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Extreme Light Infrastructure Conference - A Growth Engine for Romania

by KPMG Romania May 27, 2011

Website www.kpmg.ro

At KPMG, we aim to stimulate dialogue on innovative topics affecting both business and the public sector, and in particular on new developments in the market.

Romanian scientists are ready and committed to building the only European and International Centre for high-level research on ultra-high intensity laser and nuclear physics, with significant participation by the international community. Hence, we are hosting this high level policy conference on this topic, which is at the forefront of science and technology. Our conference on the Extreme Light Infrastructure Project is dedicated to representatives of top Romanian and multinational companies and of key public institutions.

Recent years have been tough for both the private and public sectors and major challenges still lie ahead in 2011 for our economy. One way to promote lasting recovery and sustainable economic growth is to develop the research and innovation potential of our country.

It is our pleasure and honour to support a major project for Romania, Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP), which offers the chance to develop not only an amazing European Research Infrastructure but also a whole high-tech cluster, “Magurele - Frontier Science City” by fostering public - private partnerships and using an effective combination of private investments and public funds.

The event will take place with the special participation of Mr. Robert-Jan Smits, the General Director, Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

We are pleased to invite you to this event, to share your views on this challenging project which we expect will have a significant impact on science and innovation, and on the competitiveness of the Romanian economy.

The conference will be followed by a business lunch.

Serban Toader Daniela Nemoianu
Senior Partner Executive Partner
Limited seats available. Please confirm you participation by 26 May 2011.
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ELI Event Agenda:
08.15 – 9.00 Welcome Coffee and registration
Due to the presence of high level officials, security reasons and media broadcasting, punctual arrival will be appreciated.

09.00 – 09.10 Welcome and introduction
Serban Toader, Senior Partner KPMG in Romania

09.10 – 09.30 Robert-Jan Smits, General Director, Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission

09.30 – 09.45 Minister Elena Udrea, Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism

09.45 – 10.00 Minister Daniel Funeriu, Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports

10.00 – 10.15 Dragos Ciuparu, President of the National Authority on Scientific Research

10.15 – 10.40 James Stewart - Chairman, KPMG Global Infrastructure (United Kingdom)

10.40 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30 Prof. Dr. Nicolae Zamfir, Member of the Romanian Academy, General Director of the Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering and Country Representative for the ELI-NP project
11.30 – 11.50 Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sandner, Director at the Max-Born-Institut Berlin and President Elect of the German Physical Society

11.50 – 12.15 Prof. Dr. Adrian Curaj, Member of the International Advisory Board ELI-NP

12.15 – 12.30 Local representative speaker (local authorities)

12.30 – 12.50 Q&A Session

12.50 – 13.00 Closing of the event

13.00 – 14.00 Business Lunch

Date: Friday 27 May 2011; 9:00 am
Location: Radisson BLU Hotel, Atlas 2 Hall, Calea Victoriei Street 63-81, Bucharest

English/ Romanian

Free attendance

Contact person:
Adriana Dobre

Tel: +40 744 557 310
Tel: +40 372 377 800
Fax: +40 372 816 200

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