The Coface Country Risk Conference, currently at its 13th edition it is considered a catalyst of ideas and debates within the national business community.

The event became a traditional risk management event in Romania and a point of reference for the leading representatives of local and international business environment.

In 2016, the event brought together an important number of participants, over 350 experts in country risk, academic and banking specialists and Romanian and foreign investors

On this occasion, leading experts in economics and business environment will discuss the hot topics of the moment: the economic future of the European Union and Romania’s situation within this context, local economic trends, strategies and policies for a healthy business environment.

During the first session, we will discuss the implications of global economic risks in emerging and developed countries and the main trends that shape today's economy. Invite this session are experts in macroeconomics and country risk. Our lecturers are experts in macroeconomics and country risk.

The second session of the Conference is structured as a debate, and the theme is the suitable strategies and policies for a sustainable business environment in Romania.

Testimonials 2016

“I would recommend this conference to my business community, because it helps you with information regarding both national and international level." - Renania Trade.

“The high qualities of the attendees, the diversity, were the strengths of this edition.” - Piraeus Bank 


8.45: Registration & Welcome Coffee

9.30: Honorary Speech 
*Acad. Mugur ISARESCU, Governor, National Bank of Romania

10.00: The Future of €uro
Tomáš SEDLÁCEK, Chief Economist at CSOB (Czech Commercial Bank) | Lecturer, Charles University
Author of bestseller “Economics of Good and Evil” (2011)

10.45: SESSION I
What are the major trends shaping the world economy? Sustainability at its riskiest point.
Ay?en Seltem ?Y?GÜN, Chief Economist, Coface Turkey & Middle East
Eugen ANICESCU, Country Manager, Coface România
Hans BUYSSE, Chairman, The Belgian Association of Financial Analysts & Member and Treasurer, EFFAS Executive Management Committee & Member, XBRL Europe Executive Committee

Cristian HOSTIUC, Editorial Director, Ziarul Financiar

11.30: Coffee Break 

Romania on the opportunities and challenges borderline
Daniela LULACHE, CEO, Nuclearelectrica SA
Robert REKKERS, CEO, Agricover Credit IFN
Mihai MIRON, CEO, Ropharma
*M?riuca TALPE?, CEO, Intuitext & CEO, Bitdefender
*Bogdan ION, Country Managing Partner, EY Romania & Moldova
Iancu GUDA, CFA, EMBA, Services Director, Coface Romania & President, AAFBR

13.00: Motivational speaker

13.30: Lunch


*Acad. Mugur ISARESCU
Governor, The National Bank of Romania

The Academician Mugur Isarescu holds the positions of Chairman of the Board of Directors and Governor of the National Bank of Romania since 1990, for which World Records Academy named him as the longest serving governor of a central bank. He also served as Prime Minister of Romania during December 1999 - December 2000. He is the one who was able to create and maintain a mysterious aura around the policies of the National Bank and many pointed out that the agenda of the Bank remained independent from any Romanian Government.
Regarding the scientific research, Mr. Isarescu is author, co-author and coordinator of 30 books; he published 15 scientific papers, developed and coordinated numerous studies and researches. He graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Trade within The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, he has a PhD in Economics and he holds the „Doctor Honoris Causa” title within many universities in the country. Furthermore, Mr. Isarescu is the President of the Economics, Law and Sociology Department within the Romanian Academy and, since 2006 he is a member of the Romanian Academy.

Chief Economist at CSOB (Czech commercial bank) | Lecturer, Charles University, Author of “Economics of Good and Evil” (2011)
Tomas Sedlacek gained international fame for his award-winning, bestselling book "Economics of Good and Evil” published in 2011 by Oxford University Press which was translated into 17 languages and received the prestigious German “Wirtschaftsbuchpreis” at Frankfurt Book Fair for its original philosophical contribution to economics.
He became a member of the National Economics Council, advisory body to the Czech Prime Minister and was listed among the top 100 most influential global thinkers. Sedlacek became, at the age of 24, an economic advisor of Czech president Václav Havel. During his fellowship at Yale University, Yale Economic Review ranked him among five hot young minds in economics. He currently works as a chief macroeconomic strategist at Czech commercial bank CSOB, is a member of Program Council for New Economic Thinking of World Economic Forum that meets in Davos, lecturer of Charles University and sits on boards of many non-profit organizations.

Country Manager, Coface România 

Eugen Anicescu started his career in 2001 within Generali Insurance, as Head of Insurance.
Starting from 2007, he is working within Coface Romania, and he owned, over time, more strategic positions, such as Credit Insurance Manager during April 2007 - January 2011 and Deputy Managing Director, during January 2011 - September 2012.
In October 2012, he was appointed Managing Director and he held this position until March 2016.
Eugen Anicescu graduated The Bucharest University of Economic Studies and he holds a Business Administration Master Degree within the same university.

 President Agricover Credit 

With over 25 years’ experience, Robert Rekkers is a respectable banker in the Romanian finance sector, being awarded as “The annual banker” in 2010 and 2011 in the Gala Financial Market publication. Robert Rekkers was CEO of Transilvania Bank for more than 9 years, and during this time, he brought the bank from a position of small local player in the top 3 in Romania. Before that, he worked for 16 years in ABN AMRO, having various senior management positions in 7 countries. Since July 2012, Mr. Rekkers joined the Board of Directors of the Group Agricover and became CEO of Credit IFN Agricover. Its objective is to develop and grow it in order to become the leading financial institution in financing farmers and consequently the Romanian agriculture.

 Mihai Miron
 Board of Directors Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Ropharma S.A 

Mihai Miron is one of the oldest entrepreneurs on the pharmaceutical market, being the founder of Europharm, company that sold it towards GlaxoSmithKline. He created and launched on the Romanian market 82 medicines, including the famous Paracetamol Sinus, Paracetamol Plus and Omeran. Also, started with 2003, he is President of Bioef SRL, Administrator of Bioterra starting with 1998 and Chairman of the Board of ICS Eurofarmaco SA Chisinau. He obtained Ph.D at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics.


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