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Conference – Connections: Building Bridges

06 Oct 2023 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm


Open to BISM Community + External

We are very excited to announce our first BISM Conference! Open to business leaders from all walks of life, our conference will inspire you to build more bridges – in your organisation and outside it, in the community you live and across industries and areas.

While this an initiative for our community, we are also inviting people from outside our student network to join it and meet our lecturers and alumni.


BISM Conference & Fair – Connections: Building Bridges at a glance:

  • 6 October, Bucharest
  • talks and panel on how we become better connected and work together
  • fair area, exhibiting solutions from the BISM Community (students and alumni)
  • facilitated networking break, so you can better meet attendees
  • evening party and awards (pending confirmation)

Plus, on 3 October, 14:30 – 15:15, you can also join an online live session on how to become a better networker at events, hosted by Paul Renaud. To get the link, sign up for the conference.


Here is the list of speaker you will be hearing from:

  • Alex Agatinei, How to Web
  • Bogdan Axinia, eMAG Ventures
  • Alexandra Bran, Prosus Group
  • Claudiu Butacu, EFdeN
  • Iulian Cîrciumariu, V7 Capital Investments
  • Florin Ilie, ING
  • Madalina Marcu, Asociația pentru Relații Comunitare
  • George Moroianu,
  • Delia Necula, Angel Investor & Advisor
  • Adrian Papuc, Ultramarathonist
  • Andreea Pipernea, Exit by Choice
  • Adriana Popescu, Romanian-American Foundation
  • Magda Ropotan, IKEA
  • Raluca Rotaru, Chapter 4 Romania
  • Diana Stafie, FutureStation
  • Adrian Stanciu & Andreea Roșca, Decoder
  • Constantin Stanciu, GrowCentric
  • Claudiu Vrînceanu, ScaleOut

Speaking on topics such as:

  • Making connections with other business leaders
  • Connecting with investors
  • Connecting NGOs and businesses for the greater good
  • Keeping in touch with your peers after a project is over
  • Using AI for better business outcomes


09:00 – 10:00 – Registration & Welcome coffee
10:00 – 11:30 Morning Sessions10:10 – 10:30 – Interview with Adrian Papuc, running in New York for 52 days to achieve 5,000 km
10:30 – 11:00 – We flip the tables on – Adrian Stanciu asks Andreea Rosca ( about connections and building relations
11:00 – 11:30 – Five types of thought leaders in Romania – Claudiu Vrînceanu, ScaleOut

11:30 – 12:30 Coffee break & speed networking Radu Atanasiu, Laura Lăzărescu, Denisa Nuber and Dora Surugiu – BISM facilitate group networking

12:30 – 14:00 – Noon Sessions
12:30 – 13:15 NGOs Panel: Connections – everyone and everything matters, together we make a difference and have impact with Alina Kasprovski – Fundatia Comunitara Bucuresti, Adriana Popescu – Romanian-American Foundation and Madalina Marcu – Asociația pentru Relații Comunitare, moderator
13:15 – 14:00 Connections: the power of an investment/start-up ecosystem with Iulian Circiumariu – V7, Bogdan Axinia – eMAG Ventures, George Moroianu –, Andreea Pipernea – Bravva, Alexandru Agatinei – How to Web, moderator
14:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break
15:00 – 16:00 – Afternoon sessions

15:00 – 15:40 Building bridges – How to harness the power of a community, how to create continuity – panel MBA RO6 – with Alexandra BranProsus Group, Alina BălanDesign Thinking Society, Diana StafieFuture Station, Magda Ropotan – IKEA, Raluca Rotaru – Chapter 4 Romania, moderator

15:40 – 16:00 Interview with Andreea Raicu
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00 Final sessions
16:30 – 17:00 The future of connections with AI – Dan Marc, Footprints AI
17:00 – 17:30 Generating together the eBook of the Conference using AI and Chatbot with Constantin Stanciu, GrowCentric
17:30 – 18:00 Closure: The times we live in with Florin Ilie, ING
18:00 – Late Closing party




Talk to authors from the community, including Sonia Marta, Diana Mereu, Raluca Mihăilă and Adrian Stanciu.



Here are the sponsors of BISM Conference:

We would also like to thank the companies offering you goodies:



Due to space restrictions, attendance will be limited to 120 participants and 90 seats are already taken, so make sure you secure your place early. 

If you’re a former or current student, please check your email for the 30% discount code or email [email protected] to get it.

Sign up via the form on the right (desktop) or below (mobile).


06 Oct 2023
9:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hotel Caro
Str. Barbu Văcărescu 164A
Bucharest, 020285 Romania


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