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Three main global trends that will shape the future: key findings for Romania

The Romanian CEOs think there are three main global trends that will impact their companies in the next few years, according to the 17th edition of the PwC Global CEO Survey. Almost all believe that technological breakthroughs will have a major impact. More than half of respondents state that they will feel the impact of demographic changes, as well as resource shortages and climate change. Also, urbanisation is one of the global trends that will reshape businesses.

According to the findings of the 2014 CEO Survey in Romania, 92% of the CEOS have mentioned technological breakthroughs as one of the three main global trends that will transform their companies in the next five years. The percentage is higher than the Global and European ones (81%). Both climate change and resource shortages have been mentioned by 51% of the Romanian CEOs, while urbanisation was mentioned by 47% of them.

“There is a wide consensus among the Romanian CEOs about the role of technological breakthorughs in reshaping their companies in the next few years. On the background of a stronger feeling that the future started yesterday, innovation is the most important opportunity for growth. And innovation is not just about manufacturing techniques or developing new services, but also about ways to approach and attract clients”, stated Vasile Iuga, Country Managing Partner, PwC România.

This is the fourth consecutive year when PwC Romania launches a separate edition based on the answers of an increasing number of local CEOs who joined our initiative. PwC gathered valuable insight on their views and on their strategy when it comes to tackling opportunities for growth, or to dealing with challenges of local and global economies.

This year’s edition of the Global CEO Survey was released earlier this year within the World Economic Forum at Davos and it presents the perspective of more than 1344 CEOs worldwide on the current economic situation and their take on building a stronger foundation for future growth.


CEO Survey – Economic Perspectives and Labour Market Tendencies in Romania in 2012

PwC released earlier this year, within the World Economic Forum at Davos, the 15th edition of the Global CEO Survey 2012, a report that analyzes the views and forecasts of over 1,200 CEOs from around the world, making it one of the most important instruments for testing the future trends of the global economy. This year is the second time that PwC Romania launches a separate edition based on the answers of local CEOs, thus providing local business leaders with the opportunity to share their vision, priorities and concerns regarding the evolution of the local and global economy.

PwC Romania has the pleasure to invite you to the launch of the results for Romania from the 15th edition of the Global CEO Survey 2012. The launch will take place within an event organised jointly with Ziarul Financiar, CEO Survey – Economic Perspectives and Labour Market Tendencies in Romania in 2012, scheduled for 28 May, at Radisson Blu Hotel (Atlas Hall) in Bucharest, starting with 9:00 am. Please find the agenda below:

Agenda of the event:
9.00 – 9.30        Welcome coffee and networking
9.30 – 9.40        Introductory address Sorin Pîslaru, Head Editor, Ziarul Financiar
9.40 – 10.00      Keynote speech Mariana Câmpeanu, Minister of Labour, Family and Social Protection
10.00 – 10.30   Presentation of the main results of Romania CEO Survey – Vasile Iuga, Country Managing Partner, PwC Romania
10.30 – 12.30   Round table and Q&A attended by Mariana Câmpeanu, Vasile Iuga, Sorin Mândrutescu, CEO Oracle Romania and President of AmCham Romania , Robert Arsene, CEO Agricover, Dan Şucu, CEO Mobexpert, and Sorin Pîslaru, Ziarul Financiar

Gauging Romania’s lobby market potential

Published by Business Review, March 26, 2012

Around 15 specialized companies are currently doing lobby activities in Romania, on a market amounting between EUR 5 – 10 million, according to Liviu Mihaileanu, lobby specialist, but its future growth potential is impressive.

Mihaileanu, co-author of the book “Regulating lobby activities. On the influence hallway”, and co-author of “Lobby in Romania” study estimates the lobby market can soar to EUR 70 million.

“Unfortunately, the lobby activity in Romania was carried out for many years in the “shadows”, and companies doing this have not been transparent,” says Mihaileanu. “Most companies and NGOs prefer to “try” lobby activities through their own means without seeking professional help,” he adds.

Romanian Tax, Law & Lobby, an event organized by Business Review on March 29, will try to gauge the potential of the lobby market in Romania, in the same time seeing if this activity needs tighter regulation.

Roberto Musneci, senior partner at consultancy Serban & Musneci, and Aurelian Horja, communication consultant, co-author of “Lobby in Romania” study will be among the guest speakers that will shed some light in this field.

The event will also address the latest legal and fiscal changes that impact the business community.

Finding finance for your business in uncertain times poses a challenge so Business Review organizes in the same day a special workshop on Access to Finance, focusing on Public Private Partnerships, EU funds and State Aid.

Source: www.business-review.ro

Lobbying in Romania – research results release

For a long time, in Romania there was no research on lobbying. Each public speach would refer to what people want or see lobbying and each lobbyist would strongly affirm that there is not much lobbying undergone in this country. However, some questions arise:

  • Do all these assumptions have any support in reality?
  • Do people make the distinction between lobby and traffic of influence?
  • Which are the most efficient lobbying tools?
  • How many actors are there lobbying?

This is why a research was needed and answers are given – you may download:


Lobbyists are taking a chance on self regulation

Lobbyiştii scot asul din mânecă – Forbes (8-21 martie 2010)

Last year I published an article in Forbes where I stated that the next step lobbyists are going to take in Romania, in order to avoid a lobbying law, will be to announce a self regulation initiative. Recently, during a conference dedicated to assessing the opportunity of a lobbying law in Romania, one of the lobbyists publicly announced that a voluntary registry of lobbying activities is going to be open by lobbyists themselves.

How will this make lobbying more transparent and why do lobbyists prefer self regulation instead of a law with similar conditions?

Possible answers in the attached article (Romanian only). Download a PDF version from here.