Friday 3 September

08.00 – 09.30 – Registration

09.30 – 09.45: Official opening 
(Plenary – open session – press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –” Bucharest” Venue]

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome remarks: Mr. Ionel Nițu, President, New Strategy Center; Mr. Răzvan Teodorescu, Acting Rector of the University of Agronomic Sciences

  • Mrs. Ligia Deca, Presidential Advisor for Education (Message from H.E. Klaus Iohannis, The President of Romania, on the occasion of the 5th edition of the Black Sea and Balkans Security Forum)

09.45 – 10.55 Panel I. Pandemics, Infodemics and Education. Supporting Digital Literacy Projects and Countering Fake News Campaigns and Disinformation
(Plenary – Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –” Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Prof. Alina Bârgăoanu, Senior Associate Expert, New Strategy Center; Dean, Faculty of Communication and Public Relations, National School of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA), Romania

10.55 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 12.35 Panel IIa. Opportunities in the Black Sea Region for the Energy Sector. Development, Cooperation, Supplier Diversification
(Plenary – open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Mr. Marilen Pirtea, Rector of the West University of Timișoara, Romania

11.15 – 12.35 Panel IIb. Unmanned Systems in the Black Sea Region. Smart Approach, Fast Development
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –“Danube” Venue]

Chair: Rear Admiral (Ret.) Sorin Learschi, Senior Associate Expert, New Strategy Center, Romania

12.35-12.50 Break

12.50 – 14.00 Panel IIIa. Old Frozen Conflicts and New Wars.  Lessons for the Future
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –“Bucharest” Venue]

Chair:  Professor Dan Dungaciu, member of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center, Romania

12.50 – 14.00 Panel IIIb. Food Security and Resilience in the Black Sea Region and the Balkans in the context of COVID-19 and Other Shocks
(Plenary – open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Black Sea” Venue]

Chair: Mrs. Nastasia Belc, President/General Manager, National Research and Development Institute for Food Bioresources (IBA), Romania

  • Mr. László Borbély, State Advisor, Coordinator of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development, Romania
  • Mrs. Heather McKhann, Coordinator Executive Secretariat, Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI)
  • Mrs. Claudia Zoani, Researcher, Biotechnologies and Agroindustry Division (BIOAG), Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy
  • Mrs. Gina Fîntîneru, Vice Rector, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Romania
    13.30 – 14.00 Open Discussions

12.50 – 14.00 Panel IIIc. The Pandemic and the Future of the Economy. Development Trends in the Region
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –“Danube” Venue]

Chair: Mrs. Alexandra Gătej, Member of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center, Romania

  • Mr. Radu Crăciun, President, Association for Private Pensions in Romania; General Manager, Romanian Commercial Bank (BCR) Pensions, Romania
  • Mrs. Andreja Marusic, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank (via VTC)
  • Ambassador Lazăr Comănescu, Secretary General of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Romania (via VTC)
  • Mr. Alexandru Reff, Country Managing Partner, Deloitte, Romania
  • Mr. István-Loránt Antal, Chairman, Committee on Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Mineral Resources, Senate, Romanian Parliament (via VTC)
    13.30 – 14.00 Open Discussions

14.00-15.30 Break

15.30 – 17.00 Panel IV. Deterrence and Defence in the Euro-Atlantic Area. A Unitary and Comprehensive Response for the Safety of the Black Sea Region and the Balkans
(Chatham House rule, no press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Major General (Ret.) Leonardo Dinu, member of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center; former Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence Directorate, Romania

17.00 -17.30 Break

17.30 – 18.45 Panel V. Classic and Hybrid Challenges on NATO’s Eastern Flank. Building a Better Common Threats Understanding   
(Chatham House rule, no press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Ambassador Cristian Diaconescu, member of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center; former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Saturday 4 September

08.00 – 09.30 – Registration

08.15 –  09.25 Panel VI. Morning Special Session. What Does the Fall of Afghanistan Mean for the USA, NATO and EU?(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Ms. Antonia Colibășanu, Analyst, Geopolitical Futures, Romania

09.25 -09.45 Break

09.45 – 10.45 Panel VII. Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Pandemic World
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center; Director, European Union Satellite Centre, Romania

10.45 -11.05 Break

11.05 – 12.20 Panel VIIIa. Security and Prosperity. Future Infrastructure for a Safer Region
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences – ”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Ms. Antonia Colibășanu, Analyst, Geopolitical Futures, Romania

11.05 – 12.20 Panel VIIIb. European Research and Development for Defence. Opportunities for the Future
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences – ”Danube” Venue]

Chair: Mr. Liviu Coșereanu, member of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center, Romania

  • Major General Teodor Incicaș, Chief of the General Directorate for Armaments, Ministry of National Defence, Romania
  • Mr. Gustaf  Winroth, Policy Officer, European Defence Fund – Research (DEFIS A3), Directorate-General Defence Industry and Space, European Commission (via VTC)
  • Mr. Cyrille Bret, Development Director, Naval Group, France
  • Mr. Cristian Sfichi, Manager for Defence, Thales Romania, Romania
  • Mr. Cătălin Nae, General Director, National Institute of Aerospace Research “ELIE CARAFOLI” – INCAS, Romania
    11.50– 12.20 Open Discussions

12.20– 12.45 Break

12.45-14.00 Panel IXa. One Year and a Half of Coping with the Pandemic. Has Health Care Become a Strategic Component of the National and International Security Environment?
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Mr. Dan Iliescu, Rector of the Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania

  • Mr. Cristian Bușoi, Chairman, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, EU Parliament, Romania
  • Mr. Raed Arafat, State Secretary, Head of the Emergency Department, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania
  • Mr. Andrei Baciu, State Secretary, Ministry of Health, Romania
  • Mr. Daniel Ioniță, Cyber Security Manager, Cymed/Infoworld, Romania
    13.30-14.00 Open Discussions

12.45-14.00 Panel IXb. The US Defense Industry, East-Central Europe and Industrial Cooperation. A Partnership for a More Resilient Economy in the Region
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Danube” Venue]

Chair: Lieutenant General (Ret.) Cătălin Moraru, former Deputy Chief of the Armaments Department, Ministry of Defence, Romania

  • Mrs. Daniela Nicolescu, State Secretary, Ministry of Economy, Romania
  • Mr. Daniel Bedoya, Regional Business Development Manager, Central & Eastern Europe Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, USA
  • Mr. Silviu Grecu, General Manager, Romaero, Romania
  • Mr. Adam Hodges, Capture Team Leader, Europe and the Middle East, International Vertical Lift Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, USA
  • Mr. Paul Strebel, Senior Director – International Business Development for Oshkosh Defense, LLC, USA
    13.30 – 14.00 Open Discussions

14.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 16.45 Panel Xa. Building Resilience in the Balkans. Old and New Challenges for the Region
(Chatham House rule, no press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Ambassador (Ret.) Gheorghe Magheru, member of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center, Romania

15.30 – 16.45 Panel Xb. Connectivity, Cyber Security and 5G Challenges
(Chatham House rule, no press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences –”Danube” Venue]

Chair: Mr. Marcel Foca, Senior Expert, New Strategy Center, Romania

  • Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Council, New Strategy Center; Director, European Union Satellite Centre, Romania
  • Mr. Christian-Marc Liflander, Head of the NATO Cyber Defence Section, Estonia (via VTC)
  • Mr. Vlad Stoica, President, National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM), Romania
  • Brigadier General Anton Rog, Director, National CyberInt Center, Romanian Intelligence Service
  • Mr. Rene Summer – Director Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson, Sweden (via VTC)
  • Mr. Timo Koster, former ambassador-at-large for security policy and cyber, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands
    16.15 – 16.45 Open Discussions

16.45 – 17.10 Break

17.10-18.25 Panel XI. Post-Pandemic Word and International (In)Security.
(Open session, press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences – ”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Ambassador (Ret.) Doru Costea, Senior Associate Expert, New Strategy Center, Romania

18.25 – 18.40 Break

18.40-19.55 Panel XII. Challenges of the New Generation Warfare. Multi-Dimensional Approaches in the Post-Pandemic Strategic Environment
(Chatham House rule, no press access)
[University of Agronomic Sciences – ”Bucharest” Venue]

Chair: Mr. Greg Melcher, Chief Operations Officer, Center for the Study of New Generation Warfare, USA

19.55 – 20.00 Closing remarks: Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, Honorary Chairman of the Scientific Board, New Strategy Center; Mr. Răzvan Teodorescu, Acting Rector of the University of Agronomic Sciences

Note – Simultaneous translation into English and Romanian is available.
*VTC – video teleconferencing


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