Made in Romania Entrepreneurs Forum
The key event of 2018 for the entrepreneurs
MORNING NETWORKING SESSION
Join us and our speakers for a cup of coffee and let's meet!
Lucian Anghel, President, Bucharest Stock Exchange Adrian Tanase, CEO Bursa de Valori Bucuresti Irina Neacsu, Executive Director Corporate Finance BRD Ionut Sas, Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Romania
Iancu Guda, Services Director Coface
PANEL I - How did I become a champion?
Felix Patrascanu, Fan Courier Mircea Turdean, CEO Farmec
PANEL II - Emerging / Rising stars
Marius Stefan, Autonom Radu Constantinescu, Qualitance Cristian Logofatu, Bittnet
LUNCH & NETWORKING
We keep adding speakers on a daily basis so stay close to receive all the updates!
Bursa de Valori Bucuresti
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Services Director / President
Coface / Association of Financial-Banking Analysts in Romania
Senior Manager, Valuation and Economics
Cofounder & CFO
Executive Director Corporate Finance
Cofounder & CEO
Cofounder & CEO
Bursa de Valori Bucuresti
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Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) is the central institution of the Romanian capital market being the system and market operator authorized by the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority. BVB facilitates the flux of money between investors – those in possession of capital – and entrepreneurs in need of capital for development. BVB offers a financing alternative to mature companies, which can raise capital through the Main Market, as well as start-ups and SMEs for which the AeRO market was created. Both of the markets are able to accommodate shares and bonds issuances. Only in 2016, new offerings of shares and bonds of a total value of RON 2bn were absorbed by the Bucharest Stock Exchange investors, both institutional and retail and most of the offers were oversubscribed. For more information about Bucharest Stock Exchange, go to: www.bvb.ro.
Banca Comercială Română (BCR), a member of Erste Group, is the most important financial group in Romania, providing universal banking operations (retail, corporate & investment banking, treasury and capital markets), and covering specialty companies working on the leasing market, private pensions and housing banks. BCR is Romania’s No. 1 bank in terms of savings and crediting and is also Romania’s most important financial brand. BCR provides a full range of financial products and services though a network of 22 corporate business centers and 22 mobile offices dedicated to corporate clients, and 508 retails units located in most communities inhabited by at least 10,000 citizens. BCR is Romania’s No. 1 bank running on the banking transactions market, since BCR customers have the largest ATM network at their disposal – over 2,6 00 ATMs and 17,800 POS terminals enabling customers to use their cards for shopping purposes, as well as the complete Internet banking, mobile banking, phone banking and e-commerce services. For more information about BCR, go to www.bcr.ro.
Banca Transilvania Financial Group supports Romanian entrepreneurship. BT offer includes banking services, investment and financing options, asset management, securities trading, financial and operational leasing as well as direct financing. Banca Transilvania, the centerpiece of BT Financial Group, is a second biggest bank in Romania in terms of assets. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is BT’s significant shareholder. It is the first banking institution in Romania listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange and one of the blue chips listed on BVB. For more information about Banca Transilvania, go to www.bancatransilvania.ro
BRD – Groupe Société Générale is the third Romanian bank in terms of assets and fifth largest company by market capitalization at the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The bank is present in all sectors of the economy, offering a large choice of services.BRD has succeeded in creating a financial group that offers, in connection with the business lines of Société Générale Group, expertise in investment banking operations such as M&A’s and structured finance, financial and operational leasing (BRD Sogelease and ALD Automotive Romania), asset management (BRD Asset Management), life insurance (BRD Asigurari de Viata), consumer loans (BRD Finance). BRD is also present, through BRD Pensii, in the market of private pension funds. The bank is a substantial player in the local corporate banking market and number 1 in Romania in the competitive factoring market. Societe Generale is the major shareholder, which owns 60% of the shares. After the privatization, beginning with 2004, the bank implemented a policy aiming at the development of its retail arm, building a strong network of more than 730 branches across the country. As a first on the Romanian market, BRD launched various concepts of branches, adapted to different type of customers and locations (standard Express branches, Express branches in malls, public institutions, universities or in the countryside). The Group (bank + subsidiaries) counts today an approx 8,000 staff. BRD is one of the leaders of the retail banking market; the bank has 2.3 million customers in contact with the bank through classic branches, via Internet, mobile and call center. The financial performance of the bank is on a upwards trend, with a net profit of RON 1.4 billion at end 2017. BRD’s plans are directed towards a solid organic growth on all business lines, accompanied by a further transformation and alignment at the state-of-the-art standards and technologies. For more information about BRD, go to www.brd.ro.
FAN Courier is the leading courier service in Romania since 2006 a position constantly consolidated through investments and new added value services, permanently introduced on the market. The company with full Romanian capital, founded in 1998 by Adrian Mihai, Neculai Mihai and Felix Pătrășcanu, serves over 40,000 customers, mainly companies, with the support of a team consisting of more than 5,850 collaborators and a fleet of over 3,700 vehicles. The Fan Courier services, delivery and door – to – door delivery are available at a national level, the number of cities served without additional kilometers increases permanently, and worldwide through strong partnerships. The awards received by FAN Courier in the last years are the recognition of its business performance, involvement in Romania’s economic development, responsibility towards community and involvement of its founding shareholders in the education of the future entrepreneurs. FAN Courier is among the companies in the Top of the most important players in economy, ranking realized by different well known business publications in Romania. For more information about FAN Courier, go to www.fancourier.ro.
Farmec is the largest Romanian manufacturer of cosmetics with an active presence on the most important segments of both the cosmetics and personal care products market, as well as the products for house cleaning. With a history of 129 years, Farmec has maintained an important market share over the years in the categories it operates, relying on the constant innovation and modernization of its traditional brands, but also on expanding its portfolio with new revolutionary product ranges. The manufacturer from Cluj launches and upgrades annually new product ranges and holds one of the most complex multibrand portfolios which includes well-known brands such as Gerovital, Farmec, Aslavital, Doina, Nufar or Triumf. In the last 2 years only, Farmec has experienced a rapid evolution, due to a series of multiple premieres that have influenced the local cosmetics industry. Farmec is the first and only local cosmetics manufacturer to have set up its own brand name network. It currently has 22 centers – 8 Farmec stores and 14 Gerovital stores, the most recent Gerovital space was inaugurated this year in Oradea.
Garanti Bank is part of the financial-banking group Garanti Romania, which brings together Garanti Leasing (the brand under which the company Motoractive IFN SA operates) and Garanti Consumer Finance (the brand under which Ralfi IFN operates). Garanti Bank is held by Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS (TGB), Turkey’s second largest private bank. TGB is a universal bank with leading presence in all business lines. The bank serves more than 14.5 million customers in corporate, commercial, SME, and consumer segments offering fully integrated financial services. The Spanish financial group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is the majority shareholder of TGB. Garanti Bank Romania offers a series of quality products and services for all business segments: retail, SME and corporate. Present in Romania since 1998, the bank has developed a solid portfolio of clients and expanded its national presence through branches and alternative channels, reaching an extended network of branches and intelligent ATMs that can be used by anyone, not just bank customers, for transactions with or without cards. Earlier this year, Garanti Bank was named Superbrand, emerging from a list of over 1,500 brands analyzed by Superbrands Romania. In July last year, Garanti Bank was awarded by world-renowned magazine Global Finance, as “Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania”. The distinction was granted within the “2017 World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks in Central and Eastern Europe Competition” and it is the 10th award that Garanti Bank receives from Global Finance in the past nine years. For more information, please visit www.garantibank.ro.
PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.ro.
Antreprenoria is a program of Romanian Business Leaders Foundation (RBL). Our mission is to accompany entrepreneurs in the process of scaling, entrepreneurs which are aiming at becoming key players / leaders on the Romanian market or other markets, and their success to make Romania better. Antreprenoria solves the problem of the entrepreneur who is constantly growing and feels surpassed by the speed at which things evolve around him. We are the first option for the SCALE-UP entrepreneurs in Romania and incubator of future members of Romanian Business Leaders
Romania – Portugal Bilateral Chamber of Commerce is a business association focused on creating value for its members and increasing their competitiveness and reputation on the Romanian and Portuguese market. Its primary focus is to support the activity of Portuguese and Romanian investors by protecting their interests, offering assistance for the development of their business, facilitating and mediating business contacts and by providing updated information on the Romanian economic and business environment.
Impact Hub Bucharest is the organization that supports the development of entrepreneurial initiatives with positive impact through a coworking area, growth and incubation programs, conferences and events and a crowdfunding platform. Impact Hub Bucharest has been present in the capital city of Romania since 2012 and it is part of the global Impact Hub network that has over 100 locations on 5 continents.
Investment Ready Academy is a 4 month acceleration program un for CEE entrepreneurs from over 17 countries that creates scalable solutions for societal problems, represented in Romania by Matei Dumitrescu. Each year two cohorts made of 15 carefully selected startups build their business capacity along with top mentors and experts, like the ones from BCG, and they are connected with the Austrian impact investors, or other financial institutions willing to support their growth. In the last 7 years, program participants attracted investments of over 5 million €.
Mateidumitrescu.biz is developing healthy startups through mentorship, consulting and impact investments. He’s also helping Romanian and international investors connecting between themselves and with the most relevant opportunities on the market, and support them in closing the best deals. With a focus on innovation and building a sustainable business ecosystem, he’s offering resources, mentoring & coaching, investment advising, trainings and access to the required expertise to generate efficient results for startups and also for grown-up companies.
TechAngels is the first and strongest Business Angel Investors Network in Romania, TechAngels was founded in 2013 by the most active members of the Romanian entrepreneurial ecosystem. Our mission is to facilitate the development of tech businesses from South-Eastern Europe through investment, expertise and connections. We help entrepreneurs evaluate their business and put them in contact with the most fitted investors from our network, in order to improve their success rate.