About Forbes Business Bridges

Forbes Romania, an institution at the forefront of the business and entrepreneurial community in Romania and also Central and Eastern Europe, is organizing the first business mixer between Romanian and American business officials: Forbes Business Bridges.

Proudly following in the steps of Forbes, a media powerhouse supporting entrepreneurs since 1917, Forbes Romania is inviting you on October 3, at the historical Forbes on Fifth Building, in New York City for an entire day of high-end keynote speeches, panel discussions and top networking.

We aim to bring together American and Romanian decision-makers and visionaries in IT, retail and real estate, for meaningful, dynamic and business-making talks.

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Reasons to attend:

Foster and strengthen business relationships between Romanian and American companies.

Connect with top executives and decision-makers from leading American and Romanian companies.

Gain unique insights from industry leaders and experts on the latest market trends, business strategies, and investment opportunities.

Build strategic partnerships and explore potential collaborations.

Learn best practices and innovative approaches to business challenges.


Breakfast & Networking

Location: Forbes on Fifth Manhattan

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Forbes Business Bridges Opening Remarks

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

  • Peter Hung – Board member and Board Secretary of Forbes Global Media Holdings Inc. and President of Forbes Global Holdings
  • H.E. Dan-Andrei Muraru – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the United States of America
  • Raluca Michailov – Owner Forbes Romania

The future of technology in a globally connected world powered by AI

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PANEL 1: The future of technology in a globally connected world powered by AI:

  • Andrei Ghiorghiu – CEO BlueTweak
  • Andrei Papancea – CEO, CPO and Co-Founder NLX
  • Vlad Papancea – Co-Founder & CTO NLX
  • Raul Popa – CEO & Co-Founder Typing DNA
  • Mihai Ivașcu – Founder Modex
  • George Haber – Chairman and CEO ZenAIos / Chairman Of The Board Tailent / Growth Partner AnD Ventures


12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

  • Attorney Richard Rossi, Wall Street/IPO Attorney, International Advisor, and Washington D.C. Gov’t Affairs Firm Principal

Elevating luxury retail: blending tradition with innovation

12:30 – 01:15 p.m.

PANEL 2: Elevating luxury retail: blending tradition with innovation:

  • Octavia Marginean -Tahiroglu – General Manager The St. Regis New York
  • Andres Moline – Head of business Development and Sales Pininfarina of America Corp
  • Anca Vlad – President Fildas – Catena Group
  • Mary Tannous – Chief Strategy Officer Patriots Tax & VP Global Strategic Accounts SalesWarp
  • Zack Erden – Entrepreneur, Oner and Partner 75 Main
  • Laurent Toinet – Roger Dubuis US Brand Manager

Lunch & Networking

01:15 – 03:00 p.m.


03:00 – 03:15 p.m.

  • Attorney Daniel Lenghea, Esq. DANIEL LENGHEA LAW, P.A., A Business and Litigation Law Firm

The real estate landscape of tomorrow – trends that make sense

03:15 – 04:00 p.m.

PANEL 3: The real estate landscape of tomorrow – trends that make sense:

  • Beatrice Dumitrașcu – CEO Residential Division One United Properties
  • Fulga Dinu – Country Manager CPI Romania
  • Michael Jalbert – CEO Forbes Global Properties
  • Douglas C. Anderson – Chief Executive Officer Wall Street Capital Partners
  • Craig Nassi – CEO at BCN Development
  • Aaron Block – Co-Founder and Managing Partner MetaProp
  • Oana Ijdelea – Attorney

Closing Remarks

04:00 – 04.10 p.m.


04:15 – 05:00 p.m.

Exclusive dinner in Manhattan

07:00 p.m. –

Forbes will have the pleasure of requesting your company for a very exclusive dinner in Manhattan

Exclusive lunch and talk in Hamptons

Trip to the Hamptons, for an exclusive lunch and talk to the leading businessperson in the Hamptons, a visionary in his own right.

Roundtables organized by Forbes

Access to roundtables organized by Forbes, in the field of real estate and IT for exclusive content and networking.

Guided tour of New York City

Full day guided tour of New York City, to end the learning experience on a cultural and discovery note.

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the heart of business in New York City!


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