Summit Economic Forum 2009 - “The Way Ahead: Towards a Better Future”

05 noiembrie 2009, 11.13 - Bănci / Asigurări   Evenimente  

Bucharest - 05 noiembrie 2009 - Romanian Economy - Survey and Opportunities. The macroeconomic reality in Romania, the opportunities and the market risks, as well as the challenges faced by domestic companies (for ex. CEN Craiova) or by foreign investors (for ex. Holcim SA) will be presented as success stories in one of the first sessions of the Summit Economic Forum on November 12, 2009.

In capacity as moderator, Mr. Sorin Dimitriu, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bucharest, will discuss with representatives of the international financial organizations and of the business environment, seeking to find answers to questions such as: “What will be the striking trends and unexpected outcomes in the short and medium term? Is there involvement of the private sector in the public policy-making process? or What instruments would be most successful in encouraging investments?”.

EBRD Director for Romania Claudia Pendred will present the EBRD' s investment priorities in Romania, concentrating on the energy and infrastructure, banking and corporate sectors.

This year, on November 12, Bucharest will host the 12th edition of the CEI Summit Economic Forum - SEF, a moment that is part of the events organized under the current Romanian Presidency term of the Central European Initiative.

The 9 SEF sessions will be focused on topics such as energy security, energy efficiency and climate change, international financing programs, promotion of Romania’s advantages, small and medium-sized enterprises and the competitiveness in industry, trade, global financial situation.

The Romanian Presidency of the CEI has been an opportunity to increase the regional profile of our country. In this position, Romania was able to contribute to promoting cooperation projects among EU Member States and other CEI Member States (non-EU Members), consolidating the interaction between the European Union and the Central European Initiative, intensifying bilateral and regional cooperation for attracting foreign investors and promoting Romanian companies, national and regional projects, promoting the investments of a bilateral and multilateral interest and the commercial exchanges, as well as ensuring the legislation harmonization in the region and a sustainable market economy.

SEF 2009 will come after the Round Table of the Ministers in the Economic Sectors of the 18 CEI States (on November 11) and before the Summit of the Government Heads in the CEI States. High Government Officials of the CEI states were invited to attend the event, as well as representatives of the business environment, international financial organizations – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, (represented by Mr. Erik Berglof, Lead Economist at the Round Table and by Mr. Enzo Quattrociocche, Secretary General at SEF); European Investment Bank (represented by Mr. Kollat-Ahnen, Vice President); International Monetary Fund; World Bank, as well as representatives of international organizations – Economic Cooperation and Development Organization; World Trade Organization; European Commission.

The CEI Summit Economic Forum (SEF) is the flagship annual event of the Central European Initiative, a regional organisation with 18 Member States. Romania holds the CEI rotating presidency in 2009 and will host the over 1500 expected SEF participants at the Marriott Hotel in Bucharest on 12th November 2009. The SEF 2009, co-organized by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry for SMSs, Trade and Business Environment, is surrounded by high-level political events such as the High Level Meeting of the 18 Heads of Government from the CEI Member States on the 13th November, including Prime Minister H.E. Emil Boc. Other high level guests include the EBRD President Mirow, Minister of Economy H.E Adriean Videanu and Mr. Theodore Ahlers, Operations Director, ECA Region, World Bank.

About the CEI

The Central European Initiative (CEI) comprises 18 Member States. Membership extends over a territory of 2.4 million square kilometers with a population of nearly 260 million. From the verybeginning, the main aim of the Initiative has been to help transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe in their journey towards further integration with EU structures. Although the CEI is not a major donor organisation, it has several funds which are used to promote projects in a number of sectors.
The accession of five CEI Member States to the EU in May 2004, and of Bulgaria and Romania in

January 2007, has shifted the CEI focus towards those Member States remaining outside the EU. By developing and implementing various projects and programmes, the CEI assists its Member States in a concrete and demand-driven manner.

About the Ministry of Economy

The Ministry of Economy (ME) is an institution of the public central administration which is responsible, together with other institutions, for the development and implementation of the Government Strategy and Programme in the following sectors: industry, energy, mineral resources, defence and security, as well as of economic policies and policies in connected fields, such as: energy recovery and conservation, security of installations in industrial sector, recycling, or legal metrology. ME is responsible for the management of the Sector Operational Programme "Increase of Economic Competitiveness" which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The Programme aims to encourage Romanian companies to increase productivity in order to reduce the disparities vis-a-vis the EU level in four areas: the productive system, R&D, IT & Communications, and Energy. ME, through its specialized directorates, manages the priority axis IV "Increasing energy efficiency and security of supply in the context of fighting climate change". ME is also responsible for establishing medium and long term development strategies and finding solutions for the reforms in industry, energy, economy and trade sector.

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