Joint Meeting of Chambers of Commerce

24.02.2012

On January 24th, 2012, the meeting of chairpersons and management representatives of European Chambers of Commerce took place at the Époque Hotel in Bucharest.

The attendants to the meeting were the following:

  • Mamas Koutsoyiannis - President, Bilateral chamber of Commerce and Industry Romania Cyprus
  • Raymond Breden - Executive Chairman, British Romanian Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniela Apolozan - General Manager, French Chamber of Commerce in Romania
  • Roberto Musneci - Vice-President, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Romania
  • Serge Gonvers - Board Member, Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Romania
  • Vassilis Ioannou - Board Member, Hellenic Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Radu Merica - President, German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Guy Poupet - Member of the Council of Administration, French Chamber of Commerce in Romania
  • Bruno Roche - President, French Chamber of Commerce In Romania
  • Michalis Sotiriou - President, Hellenic Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • HE Ambassador Michael Sternberg - President, Danish Romanian Business Association
  • Gentiana Avrigeanu - Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce Switzerland - Romania
  • Ioannis Alfieris - Economic Adviser, Hellenic Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Adrian Dimache - General Secretary, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Romania
  • Sebastian Metz - Manager, German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Diana Nastase - Executive Director, Hellenic Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Richard Reese - Executive Director, Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce
  • Agata Stefan - Executive Director Romania, British Romanian Chamber of Commerce
  • Razvan Stroe - Head of commercial department Danish Romanian Business Association

Apologies:
  • Peter De Ruiter -President, Netherlands-Romanian Chamber of Commerce

During the meeting, the following subjects were discussed and agreed upon:
- the need to draft a strategy for future action,
- to have a follow up meeting to discuss the strategy
- to share the programmes of activity and thus avoid overlapping of events; to discuss where and how it’s possible to organize some joint events; to indicate which events are open for other Chambers’ members
- to eliminate unnecessary duplication of topics of events

All participants welcomed the British and Dutch Chambers of Commerce’s initiative of coagulating the business environment.

Main goals of joint meetings are to offer the members the possibility of getting in touch, to share information, to draft list of topics where government’s engagement is necessary and is expected for these meeting to take place on a regular basis.