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THE OFFICE FOR COMMERCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROMOTION OF ROMANIA IN NEW YORK promotes business opportunities in Romania and provides, at no charge, assistance to US and Romanian companies and other entities

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NEXT SEASON tradeshow

We inform you that during the spring of this year, the Romanian Shoes Association- SFERA FACTOR is organizing the second edition of the international shoe tradeshow named NEXT SEASON.

The fair will take place from March 25 th to March 27 th 2010, at the Rin Grand Hotel - Bucharest (our capital city).This tradeshow is designed based on an international concept, gathering both the manufacturers of the leather shoe sector, suppliers of raw materials and traders: retailers, supply chains, key accounts (in Romania and abroad) and state institutions interested in purchasing the shoes and accessories.

The management of our association has decided to offer the participants during the exhibition the opportunity of participation to fashion presentations, conferences and networking events on topics of interest.

We believe that every producer, either small or major company, is interested in participation to the event, in order to promote the company's image and take benefit from this event.
Although the economic outlook is not favorable at this time, together we will manage to overcome the situation through close cooperation. During the tradeshow over 60 Romanian companies, as well as international companies, shoe manufacturers and equipment producers will be exhibiting.

Please have in mind the following:

•  Romania has a high production capacity (2 nd in Europe)

•  Romanian manufacturers are highly qualified, having many years of experience and a collaboration history with the most important European brands.

•  The orders can be fulfilled on a short time period and re-orders can be made during the season.

•  Romania is a producer for a large variety of shoes: woman, man, children, protection, etc.

If you would like to participate in our tradeshow please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help with the accommodation, transport, or anything else. If you would like a booth we will send you on request the application forms, the prices and also the rules of the exhibition.

Best Regards,

Angela Vasiliu

President

 

SFERA FACTOR
Organization of the Romanian Leather Manufacturers
TEL. /FAX: (004)0232.242.232; 0725.211.499

E-mail: angela.sferafactor@yahoo.com

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The Office for Commercial and Economic Promotion in New York hosted at the Consulate General of Romania on June 17, 2009 the Conference:

„Romanian Construction Sector – Opportunities in one of the most dynamic European Emerging Markets”

The topics covered at this event included the following: Overview of construction sector in Romania; Legal framework and technical regulations in construction sector; High quality standards for construction products in Romania.

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO INVEST IN ROMANIA DURING THE GLOBAL RECESSION.



The Office for Trade and Economic Promotion (OTEP) and the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce (RACC)-New York Chapter organized on April 22, 2009, an Economic Forum “New opportunities to invest in Romania during the global recession”.

The speakers, Mr. Chivel Porumb, Consul, Head of the OTEP, Mr. Dan Weiler, member of the Board of the RACC-New York Chapter and Ms. Simona Ene, representative of the Romanian Tourist Office introduced the representatives of the New York business community to some interesting topics as FDI in Romania, EU funding for new projects, main investment sectors, M&A trends in Romania and specific interest& projects in the tourist industry.

The event was honored by the presence of more than a dozen US companies attracted by the Romanian market.

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ROMANIAN FASHION DESIGNERS IN NEW YORK

The international fashion trade show “The Train” took place at Terminal Stores in New York, September 9 th -11 th , 2008.

Highly appreciated Romanian fashion designers presented their collections within the two sections of the trade show, “The Train” and “Platform 2”.

It is the third time when Romania is represented by a strong delegation in a US fashion trade show, after the September 2007 and February 2008 editions of The Train.

All of the designers and brands -Elena Perseil, Concept Station, Rozalb de Mura, Stephan Pelger, Dorin Negrau, Liza Panait, Nationalite Dada , Zasha-were at least for the second time at The Train New York.

More than 3000 buyers from US, Japan, France, Canada, and many other countries had the opportunity to explore a world of magic and glamour along Romanian booths at The Train and Platform 2.

And, what is more important for the business, all Romanian designers were happy with the results of the show, so they promised to be back at the February 2009 edition of The Train.

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„The Romanian Energy Sector – Search for US Partners” Conference

September 16, 2008

The Office for Commercial and Economic Promotion in New York hosted the economic event „The Romanian Energy Sector – Search for US Partners”

The agenda was focused on the following topics:  “Renewable Energy - Guidelines and Incentives for Investors” – presented by Mr. Nicolae Opris, Vice President, Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority;  “Transelectrica - The National Power Grid Company: Challenges and Prospects” – presented by Mr. Gheorghe Visan, Director, Division for Management of Investment Projects, Transelectrica SA ;  “Romania's Hydropower Sector - Strategy and Projects for Development” – presented by Mr. Constantin Ivan, Director, Technical Division, Hidroelectrica SA; ____________________________________________________________________

„Requirements and Development in Construction – Technical Regulation and Legislation in Romania” economic event on June 19, 2008

The Conference was held at the Consulate General of Romania in New York. The topics covered at this event included the following: overview of construction sector in Romania, legal framework and technical regulations in construction sector, products and technologies for the construction sector, seismic-risk map of Romania and other related issues.

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Romanian companies at New York Shoe Expo – June 3-5, 2008

New York Shoe Expo is the largest footwear show on the U.S. East coast and features approximately 600 fashion footwear brands exhibiting in booths, international pavilions and local showrooms. Organized by FFANY (The Fashion Footwear Association of New York), the show has the following exhibitor categories: women's, men's and children's footwear, handbags and accessories, industry technology, footwear publications and footwear industry associations. Ten Romanian designers, footwear and accessories producers, exhibited for the first time at this show: Tris Company, Condur, Sepala, Stil Inc MGO, Caira Trade, Promt Com MBO, Idaco, Cris & Teo, Da Buzz and Eximrom. Romanian products were among the most appreciated products at the Pier 94 exhibition center.

On June 4 th , 2008, the Consulate General of Romania in New York hosted the Business Round Table “Shoe & Leather Industry of Romania – growing opportunities”. The event was a good networking opportunity for Romanian designers and U.S. business people in the leather industry, who developed long term business relationships.

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On May 22 nd , 2008, the Office for Trade and Economic Promotion within the Consulate General of Romania in New York hosted the event “Destination Romania”.

Participants to this event were US companies interested in doing business in Romania, chambers of commerce representatives and other US governmental and nongovernmental institutions.

Organized during the World Trade Week New York City (19-23 May 2008), the event was focused on the following topics:

•  Latest economic developments in Romania

•  Legal framework for FDI in Romania

•  EU financial aid programs for SME's in Romania

•  The support from US Government agencies for developing investments of US companies in Romania,

•  The development of new projects for doing business with Romanian companies

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“ FOCUS ROMANIA “ Economic Forum on March 27, 2008

The Forum, held at Herzfeld & Rubin offices in Wall Street, on March 27, 2008 was a very good opportunity for the participants to get the newest information about Romania's economic performances and its strategic economic partnership with the United States of America.

The Forum was appreciated by the select audience as a very successful event. Everybody had the chance to listen the excellent opening remarks of Mr. Mark Meyer, President of Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce and of Mr. Lucian Pietro Pavoni, Consul General of Romania in New York.

They were, as well, be impressed by the extremely focused speech delivered by Mr. Marius Roman, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Trade, Tourism and Liberal Professions of Romania, followed by the precise and detailed presentation made by Mr. Valentin Brebenel, Senior Counselor with the same Ministry.

It was interesting, vivid, useful and as inviting to dialogue as it could be. Not surprisingly, most of the guests had a good knowledge of the Romanian economy and, besides, a common interest in promoting and improving the Romanian-American trade and investment relations.

The event also encompassed an extremely interesting presentation about small business programs, made by Mr. Adi Israeli, Director of the Westchester Small Business Development Center.

The Forum was an example of the very smooth cooperation existing between the Office for Economic and Trade Promotion within the Consulate General of Romania in New York and the Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce and its New York Chapter. We take this opportunity to extend to the Chamber our gratitude and appreciation for their kind support.

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Meetings of the Romanian Governmental delegation with the representatives of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and with Bank of New York Mellon, on March 27- 28, 2008

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Business Round Table “Let`s Work Together” on March 14, 2008

THANK YOU !!!

We thank very much to all the nice people who participated at the first “round table” meeting held on March 14,2008 , and to all the nice people who wanted to attend but couldn't and special thanks to the nice people who will attend the next meetings.

Your presence and the quality time and ideas we shared together as well as your after event notes make us believe that we are on the good way and that “working together” is and will be possible.

Roxana, Chivel, Botond si Cristian

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ROMANIAN FASHION DESIGNERS IN NEW YORK

The international fashion trade show “The Train” took place at Terminal Stores in New York, from February 9 th to February 11 th , 2008.

Ten Romanian fashion designers presented their collections highly appreciated all over the world, within the two sections of the trade show, “The Train” and “Platform 2”.

It is the second time when Romania is represented by a strong delegation in a US fashion trade show, after the September 2007 edition of The Train.

Beside well-known brands as Elena Perseil, Irina Schrotter sold in countries as France, UK, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, US, young and talented designers created promising brands as Rozalb de Mura, Lena Criveanu, Stephan Pelger, Zasha.

More than 2500 buyers from US, Japan, France, Canada, and many other countries had the opportunity to explore a world of magic and glamour along Romanian booths at The Train and Platform 2.

And, what is more important for the business, all Romanian designers were happy with the results of the show, so they promised to be back with their spring and summer ‘09 collections at the September 2008 edition of The Train.

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-  February 4, 2008

The US /Romanian Ambassadorial Road Show came to New York.

Ambasadors Nicholas F. Taubman and Adrian Cosmin Vierita presided a meeting dedicated to reveal the “Best kept secret of Europe”. Even if most of the participants knew that the secret was Romania's great potential, rich resources, well educated labor force, stabile and encouraging economic legislation and policies, they were more than pleasantly surprised by the passionate speeches of HE Mr. Nicholas F. Taubman and Ms. Cindy Biggs,( commercial attaché of US Embassy in Bucharest). They both were very enthusiastic about the changes in Romania and the good perspectives this country has to offer. HE Mr. Adrian Cosmin Vierita has expressed the firm wish of the Romanian Government to continue the actual economic policy which is ment to accelerate the development of the country with the help of the EU funds which will amount 30 billions Euro until 2013, and invited the American business people to join this effort. Top personalities as Ms. Mihaela Mitroi ,(Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and Ms. Anca Harasim (executive Director of Am Cham Bucharest), Mr. Silviu Hotaran (general manager Microsoft Romania ),Mr. Cristian Colteanu ( regional executive manager GE for Romania Bulgaria and Moldova )and Mr. Shamir Khaliq ( Citigroup Country Officer) have shared their experiences in doing business in Romania .Mr. Viorel Onel ( minister counselor for economic affairs, Romanian Embassy in Washington DC )invited all the participants and all American companies interested to do business in Romania to contact the Romanian Office for Trade and Economic Promotion in New York with any related questions or suggestions.

Special thanks to our hosts Mr. Clyde E. Rankin III and Mr. Robert L. Eisen of Baker & McKenzie LLP New York Office for their gentle and warm hospitality.

A special mention for the work of Mrs. Carmela Mammas and Mrs. Anastasia Xenias of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the exquisite planning and organizing of this event.

Department of Commerce for the exquisite planning and organizing of this event.

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