8:30am // Registration, Coffee & Mingling

9:00am // Welcome

9:20am // Session 1 & 2

10:00am // Session 3 & 4

10:45am // Session 5 & 6

12:00pm // Group photo

12:15pm // Lunch break

1:15pm // WORKSHOP

4:15pm // Q&A session & closing the conference

Session 1: Consumer Trends – how their green energy expectations and household electrification will evolve over the next 10 years.

Session 2: Transparent Distribution – Increased Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction.

Session 3: Combating climate change in the energy sector.

Session 4: Disruptive innovation – the impact of smart grids, state-of-the-art renewable energy technologies and ICTs leading to energy efficiency.

Session 5: Measurement and better reporting on storage solutions as well as waste management systems.

Session 6: How can energy brands establish circularity as a principle of operation, best practices and lessons learned.

Workshop – Questions for discussion


1. Where do we want Romania to be in 2030 in terms of adopting the circular economy in the energy sector and in terms of adopting it to the 2030 Agenda?

2. How do we get there in terms of adopting the circular economy to the energy sector?​



Dr. Simina LAKATOS - IRCEM President
Iulian Robert TUDORACHE - State Secretary in the Ministry of Energy
Flavius ARDELEAN - Minister Counselor at the Ministry of Environment
Adrian GABOR - Vice-president of CJ Brasov
Mihai MACARIE - Romanian Energy Center (CRE)
Mihai BĂLAN - Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA)

Christina LEUCUTA - Senior Consultant, Association of Clusters in Romania
Maria DRĂGHICESCU - Executive Director APSNE SUNE Alexandru STĂNILĂ - Association of the Romanian Inventors Forum

Alexandru COMAN & Ioan SABAU - Alliance for Renewable Energy - Miscanthus Romania
Rodica LUPU - CEO Loop Operations, Founder Ingenius Hub

Gabriela ȚÂRĂU - Regional Development Agency – Centru (ADRC)
Lajos VAJDA - Green Energy Innovative Biomass Cluster
Ioana VLAICU - Head of Technology Transfer Center at National R&D Institute for Non-ferrous and Rare Metals (IMNR)

Denisa DIACONU - Analyst at Energy Policy Group
Mihai HUZMEZAN - CTO Adrem Group Erol MURAD - Professor at Politehnica University of Bucharest
Adrian TANȚĂU - Coordinator MBA Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Energy
Claudiu NEGRIȘAN - Group CFO at ABBC Group BV


Questions for discussion

  1. What are the circular policy instruments adopted by Romania so far and how do they influence the energy sector?

  2. Identify the key areas for implementing the systemic circular economy across the value chain of the energy sector (production, consumption, waste management, waste to resources, innovation and investment, others).

  3. Why is there a need for a circular economy strategy in Romania and what is the role of the state in achieving this?

  4. What kind of circular economy do we want to have in Romania by 2030?

  5. What are the trends in the systemic circular economy related to innovation, technology, education, legislation in concern with the economic, social and environmental three pillars, in the world? and in neighboring countries?

Questions for discussion

  1. How will technological developments influence the national, European and global economies?

  2. Where does Romania stand in economic, social and environmental terms regarding the adoption of the circular economy in 2019? (SWOT analysis, Strengths - Weaknesses)

  3. What advantages and opportunities does Romania have in relation to the adoption of the circular consumption and production model?

  4. Analysis of Romania's real potential from the point of view of resources and an appreciation of how to value them (Analysis of Romania's resources and capacity to adopt the concept of systemic circular economy in the year 2018).

  5. What investments and development programs should be implemented in the energy sector in order to facilitate the transition towards a circular economy by 2030?