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 

U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer confirmed for Alianta Gala!
Alianta is proud to announce the confirmed participation of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) at the upcoming Alianta Gala, October 3, who will receive this year’s Public Service Award. Rep. Hoyer has served in congress since 1981. A great friend of Romania and frequent visitor over the years, Hoyer chaired Congress' Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (the Helsinski Commission) which fought for human rights and democracy in central and eastern Europe. After 1989, he was a strong advocate of Romania’s entry into NATO and today of its Strategic Alliance with the United States.

 We welcome you to the Sixth Annual Alianta Gala!

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. 

Please register below to buy individual tickets ($250) for you and your guests, Host Committee Sponsorships ($1000) or Small Business Sponsorships ($2500).  For sponsorship levels larger than $2500, please contact Lauren Rakolta, Gala Chair, (313) 910-7757), lrakolta@dfm.solutions.com or Executive Director Bill Avery at ba.alianta.com or Tel: 612-356-9948.

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
Award for Tech Innovation:
Accepting the Award is UiPATH Director of Sales, Eastern Europe, Razvan Atim

Award for Entrepreneurship:
Anastasia Soare, Founder/CEO Anastasia Beverly Hills

Special Musical Guest: Singer/Songwriter Paula Seling

9:30-10:00 Dessert and Networking
10:00-01:00 AM: Afterparty at baby wale, 1124 9th Street NW

Friday, October 4, 2019

2019 Alianta Gala Roundtables (9 AM – 5:00 PM)
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 (9 AM - 1:30 PM)
[University Students who are sponsored by Allan Cruse will be exempted from this policy and welcome to attend all the roundtable sessions].
All Gala ticket holders are welcome to attend the Special working lunch and Cultural and Community Roundtables starting 1:30 PM through the 5 PM cocktail hour.

8:15-9:00 Registration and Networking

Security Roundtable - Date and Time: October 4, 9:00-10:15 am (followed by coffee break)

Theme: "Europe, Whole and Free; Perspectives on Romania 30 years since 1989."
Confirmed speakers: 

Confirmed Speakers/Attendees: 
  • Moderator - Steve Blank, Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council
  • Panelist – Prof. Dennis Deletant, Georgetown University 
  • Panelist – Damon Wilson, Vice President, Atlantic Council
Coffee Break 10:15-10:30
Location: Romanian Embassy (capacity 120-select audience)
Time: 10:30-1.30 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.
Part one: Romanian entrepreneurs share their experience in scaling their market presence in the US. 
  • Moderator - Radu Georgescu, Bucharest Founder Gecad Ventures
  • Calin Vaduva - CEO and co-founder, Fortech
  • Razvan Atim- Head of Sales Eastern Europe, UiPAth
  • Florin Banateanu, Founder and CEO, OneTapp
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.
Confirmed Speakers:  Iulian Calinov, Amazon; Ionut Georgescu, FWEI; Daniela Florescu, Stanford
Part three: Defining Romania's Hi-Tech Brand: AI, Security or Niche?
Confirmed Speakers: Cristina Scheau - Director of Engineering in AI/machine learning at Facebook; Valentin Bercovici – Founder, Pencildata Cyber Security firm; Sebastian Cochinescu, CEO of SupplyBlockchain; George Roth, UIPath

Special Luncheon, 1:30-2:30 (open to all Gala ticket holders) 

Alianta will be launching two initiatives:
— an advocacy campaign to allow Romanians to visit the US without visas (Romania is one of only four EU members currently excluded from the US visa waiver program);
— a social media campaign to encourage Romanian Americans to note their heritage on their 2020 US Census forms (bigger numbers, bigger voice)
[As a leader of the Romanian American community, you can help change US visa rules and maximize the count of Romanian Americans in the US Census.


  Cultural & Community Roundtables - Time: 2.30-5:00 pm
Successful projects in the Romanian American Community in 2019- brief presentation by Daniela Kammrath, Community Projects Director of Alianta
 The civic awakening of Romanian Community- presented Mihai Lehene, Romanian United Fund
 American-Romanian Cultural Bridge-Crina Linta, President of Arte dell’Anima Association
 Financing Community Projects in America and Romania- Michael Dolha
 Conclusions and Networking (followed by refreshments) Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00

 Announcement for the Alianta Ro-Am Cultural Awards- during following cocktail hour

For More Information: Sponsorship: Lauren Rakolta, Gala Chair, (313) 910-7757), lrakolta@dfm.solutions.comTickets: Bill Avery, Executive Director, (612) 356-9948, ba.alianta@gmail.comCulture/Communty Roundatable: Daniela Kammrath, (202) 798.8971; dk.alianta@gmail.com