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AmCham Regional Conference: Innovate Communities - Local Investments for Global Success

May 25, 2022

AmCham Romania invites members and partners to the regional business conference "Innovate Communities: Local Investments for Global Success"  on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, between 09:30-14:00, in Cluj-Napoca, at the Grand Hotel Italia.

The event is part of AmCham’s regional outreach agenda, an initiative aimed at contributing to increasing the country’s economic competitiveness through attracting sustainable investments in major cities in Romania which will accelerate urban development and contribute to the prosperity of the entire region.

Cluj-Napoca, a well-known hub beyond Romania for its entrepreneurial and innovation spirit will be our host for this event aimed at identifying practical ways in which the business community, the local administrations, the civil society and academia in Cluj-Napoca and the region can benefit from consolidating ties with the U.S. and how AmCham can support this.

Meet our speakers and learn more about the event structure in the agenda below.

Participation to the event is granted based on prior confirmation online here, by May 23, 2022.


09:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:30 Opening Remarks

  • Letiția Pupăzeanu, Executive Director, AmCham Romania
  • Alex Milcev, Member of the Board of Directors, AmCham Romania
  • Simona Baciu, President, C-Edu Education Cluster

10:30 – 11:30 PLENARY SESSIONHow can local authorities raise the investment profile of their communities?

  • Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca
  • Andrei Rădulescu, Director, Macroeconomic Research, Banca Transilvania 
  • Simona Fuchila, Human Resources Director, Emerson 
  • Voicu Oprean, CEO, AROBS Transilvania 
  • Luminița Runcan, Deputy CEO, Banca Transilvania

 Q&A Session

​​11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break

11:45 – 14:00 ROUNDTABLES (consecutive)

I. How do we invest in education to foster innovation?

  • Daniela Popescu, Vice-rector, Cluj-Napoca Technical University, Vice-President, C-Edu Education Cluster
  • Christian Săcărea, Vice-rector, Babeș-Bolyai University
  • Emilia Botezan, Head of External & Investors Relations Office, Cluj-Napoca City Hall
  • Marilena Ionașcu, Education Director, Microsoft România 
  • Alina Luchian, Education & Academic Program Manager, SAS România 

Moderator: Ruxandra Mercea, Director, Transylvania College

II. Techpreneurship: How do we export added value?

  • Sabin Sărmaș, Member of the Parliamernt, Chair of the ICT Commission – Chamber of Deputies
  • Tudor Ciuleanu, CEO & Founder, RebelDot 
  • Andrei Roth, Commercial Pricing Director, UiPath 
  • Adriana Dragomir, Global Transformation Lead, Vertiv
  • Ciprian Păun, Partner, Co-Head of Cluj-Napoca office, NNDKP

Moderator: Bianca Muntean, Cluster Manager, Transylvania IT Cluster 

​14:00  Networking Lunch


When & Where

Date Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Timeline 09:30 am - 14:00 pm

Location Cluj-Napoca, Grand Hotel Italia

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