Permacrisis brings continuous challenges, but also strategic opportunities for companies in Romania

Permacrisis brings continuous challenges, but also strategic opportunities for companies in Romania

CEO Conference – Shaping the Future, the most prestigious event dedicated to business leaders, reaches its 22nd edition in 2024

CEO Conference - Shaping the Future, the most important event dedicated to top executives, board members, investors and entrepreneurs will take place on May 28, 2024, from 08:45 to 15:30, at Paradisul Verde Events Estate in Corbeanca, the newest premium location for business events.

The main theme of this year's conference is Strategic Shifts in Permacrisis and reflects the need for all companies to transform the challenges of perma-crisis by identifying emerging opportunities to adapt to a constantly changing business environment.

Business leaders invited to speak at the conference will discuss how their companies will recalibrate their businesses in the context of multiple overlapping crises that are driving changes in management and leadership, from the need for predictability to anticipation and agility.

At the conference, considered by the participants of previous editions as the most relevant for the top management segment of large companies, the debates will focus on the challenges facing Romanian companies in this election year and in the current economic, social, technological and legislative climate.

Guest speakers at this year's edition will also highlight how companies must adapt to performance trends and challenges in the context of accelerating transformations driven by technology and sustainability requirements.

The CEO Conference – Shaping the Future event will include two panel discussions, where top business leaders will address the key issues facing companies today, and an interactive workshop.

08:45-09:30 Reception of participants

09:30-11:15 Strategic perspectives – Management of changes in the economic environment

• Characteristics of the current macroeconomic environment and implications for business strategy.

• The banking system - sustainable financing framework.

• Identifying drivers of change for key industries: manufacturing, energy, financial-banking, IT&C, automotive.

• Exploring trends in business model innovation and value creation with the help of artificial intelligence. Strategic changes and developments driven by other emerging technologies.

• The future for the labor market.

11:15-11:45 Coffee and networking break

11:45-13:30 Sustainable development and synergy with technology

The second panel will focus on how business leaders can lead and support sustainability efforts including using accelerated technological developments.

• New operating models oriented towards energy efficiency and fuel switching by switching to greener energy solutions increase sustainability.

• Understanding changing customer preferences and buying patterns in retail and consumer goods.

• Using technology (AI, IoT, automation, robotization, digitization) to drive innovation and operational efficiency in key industries.

• Compliance with mandatory reporting regulations, implications and costs of ESG transformation.

13:30-14:00 Lunch and networking break

14:30-15:30 Workshop - "clearVISION: The Leaders' Resource in Today's Crises"

Workshop supported by Mihai Stanescu, Founder of RoCoach, together with Cristina Predoiu, coach and psychotherapist.

Representatives of prestigious institutions and leaders of important Romanian companies are speakers at the 22nd edition of the CEO Conference:

• Cristian Nacu - Senior Country Officer for Romania, International Finance Corporation

• Florin Popa - Director, Orange Business

• Florin Frunza - Chief Executive Officer, MET Romania Energy

• Gabriela Nistor - CEO & Founder, Salt Bank

• Stefan Vuza - Chairman, Chimcomplex

• Radu Berevoescu - Board Member Foreign Investors Council & General Manager, PepsiCo East Balkans

• Gabriela Beres - Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe, Puratos

• Nicolae Banica - CEO, OSCAR Downstream

• Cristian Barbulescu - CEO, Aaylex ONE

• Andreea Ionita - Chief Digital & Technology Officer, E.ON

• Tudor Cosaceanu - Regional Vice President, Romania & Moldova, UiPath

The moderator of the conference, Radu Soviani, a well-known economic analyst and journalist, will moderate the discussions about strategic changes, sustainable digital transformation, the impact of artificial intelligence in business, but also aspects specific to the national and international business environment.

"CEO Conference – Shaping the Future is the event that brings together the business leaders of the most important companies in Romania. This year's theme, 'Strategic Shifts in Permacrisis', reflects the challenges and opportunities facing companies in the year 2024. We are convinced that this edition of the conference will also provide valuable information and applicable solutions, aimed at supporting company leaders in managing with success of the challenges imposed by the constantly evolving business environment", said Dumitru Ion, CEO of Doingbusiness.ro and Kompass Romania, the organizer of the event.

Participating in the CEO Conference is an opportunity for CEOs and other members of the company's management to exchange ideas, share best practices and meet leaders with experience in running successful companies.

The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with other business leaders and gain insight into the latest trends and developments in various industries.

The Partners of the Bucharest conference are: Orange Business, MET Romania Energy, OSCAR Downstream, Puratos, UiPath, Salt Bank, Aaylex One, BCR Leasing, eVantage Soft, E.ON & Delgaz Grid, Chimcomplex, RoCoach, Paradisul Verde Events Estate, Domain Dragasi, Synergia Renewal Clinic and Valoria Business Solutions.

The event is supported by the following Institutional Partners: Foreign Investors Council, The World Bank, PWN Romania and the Sustainability Embassy.

The Media Partners promoting the CEO Conference again this year are: Agerpres, Transilvania Business, Bucuresti Business, Financial Market, Jurnalul de Afaceri, Jurnalul de Craiova, Spatiulconstruit.ro, Reusita, Revista Careere, HR Manager, Prahova Business and Spotmedia.ro.

The Mobility Partner, Lexus Bucuresti Nord will exhibit the newest car models.

The new element of the edition that will take place at Paradisul Verde Events Estate is the fact that participants can bring and exhibit retro cars from their own collection. In order to be part of this exhibition, those who wish to have checked this option in the registration form, to reserve the necessary space.

As always, Doingbusiness.ro will promote and support this year at the CEO Conference the following non-profit organizations: UiPath Foundation, Ajungem Mari, Help Autism and Hospice Casa Sperantei.

The CEO Conference is the premium event dedicated exclusively to top executives, leaders of large companies in Romania. You can find more details at: www.ceoconference.ro

The contact person is Madalina Popescu: madalina.popescu@doingbusiness.ro.

Join the conversation on social media using the following hashtags:

#CEOConference2024, #Innovation, #Transformation, #EmergingTechnologies. #MasteringTheNewReality


                                                                                                                * * *

About CEO Conference

The CEO Conference is a biannual event that brings together top executives, investors, entrepreneurs and innovation specialists to discuss the latest trends and developments in the industry. The conference provides a platform for participants to exchange ideas, share best practices and interact with leading experts in the field. For more information visit: www.ceoconference.ro.

About Doingbusiness.ro

Doingbusiness.ro is one of the most comprehensive business portals in Romania that offers access to: studies and perspectives on economic developments, interviews with CEOs and industry leaders, the most important daily business news, rankings of the largest companies in Romania , major business events, 5-year financial data for 800,000 local companies. The CEO Conference is the most important event for top business leaders in Romania, organized twice a year by Doingbusiness.ro in partnership with large Romanian companies. Learn more at: www.doingbusiness.ro.