Come explore ways of preserving competitiveness in uncertain times and find out how CSR could be the catalyst for your business revival in one of Europe’s most exciting cities - Bucharest!

Bucharest was once called Little Paris and is well-known for its tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Epoque buildings and has a reputation for high life. Despite the massive reconstruction of the 1980s, Bucharest remains a Garden City, leafy and pleasant, with cafes open on sidewalks in the summer, and with boats on its lakes and rivers.

Bucharest has numerous landmark buildings and monuments. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Palace of the Parliament, built in the 1980s during the reign of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu. Currently the largest building in Europe and the second-largest in the world, the Palace houses the Romanian Parliament as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tourists from all over the world come to Bucharest to enjoy the sights and sounds of the historic architecture and culture that is experiencing a new awakening. The Romanian Athenaeum building is considered to be a symbol of Romanian culture and since 2007 is on the list of the Label of European Heritage sights.

Bucharest's cultural life has, especially since the early 1990s, become colourful and worldly. Traditional Romanian culture, however, continues to have a major influence in arts such as theatre, film and music. Additionally, Bucharest has two internationally-renowned ethnographic museums, the Museum of the Romanian Peasant and the open-air Village Museum. The Village Museum, in Herăstrău Park, contains 272 authentic buildings and peasant farms from all over Romania. The Museum of the Romanian Peasant was declared the European Museum of the Year in 1996, and displays a rich collection of textiles (especially costumes), icons, ceramics, and other artifacts of Romanian peasant life.


Paolo Chighine

Paolo Chighine

Head of External Relations at Enel Romania

Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

Sustainable Development Manager – Products at Aliance Boots

Andrew Marshall - Roberts

Andrew Marshall - Roberts

Head of Corporate Responsibility for Standard Life plc

Peter R. White

Peter R. White

Director for Global Sustainability at Procter and Gamble

Juan Ramon Silva Ferrada

Juan Ramon Silva Ferrada

Area General Manager of Sustainability at ACCIONA

Nikos Avlonas

Nikos Avlonas

Managing Director of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence

Freya Williams

Freya Williams

Co-founder and global planning director of OgilvyEarth

Andreas Beckmann

Andreas Beckmann

Director at WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme   

Laura Maanavilja

Laura Maanavilja

Communication Manager at CSR Europe

Yiannis Lagos

Yiannis Lagos

Chief Operational Officer at Alexandrion Group and  Managing Partner at People First

Mircea Geoana

Mircea Geoana

Chairman of the Romanian Senate

Torsten G. Christen

Torsten G. Christen

National expert at the European Commission

Thomas Osburg

Thomas Osburg

Director Europe - Corporate Affairs for Intel Corp.

Yannis Freris

Yannis Freris

Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainable Development at Gefyra S.A.

Huzaifa Khorakiwala

Huzaifa Khorakiwala

Executive Director of Wockhardt and CEO of Wockhardt Foundation

Eli Roman

Eli Roman

Editor anchor at The Money Channel