PROGRAM

of the 3RD Moldovan-American Convention 

THE ONGOING CHALLENGES FACING THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

ON ITS PATH TO POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STABILITY
New or Restored Democracies - the Case of the Republic of Moldova


To view the VIDEO RECORDING of the specific presentation at the Convention, click on the NAME of the presenter 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 14th, 2016:

Arrival of participants

6:00 – 8:00 pm   WELCOME HAPPY HOUR with NETWORKING & SOCIALIZING IN MANHATTAN   

                              SALVATION TACO Restaurant & Bar - 145 E 39th street, New York, NY, 10016 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th, 2016 (MAIN PROGRAM)

 

9:00 – 10:00 am   Meeting outside the UN building and REGISTRATION

                              UN Building - 405 East 46th street, New York, NY, 10017

 

10:00–10:15 am   OFFICIAL OPENING

The National Anthem of the Republic of Moldova performed by Mihaela Belous, New York 
Vlad Lupan
, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations.

 

10:30 -12:30pm   THEMATIC PANEL DISCUSSION: 
Effective Institutions, Growth-based Economy, and Responsible Citizenship

Invited speaker: Maia Sandu, Economist, previously Minister of Education of the Republic of Moldova.

Moderator: Stela Mocan, Governance and Information Technologies Professional  
Panelists:

§   Dorin Parasca, Founder and Principal, FLUX LLC Trading Company, Chicago, IL

§   Anatol Vizitiu, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley, Summit, NJ

§   Vadim Brinzan, Private Equity Investments, Boca Raton, FL

§   Violeta Sacara, Senior Analyst, Barclays Capital, New York, NY

§   Alla Rosca, Adjunct Professor, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

§   Mark Meyer, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in New York, New York, NY

 

12:30 - 1:30 pm   LUNCH

 

1:30 - 3:00 pm     PLENARY SESSION: 
The Homeland and the Diaspora. How to do better?

Presenters:

§   Elena Dragalin, Founder and Chairperson of Moldova AID, Philadelphia, PA

§   Argentina Parasca, Founder and Chairperson of Backpacks for Hope, Chicago, IL

§   Irina Basarabeanu, Founder and Chairperson of Love is Kind, Boston, MA

§   Veaceslav Cretu, Founder and Chairperson of Digikidz Project, Delegate at Youth Assembly at UN, and Resolution Project Fellow, Atlanta, GA

§   Victor Vintu, Co-founder of AMMB (Asociatia Moldovenilor in Marea Britanie) and of Romanian Speaking Professionals Group in New York, New York, NY 

 §   Victoria DunfordFounder and Chairperson of MADAID, Great Britain

 

                       Express your opinion, share the experience, make a suggestion, propose an idea

 

3:30-4:00 pm      How to make better use of UN expertise

Statement by Ion Botnaru and Alexander Lomaia, senior UN Officials 

 

4:00-4:30 pm       OFFICIAL CLOSING of the Third Moldovan-American convention

                             Sergiu Gherman, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in Florida


6:30 - 9:30 pm  CONVENTION CLOSING DINNER

 HARMONY TERRACE Restaurant, 47-57 41st St, Sunnyside, NY, 11104

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16th, 2016:

Departure of participants