When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Hampshire politicians and firms discuss business boost from links with Romania
1:30pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
BUSINESS between Hampshire and the Balkan country Romania is set to be boosted by a new social networking initiative.
Potentially lucrative opportunities were discussed at Winchester Guildhall when dozens of businessmen and politicians were introduced to a new platform which promotes trade with Romania.
The online trading platform is a kind of bulletin board detailing projects and other prospects in the Balkan country that Hampshire firms may be interested in.
The launch followed the European Commission’s prediction that Romania’s economy will grow by as much as 2.25 per cent over the next year.
Future prospects Among those at the conference was the Romanian ambassador to the United Kingdom His Excellency Ion Jinja.
Calin Huma, chief executive of BRIDGE, the British Romanian International Development Gateway Exchange programme, demonstrated the software and spoke of future prospects for SMEs across both Hampshire and the Romanian region of Dolj.
Mr Huma said: “It’s an event to show the politicians and the businesses that there is a new way of trading.
“We are opening a new window into trade with countries in Europe and we want to make this trade very simple.
“Romania is a very interesting country for the UK at the moment and has huge levels of potential trading.
“It’s in line to receive £20 billion from the EU and we want to bring in British business and help Romania spend it.”
Town investment Olguta Vasilescu, Mayor of Dolj’s regional capital and main industrial centre, Craiova, said: “I hope we have more investment in the town.
“It’s important to let others know what we can do because we have factories producing cars, planes and tractors; it’s very much an industrial city.
“I want to talk about aviation and hope they are interested in looking at the prospects of what Hampshire businesses can do.”
Comments are closed on this article.