliament of Nepal, President Emeritus of Confederation of Nepalese Industries, Member of World Presidents Organization.

Special Guest

Doctor Binod CHAUDHARY

Chairman of Chaudhary Group, Nepal and CG Corp Global – a multi-dimensional conglomerate with a net worth exceeding $1.5 billion, comprising 160 companies with 123 brands in 27 countries and a workforce of more than 15,000 people. Global player in fast-moving consumer goods with the brand Wai Wai, covering over 2.6 percent of the world’s shares in the noodle market. Philanthropist, Global Player, Member of Parliament of Nepal, President Emeritus of Confederation of Nepalese Industries, Member of World Presidents Organization.

4

12:35 – 13:45
(1h10min)

SHIFTING TO THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC REALITY

Panel session

Moderator: Dumitru CIORICI, Media Entrepreneur, economic journalist

SHIFTING TO THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC REALITY

Panel session

Moderator: Dumitru CIORICI, Media Entrepreneur, economic journalist

  • Financial policies and tax incentives for stable economy – Sergiu PUȘCUȚA, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance
  • Governmental solutions for investment attraction – Sergiu RĂILEAN, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure
  • Upgrading public services through digitalization – Iurie ȚURCANU, Director, E-Governance Agency
  • Transformation of human capital to fit the new era – Viorel BOSTAN, Rector, Technical University
  • World best ICT ecosystem – Natalia DONȚU, Administrator, Moldova IT Park
  • Creative industries, the rise of niche sectors – Doina NISTOR, Chief of Party, Moldova Competitiveness Project, funded by USAID, Sweden and UK aid
  • 5

    13:50 – 14:55
    (1h05min)

    CREATED IN MOLDOVA, RECOGNIZED WORLDWIDE

    Success stories of Moldova’s super brands. Testimonials of challenges and global expansion.

    Moderator: Eugen BOICO, Director, Publicis Moldova

    CREATED IN MOLDOVA, RECOGNIZED WORLDWIDE

    Success stories of Moldova’s super brands. Testimonials of challenges and global expansion.

    Moderator: Eugen BOICO, Director, Publicis Moldova

  • Cross sectorial – Vasile TOFAN, Horizon Capital, Partner, (brands: Purcari – first listed company from Moldova, entered in over 30 markets, GCC)
  • Creative Industries – Dmitri VOLOȘIN, Simpals, Founder, (brand: Lobster – innovative devices for athletes won Red Dot Award 2020; Simpals studio released in 2019 the first VR animated film in Eastern Europe)
  • Creative Industries – Elena IVANOVA, Crunchyroll, Managing Director, (brand: world largest anime library offering over 1000 anime, with 70+ million users)
  • Fintech – Andrey AYDOV, QSystems, Director (brands: financial and payment solutions for CIS & Europe banking systems)
  • HoReCa – Ruslan COJOCARU, Tucano Coffee, CEO & founder (brand Tucano coffee present in 8 countries from Europe to Asia)
  • 6

    15:00 – 15:30

    Special Guest

    Michio KAKU

    Influencer, motivator, visioner, futurist, bestselling author of 4 New York Times Best-Sellers, New York, USA.
    He is one of the most recognized personalities in the world, being a futurologist and visionary in reporting global trends related to economics, finance, medicine, based on the latest research in science.

    • Guest of the most famous TV shows (Discovery Channel, Science Channel, BBC, David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, CNN-Financial, etc.;
    • Speaker in numerous international forums: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC Bank, NRC International, Deloitte-Touche, Deloitte Consulting, Cisco Corp, Credit Suissse, BMC Software, etc.

    Special Guest

    Michio KAKU

    Influencer, motivator, visioner, futurist, bestselling author of 4 New York Times Best-Sellers, New York, USA.
    He is one of the most recognized personalities in the world, being a futurologist and visionary in reporting global trends related to economics, finance, medicine, based on the latest research in science.

    • Guest of the most famous TV shows (Discovery Channel, Science Channel, BBC, David Letterman Show, Good Morning America, CNN-Financial, etc.;
    • Speaker in numerous international forums: Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC Bank, NRC International, Deloitte-Touche, Deloitte Consulting, Cisco Corp, Credit Suissse, BMC Software, etc.

    7

    16:00 - 19:00
    (3h)

    CONSECUTIVE PITCHING SESSIONS

    CONSECUTIVE PITCHING SESSIONS during which Moldovan companies will present their investment profile in front of potential investors and partners

    FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY

    CONSECUTIVE PITCHING SESSIONS

    CONSECUTIVE PITCHING SESSIONS during which Moldovan companies will present their investment profile in front of potential investors and partners

    FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY

    8

    16:00 - 17:30
    (1h30min)

    PANEL 1 – AGRIFOOD

    Moderator: Tatiana BURCA, High Value Agriculture of USAID program

    Sector overview: Maxim POPOV, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment

    PANEL 1 – AGRIFOOD

    Moderator: Tatiana BURCA, High Value Agriculture of USAID program

    Sector overview: Maxim POPOV, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment

  • 12% Share of agricultural production in GDP;
  • 25% growth from 2015 to 2018;
  • 45% of total exports;
  • The most export-oriented products are wines and spirits, as well as fruits and vegetables, both fresh and processed. Only these two categories represent more than 43% of exports;
  • Moldova supplies agricultural products in 70+ countries. Main trade partners are EU and CIS, which together account for 85% of the country’s foreign trade;
  • 8% VAT (standard VAT rate -20%);
  • One of the largest suppliers of nuts to EU;
  • Moldova also has significant potential in organic farming. Legislation has been harmonized with EU requirements.
  • 9

    17:30 - 19:00
    (1h30min)

    PANEL 2 – INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC PROPERTIES (large scale national investment projects)

    Moderator: Elena OLEINIC- SLIVINSCHI, Deputy General Director, Moldovan Investment Agency

    PANEL 2 – INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC PROPERTIES (large scale national investment projects)

    Moderator: Elena OLEINIC- SLIVINSCHI, Deputy General Director, Moldovan Investment Agency

  • Regional development– TBD, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment
  • Chisinau Mayorship investment projects (e-ticketing in public transport, parking, smart street lightening) – Victor Chironda, Deputy Mayor, Chișinău Municipality
  • Multifunctional Industrial Platforms – Iulia COSTIN, General Director, Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development
  • Public Property Assets – Agency for Public Property