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Romanian Ambassador Adrian Vierita

Romanian Ambassador Adrian Vierita
Union Club - Cleveland Ohio
November 18, 2010

Ambassador Adrian Vierita presented his credentials to President of the United States, George W. Bush on January 22, 2008.

Prior to his current assignment, Adrian Vierita served as State Secretary for European Affairs with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since July 2006. Between 2002 and 2006, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA) and the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce presented a Keynote Address by Ambassador Vierita titled 'Romania and the United States at 130 years: Values, Partnership, and Vision.'

Richard Crepage of CCWA and Romanian Ambassador Adrian Vierita

CCWA Director Richard Crepage of CCWA and
Romanian Ambassador Adrian Vierita


2010 marked the anniversary of 130 years of diplomatic relations between Romania and the United States. Ambassador Vierita spoke about the state of the bilateral Romanian-American strategic partnership, with highlights on the foreign policy, security and economic perspectives.

He shared his views on why Romania matters for the United States in the current global interconnected world, and how Romania’s NATO and European Union membership as well as its competitive market, vibrant society and rich cultural heritage open up tremendous opportunities for increased bilateral exchanges.

Romanian Ambassador Adrian Vierita group

Romanian Ambassador Adrian Vierita group


Following the keynote address was a Symposium on Romania: Investment Opportunities, and Collaborations in Developing Renewable Energy organized by the Romanian American Chamber of Commerce.

Panelists Alex Aposteanu, Luanu Gagu, David Karpinski, Sorin Grama and Andrew Watterson

Symposium Panelists Alex Aposteanu, Luanu Gagu, David Karpinski, Sorin Grama and Andrew Watterson


The panelists included
  • Luana Gagu, Head of the Trade and Economic Office, The Romanian Embassy to the United States
  • David P. Karpinski, Vice President, NorTech, Director, NorTech Energy Enterprise
  • Sorin Grama, CEO,Promethean Power SystemsCambridge, MA, USA & Pune, India
  • Alex Aposteanu, Arch. President & CEO ASA GeoExchangeBucharest, Romania
  • Andrew Watterson, City of Cleveland
Luanu Gagu

Luanu Gagu, Head of the Trade and Economic Office of the Romanian Embassy told the audience why doing busness with Romania made sense.


Luanu Gagu - Why Romania


Why do business with Romania


Alex Aposteanu

Alex Aposteanu, ASA GeoExchange Bucharest, told of Romania's growing renewable energy presence.

Alex Aposteanu slide

Alex Aposteanu



Sorin Grama

Sorin Grama, Promethean Power Systems, told of the Renewable Energy situation in Romania


Sorin Grama


Renewable Energy in Romania



Svetlana Schreiber

Immigration Attorney Svetlana Schreiber


Diana Christopherson

Diana Christopherson


David Karpinski - NorTech's Freshwater Wind Energy efforts

Karpiinski NorTech slide


Alex Aposteanu, Luanu Gagu and Dave Karpinski

Alex Aposteanu, Luanu Gagu and Dave Karpinski


Panelists Alex Aposteanu, Luanu Gagu, David Karpinski, Sorin Grama and Andrew Watterson

Panelists Alex Aposteanu, Luanu Gagu, David Karpinski, Sorin Grama and Andrew Watterson


Andrew Watterson from Cleveland's Mayor's office

Andrew Watterson from Cleveland's Mayor's office


Bogdan Biliboaca and Allen Porter

Bogdan Biliboaca and Allen Porter


Barbara Hawkins and Meredith Williams

Barbara Hawkins and Meredith Williams




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