International Forum Youth Entrepreneurship in a Modern Society




15 Trainings

30 Speakers from 6 countries

Radisson Blue Hotel

Chisinau, Moldova

Translations into
Romanian, Russian, English

International Forum : “Youth entrepreneurship in a Modern Society”, 21-22 November 2017. Radisson Blu, Leo Grand Hotel Chisinau.


National Association of Youth Managers from Moldova (ANTiM) and Youth Generation Organization  with the financial support of  EACEA within the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, UNDP and Ministry of Education, Culture and Research is organizing the International Forum "Youth Entrepreneurship in a Modern Society" which will run between Noiembrie 21-22, 2017,  in Radisson Blu, Leo Grant  Hotel, Chișinău, starting at  9.00 AM.


The 2 days large scale event, conference-forum  “Youth entrepreneurship in a Modern Society”, is to provide an opportunity to more than 200 young inspiring entrepreneurs from Moldova, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Georgia and Armenia to meet, connect, learn, share, challenge and grow.


Entrepreneurship is an indispensable element in a prosper and modern society, opening new visions, opportunities and economic grow. Entrepreneurial performances can be guaranteed through a competitive reaction on permanent challenges, increased innovation, raised competition and permanent changing economic opportunities and trends.



The proposed forum will tackle them all  through a dynamic entrepreneurial environment which consists out of:


  • 12 trainings and informative seminars, parallel panels and inspiring speeches and debates.
  • Presentation of DCFTA (EU-Moldova trade Relations) and meeting young entrepreneurs from the countries which signed the agreement.
  • Share of European programs and funds supporting youth entrepreneurship in its diverse forms.
  • Inspiring speeches and share of good experience with top successful entrepreneurs.
  • Possibility to Network and develop national, regional and           cross-border cooperation
  • Business Exposition aiming to promote and share their products and services, meet the potential customers, set cooperation and expand their business beyond national borders.


The Event is to gather decision makers, innovation experts and  practitioners (SMEs, business incubators and business support organisations) to generate discussion and exchange on the business environmental improvement and development of social and youth entrepreneurship aiming to impact social, economic and ecological development.


In a Modern Society, Modern Youth are Entrepreneurs.



9:00 - 09:30

Registration of participants

9:00 - 13:00

Business exhibition for young entrepreneurs

9:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:00

Official opening of the Forum,  moderator - Aurelia Braguta, 
Chairwoman of the National Association of Young Managers (ANTiM),

Viorica Soroceanu, President Youth Generation Organization

Guest – EU Delegation in the Republic of Moldova

Guest – Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of  the Republic of Moldova

Guest  – UNDP




11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Programs and projects financially supporting young entrepreneurs,
Vitalie Arvinte, business consultant - moderator
1. Veronica Arpintin, Program manager of Small Business Support, BERD

2. Aureliu Casian, Competitiveness Enhancement Project World Bank

3. EU-UNDP Support to Confidence Building Measures Programme

4. Daniela Dascaliuc, chief of department for financial support , ODIMM

5. Mihai Bilba, Vice president CCI Moldova

6. Natalia Manea, financial product development specialist UCIP - IFAD

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 15:30

Parallel sessions run by experts


Innovation in business sector, online visibility in doing business,
Radu Plugaru, director SEOlium, Republic of Moldova

Loft Lounge

Organic agriculture trends & opportunities for young farmers,
Spartac Chilat, Director Prograin Organic, MOVCA

Blu Lounge

The World We Live In - Tips & Techniques to help manage change, 
Malcolm Heaven, retail career working for Marks & Spencer PLC , UK


15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Parallel sessions run by experts


How we create sectorial brands / country of origin effect,

Alin Valentin Angheluță, Dean at Bucharest Business School

Loft Lounge

Motivation and recognition. Simple and effective leadership tools,

Ciprian Ouatu Associate Consultant within Ascendis Group, Romania


Blu Lounge

Entrepreneurship education - Platforms for Learning, Marius Bostan, co-founder of FNTM, Romania. Launch  of School for Continues Education of ASEM, Aurelia Braguța director


19:00 - 22:00

Cocktail - Networking  B2B, CEED - Moldova

PROGRAMME  21 November 2017, Tuesday

Share of public policies and best practices in partner countries

Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia,  Romania, Italy and Republic of Moldova

9:00 - 09:30

Registration of participants

9:30 - 11:00

Break-out Debates - the recommendations will be integrated into the position paper of the event:


Entrepreneurship in conflict zones, Vladislav KULMINSKI, Consultant, PNUD/SCBM project

Room 2

EU market and EaP, Vasile Plamadeala, Trade Officer EU delegation
to the Republic of Moldova

Blu Lounge

Women entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship, Stihi Ludmila, business consultant.

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Business in numbers

Room 1

Access to Finance step by step, moderator Artur Munteanu, financial consultant

Room 2

SMEs' access to Erasmus + for Young Entrepreneurs. Angelica Perra chief executive of TDM 2000 and TDM 2000 International, Hosting Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs since 2011. Presentation  Horizon 2020 Programme, information office Moldova

Room 3

Legal framework - obstacles and opportunities for business development, Gabriel - Ionel Zbîrcea, Managing Partner Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, Law firm

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 16:00

Minds which share passion for business and change the world


Loft Lounge

Successful entrepreneurs  share their experience to success.
(CORELI, Carpe Deam,

Blu Lounge

Harrison Assessments - A Talent Management System for promoting innovationfor SME,
Elena Munteanu, Associate Consultant within Ascendis Group, Romania

16:00 - 17:00

Final remarks with recommendation from panels regarding policy support for Youth Entrepreneurship

PROGRAMME  22 November 2017, Wednesday

Business In The Community - Creating a sustainable future through responsible business, Malcolm Heaven, UK,  winner of the  a National Award for Responsible Business

Registration of participants


For youth entrepreneurs: 3000 lei 300 lei

2 days access to all forum modules

Coffee and Networking

Forum materials


The event is opened to youth entrepreneurs or those in the process of opening and entrepreneurial venture, with the age between 20-40 years old.

* Only 200 places available

The difference of 2700 lei

is covered by Forum partners

Speakers  YE 2017

Malcolm Heaven, United Kingdom

Worked for Marks & Spencer PLC across 4 continents. In 2014 he joined Business In The Community on a two year secondment, winning a National Award for Responsible Business, and gaining recognition from the UK Government.

Marius Raul Bostan, Romania

Co-founder of the National Foundation for Young Managers - FNTM in Romania and the initiator of the Re> Patriot project. Minister of Communications and Information Society, in the Dacian Ciolos Government.

Radu Plugaru, Republic of Moldova

Founder of SEOlium, an agency for optimizing and promoting websites in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. Over 7 years of experience in hundreds of projects in Romania, Moldova, USA and UK.

Stihi Liudmila, Republic of Moldova

Mrs. Stihi Liudmila holds consulting activity since 2004 specializing in Planning and Business Development, Organizational Management. Mrs. Stihi’s consulting experience is developed in numerous projects both in business and in the nonprofit sector.

Ciprian Ouatu, Romania

Associate Consultant within Ascendis since June 2011.  He specializes in facilitating communication, sales and management programs. He considers that, at present, developing leadership skills within the middle-management teams of Romania and Republic of Moldova companies is a very important measure.

Elena Munteanu, Romania

Joined the Ascendis team in 2007. She is a consultant within the WKH

Organizational Development division. Nine years of experience in implementing assessment processes, recruiting and development, with psychological expertise.


Alin Valentin Angheluță, Romania

He is an active member of JCI (Junior Chamber International) and FNTM (National Foundation of Young Leaders). He is a shareholder of the Millenium Insurance Broker SA. Starting in 2016, he is the Dean of the Bucharest Business School, which brings together three MBA programs.

Ion Luca, Republic of Moldova

Founder and Winemaker "Casa Vinicola Luca”. Member of the judging committees at Berliner Wine Trophy, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Asia Wine Trophy.

Vitalie Arvinte, Republic of Moldova

Business consultant with more  than 20 years experience in management consulting, training, and banking services. He was involved in many projects with the scope to implement in Moldova best business practices,  sound corporate governance and durable business development.

Spartac Chilat, Republic of Moldova

General Director, co-founder of the Moldovan-Dutch joint venture Prograin Organic SRL, the company operating in the value chain of the organic agriculture. Vice-President MOVCA, Chairman of the Branch Committee for Entrepreneurship in Agriculture, (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova)

Corina Hamureac, Romania

Corina Hamureac - graduate the law faculty, University of Bucharest, master at ULIM, R.Moldova. She has been working for four years at the Bologna Court of Law, Italy. Lunches her business in 2016 starting from a necessity and transforming the passion into an entrepreneurial venture.

Cezar Nourescu, Romania

 In 2011 he founded CBN IT, a company that specializes in Google Cloud technologies and has developed several complex applications for medium and large companies. After founding 2bitsEDU and launches the third startup,, voted the best start-up of the year in Romania.

Artur Munteanu, Republic of Moldova

Entrepreneur, financial manager and consultant with 20 years of experience in Financial Sector Development and SMEs’. Initiated and developed Microinvest, a non-bank financial institution in Moldova.

Angelica Perra, Italy

Degree in Political Sciences - field of studies International Economics. Expert of International Trade - focused on Southern Italian SMEs. Founder and chief executive of TDM 2000 and TDM 2000 International. Hosting Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs since 2011

Gabriel-Ionel Zbîrcea, Romania

Gabriel Zbarcea is Managing Partner of “Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii”, having over 20 years of juridical experience. He has consulted and assisted numerous Romanian companies as well as whose with foreign capital.

Vasile Plămădeală, Republic of Moldova

Coordinates and assists the implementation of the association agreement and DFTCA in R. Moldova on behalf of EU Delegation to the R. Moldova

Youth Entrepreneurship in a Modern Society 2017

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National Association of Youth Managers from Moldova (ANTiM)   - YE2017