Events

As we are all in the content business, and as one size fits none, ZIMP journey proved to be a true liberty of thinking and writing and constantly moving forward while networking with the members of our ZIMP community, and communicating proactively, providing generously fresh ideas and inspiration, talking and listening, whether on mobile phones, tablets or laptops, and continuing exchanging ideas and committing to develop them so as to display it in meaningful action, jointly agreeing on the key challenges of the journey that matters in the end.

 

Matei Purcarea at Internet & Mobile World 2018, 3-4 October, Romexpo, Bucharest

Recognized as the largest business Expo-Conference for IT & Digital Solutions in the Southeast Europe (companies, exhibitors, and visitors), this new edition of the Internet & Mobile World 2018 (IMWorld 2018) witnessed the digitalization of the customer journey while driving innovation so as to constantly improve not only the satisfaction of customers, but also of employees and business partners.

 

Matei Purcarea at the Academic & Business Partnership 2018 SCM 4 ECR Conference

The Academic & Business Partnership 2018 SCM 4 ECR Conference, 18-19 October, Târgovişte, Romania – with the theme “Future Leadership and Artificial Intelligence Drive Value Networks” – was attended by the globally recognised Keynote Speaker Ruediger Hagedorn, Senior Manager, Collaborative Value Chain Initiatives & Projects, The Consumer Goods Forum, Paris, and by the reputed Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management Michael Bourlakis, Director of Research at the prestigious Cranfield School of Management, Head of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, UK. Other distinguished Keynote Speakers were Professors Borna Abramovic, University of Zagreb and Jörn Schlingensiepen, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, and Dr. Gerd Wolfram, Founder RFID Implementation METRO Group, CEO and Owner IoT Innovation & Consult I Partner Digital Connection I Author I, Cologne Area, Germany, Management Consulting.

Matei Purcarea presented the topic: “Artificial intelligence and blockchain, the drivers of digital life changers.” His presentation was very well-received and appreciated by the participants, being congratulated by distinguished keynote speakers, including by the Conference Chairs, the renowned expert Professor Virgil Popa and the globally recognised expert Ruediger Hagedorn.

 

The 2018 Master’s degree graduation ceremony at RAU

It was a memorable occasion to celebrate this special achievement, to be recognized as a top academic achiever (Valedictorian) and to mark a new chapter, moving forward in life.

The ceremony was held in the RAUs Aula Magna, being followed by a reception as a beautiful time to get together with Professors, colleagues, family, and friends.

Matei Purcarea received the Excellency Diploma Award from the Romanian-American University (RAU).

 

European Retail Academy’s EuCVoT (European Competence Centre for Vocational Training) news website reported on “20.10.2017 : Romania”

Matei Purcarea at SCM4ECR Conference 2017

The Academic Partnership 2017 SCM4ECR Conference with the theme “Physical Internet and New Challenges in Supply Chain Management: Rethinking the Supply Chain 4.0 for Consumer Value” organized by the SCM-ECR Laboratory, The Faculty of Economic Sciences, Valahia University of Târgovişte – in collaboration with Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland), Romanian Logistics Association – ARILOG, University Politehnica of Bucharest (Faculty of Transports), Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Faculty of Marketing & Faculty of Business and Tourism), and Romanian-American University (Faculty of Management-Marketing) – took place from 19 to 21 October 2017, and was attended by the globally recognised Keynote Speakers Ruediger Hagedorn, Senior Manager, Collaborative Value Chain Initiatives & Projects, The Consumer Goods Forum, Paris and Dr. Gerd Wolfram, (Founder of) IOT Innovation & Consult – Germany.

Matei Purcarea presented the topic: “From the Digital Supply Chain to the Augmented Reality Supply Chain”. His presentation was very well-received and appreciated by the participants.

 

Matei Purcarea received the Excellency Diploma Award from the RAU Rector Ovidiu Folcut at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017-2018 Academic Year

 

European Retail Academy news site reported about the 2016 SCM4ECR Conference

The reputed European Retail Academy (ERA) was founded in February 2005 at the World’s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair EuroShop (Düsseldorf, Germany) by the outstanding Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier and some of his academic friends to support the Bologna-process and the interaction between theory and application in the field. Today www.european-retail-academy.org has links to more than 225 research-institutes for trade/marketing/ tourism all over the world. The ERA Hall of Fame selects each year distinguished personalities who stands out in terms of outstanding contributions within the international interaction of research and applied sciences. Philip Alexander Nobel, John L. Stanton, Léon F. Wegnez, Romano Prodi, Klaus Toepfer, and Robert Aumann were the distinguished personalities who have been honored by ERA in the last six years. Continuously subsites have been launched to target special interest groups via: Competence for Vocational Training, AgriBusinessForum, Environmental Retail Management, Forum Art Business, Global Green University, Art/Therapy/Geomancy (KTG) and Urban Revitalization. According to Prof. Dr. Bernd Hallier: “Those information platforms are partly Number 1 at Google in their segments; but even more important are our student-activities: they are our investment into Future and Peace”.

On November 25, 2016, ERA news site reported (see below) about the 2016 SCM4ECR Conference.

Allow us to add a photo with Professors Bernd Hallier and John Stanton.

 

Matei Purcarea at SCM4ECR Conference 2016 (YouTube)

The Academic Partnership 2016 SCM4ECR Conference  organized by the SCM-ECR Laboratory, The Faculty of Economic Sciences, Valahia University of Târgovişte – in collaboration with Czestochowa University of Technology (Poland), Romanian Logistics Association – ARILOG, University Politehnica of Bucharest (Faculty of Transports), Bucharest University of Economic Studies (Faculty of Marketing & Faculty of Business and Tourism), and Romanian-American University (Faculty of Management-Marketing) – took place from 28 to 29 October 2016, and was attended by the globally recognised Keynote Speaker Ruediger Hagedorn, Senior Manager, Collaborative Value Chain Initiatives & Projects, The Consumer Goods Forum, Paris (who delivered a high-profile talk of real interest to everyone at the 2016 SCM4ECR Conference).

Matei Purcarea presented the topic: “The challenge of a distinctive Customer Journey into an Augmented Reality Supply Chain”. His presentation was very well-received and appreciated by the participants, the Conference Chair Virgil Popa and the Keynote Speaker Ruediger Hagedorn congratulating him personally.

There is no doubt that SCM has dramatically changed over the last few years within the context of the Internet of Things, digitization of data, wearable technology combined with the use of cloud software etc. Today’s supply chain is helped by the digital to prepare for the potential problems of the future, digitization transforming globally the way industry functions from supply chains to production to customer experience, and digital marketing capabilities being already one of the most important marketing capabilities. Consumers are driving changes in how distributors use technology to deliver products to the end-users, how distributors think and plan in the Supply Chain being already changed by the mobile technologies. A significant contribution in measuring Supply Chain performance is brought by the collaboration and frequent communication between Supply Chain partners, by the Global Positioning System (GPS), by the Supply Chain Visibility etc. and mainly by people who are communicating and collaborating.

 

 

Being proud of graduating in my chosen field!

The RAU brand is highly regarded thanks to its supportive, agile and innovative learning environment inviting to continuous questioning, interacting, proving perseverance and strength of character on the way of finding out the power of knowledge, and being aware of the challenges that lies ahead, and true to absolute values while focusing on reaching different phases of our continuous journey.

 

Romanian-American University and its Challenging HMM Digital Education Content (YouTube)

Digital student engagement is a top Romanian-American University (RAU) strategic priority, Holistic Marketing Management Journal (HMM) being a promoter of the proper high quality educational media in the era of the Chief Executive Student. In fact, within the context of RAU general learning environment, we are pledging for HMM synergy between physical, virtual and social environments, HMM collaborative learning stimulating equipping students (through a better understanding of the essence of brand building with HMM) with the ability to interact effectively, while creating, analyzing, and transforming information.

 

 

When excellence becomes a habit: the opening of the first “Center of Excellence in Health and Tourism”

Razvan Nacea, Managing Director, Seytour International Corporation, was always open to change; he acted rightly in search of excellence, committed himself to excellence, and while thinking and acting constantly on the way of reaching his full potential excellence became his habit. And as he always inspired a collaborative culture, it was an honor and a pleasure of personally meeting him again on March 5, 2015, on the occasion of the opening of the first “Center of Excellence in Health and Tourism”, at the RIN Grand Hotel in Bucharest. I remember with great pleasure the remarkable Round table organized two years ago by the Romanian-American University (RAU), in collaboration with the Romanian Distribution Committee, when Razvan Nacea, a former RAU Student, addressed the topic of “Medical tourism, a new engine for Romanian tourism development.”

 

Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 à Paris

The Paris Motor Show is one of the most important auto shows, with many new automobile productions and concept cars just launched. It’s a biennial event held each year during October.