The first edition of MACRO will take place on June 18, 2013, from 8:30 to 17:00, at Summit Events & Conference Center, Red Hall (49/3 Tighina Str., 1st floor).
MACRO Annual International Conference is organized by the EXPERT-GRUP independent think tank in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and aims at providing a platform for a comprehensive discussion of the Republic of Moldova country risks, including economic, political, security and social, and how these risks shape the Moldovan economic trajectory.
MACRO, which stands for “Moldova: Assessing Country Risks and Opportunities” will offer a high-level intellectual platform to dissect the factors influencing Moldova’s attractiveness as destination for international investments, new ideas and advanced technologies. The Conference is going to assess the country’s risks that need to be alleviated to make Moldova a better place for the capital and labour and to identify the opportunities to harness in order to foster Moldova’s economic development.
Discussions at MACRO 2013 will be focused around 4 panels:
Panel 1: Key economic trends in 2012-2013 and short-term forecast;
Panel 2: Competing internationally for attracting foreign investors;
Panel 3: Education, skilled work, business and labour culture in Moldova;
Panel 4: A meaningful policy addressing country risks and opportunities.
There will be 16 speakers on the four panels, including the the Minister of Finance, Mr. Veaceslav Negruța, the Minister of Education, Mrs. Maia Sandu and the Governor of the National Bank of Moldova, Mr. Dorin Drăguțanu, also international speakers from Germany (Uwe Konst, International Business Development), United Kingdom (David Dalton, Economist Intelligence Unit; Kilbinder Dosanjh, Moody's Investors Service Ltd.), Romania (Lucian Anghel, BCR Pensii/Bucharest Stock Exchange) and Italy (Siria Taurelli, European Training Foundation). The diverse public will include political leadership, senior policy makers, Moldovan and foreign private sector representatives, Moldovan NGOs and academia.