Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014

Join us at the most important event in Romania dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainable energy program development!

The oportunities and challenges of implementing energy efficiency programs as the next step in Romania’s energy strategy will be debated in the largest conference dedicated to this sector in Romania, the Energy Efficiency Forum 2014, organised by the Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency ARPEE and GOVNET Conferences. 

This national conference comes at a crucial moment as the implementation of the 2012/27/EU Directive to Energy Efficiency will come into force. The Summit speakers will provide the latest information to help your company adapt and comply to the Directive requirements - it will also involve you in the debate that shapes the future directions of Romania's energy markets and energy services development.

The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014 is a perfect networking platform that will create new ventures and investment opportunities in the area of sustainable and energy efficient program development.

The event is created to generate business ventures and present the investment opportunities in Romania's energy efficiency programs as well as to connect government representatives and regulatory authorities with private companies. 

Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014 - October 9, 2014 - Hotel InterContinental Bucharest

Target group: Local and International experts from the energy industry and Romanian authorities supervising and regulating the field.

Language: English and Romanian (with simultaneous translation provided)

Registration: Conference  participation fee is 149 € + VAT/ person.
The fee includes the participation in the conference sessions,  coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the conference proceedings documents. 
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. Register online via the registration page on

Registration conditions:
 The program and the speakers are subject to change. Should the conference be cancelled due to force majeure, unavailability of the conference venue, speakers being prevented or for other good cause, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference. In case of cancellation all participants will be informed promptly. In this case, all registration fees will be reimbursed.

Payment: Payment can be made by bank transfer prior to the event. Please take into consideration the limited seats availability, therefore we recommend that registrations are made prior to the week of the event.

Hotel: Exclusively for you we have got a limited number of rooms available at special rates in the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest. In order to accommodate you together with the other participants, please reserve your room by no later than one week before arrival.

08:00 - 08:30
Delegates Registration and welcome coffee

08:30 - 10:00

Romanian policy and legislation relating to Energy Efficiency 2012/27 EU Directive

Moderator: Emil Calota – Vice-President, ANRE


  • Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu - Energy Efficiency and Energy Security of Romania
  • Varujan Vosganian, Senator, former Minister of Economy
  • Maricel Popa, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy
  • Rodin Traicu, Member of the Chamber of Deputies in the Romanian Parliament, and member of the Industries and Services Commission Chamber of Deputies
  • Dan Ioan Gheorghiu, Counsellor of the Prime Minister for Energy and President of ISPE
  • Elena Popescu, General Director of the Energy and Environment Direction within the Ministry of Energy - The National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
  • Corneliu Rotaru, Director ANRE The approach to implement the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
10:00 - 10:15
Networking coffee break
10:15 - 12:15

The Romanian Industrial Sector - specific market aspects and implementation barriers

Moderator: Corneliu Radulescu – Director General ANRE 


  • Gerard Verdebout, President, ARPEE - Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency 
  • Mark Velody, Project Manager RoSEFF - EU EBRD RoSEFF – an integrated package of financing, technical consultancy and EU grants to help Romanian SMEs invest in sustainable energy solutions
  • Stefan Buciuc, Director Public Authorities, BCR ERSTE - Financing energy efficiency projects 
  • Gheorghe Dobra, Director General, ALRO- Energy Efficiency at ALRO - Improving the reduction of energy consumption and countinuous monitoring 
  • Bruno Ribo, Chief Executive Officer ArcelorMittal Galati - Energy Efficiency improvements and investments at ArcelorMittal Galati
  • Razvan Grecu, Vice President Strategy, GDF Suez Romania - Implementation of Directive 2012/27/UE on Energy Efficiency(art. 7) 
  • Bogdan Balaci, General Manager Philips Lighting - Light and energy efficiency! Challenges and opportunities on the local market 
  • Tudor-Alexandru Socea, Director General, EnergoBit ESCO - Energy Performance Contract - models of good practice 
  • Gheorghe Tucu, General Director Valeg - Increasing energy efficiency in industrial processes. Is Romania ready? 


12:15 - 12:30
Networking Coffee break

12:30 - 14:00

Energy Efficiency programs for buildings, biomass and biogas

Moderator: Prof. Aureliu Leca - Executive Director ARPEE


  • Lavinia Saniuta, Country Manager, Veolia Romania - Modern Solutions for Cogeneration and District Heating 
  • Vasile Muntenita, President, Cogen Romania - Urban cogeneration between necessity and reality 
  •  Adrian Balsanu, Country Sales Director, Bosch Termotehnica - Technology to support the Energy Efficiency targets for buildings
  • Prof. Cerna Mladin, President, Association of Auditors of Romania, Buildings and Energy Efficiency - Romania vs. Romania in the process of modernizing the buildings 
  • Costin Ionescu, Regional Sales Manager, AB Energy - Cogeneration and bio-cogeneration with reciprocating engines – energy efficiency solution
  • Gabriel Istoc, General Manager, B-Team Energy and Environment - B-Team Efficient Energy for the Future
14:00 - 14:45
Networking Lunch
14:45 - 16:00

Energy Efficiency programs - lighting

Moderator: Prof. Aureliu Leca - Executive Director ARPEE


  • Roxana Sunica, Marketing Director, Recolamp - Recycling of waste lamps in Romania - fulfilment of EU legal obligations 
  • Prof. Stelian Matei, Scientific Director,Electromagnetica  - Implementing LED lighting contributes to the improvement of energy efficiency
  • Prof. Dorin Beu - President, Naional Lighting Commitee - The energetic evaluation of lighting
  • Dr. Andrei Ceclan, Servelect - The power of energy managers as leaders of efficiency 
  • Catalin Dragostin, Director Energy-Serv - The queen of efficiency: Biomass cogeneration. In Romania: Cinderella

16:00 - 16:30
Closing Remarks
Gerard Verdebout
President ARPEE

Mr. Gerard Verdebout is the President of Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency. He is also Technical & Operation Director for Dalkia Romania, wich he joined in May 2012. Previously he worked for Dalkia in Portugal and Chile.  

Prof. Aureliu Leca
Executive Director ARPEE

Prof. Aureliu Leca is the Executive Director of the Association for Promotion of Energy Efficiency. His educational background includes the title of doctor engineer and head of class of the Politechnic Institute in Bucharest, specialized in thermo energy, Fulbright Fellow in Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida, Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences in Romania, Professor and Head of the UNESCO Chair of Engineering Sciences at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He is also the author of 34 books and 141 published works. His professional background includes the positions of State Secretary for Energy, Ministry of Industry, CEO of Autonomous Electricity - RENEL, UNDP Project Coordinator "Energy Management Center", President, Company Bossard Consultants (France) Romania, President, National Confederation of Romanian Employers, President, Romanian National Committee of World Energy Council, Member of the Senate, Romanian President awarded Mr. Leca the National Order "Star of Romania", in Knight Degree.

Emila Calota
VicePresident ANRE

Mr. Emil Calota is the Vice President of the National Regulatory Authority for Energy since 2012. Previously he held different management positions in the oil until 2000. Between 2000-2008 he served as Mayor of Ploiesti.

Rodin Traicu
Deputy, Industry and Services Committee of the Chamber of Deputies

Mr. Rodin TRAICU serves as deputy for Industry and Services Committee of the Chamber of Deputies since 2012. Between may 2012 and december 2012 he served as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment. Previously he held various management positions in the private sector.

Mihnea Constantinescu
Ambasador for Efficiency and Energy Security of Romania

Mr. Mihnea Constantinescu is Ambassador at large, Special representative for Energy Security. Previously, he served for different Governments as Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, State Counselor and Diplomatic Counselor to the Prime Minister, spokesman of the Government. As a diplomat in the MFA he was State Secretary Coordinator, General Director for political affairs, and director of the minister’s office. In 2001 he acted as Personal Representative of the CiO-OSCE for South Eastern Europe during Romanian Chairmanship and in 2003 he was the Romanian representative to the Provisional Authority in Baghdad and advisor to the Iraqi MFA. Before joining the diplomatic service he was a faculty member at UPB in Nuclear Power Engineering and obtained the doctorate in this field.   

Dan Ioan Gheorghiu
Counsellor of the Prime Minister for Energy and President ISPE

Mr. Dan Gheorghiu is the President of the Institute for Studies and Power Engineering – ISPE, since 1992 and since 2012 he is also the counselor of the Prime-Minister for Energy.

Varujan Vosganian
Senator, Former Minister of Economy

Mr. Varujan Vosganian's professional background includes the positions of Minister of Economy and Finance (2007 - 2008) , Minister of Economy and Commerce (2006-2007) and Commission Chairman economic, industrial and services Senate (2008-2012t). Mr. Vosganian is also the Vice President of the National Liberal Party (2007-present) and holds a doctorate in economy from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

Elena Popescu
General Director of the Energy and Environment Direction, within the Department for Energy

With extensive experience in the energy field, she coordinates energy and environment policies taking into consideration EU requirements and the national priorities in terms of energy security. Between 2007 – 2012, she acted as Diplomatic counselor at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union. Previously, she was a counselor at the Direction for Energy Policy – strategies and policies in the energy field, within the Ministry of Economy. Elena Popescu holds a PhD in Energy security in Romania – Comparison of energy technologies and opportunities for nuclear energy.

Corneliu Rotaru
Director for Energy Efficiency Projects and Authorization Division ANRE

Mr. Corneliu Rotaru, PhD, is Director for Energy Efficiency Projects and Authorization Division at the National Regulatory Authority for Energy since 2009. Previously he served as high level advisor, director and general director at the National Regulatory Authority for Energy.


Gheorghe Dobra
CEO and Member of the Board ALRO

Gheorghe Dobra, Phd, Executive MBA, graduated from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute. He joined Alro in 1984 and has held various engineering and executive positions since. Mr. Dobra is currently the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the smelter.

Lavinia Saniuta
Country Manager Veolia Romania

Ms. Lavinia Saniuţă is the Country Manager of Veolia, Romania. From May 2014 she is General Director Dalkia România. Since 2009 she was Deputy General  Director Dalkia România. Veolia Environnement has three divisions Water, Waste and  Energy

Razvan Grecu
VicePresident Public Affairs GDF Suez

Razvan GRECU is Vice-president for Public Affairs and Market Intelligence at GDF SUEZ Energy Romania. He is responsible for public policy analysis, market and market design analyses and relationship with external stakeholders. He holds a PhD in Political Science and had various scholarships in the past, including an OSF/Chievening scholarship at University of Oxford, UK.

Bogdan Balaci
General Manager for South-East Europe Philips Lighting

Starting June 2014, Bogdan Balaci joined Philips Lighting as the new general manager for South-East Europe. His main objectives are to develop the business strategically and operationally,  including strengthening the company's position as the industry leader in innovative lighting solutions. He is based in Romania and has over 15 years’ management experience in the IT market.

Ionel Bors
Country Manager of ArcelorMittal Galati

Ionel Bors is the Country Manager of ArcelorMittal Galati, appointed in this position since February 2010. 


Tudor Socea
General Manager EnergoBit ESCO

Tudor Socea is General Manager at EnergoBit ESCO. He has a wide expertise in energy efficiency projects and a good knowledge of the ESCO market in Romania. With more than 8 years of experience in the energy sector, occupying different positions in companies like EnergoBit or ABB, is also involved as co-owner in multiple renewable energy projects in Romania.

Gheorghe Tucu
General Manager VALEG

Mr. Gheorghe Tucu is the owner and GM of Valeg Creative Solutions, a company providing consultancy, engineering, implementation, operating and maintenance services for small and medium size cogeneration applications. He succeeded to install more than 20 cogeneration units, on natural gas and biogas. His background also includes: CEO at IPA, Country Manager for Honeywell in Romania, General Manager at AB Energy Romania. He’s currently President of the Romanian standardization body, ASRO, and member of the Board of RENAR, the Romanian certification body. 

Roxana Sunica
Marketing Manager RECOLAMP

Roxana Sunica is in charge of developing and implementing the strategy and the marketing plan for the first organization authorized for collecting and recycling waste lamps in Romania
. She also elaborated and implemented awareness campaigns - e.g.: “Marea Debarasare”, “Ziua Verde 2008”,,

Vasile Muntenita
President COGEN

Mr. Vasile Muntenita is the President of COGEN Romania since 2013. He has experience in the construction and operation of heating and thermal stations. Between 2008-2009 he was the Director of GDF-SUEZ ENERGY SERVICES – ROMANIA and between 2009-2013 he was the Commercial Director of ROMELECTRO.

Cerna Mladin
President Association of Energy Building Auditors

Ms. Cerna Mladin President Association of Energy Building Auditors.

Catalin Dragostin
Executive Director Energy Serv

Mr. Catalin Dragostin is the Executive Director of Energy Serv since 1996. During this period, he implemented many energy efficiency projects and contracts with power plants and refineries in Romania and Bulgaria (Petromidia refinery, Pitesti power plant, Petrotel refinery, Neftochim refinery-Bulgaria, Pleven refinery-Bulgaria). Previously he worked for Romanian Energy Authority RENEL, o different positions.

Vlad Voiculescu
VP Group Infrastructure Finance Erste Group Bank AG

Mr. Vlad Voiculescu is a VP with Group Infrastructure Finance of Erste Group Bank AG, based in Austria, in charge with business & group policy development in the area of energy efficiency.



Andrei Ceclan
Energy Auditor at SERVELECT

Mr. Andrei CECLAN is Doctor Engineer – Energy Auditor at SERVELECT, an ESCO company from Cluj-Napoca. His energy efficiency story started some 10 years ago, during an Energy Management faculty course, when he realized that all his acquired electrical engineering knowledge and experience can be put together in a very practical way. What it followed was a series of more than 150 energy audits in different industry sectors or building facilities.


Costin Ionescu
Regional Sales Manager AB Energy

Mr. Costin Ionescu graduated the “Politehnica” University from Bucharest – Faculty of Power Engineering in 1995 and obtained the title of Master in Energy Efficiency in 1996. His entire professional career revolves in the area of energy efficiency in several public and private companies. Starting June 2012 he joined Gruppo AB as Regional Sales Manager at AB Energy Romania. In this position he is continuously promoting the energy efficiency and “green power” production with reciprocating engines in modular structure.

Mark Velody
Project manager RoSEFF

Mark Velody is the Project Manager for the EU/EBRD Romania and Tractebel Engineering - SME Sustainable Energy Finance Facility (RoSEFF)

Stelian Matei
Scientific Director, Electromagnetica

In over 20 years of business, research and development experience, Mr. Matei has held positions ranging from R&D engineer to lecturer and general manager. Since 1991, he has provided consultancy locally and internationally. Mr. Stelian Matei is currently working as Lighting Engineering Center Manager at the Cape University of Cape Town Electronics and Optoelectronics Lector as well as Scientific Director at Electromagnetica.



Adrian Balsanu
Country Sales Director Bosch Termotehnica

Mr. Adrian Balsanu is Country Sales Director at Bosch Termotehnica since 2009. Previously he held the position of Department Manager Security and Safety Equipment within Robert Bosch. He is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.



Gabriel Istoc
General Manager B-Team

Mr. Gabriel Istoc is one of the owners and General Manager of the B-Team Consult and Services SRL. The company acts in the industrial services through B-Team Corrosion Protection and energy industry through B-Team Energy and Environment which promotes the benefits of CHP, adsorption systems and biomass gasification technologies. Mr. Istoc is assisting young entrepreneurs in making their businesses grow and succed, being an active member of the European Insitute of Business Networking and Romanian Business Leaders Foundation. He acts as well in social area at international level, being an alumni of BMW Foundation.

Dorin Beu
President of Romanian National Lighting Committe

Dorin Beu is the President of Romanian National Lighting Committe ( since 2013. He is the manager of Lighting Engineering Laboratory of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and chief-editor of Ingineria Iluminatului review. Director of Transylvania Chapter of Romanian Green Building Council ( and has teach sustainable lighting in Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Greece and Portugal.

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Hotel Intercontinental

The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014 will be organized at the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.

InterContinental Bucharest is a five star hotel that provides a highclass background for conferences, receptions and other types of events. Located right in the center of Bucharest, it is within walking distance from the Old City – Bucurestiul Vechi. The main subway station and the central bus station are just across the street. There are also taxi ranks directly in front of the hotel.

Special accommodation rates and hotel reservation

Summit participants benefit from special accommodation rates. Please send your accommodation requests directly to:
Mrs. Simona Sercan – Senior Convention Sales Manager
Fill in the hotel reservation form attached to benefit fom the special delegate rates at the Intercontinental Hotel.

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