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Theme: New Evolution Way

This event occurred on
June 8, 2018
Bucharest, București

New evolution way - A seismic shift in the landscape. In our life. An inflection point. This is what we live. This event is to bring people together. Individuals who are the change makers in our society. We believe that life is about experiencing moments and telling awesome stories. People often become stubborn about their old ways by comparing new ideas to what they know. It’s important to reframe that view and approach it with a clear mind. And sometimes we choose to make a difference.

Rooftop Mall Promenada
246B Floreasca Street
Bucharest, București, 014677
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Amalia Nastase

Owner Eventures
Passionate about communication, Amalia Nastase founded the advertising agency, eventures in 2008. Focused on organizing top events for internationally renowned clients such as adidas, BBC Knowledge, Louis Vuitton, Philip Morris Romania, BMW (Automobile Bavaria) or Moet & Chandon, eventures has set footprints on the Romanian market through solutions promotion focused on innovation and creativity. At the beginning of 2014, eventures becomes the official partner of Havas Sports & Entertainment, one of the world’s largest media and brand communication networks in the world. At the end of 2013, understanding the needs of its clients, Amalia Nastase launches a new agency dedicated to PR and communication services, offering complete solutions for Brand Reputation Management: Amalia Nastase Communications. Amalia Nastase is President of the Ronald McDonald House of Charities for Children, Ambassador of Save the Children Romania, member of the board of Renasterea Foundation.

Cristina Cretu

Lead Cabin Crew
My name is Cristina Cretu. I am a TEDx enthusiast. Along with an amazing team, I organized a great Tedx event in London: Tedx Camden. I am passionate about aviation, traveling and politics, and I am fascinated about psychology. During my teenage years, I was selected in Skydiving Romanian National Team. I have 12 years of work experience in Romania and Qatar. I have visited 109 cities, 58 countries and 6 continents. I am an expert in communication, a resilient success oriented person and an emotional cultural intelligent leader. At present, I study Mandarin Language.

Dan Pavaloiu

TV Producer / TV Presenter
He has been doing 16 years of documentary series and travel reports dedicated to wildlife in Romania. One of the few television producers and presenters who do exactly what they like.

David Iachetta

Digital Business Entrepreneur
David Iachetta is passionate about life. Father of two, his wife is his support, and he won’t waste any precious time to not be with his family unless he knows he can add value or be needed. David is a curious and adventurous entrepreneur who puts his business skills in every daily-basis tasks he needs to accomplish. Fluent in 4 languages, he wants to be informed and challenged about every single subject to bring what he does best: digital disruption. That’s how he built his reputation and position in European business world. With 17 proven track in enterprise mobility and gamification, David Started his career in 2000 through the banking sector. Driven by his experience and technology maturity, he created, in 2010, ‘mobilu’ – an awarded mobility company that strives every day in bringing its expertise to businesses facing new technology challenges.

Francisc Adrian Helstern

Director of the Romanian Parliament’s Library
With a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master’s degree in Communication and PR AND A PHD in Sociology, Francisc Helstern is passionate about intergenerational communication and positive discrimination, different mindsets and the mechanism behind them, manipulation, negotiation and group dynamics. With a soft spot for books and education, Francisc Helstern has occupied for the last 8 years the position of Director of the Romanian Parliament’s Library and the Department of Documentation and Legislative Studies. Skilled in public speaking and having a fine sense of psychology and a strong personal charisma, he has over 7 years of experience in teaching in higher education on several universities. He is also an inspirational leader for the younger generation being a senior recruiter in the internship program held by the Romanian Parliament Deputy Chamber and one of intern’s favorite speaker.

Georgiana Cristea

Phd in Communication Sciences at National School of Political Science and Public Administration / Trainer
I started studying communication fifteen years ago and I still find it very new and rewarding every single day! I love working with people and accompanying them in their knowledge journey which becomes for me a valuable source for self-development. I am passionate to learn more about how we can communicate more adapted and with greater impact. I have twelve years of experience in adults training and I delivered over 6000 training hours on various topics like: Written Communication, Verbal Communication, Non-Verbal Communication, Techniques for Impactful Presentations, Time and Task Management.

Iancu Guda

President at AAFBR (Association of Banking Financial Analysts in Romania)
Iancu Guda is responsible for the development of service projects as Services Director of Coface Credit Management Services. Iancu has over 10 years of experience in credit risk management. Starting with 2013, he is associate lecturer at the Romanian Banking Institute, where he teaches advanced financial analysis and corporate finance courses within the CEFA program. Also starting with 2017, Iancu is authorized by ASF as Vice President and Independent Administrator on the Board of Directors of BRD Asset Management. Educational background: After graduating from the ASE FABBV faculty, Iancu successfully completed the DOFIN – European Center of Excellence in 2010, all three levels of CFA certification in 2016, and is licensed as an authorized ANC trainer. Starting with November 2014, Iancu attends the EMBA Sheffield University courses, which he finished successfully at the end of 2016, being the only winner of the full national scholarship.

Ionut Budisteanu

I am a computer geek, and my greatest satisfaction is to try to use my knowledge to improve people’s lives, and especially to create all kinds of software and devices to help individuals or persons with disabilities. I am programming for more than 10 years and I can tell you that programming and research are parts of my life. I have always dreamed to do amazing software, electronic devices, and my work to be used and contribute to the humankind development. This is the man’s purpose on Earth. I am a very perseverant, hard-working person and all of the time I tried to surpass myself. Now, I am working at VisionBot to bring affordable Pick and Place machines through my company for the marker world, for those who are looking to assembly Printed Circuit Boards in their own garage. In 2013, I had been working to a create a low-cost self-driving car that was using Artificial Intelligence.

Laur Neagu

Disruptive Entrepreneur, Passionate about Technology Innovations, Running a PhD in Computer Science
With strong background in Computer Science (Bachelor and Master Degree), Laur Neagu is passionate about technology, so he is the right person to ask out for a beer in order to find out more stuff on hot topics such as Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Gamification or Blockchain. His entrepreneurial approach on seeing problems as opportunities made him in the past years go out there, in the unknown, and try out things, with failures and succeesful stories. He is passionate about sports and reading nice books.

Liviu Lucaci

actor, writer, director, teacher
My job is to ask questions for others and I strive to do it well Education Associate Professor, Hyperion University; Assistant Professor, The National University Of Theatrical And Cinematic Arts, 1995; The National University Of Theatrical And Cinematic Arts, Bucharest, Acting Section, class of 1994, coordinated by professor Ion Cojar; The Centre For Theatrical Research And Creation Ion Sava – National Theatre, Bucharest – Creative Workshop – Does Power Legitimize? held by director and professor Radu Penciulescu, 23.02 – 03.03.2007; I.T.I. Scholarship for the study of traditional Japanese theatre.

Liviu Vasilescu

Graphic Designer
I am an Experienced Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the field and founder of LVDT (2013), a branding and consultancy studio. Skilled in branding and public speaking I believe in the power of a well thought word and a memorable visual. I have a strong arts and design knowledge, while being a graduate of a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) focused in Enviromental Engineering from Universitatea „Politehnica” din București. Also, I pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Design and Engineering at the Politecnico di Milan.

Matei Buta

professional madman goodwill ambassador Executive Director at Siebenbürgischer Karpatenverein, Owner at Matei Buta Studio and PHOTOGRAPHER at www.mateibuta.com Studied Photography at The New York Institute of Photography

Mihai Guran

Managing Partner, GCG – Guru Consulting Global
Mihai Guran is an MSc graduate in Electrical Engineering from “Politehnica” University of Bucharest and also holds the Master of Business Administration degree from Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. He recently set up his own consultancy business in Bucharest Romania, targeting companies that want to accelerate sales in developed markets, after developing for 20 years business for top Romanian, American and British companies such as IBM, Dell, HP Enterprise, ICL (UK), Romsys and Bitdefender. Current mission: helping IT&C companies to expand globally, to do it quickly and to do it professionally. Experienced in building and managing teams (10-130+ people), managing businesses of $20M to $85M per year. Leading sales, pre-sales and sales operations; setting up systems and processes for collaboration across sales, channel, marketing, services, pricing, training, finance, HR and other functions. Design and management of changes and transformations.

Mirela Nemtanu

CEO of HOSPICE Casa Sperantei
Mirela Nemțanu is the CEO of HOSPICE Casa Sperantei, the largest foundation in Romania offering palliative care for the patients suffering from incurable diseases (more information about the foundation’s activity are available on www.hospice.ro). The foundation is a member of Hospices of Hope, United Kingdom, being able to offer in its 26 years of existence in Romania free palliative care services for more than 22.000 patients facing incurable diseases, adults and children, and their families. Mirela has an experience of almost 20 years in the field of marketing, communication and CSR, achieved by working at L’Oreal’s Romania (as Corporate Communication, Public Affairs, Scientific &Regulatory Affairs Manager and Board member of the company), RTC Holding (where she held the position of RTC Foundations’ Managing Director & President, and also Marketing & Communication Manager for three of the groups’ divisions), and TNT Express.

Mugur Pop

Passionate about horses, nature, freedom Mugur Pop is one of today’s celebrated personalities because he has a set of powerful values and is able to inspire others. Mugur Pop is not only a nonconformist who has given up town life and moved to a farm on the edge of a forest where he is growing horses and is leading beautiful projects. Social projects involving children with disabilities and projects in which they show to the small and large the importance of the relationship with nature. He is a man who lives after the set of values he transmits, and everything he does is an inspiration for all who seek balance in life, a strong relationship with nature and the power to truly discover life.

Oana Dobosi - Potcoava

At Two Owls Bookshop is an independent initiative of two life-long best friends, Oana Doboși – Potcoavă and Raluca Selejan. It was only a normal course to open an independent bookshop in their hometown, since both are passionate about books and literary life. Oana Doboși – Potcoavă (b.1988) studied French and Romanian Language and Literature at West University of Timișoara and then went to Paris for a MA in Cultural Management and Publishing Politics at Unniversite Paris 13. She had internships, during her two-year stay in Paris, at Plon-Perrin, Gallimard and Seuil Publishing Houses. After the studies, she returned to Timișoara and worked as General Director at West University of Timișoara Publishing House. At the bookshop, Oana is responsible of contracts and suppliers, book orders and financial management.

Polixenia Rodina

Life Coach
After a decade working in sales, two years traveling around the world, 43 countries visited, and a lifelong interest for the human mind, I started my journey through coaching. As someone who has pursued personal development for years, Coaching felt like a great way to give back what I have learned and use it to help others.

Raluca Selejan

Raluca Selejan (b.1988) studied Romanian and English Language and Literature at West University of Timișoara. She has an MA in Cultural Management at the Faculty of Letters with a diploma on Art & Literature in Unconventional Spaces. She worked as a communications officer at the Department of Communications, Image and Institutional Marketing of West University of Timișoara and at Association Timișoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture, during the candidacy. At the bookshop, Raluca is responsible of communication, events, internships and partnerships.

Tedy Necula

Film Director & Producer
Tedy Necula is a film director and producer for inspirational stories. He has created numerous adverts and movies for national campaigns for children’s rights, women’s rights, and has been helping NGOs in building and shaping public opinion in Romania and Europe. Mr. Necula likes paradoxes and experiments. He believes in being brave to the point of no return, continuing the journey, and meeting yourself over and over in different ways.

Theodor Paleologu

Essayist , professor, diplomat and politician
Theodor Paleologu, former student of Ecole Normale Supérieure, studied philosophy at the Paris I Sorbonne University and has a PhD in political philosophy at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and the University of Münich. He was a fellow at Harvard, Notre Dame and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, taught at Boston College, Deep Springs College, European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin and the University of Copenhagen. He was ambassador of Romania in Denmark and Iceland and Minister of Culture. He is currently president of the Paleologu Foundation.

Titi Aur

Professional Driver
Constantin Aur or Titi Aur (n. 25 decembrie 1963 Bârlad) is a Romanian professional rally driver. His debut in "Raliul Brașovului", in 1986, with a Romanian car Dacia 1300.

Organizing team


  • Alexandrina Ţenu
  • Alin Constantin
  • Alin Cristian Silaghi
  • Andrada Simion
  • Cosmin Nicusor Firu
  • Dan Stefanescu
  • Eliza Nitescu
  • Mara Pecheanu
  • Maura Chiriac
  • Mircea Bardac
  • Mirela Stanca