ND Bucharest / 12-13 October 2017 / Bucharest, Romania

The Officially Unofficial Cocktail at ND Brussels, 2016

Officially Unofficial Cocktail

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Interbelic Cocktail Bar
Calea Victoriei 17
030023 Bucharest

Starting at 7:30 pm

Sponsored by:

What would an Elia event be without networking and fun?

Join us for the Officially Unofficial Cocktail, where you will have the chance to meet up with friends, colleagues and partners you may not have seen for a while and to make new acquaintances.

Interbelic Cocktail Bar is a place with an exquisite cocktail culture, post-industrial chic architecture and a certain speakeasy feel. The venue perfectly represents the spirit and image of today’s going out scene in Bucharest.

Thanks to Casa de Traduceri, you will enjoy a complimentary drink and an evening of merriment and music to ‘officially unofficially’ begin your ND Bucharest experience.

You can also register for the event and collect your nametag, giving yourself extra time the next morning to continue networking and developing those all-important connections over a coffee or tea before the programme starts at 8:50 am on Thursday, 12 October.

Dress is casual and all are welcome. Please join us for a complimentary drink; food and additional beverages will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Networking Dinner

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Hanu’ lui Manuc
Strada Franceză 62-64

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Sponsored by:

Don’t miss out on the biggest networking event at ND Bucharest, where you can mix and mingle with ‘fellow’ attendees, speakers and the Elia Board and Team in inimitable Elia style.

Built in 1808, Hanu’ lui Manuc (“Manuc’s Inn”) is one of Europe’s last remaining caravanserai. Situated in the Old Town of Bucharest, approx. 15 minutes on foot from the event venue, the large interior courtyard is a spectacular sight, a great place to eat and drink – and a ‘must see’ for any visitor to Bucharest. A hostelry ever since it opened, the venue is now run by the City Grill restaurant group and has seldom been better. Serves good Romanian food with an oriental twist in honour of its founder, the wealthy Armenian Manuc Marzaian. 

Often referred to as “the Paris of the East”, you’ll enjoy the eclectic architecture of this dynamic and diverse city on an evening stroll followed by the delights and delicacies that Romania has to offer with a special three course seated buffet dinner accompanied by a selection of drinks, followed by coffee to round out the evening. 

For those of you keen to carry on the festivities, the venue will be close to many restaurants where you can continue your conversations into the night… or the morning!

The Networking Dinner costs €75 per person and guests are welcome. The dress code is business casual.

The Official Cocktail

Friday, 13 October 2017

Radisson Blu Bucharest – our event venue

Starting at 6:00 pm

We’re not a fan of goodbyes at Elia. In fact, we prefer to toast to our time together. You are therefore invited to join us for a complimentary drink after the closing where we can say a resounding ‘Noroc!’ and a very big thank you for joining us for ND Bucharest, our 21st Networking Days.

There is no cost to attend. We just want to end our time together on a high note!


The Beer & Chocolate Tour at ND Brussels, 2016

Tour of Bucharest

Saturday, 14 October 2017

9:30 am to approx. 2:30 pm, including lunch

Romania is a country with a rich heritage, complex history and considerable natural beauty. (Did you know there are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romania? And that six are cultural sites? You can find out more about this fascinating country here.)

Experience the local culture and enjoy the charm of Bucharest on our fun city tour.

Providing an insider’s guide to history and culture, the interactive tour will give you an understanding of how Romanians live today and how they think and feel about their past and future. You’ll also take a piece of the local culture home in the shape of a surprise souvenir!

You’ll enjoy a panoramic bus ride and walking tour of the Old Town as we explore Bucharest’s rich heritage: Latin language, Orthodox faith, Balkan flavours, French architecture and Communist heritage, to name just a few of the local themes.



Meet at our event venue, the Radisson Blu Hotel


The tour begins!

10:00 – 11:30

Panoramic bus tour of Bucharest, visiting the iconic sights of Revolution Square, Palace of the Parliament, Constitution Square, the Arch of Triumph, Kiseleff Boulevard and the House of the Free Press

11:30 – 12:30

Coffee break and quiz about Bucharest in a local café in the Old Town

12:30 – 1:00

Short walking tour of the Old Town, taking in the National Bank of Romania, Former Stock Exchange, Lipscani Street, Savings Bank and Stavropoleos Monastery


Lunch at Trattoria Buongiorno. This is a little piece of Italy in the middle of Bucharest and a great place for a casual lunch, located right in the heart of the Old Town of Bucharest. With a friendly atmosphere, fresh Mediterranean cuisine and wide windows looking out onto this lively area, Trattoria Buongiorno is the perfect place to people watch and get a sense of Romanian life.

The cost is €50 per person and includes the tour, coffee break, lunch and a special souvenir of your time in Romania to take home.

The dress code is casual with comfortable shoes as we will be out and about walking through Bucharest!

Interested? Let us know!

To attend any of the social events listed here, simply let us know in the registration form.

If you have already registered and would like to attend, please email registration@elia-association.org so we can make the arrangements for you.