Smart Alliance – Innovation Technology Cluster and ROSABA organized an Trade & Investment Bilateral Workshop

Smart Alliance – Innovation Technology Cluster and ROSABA organized an Trade & Investment Bilateral Workshop


Bucharest, 19th September – Smart Alliance – Innovation Technology Cluster and the Romanian South African Business Association (ROSABA) have joined forces to further ICT bilateral relations and business opportunities. The two organisations hosted a seminar for Smart Alliance’s members and its partners in order to establish business ties and explore mutual opportunities within the ICT sector in South Africa. This meeting is the base for future trade missions to both South Africa and Romania.

The Romanian-South Africa Business Association (ROSABA) is an association promoting economic relations between Romania and South Africa. ROSABA develops international and trans-border cooperation and dialogue among international institutions and representatives of the business community, acting, as well, as a representative of the business and professional interests of its members. ROSABA promotes communication and co-operation with public administration authorities, educational institutions, international organisations, companies and any other third parties, in order to support the private sector.

“We are certain that our bilateral relations with Romania will continue to grow and strengthen for the benefit of our business communities.” His Excellency, Mr Jabu Ntsokolo Ishmael MBALULA – Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa.


“Our aim is to increase the bilateral trade and investment between Romania and South Africa, seeing the remarkable compatibility and future potential of the two economies. In particular, the ICT sectors in the two countries provide numerous and lucrative opportunities for Romanian and South African companies, and we want to boost the bilateral activity in these two unsaturated and thriving markets.” Eduard BEYER, Treasurer & Board Member – Romanian-South African Business Association (ROSABA)

“We are extremely glad that this partnership started with a joint project that sets up the basis for future collaboration, which we believe will bring a high value to our economy and to both SME’s and bigger players on the market. Our purpose is to strengthen the relationship between both of our countries and create the best environment for investors and innovative ICT companies to develop. In the same time, we already have new joint projects developing that aim to create more opportunities for areas necessary for our country to grow” Gabriel MUNTEANU, President of Smart Alliance – Innovation Technology Cluster.

The representatives of ROSABA present at the event were

  • Mr Jabu Ntsokolo Ishmael MBALULA – Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa
  • Mr Tiba B M, First Secretary (Political) – at Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
  • Victor Nicholas Gabriel CONSTANTINESCU – Vice President – He is a partner of Kinstellar, a top-tier Romanian law firm, within which he heads the firm’s highly touted real estate practice. He represents a number of investment funds in terms of their commercial real estate matters in Romania and elsewhere in the region.
  • Eduard BEYER, Treasurer – Admitted lawyer in South Africa, he is an experienced consultant and legal advisor with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry, skilled in Commercial, Competition & European Law, as well as Financial and Project Management, and Funding Advisory (EU Funds & EEA Grants).

The access to the event was based on a nominal invitation sent through the Smart Alliance – Innovation Technology Cluster newsletter. If you want to subscribe to our database and receive invitations to our events, please send an email to

The event was held at the headquarters of USH Pro Business, our long-standing educational partner. You can find more about the ROSABA by contacting


About SMART ALLIANCE – Innovation Technology Cluster: Founded in 2015, SMART ALLIANCE – Innovation Technology Cluster is a creator and implementor of innovative end-to-end business solutions for key sectors of the Romanian and world economy. Made out of 25 ICT companies, member-company solutions are sold and deployed in more than 40 countries around the world with dedicated technical resources of over 700 employees and a combined turnover of more than € 40 million. For more details, visit or


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