Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT

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The Conrad Hotel, Washington, DC 
950 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington, DC 20001

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Bill Avery 
(612) 356 9948 

2019 ALIANTA Awards Gala Registration 

We are honored to have you beside us at our annual event.  We invite you to be part of an elegant gala evening celebrating achievements in the Romanian-American Community and strengthening the ties between Romania and the United States on October 3. Please review our full schedule for the Gala evening and following day Roundtable events at the Romanian Embassy on October 4, and other special events. 

Registration through this site is designed for both US-based and Romanian individuals and companies. 

[NOTE: If you are based in Romania, and wish to receive VAT and tax exemption for your donation, click payment 'By Check" during registration and our Romanian "Friends of Alianta" association will be in touch to facilitate payment in Romania for maximum VAT/tax benefit.

Romanian "Friends of Alianta" - Dr. Iacob Felix Street, 87, Sector 1 Bucharest, Tel: 021.650.71-74].  Email at:

Please register below to become a sponsor or to buy individual tickets for you and your guests.  We appreciate your support and your involvement. 

Evening Program - October 3
6th Annual Alianta Gala
Time: 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM (and later)
6.00-7.30 - Cocktail Reception - second floor ballroom lobby
7:30-9:30 Dinner Program – second floor ballroom

Featured Honorees and Special Guests:
Tech Innovation: Daniel Dines, Founder/CEO UiPath
Entrepreneurship: Anastasia Soare, Founder/CEO Anastasia Beverly Hills
Special Musical Guest: Singer/Songwriter Paula Seling

9:30-10:30 Dessert and Networking
10:00-01:00 AM: Afterparty

Friday, October 4, 2019

2019 Alianta Gala Roundtables
Thanks to the Romanian Embassy leadership and staff for their generous support!
Please note that - due to space limitations - only Host Committee level sponsors ($1000) and above will have access to the security and business roundtables at the Romanian Embassy the following day, including the Tech Bridge event
[University Students who are sponsored by Allan Cruse will be exempted from this policy and welcome to attend all the roundtable sessions].

Security Roundtable - Date and Time: October 4, 9:00-10:30 am (followed by coffee break)
Theme: Black Sea Region border, economic and cyber-security
Invited Speakers/Attendees: 
  • Moderator - Steve Blank, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council - Confirmed
  • Details on speakers and program to follow
Coffee Break 10:30-11:00
Location: Romanian Embassy (capacity 100-select audience)
Time: 11.00-1.00 pm (followed by lunch)

Theme: Tech-Bridge is a new initiative designed to bring together Romanian start-ups with proven capabilities together with US-based VC's, Angel Investors and Industry experts, in a supportive, constructive atmosphere to grow and scale these businesses with capital and Silicon Valley-style management know how.
  • Moderator - Radu Georgescu, Bucharest Founder Gecad Ventures
  • Details on speakers and program to follow
Part one: Romanian entrepreneurs share their experience in scaling their market presence in the US. 

Part two: VC's and Accelerators and event ecosystems outline the biggest needs of Romanian start-ups and how the Tech-Bridge network can support.

Cultural Roundtable - Time: 2.00-4.30 pm

Cultural & Community Roundtables

-       Successful projects in the Romanian American Community in 2019;

-       Financing Community Projects in America and Romania;

-       Projects and organizations looking for volunteers and involvement.

Conclusions and Networking (followed by refreshments)
For More Information
Sponsorship: Lauren Rakolta, Gala Chair, (313) 910-7757), lrakolta@dfm.solutions.com
Tickets: Bill Avery, Executive Director, (612) 356-9948, ba.alianta@gmail.com