FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLUB ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN BANKING

FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLUB ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS IN BANKING

The Romanian Banking Institute is very proud to invite you to join its new Current Events in Banking program. This English language conversation club will provide a forum for informed discussion on the important banking and financial business topics in todays Romania.

The Club will give members the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas in the international language of business and practice their English language business communication skills. We trust the the Club attract members from across the Romanian banking sector, including non-Romanian finance professionals working in the country. We would like as wide a range of interesting contributing members as possible.

OBJECTIVE

The Club will strive to develop the professional conversation skills of members by utilising their enthusiasm for business, finance and economic growth in Romania. We hope to breakdown any risidual barriers to the use of language and expression providing a comfortable environment that will also improve networking, cohesion and teamwork through free conversation on various subjects agreed with the members.

CONTENT

There will be dialogues/debates on a mix ofimportant topics from within and beyond the world of Romanian banking and business. The topics will be presented by RBI’s moderator, Mr. Ronnie Smith, and by Club members.

MODERATOR

Mr. Ronnie Smith is a professional business consultant currently living in Romania, an associate professor in Political Science at the University of Bucharest and also a writer and commentator on business, culture and politics in Romania and Scotland.

Ronnie has a Master’s Degree in Business Consulting at the University of Bucharest and a BA with single honours in Politics, second class – upper division from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. He has extensive expertize as a business development manager, senior management and leadership experience, team leadership and business analysis skills. He also possesses knowledge and experience in international marketing, business analysis and project management. All of these contribute to an exceptional and unique experience of a balanced and objective moderation in every club meeting.

RBI will also invite guest speakers, selected for their individual professional expertise, who will introduce and provide depth to the Club’s discussions.

WHY JOIN THE CLUB

The Club is dedicated to all those interested in discussing and sharing their knowledge and experience and learning from the experience of others in dealing with the issues that concern the banking business sector in Romania today and in the future. The bonus is that the Club will see members improving their levels of professional conversational English at a time when Romania is becoming increasingly interesting to international investors. This is a win situation.

CLUB MEETINGS

We intend to start the Club as soon as possible, when we have around 10 committed members. The Club will meet twice each month, for two hours, in the early evening on a suitable week day (about 20 meetings in total).

FEE

To join the Club, members must pay an initial fee which will then become due for renewal each year and prior to each meeting the members will pay a participation fee. We look forward to welcoming you.

CONTACT

For more details and to join the Club, please contact:

Emilia Frunza

e-mail: emilia.frunza@ibr-rbi.ro