Press release, 22 January 2024 – Bucharest
In a spectacular celebration of Belgian and local entrepreneurship, the Oradea New Year Celebration event kicked off last week during 18-19 January 2024, bringing together industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals for two days of company visits, business networking, and an evening gala to ring in the new year.
The event started with a series of insightful company visits aimed at showcasing the thriving Belgian business community in Oradea. Participants had the opportunity to witness the inner workings of various companies, gaining valuable insights into their operations. The first visit was at H.Essers, renowned for its expertise in logistics and transportation. The tour allowed participants to explore the company’s facilities and witness firsthand the intricate logistics processes that have made H.Essers a key player in the industry.
Next, was the visit to the CTPark Oradea Cargo Terminal, where they had the chance to explore the impressive logistics and cargo handling facilities. The tour provided an in-depth understanding of the company’s role in the region’s supply chain and logistics landscape.
In the afternoon, the program continued with a visit to VPK Packaging Salonta, a leading name in the packaging industry. Participants discovered the innovative packaging solutions and sustainability initiatives that have made VPK Packaging a prominent player in the field.
As the day progressed, the event shifted gears with a B2B Meetings Marathon, offering attendees a platform for networking and forging new business connections. The networking opportunities were instrumental in fostering collaboration and partnerships among the participants.
The highlight of the evening was the New Year Networking Drink, a delightful gathering that brought together professionals from various industries under the enchanting ambiance of the Zion Neolog Synagogue in Oradea. The synagogue, with its majestic architecture, provided a captivating backdrop for this memorable event, as participants toasted to new beginnings and fruitful collaborations in the year ahead.
The activities continued the next day, on January 19, with the promise of further company visits, providing attendees with an in-depth understanding of the Belgian businesses operating in Oradea. The following companies were on the day’s itinerary. Participants had the privilege of exploring the operations of Connect Group, a company known for its expertise in electronics manufacturing services. The visit shed light on the innovative technology and manufacturing processes that have positioned Connect Group as a key player in the region.
The day concluded with a visit to Marvicon, a company specializing in the transportation and logistics sector. Attendees had the opportunity to witness the company’s impressive logistics infrastructure and its pivotal role in facilitating efficient cargo movement in the region.
The success of the Oradea New Year Celebration event was organized with the support of Primaria Oradea, the local municipal government. The Mayor Florin Birta, the President of the Bihor County Ilie Bolojan, along with other city officials, extended a warm welcome to all participants, highlighting Oradea’s commitment to fostering international cooperation and promoting a thriving business environment. Their support underscored the importance of such events in enhancing the city’s reputation as a destination for business and cultural exchange.
The Oradea Heritage Foundation supported the event by offering the Synagoge as the place to organize the Gala. The Foundation played a pivotal role in preserving the city’s rich cultural heritage and provided valuable insights into the history and significance of Oradea’s architectural landmarks. Their involvement added depth and cultural context to the event, enriching the experience for attendees.
The esteemed presence of the H.E. the Belgian Ambassador to Romania, Jean Cornet D’Elzius, at all the activities of the Oradea New Year Celebration event elevated the event’s stature. His attendance underscored the strong bilateral ties between Belgium and Romania and reinforced the importance of fostering economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. The Ambassador’s active engagement was a testament to the event’s significance on an international scale.
The Oradea New Year Celebration event, with its blend of business networking, cultural appreciation, and international cooperation, was made all the more special by the support of local authorities, the Oradea Heritage Foundation, the esteemed presence of the Belgian Ambassador and Mayor Florin Birta. This collaborative effort demonstrated the city’s commitment to fostering a thriving business environment, preserving its cultural heritage, and building bridges between nations. The event served as a shining example of how partnerships and shared values can create a vibrant and inclusive community.
Supporting Partners: Oradea City Hall, Oradea Heritage Foundation
Sponsors: CTP Romania, H.Essers, VPK Packaging, World Media Trans, Inaq Consulting
Event Partners: Belfoods, Mees Chocolates , Puratos , Leonidas Oradea , Martens Brewery , Cramele Darabont , DOP WINES, Crama Corbut, Crama Becheschi , European Foods, European Drinks , The Blue Renaissance