Podcast AHK

Solutions against food waste [EN]

Food waste, the current global issue, concerns Romania as well. A big portion of food remains every day, once our consumption is over. What to do with what is left, a couple of days before the expiry date? 
Retailers like METRO came up with the solution of the food banks. Metro was one of the founders of the food banks in Romania, starting five years ago. During this time, the company donated more than 2000 tones of food products to the poor communities in Romania through the food banks.
More about this topic, in our AHK Podcast. A discussion with Ivonne Julitta Bollow, Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility & Public Policy, METRO AG, after the Romanian-German Business Conference in Berlin. Enjoy the listening! 


New ways to save energy

At a time when the consumers are looking for new ways to save energy, innovative companies like E.ON bring to light ideas that could fit a variety of  needs. Lowering temperature in houses is only a quick fix of the problem. For the household consumers E.ON proposes therefore replacing old boilers with new ones, that can save 30% of the gas used so far. For the industry, which is struggling to become green, E.ON proposes different devices such as cogeneration heating and cooling solutions or the  heat pumps, which are clean and very useful solutions, especially in areas where there is not enough gas. Listen to our AHK Podcast to find out more. A discussion with Volker Raffel, CEO, E.ON Romania.


Nearshoring and R&D [EN]

A discussion with Christian von Albrichsfeld, CEO Continental Romanuia, after the panel Nearshoring and R&D It was the first panel of the Romanian-German Business Conference which focused on infrastructure, on people and methods on how to retain or even bring back skilled labour to Romana and Moldova. Listen here

The Potential of Jiu Valley [EN]

Thomas Metschies, inginer și șef al departamentului de gestiune a apei din cadrul Wismut GmbH a făcut parte din delegația germană care a vizitat, la inițiativa AHK România, minele de la Petrila, Anina (dezafectate) și Lupeni (în funcțiune) din Valea Jiului. Wismut GmbH este o companie de stat din Saxonia și Turingia, care se ocupă cu închiderea, curățarea și reabilitarea minelor de uraniu.

Expertul german a văzut mult potențial în zona Văii Jiului, dar și multe lucruri de făcut, în special nevoia unui concept clar de acțiune. Iată ce ne-a spus la plecarea din România: Podcast

Conservation or transformation for the mines in the Jiu Valley? [EN]

Used with imagination, innovation and courage, the heritage of the former mines could bring a new life to the whole region and beyond. Here are the first impressions of the German expert Klaus Stöckmann, deputy director of VDMA Mining, after a short visit to Petrila, Lupeni and Deva and meetings with the local authorities.


Regenerare urbană

Regenerarea urbană, ansamblul de activități care schimbă fața orașului, trebuie abordată integrat, cu voință și curaj. Interviu realizat de Sorina Buzatu, PR Specialist, AHK Romania, cu arh. Eugen Pănescu.


Siguranța orașelor

Siguranța orașelor, tema unei mese rotunde din cadrul Conferinței Cities of Tomorrow 2023, include și siguranța clădirilor în care locuim. Interviu cu Răzvan Munteanu, Directorul Executiv al Administratiei Municipale pentru Consolidarea Cladirilor cu Risc Seismic


Energy transition, opportunities and challenges [EN]

A podcast with a hot topic: Energy. Because Energy will be the central economic issue in the coming decades.  An interesting discussion about the White Paper Energy, published by AHK Romania, about the importance of hydrogen for the energy transition and the funds available for Romania in this field.
Our guests:  Livia Stan, Director of Public Affairs E.On Romania, Petru Ruset, CEO Siemens Energy and Sebastian Metz, General manager AHK Romania.


Financial [EN]

Financing opportunities for companies in Romania. A conversation in English between Sebastian Metz, GF AHK Romania, and Oana Mihaela Bara, Head of Financing Programs at BCR.