Forbes CEE Forum is the only annual regional event organized in Romania since 2014 and brings together editors from Forbes Network across the CEE and EMEA Region, along with international political, business and financial leaders and personalities from all over the world.

In the challenging times, we are living in today, Forbes CEE Forum 2018 will focus on leadership, investments, innovation and the potential for new technologies

Forbes CEE Forum is a platform that enables those present to identify business models that bring long-term growth, sectors where investment needs to be directed, where to channel funds for innovation and research, and discuss the most important topics for the region.

The first event of such magnitude and scope in Romania, tackling present issues that are at the core of regional politics in South, Central and Eastern European areas, the Baltic countries and the Middle East.
September 25th-26th 2018, Bucharest
InterContinental Hotel - Ronda Ballroom
1st DAY
8.00 - 9.00
Registration & Welcome coffee
8.00 - 9.00
Registration & Welcome coffee
Welcome address & the official opening of the Forum

09.00 - 10.30
4rd Session
Official opening of the 2nd and Sum-up of Day 1
1st Session
The global perspective

10.30 - 11.45
5th Session
Focus on the LEADERSHIP
2nd Session
Finding growth & Shaping the future

12.15 - 13.00
6th Session
Focus on innovation and transformation

13.30 Lunch and Networking
13.00 - 13.30
7th Session
Trends for the next 100 years

13.30 Lunch and Networking
Rafi RosenfeldRafi RosenfeldPublisher
Forbes Israel
Giorgi IsakadzeGiorgi IsakadzeEditor in Chief
Forbes Georgia
Aleksandra  KarasinskaAleksandra KarasinskaEditor in Chief
Forbes Polonia
Matteo PatroneMatteo PatroneDirector for Romania
ES Marcin WilczekES Marcin WilczekAmbasador
Ambasada Poloniei
Ion SturzaIon SturzaFost Prim Ministru al Republicii Moldova
Fribourg Capital
Anca VladAnca VladFondator
Grupul Fildas
Dragos AnastasiuDragoș AnastasiuPresident
Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce
Dragoș Anastasiu, President Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)
Dragoș Anastasiu is The President of Eurolines Romania Group, which brings together the largest travel agencies network in the country (representing TUI brand in Romania) and one of the leading carrier of passengers (Eurolines). Since 2011, the agency network of TUI brand in Romania Eurolines is the best in the tourism market worldwide.
Since 2015 he joined also the hospitality industry by purchasing a 4-star resort in Danube Delta - Green Village.
Under his leadership, Eurolines Romania Group has developed continuously and it is today a reference group in transport and tourism in Romania.
Abroad has developed business in Germany and Moldova. Eurolines Group today integrates a total of 22 companies.
Dragoș Anastasiu was always involved in associative activities, first as President of the Association of Private Carriers (ACPR), then as President of the National Association of Travel Agencies in Romania (ANAT), trying, through collective projects, to support the evolution of industries represented.
He is currently President of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and member of the "Romanian Business Leaders Foundation România".
Dragoș Anastasiu is interested in increasing the quality of services, new business opportunities and know how transfer by collaborators and the young generation. He supports also development of start-ups in various business lines other than those existing in its own portfolio.
Dragoș Anastasiu believes in courage of every entrepreneur starting out and appreciates the rational business ideas, accompanied by a pragmatic approach.
Iulian StanciuIulian StanciuCEO
Horia MandaHoria MandaManaging Partner
Axxess Capital
Bogdan IonBogdan IonCountry Managing Partner
EY Romania & Moldova
Bogdan Ion - Country Managing Partner EY România & Moldova
Bogdan is the Country Managing Partner for EY in Romania since 2011. He has over 20 years of professional experience in audit, transaction services and financial consulting for a wide range of international clients in diverse industry sectors. Bogdan is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, a member of the Romanian Chamber of Auditors and the Body of Chartered Certified Accountants, as well as a representative for Romania in The European Forum for Audit Quality. He has been part of various EY and external training programs such as: Kellog, Harvard, London Business School and is a member of Young President Organisation (YPO), an international company focusing on the continuing education of entrepreneurs and general managers
Ufuk TandoğanUfuk TandoğanCEO
Garanti Bank România
Ufuk Tandoğan - CEO Garanti Bank România
Ufuk Tandoğan is the CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of Garanti Bank Romania. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Garanti Leasing and Garanti Consumer Finance, which together with Garanti Bank constitute Garanti Group Romania, one of the most dynamic financial Groups present on the local market. Ufuk Tandoğan has a broad banking experience of almost 30 years and an expertise across multiple areas, from sales to credit management. Before coming to Romania, in 2012, he was part of Turkiye Garanti Bankasi (TGB) team for almost 25 years, working in different managerial positions. He also held the position of Board Member in the Credit Bureau of Turkey and Garanti Mortgage Turkey. Ufuk Tandoğan has a degree in Economics from the Uludag University of Economics and Administrative Sciences.
Geo MărgescuGeo MărgescuCEO și Co-fondator
Forte Partners
Geo Mărgescu - CEO și Cofondator Forte Partners
Geo Mărgescu este cofondator și CEO al Forte Partners, unul dintre cei mai activi dezvoltatori români pe piața imobiliară din București. Cu o experiență de peste 15 ani în managementul și dezvoltarea de investiții de anvergură, Geo Mărgescu a coordonat numeroase proiecte industriale, de birouri și rezidențiale care au fost recunoscute și premiate la nivel internațional. The Bridge, cel mai mare proiect realizat de Forte Partners, a marcat anul trecut unele dintre cele mai mari tranzacții de pe piața de birouri – BCR, 18.000 mp și IBM, 12.000 mp. Proiectul a primit certificarea LEED Platinum cu cel mai ridicat scor de certificare LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) acordat de US Green Building Council (USGBC) unei proprietăți din România. Geo Mărgescu a coordonat achiziția de noi terenuri pentru proiecte viitoare și conduce o companie care în prezent are un portofoliu de proiecte în valoare de peste 200 de milioane de euro, atât în sectorul de birouri, cât și în cel rezidențial.
Thanos PsathasThanos PsathasDeputy CEO
Piraeus Bank
Thanos Psathas - Deputy CEO Piraeus Bank
Thanos Psathas - Deputy CEO of Piraeus Bank Romania, is a big business accelerator. He ignites ideas gathering talents and squeezing out the new technologies. Over last 30 years, Thanos Psathas has been developing a series of programs that became some of the main strategic directions for companies such as Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen or Piraeus Bank Group. He believes in continuous self-improvement, advocates for literacy and has an Academic Background in Business Administration. More specifically, Thanos Psathas holds a Bachelor Degree of Science in Management Accounting with the University of Economic & Business Studies from Athens. Additionally, he has a Master Degree of Business Administration and Finance with the Durham University, U.K., and a Master Degree of Science in Management Consulting and Audit with the Birmingham City University, UK. His beloved hobby is HO train modeler.
Florin PogonaruFlorin PogonaruPresedinte
Asociatia Oamenilor de Afaceri din România
Andrei PitisAndrei PitisVP Engineering and Head of Bucharest Office
Doru LionachescuDoru LionachescuBoard Member
Banca Transilvania
Carla ParnicăCarla ParnicăCorporate Communication Manager
Carla Parnică
Corporate Communication Manager Tinamr
Mircea VargaMircea VargaCFO
Tiriac Group
Strategic Partner
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