László Borbély, State Advisor and Head of the Department For Sustainable Development, will be a speaker at the fifth edition of the Foreign Investors Summit, organized by Business Review between October 30 and November 1, at the Sheraton Hotel in Bucharest. 

He will be part of the panel discussion titled “The economic case for sustainability” on the second day of the event (October 31) – more details available on the event page.

Mr. Borbély has an extensive expertise in fields such as Global Environment Protection, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Regional Development and Foreign Affairs, especially due to his experience as Secretary of State in the Ministry of Public Works and Regional Planning (1996-2000), Minister-Delegate in the Ministry of Transportation, Constructions and Tourism (2004-2007), Minister of Development, Public Works and Housing (2007-2008) and Minister of Environment and Forests (2010-2012).

He chaired the 19th session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, co-chaired the European Ministerial Board for Environment and Health and he was also appointed Vice-president of the Governing Council of the UN Environment Program. Since May 2017 he has been a State Counsellor of the prime-minister of Romania on Sustainable Development coordinating the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 at national level.

About the Foreign Investors Summit

With a GDP increase of 7 percent in 2017, Romania is poised to remain among the European Union member states with the highest economic growth rates in 2018 as well. Moreover, after taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2019, Romania will be in a position to make its mark on the global stage. The local economy has remained on the radar of foreign investors resulting in fresh inflows of around EUR 4.5 billion in 2017. This figure is set to remain rather constant this year, according to analysts.

In the Ease of Doing Business report of the World Bank, Romania was ranked 45th out of 190 global economies surveyed, ahead of fellow EU member states such as Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria. Moreover, multinational companies have continued to create jobs and invest in local operations, while also supporting a burgeoning network of smaller firms as suppliers, which, in turn, created business opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Against this backdrop, Business Review organizes the fifth Foreign Investors’ Summit, which will bring together the main foreign business communities for a series of panels, dedicated workshops and keynote speeches in a bid to map Romania’s business future. You are invited to join us and discuss the opportunities entailed by Romania’s growth with top-level Romanian and foreign, service providers, high-ranking public officials and key decision makers!

 

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