CONVERTING THE OPPORTUNITY INTO ACTION26
April 2022 • 9:00 -14:00
Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest
The European Commission has given a positive assessment to Romania’s recovery and resilience plan (PNRR) in September 2021. Hence, Romania will be assigned over 29 billion Euro out of the total Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) funds of 672,5 billion Euro. However, the PNRR will feature investments totalling over 40 billion Euro, to provide a menu of useful possible projects and challenging reforms, which could be co-financed by national funds if they prove their viability and can be implemented by 2026.
In this context, The Diplomat-Bucharest will organize on April 26, 2022 an event exclusively focused on PNNR, when leading representatives of central and local authorities, Governmental officialities, private companies and economy stakeholders are invited to engage into an open dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of capitalizing on the great opportunity of PNNR.
The event benefits from the support of:
GOLD PARTNERS: Oracle, Romgaz
SUPPORTING PARTNERS: AMR, World Energy Council, BRCC- British Romanian Chamber of Commerce, AHK Romania, Belgian Luxembourg Romanian Moldovan Chamber of Commerce, Henro – Energy Producers Association, Cluj IT Cluster, Anis Romania, ACUE – Federation of Associations of Energy Utility Companies, ADAA-Association for the Development of Local Entrepreneurship, Lovering & Partners Business Performance Consultants, HIM Public Affairs, SCS, Wave
MEDIA PARTNERS: Automotive Today, Outsourcing Today, Financial Intelligence, Economistul, Romania Durabila, Club Economic, Ziarul Bursa
Note: The event may be organized only online in the case that current context will exclude the indoor venues.
The PNRR is structured to address 33 components in Romanian economy, distributed on the 6 pillars on which the RRF is structured: green transition; digital transformation; economic cohesion, productivity and competitiveness; social and territorial cohesion; health, economic, social and institutional resilience; policies for the next generation.
The financing provided by the Recovery and Resilience Facility – at the heart of NextGenerationEU – will support the implementation by 2026 of crucial investment and reform measures put forward by Romania to emerge stronger from the health, social and political turmoil of 2021.
9:00-9:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:30-11:00 Panel I: THE VOICE OF DECISION MAKERS & DIGITALIZATION OPPORTUNITIES
ECONOMIC & SOCIAL POLICIES. DECISION MAKING
How is the PNNR opportunity seized at the level of decision making in Romania, how confident are the economic and market regulators in implementing the projects by capitalizing on the PNNR funding. What should be done to secure these funds in the advantage of Romanian economy and addressing viable projects & reforms.
ADDRESING THE DIGITALIZATION & COMPETITIVENESS
As stated in EU documents, in order to remain competitive, businesses and local authorities must “formulate and execute strategies that embrace the implications of digital transformation and drive better operational performance”, in the benefit of economies and citizens. What is the status and how does the future look for Romania in this sector?
11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20- 13:00 Panel II: THE ENERGY & WASTE MANAGEMENT APPROACH
THE ENERGY TRANSITION: TACKLING CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES
2022 brings the opportunity for a connected climate control market. Also, most manufacturers of heating systems are making their own controls and actively pushing for them. As well, some governments are trying to accelerate this market and customer awareness is just better than ever. The world is now shifting towards a fully integrated technology approach and it is fundamentally reconsidering its energy resource base.
WASTE MANAGEMENT : THE NEED FOR A NEW APPROACH AND BETTER APPLICATION
The modern life and the increase of consumption at any given layer of a society results in such an amount of waste that, at some point, grows into a life-threatening issue. The entire waste must be managed, that’s a fact. The aspects that are wrapped into the concept of management are far more complicated and that is why, in Romania, the waste management and the sustainable recycling matter are far from being a success.
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch
About: PNNR money assignment
Policy & decision-makers, authorities & market regulators
Administration services to the citizen
Municipalities, regional councils, local administration
C-level business leaders in Energy and utilities companies
C-level business leaders in financial institutions
Green-mobility solutions providers and developers
Technology & IT solutions providers and developers