25 – 26 May 2023, Crowne Plaza, Bucharest
In a world where the only constant is change, how can one create a sustainable business or work environment? How can we turn the odds in our favour no matter the circumstances?
As a player in today’s economy and business world you know exactly how uncertainty feels, you’ve lived in the past years to the fullest and you maybe still trying to figure out how to be ready for the future.
We are ready to tackle a new era, with an ever changing, new business.
Innovation | Digitalization | Leadership
General Manager Avon Southern Europe
Andreea Moldovan is a highly experienced General Manager in direct selling and cosmetics with a strong record of success across multiple markets. She has a background in computer science and economics, and is an alumnus of London Business School. A mother of three, Andreea is passionate about design, sports, and travel.
Fintech OS Co-Founder
After being the first investor in the company, Sergiu turned into a senior executive to coordinate primarily investment relations and fundraise but also Finance, HR and Corporate Operations, with a strong contribution to the overall strategy and development of the firm. Fintech OS has raised more than 100mil EUR investment in 5 years since start and he led the full process.
FintechOS is a Fintech Enablement platform, helping companies launch, expand, service financial products at speed. While a large part of clients are banks, insurances and other financial institutions, they help any company become a Fintech company.
Sergiu is also a business angel, with stakes in different growing companies, and also Associate Dean of Entrepreneurial Growth & Partner in Bucharest International School of Management.
Founder of MTH Digital, Country Manager ANSWEAR
Founder of MTH Digital and Co-Founder of GPeC
With an extensive experience of over 17 years in digital strategies for online business and online marketing, Raluca is deeply involved in the education and growth of e-
commerce in Romania,also being the Co-Organiser of GPeC–The Most Important E-Commerce Event in Romania and the founder of the MTH Digital –digital
marketing agency for e-commerce.
In her spare time, Raluca acts as both an e-commerce trainer and digital marketin trainer as well as online strategy consultant, offering feedback and helping online
businesses grow. Raluca Radu has been the Country Manager of ANSWEAR (the top online fashion retailer in Central and Eastern Europe) in Romania since its launch in the autumn of 2015. During her career, Raluca was responsible for the launch of the online classifieds leader OLX.ro on the Romanian market and the for the successful growth of team forming of other online projects, while she was Country Manager for Naspers Romania. A Computer Science graduate and mathematics aficionada, Raluca is convinced that logic and data is the basis of any effective business strategy.
Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF)
Former Senior Advisor of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) for the Elite Program, Executive Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by the Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Council Member of the Inclusive Capitalism – founded and chaired by Lynn Forester de Rothschild and operates under the moral guidance of Pope Francis.
The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC. Awarded as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations.
Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal), 2017 (Spain) and 2018 (Bulgaria).
A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum's Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.
Star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons' Den / Sharks Tank. Profiled by leading international media such as CNN International, Bloomberg, BBC.
Personal development entrepreneur, coach
Bio: Simon Alexander Ong is a personal development entrepreneur, coach and public speaker. His clients are from all walks of life but they share one trait; they all believe that the greatest investment you can make is in yourself. His work has seen him invited onto Sky News and BBC to be interviewed, while Barclays featured him in a nationwide campaign asking him questions on how families could embrace better lifestyle habits.
His insights have seen him featured in HuffPost, Forbes, Virgin and the Guardian. He also regularly speaks at organisations (these have included Salesforce, Microsoft, EY, Adobe and Unilever) and keynotes public events and conferences. His debut book Energize was published by Penguin in April 2022 and received endorsements from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Simon Sinek, Marie Forleo and Dr Marshall Goldsmith.
Industry Head for Google
Carmen Punga is Industry Head for Google in Bucharest, leading the partnership with some of the strongest domestic or export Romanian brands.
Her focus is to inform and inspire data-driven decisions for growth, that make the most of the digital opportunities, to benefit businesses and people.
Previously to Google, Carmen has worked for 12+ years in marketing & communication and has recently got a Stanford Lead GSB Professional Certificate,
concluding the one-year program centered around the power of transforming knowledge into impact and driving change into the business world.
Inventor, Ten Outstanding Young Persons Finalist, Founder dotLumen
Inventor, Author, Entrepreneur, known for founding .lumen – a startup that creates glasses which empower the blind to live a better life ( www.dotlumen.com). Previously, Cornel had the Head of Innovation position at Continental Automotive Systems, promoted at only 23 years old.
Cornel was born in a family where both of his parents have locomotive disabilities and his sister has mental disabilities. But rather than limiting him, these modest and different beginnings, fueled his curiosity and transformed him into an innovator and entrepreneur. Cornel is also a prolific inventor, lead inventor in over 30 patents, a musician, world traveler, industrial designer and photographer.
For his work, Cornel Amariei became the first Romanian to be nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 Europe, the first Romanian to receive the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award by JCI, shared in the past with personalities such as JFK and Elvis Presley, and, in 2021, the first Romanian to be a laureate of the Global Business Hall of Fame by JA, shared with Melanie Perkins, founder of Canva, and in the past, shared with personalities such as Estee Lauder or Levi Strauss.
EY Romania & Moldova Consulting Partner
Carmen leads the Technology and Cybersecurity practice in EY Romania and Moldova, focusing on serving her clients into innovative ways for reaching competitive advantage and designing new business models.
Since she joined EY in 2012, Carmen was working on CxC Agenda to enable strategic change and digital transformation across Industries, architecting enterprises and implementing modern technologies within many organizations.
Prior to EY, Carmen worked for a Global Technology Leader for 13 years, leading multidisciplinary teams for promoting and implementing newest Hi-Tech solutions for he clients.
Carmen started her career as Physics teacher and then moved into technology business where she reached 20+ years IT projects development experience.
Her business education and skills covers Strategy, Marketing in Complex Environment, Change Management and HR. Carmen is certified in Project Management, Business Process Modeling, and Togaf training.
Her focus area is Digital Agenda, Enterprise Architecture, IoT, new technologies for new revenue streams, while protecting against Cyber fraud.
Carmen has a MSc in Nuclear Physics, University of Bucharest and a MBA at Open University, UK.
She has also a University certification for Governance and Internal Audit for Public Institution from Faculty of Public Administration in Bucharest.
Working with Governments for better serving the citizens, helping organizations for effectiveness and sustainable growth, enabling technology for better serving the people, building a safer environment and connected world with for our children.
She had leadership roles and executive relationship with large organizations and Global Players on IT market, driving business growth, territory planning, engaging into strategic business initiatives and complex technology projects;
Founder & CEO, Reporting Center
Elena spent more than 15 years building Reporting Systems for more than 20 Banks. In 2015, she founded the RegTech company called Reporting Center to create reporting software solutions for the banking market.
Founder of the TechVentures.ro incubator, after an intense experience in the USA, as she got the chance to visit 9 American tech incubators in 4 states: Atlanta, Boston, Utah and Chicago. She organized 5 seasons of the TechVentures Incubator Program for 50 tech startups out of which 5 obtained an investment from Tech Ventures Capital. Tech Ventures Capital has active investments in TECHVENTURES BANK and in several tech startups.
Program Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Climate and Agri-Financial Services
Leah Soroka is the Program Manager for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Climate and Agri-Financial Services building advisory services in the region. Specific roles include developing Green Finance, Climate Smart Agriculture, and various instruments in agriculture finance including crop receipts on the pledge of the future crop and the securitization of agricultural receivables. In the last 30 years, Leah has worked globally in Europe and Central Asia, China, Africa, Middle East in climate and agricultural initiatives. Leah has worked with agricultural equity funds and new opportunities funds to invest in agricultural processing and diversified agriculture new ventures in bioenergy, composites, and waste management. Ms. Soroka also has experience in mining development particularly the start-up of the Kumtor Gold Mine in Kyrgyzstan. Leah has a Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Science in Agricultural Economics, Masters in Health Care Management, PhD in Sustainable Decision Making and Innovation, amongst others.
Investment Associate, Resource Partners
Miruna Popa is an Investment Associate at Resource Partners, a regional private equity fund investing across Central & Eastern Europe. In her role, Miruna focuses on the Romanian market while also working on transactions from the Baltic region, Croatia, Slovenia and other neighboring EU countries.
Resource Partners is independent private equity investment company founded in 2009 by a team of ex-Carlyle investment professionals. Based in Warsaw, Resource Partners invests across the CEE region with a specific focus on Poland and Romania, its two key markets. With its latest Fund III of €150m, Resource Partners targets companies from the consumer- and consumer-related sectors with strong growth prospects, a solid customer base and an appetite for international expansion.
Miruna started her finance career through Investing Banking at Morgan Stanley, in the bank's Media & Communications team in London. There, she worked on several PE-backed processes, among which Study Group's sale to Ardian and the Covage Fiber sale to SFR France. Afterwards, she joined ROCA Investments, a Romanian private equity fund, where she led the investment process in Artesana and was involved in Frigotehnica's exit to Vinci Energies, as well as in ROCA Industry's listing on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
She holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Managing Director - EIT Manufacturing CLC South East
Involved in numerous industry driven projects gaining experience in development and implementation of manufacturing innovation / business strategies. This has been accomplished in co-operation with universities, industry and research institutes. She has been leading teams of professional staff engaging a broad array of stakeholders in industrial research projects as well as private cooperation with industry. Budget managing and raising funds have been also key activities.
Moderator: Tiberiu Porojan, Financialmarket.ro
Moderator: Ionuț Țața
LUNCH BREAK AT BERARIA H FOR ALL DELEGATES
Moderator: Cristina Țoncu - Cofounder & Programs Partner Techcelerator
Moderator: Alex Dona
LUNCH BREAK AT BERARIA H FOR ALL DELEGATES
Keynote: Augustin Dobre, CEO of Capital Financial Services
Pitching Competition - Final Round / Primavera Room
Business Summit & Expo: 2 days access | All day coffee break | Lunch at Berăria H on Thursday and Friday | Professional Business Networking Session
If you have a Conference Ticket, the Busines Summit is included.
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have 200,000 business contacts in any corner of the world? How easy is to find in one place a business network of +100 countries?
JCI European Conference Business Summit unites entrepreneurs, leaders and business professionals from all around the world between 25 – 26 May in Bucharest. We bring together businesses with European and global potential for a 2 days learning and networking marathon.
We’ll discover from top industry leaders how to think globally based on long-term trends in technology, how to automate and use innovation for your own growth in a more competitive environment, how to grow or scale up in a sustainable way and many more hot topics.
Take a break from the keynotes and panels and take some time to visit the Expo area located right nearby Crowne Plaza, at Iris Ballroom. Expo is the place to discover the latest in business & economy, get to meet like-minded people and maybe, who knows, find your next business partner!
Having over 1200 attendees from all around Europe, you can find the right partners for your business or just connect with fellow business people the world.
Attend our business panels on hot topics from the European economy & business environment. Get the latest insights from top entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Junior Chamber International is the biggest networking organization for young leaders. Come and join us at this year’s JCI European Conference & rise to your next level.