The Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industries, the Bucharest Stock Exchange and Alianta are organizing BestInvest Romania, a Romanian investment forum held in New York.


The event is scheduled to take place on September 28 and will host important Romanian government officials, public and private sector CEOs and executives from global investment banks, who will discuss the developments and reforms in the Romanian economy. Also, the latest trends in the capital and stock markets with topics such as banking and finance, private equity and investing, energy, oil and gas exploration, healthcare, infrastructure development, defence, telecommunications, real estate and transportation will be addressed.

Among participants are expected President Klaus Iohannis (to be confirmed), minister of the environment and climate change Gratiela Gavrilescu (to be confirmed), minister of health Nicolae Baniciou, Romanian Central Bank governor Mugur C. Isarescu (to be confirmed), secretary of state Raed Arafat and Romanian Ambassador Designate to Washington DC George Maior (to be confirmed).

Panels will include debates on capital markets (Reloading the rules: governance, transparency, reliability and profits), the energy sector (Proven success in an era of achievements and prosperity), IT, cyber security and the telecom sector (Investments in the most promising global industries with the best and the brightest Romanian professionals), Oil & Gas exploration (Reserves beyond dreams and the Black Sea prospects), Defence industry and the geopolitics of ECE (A rising star of the NATO alliance. The most reliable US regional partner), Healthcare in Romania (Public vs. private: an American or a EU healthcare model – or both?), Environment (Aiming at the cleanest air and water in Europe) and Tourism (Heaven on Earth is still awaiting the US investor).

The Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce (RACC) promotes trade and investment between the United States and Romania and supports its members’ business objectives by holding monthly events at which prominent political and business leaders from both countries address bilateral concerns. The RACC conducts conferences, seminars, events for member networking and to facilitate business development, being the sole representative chamber in the United States for Romania recognized by the European American Chamber of Commerce in the United States – the umbrella organization of the EU‘s U.S. bilateral Chambers of Commerce. This December marks the 20 year milestone of the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce commitment to raising awareness about Romania as an investment destination to a wider financier universe.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Romania (CCIR) is a representative organization both at national and international level, invested by law to promote the interests of the business environment through a continuous dialogue with the external partners and the public authorities. Having an experience of more than 150 years in developing economic cooperation relations and supporting the business environment, CCIR enhanced its public profile through a large amount of advocacy initiatives and position documents on economic matters, meant to improve the quality of the public dialogue between the political factor and the private companies.

The Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) is the leading stock exchange in Romania, providing financing opportunities for companies looking to raise funds using the capital market. It runs markets for shares, bonds and other instruments, through regulated platforms and alternative systems, and provides a wide range of services to participants of financial markets. Bucharest Stock Exchange is a public company, listed on its own market since 2010.

Natalia Martian