Cluj Business Mixer 2015

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The Business Mixer Event which took place in Cluj, on May 19th, 2015, themed “Faster to Greatness” gathered 70 participants from the business service industry and other strategic fields of interest.

The topics discussed included, among others:

  • The Human Capital Romania has to offer to the companies choosing to outsource some of its processes
  • The evolution of the recruitment process towards a selling one, as candidates are becoming more aware and demanding
  • ABSL’s involvement in changing the educational system through our own Master Program developed in partnership with the Bucharest University of Economic Studies ASE
  • How we can increase buildings’ capabilities and use the available space at its maximum
  • How do we use office space to develop our employees
  • Developing an office suitable for Baby boomers, Generation X and Millennials

This business mixer was moderated byColin Lovering, Vice-Chairman of British Romanian Chamber of Commerce.

09:30 -10:00
Guests Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 11:45
Presentations / Debate Panel / Q&A

Don’t Ignore the Elephant in the Room – Romania: the Next Hot Spot for Business Services


  • Florin Grama / Director, Global Business Support Center Microsoft Romania & President ABSL
  • Andrada Iliescu / Advisory Manager KPMG

Discussion Attendees

  • Florin Grama / Director Global Business Support Center Microsoft Romania & President ABSL
  • Andrada Iliescu / Advisory Manager KPMG
  • Vivek Bakshi / General Manager, International Operations (Europe) WIPRO Technologies
  • Andreea Paun / Associate Director, Office Agency, Colliers International Romania


  • Why here and why now: Is the Romanian market ready for the era of business services market?
  • What are the top reasons for key players in this industry to choose Romania?
  • How to make the smartest choice: Internal shared services vs outsourcing.
  • How does success looks like for your organization?

11:45 – 12:15
Coffee Break

12:15 – 14:00
Presentations / Debate Panel / Q&A

Who Will Work for you Tomorrow? Education: Growing People for Growing business


  • Michal Mlynarczyk / CEE Managing Director HAYS
  • Daniel Bratu / Vice President Operations Genpact
  • Iulian Patrascanu / Managing Partner Fine Law

Discussion Attendees

  • Christophe Weller / Managing Partner Corporate Office Solutions / to be confirmed
  • Sorina Donisa / CEO APT Resources & Services
  • Ilinca Paun / Managing Director Colliers International Romania
  • Diana Bocăneală / Head of Talent Management and Recruitment Endava
  • Bogdan Georgescu / Founder Bookster
  • Adela Sova / ACCA Member


  • Who will handle your business the day after tomorrow?
  • Is the next generation educated to adapt quicker to the future business requirements?
  • Will the labour market be ready for the ‘Millennials’?
  • What are the challenges to retain top talents?

14:00 – 14:30

14:30 – 15:30
Networking & Lunch

15:30 – 17:00
Presentations / Debate Panel / Q&A

The Wizard of Oz – Facility Management: the Magical Wand to Keep Large Companies Happy


  • Eugeniu D. Mihai, Business Development Manager Wave Division Group

Discussion Attendees

  • Alexandra Malaies, Senior Manager Facilities EXL
  • Eugeniu D. Mihai, Business Development Manager Wave Division Group
  • Lori Collin, Office Executive NEPI
  • Ofelia Sasu, Facility Manager Office Depot
  • Stefania Baldovinescu, Director REMS Colliers International
  • Bombardier representative, to be confirmed


  • How can you to do more for your company and employees with less resource?
  • The growing role of smart facility management
  • What are the suited negotiating techniques in a complex market place?
  • How can you foster performance and results in the office?

Coffee break

17:15 – 18:00
Site visits at companies within The Office building

18:00 – 20:00
Networking & Dinner