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2 February 2016people-network-drawing-on-glass-whiteboard
Marriott Hotel, Constanta Hall 
Organized by the Romanian Lobbying Registry Association
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9:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:30 Chair’s Opening Remarks

  • Laura FLOREA, President, Romanian Lobbying Registry Association


Policies & Regulations

Moderator: Mihai CONSTANTIN

9:40 Mitigating risks in the three-party cooperation between public administration, businesses and civil society

  • Adrian BABOI-STROE, State Secretary, Ministry of Justice 

9:50 Lobbying for the public interest: a requirement of modern societies

  • Mihai LISEȚCHI, State Secretary, Public Consultations and Social Dialogue

10:00 Managing conflicting interests in a fair competitive environment

  • Bogdan CHIRITOIU, President, Competition Council (TBC)

10:10 PANEL DISCUSSION: Beyond policy and advocacy: the strategic approach provided by public affairs; Lobby activity implications for public policy, business community and NGOs; Self-regulation vs state regulation for lobby activities.

Key speakers discuss with:

  • Laura FLOREA, President, Romanian Lobbying Registry Association
  • Marcin OLENDER, Public Policy and Government Manager CEE, Google (TBC)
  • Oana PREDA, Director, Resource Center for Public Participation
  • Cristian PARVAN, General Secretary, Businessmen Association of Romania 
  • Ioana AVADANI, Executive Director, Center for Independent Journalism

10:50 Coffee Break


Lobby activity in the EU and Romania

Moderator: Mihai CONSTANTIN

11:00 Building alliances in Brussels: lobbying transparency in the EU

  • András BANETH, Managing Director, Public Affairs Council Europe

11:15 Effective lobbying in EU countries: adapting to different regulatory environments

  •  Russell PATTEN, Head of Public Affairs Practice Continental Europe, Grayling


  •  Richard JUKES, Chairman Public Affairs UK & Ireland, Grayling  

11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: Regulation vs. Self-regulation, lobby in Romania vs lobby in the EU; Effective self-regulation for those professionally engaged in public affairs

Key speakers discuss with:

  • Gabriela DRĂGAN, General Director, European Institute in Romania
  • Ionuț TĂNASE, Author of “Dinamica activitatii de lobby în România”
  • Miruna Andreea BALOSIN, Assistant Professor, Babes-Bolyai University 
  • Cristian DUCU, President Supervisory Commission, Romanian Transparency Register
  • Roberto MUSNECI, Vice President, Romanian Lobbying Registry Association

12:40 End of conference. Lunch.

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