Moldova-Romania Capital Bridges: Second Conference 2024

Moldova-Romania: Capital Bridges 2024

Date: 27 March 2024 (Wednesday)          Format: Hybrid (in-person and online)

Venue: JW Marriott Grand Hotel, Bucharest, Romania; Starts at 09.00


Bucharest Stock Exchange, in partnership with WOOD&Co, Raiffeisen Bank International, EBA, AmCham, and maib are pleased to organize the second edition of Moldova Romania: Capital Bridges conference in Bucharest. Following a highly successful first event in September 2022 we would like to invite you to this forum on 27 March 2024 in Bucharest. The registration link can be found here.


Times (approximate)

09.00 Registrations

10.00 Opening Remarks (introduction by Giorgi Shagidze, CEO maib):

  • Nicolae Ciucă, President of the Romanian Senate
  • Igor Grosu, President of the Moldovan Parliament
  • Marcel Ciolacu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Dorin Recean, Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • Anca Dragu, National Bank of Moldova Governor
  • Alexandru Petrescu, President of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Romania
  • Dumitru Budianschi, Chairman of the National Commision for Financial Markets
  • Odille Renaud-Basso, President, EBRD (pre-recorded address)
  • Radu Hanga, President of the Board of Directors, Bucharest Stock Exchange
  • 1 more speaker to be confirmed


11.20 Fireside Chat with PM Dorin Recean (moderated by Ionut Dumitru, Chief Economist Raiffeisen Bank Romania)


11.50 Economy, policy and reforms (panel discussion)
Description: A panel featuring International Financial Institutions and leading Moldovan political figures discussing the progress and the outlook for the country’s economy, in the context of EU accession.
Catarina Hansen, Country Head Moldova, EBRD
Dumitru Alaiba, Deputy Prime Minister, Moldova
Ari Naim, Regional Director, IFC
Moderated by Raffaella Tenconi, WOOD&Co Chief Economist


12.30 Lunch break


12.50 Investment opportunities: business view
Description: Leading local and international businesses operating in Romania and Moldova discussing challenges and opportunities they saw in their path.
Alex Filip, Deputy CEO, Purcari
Carolina Bugaian, CEO, Moldcell
Vytautas Plunksnis, Head of Private Equity, Invalda INVL
Peter Stohr, CFO, Premier Energy
Moderated by Vasile Tofan, Senior partner, Horizon Capital


13.30 Banking sector: gearing up for growth
Description: Local banks and international banks discuss the outlook for the key economic sector.
Giorgi Shagidze, CEO, maib
Harald Kröger, Head of Investment Banking, Raiffeisen Bank International
Gian Marco Felice, Member of the Management Board, ProCredit Group
Moderated by Bayan Carter, EBRD Associate Director


14.10 Purcari wine tasting with snack buffet


Please express your interest in taking part in the event using the link at the top of this release.