The event continues the Aspen Institute Romania series on economic and social governance launched earlier this year. Building on a recent two day event that focused on the way the crisis and the new EU Lisbon Treaty are bringing about a lasting transformation of European economic policies at both national and EU level, the event will explore the ways Romanian economy needs to adapt and change itself. Three key areas will be covered: industrial policy and sector priorities esp. automotive, physical infrastructure development and rehabilitation; economic competitiveness enablersi.a. education, technology, infrastructure, lifelong learning etc.; investment and the financial sectors as drivers and partners of the economic recovery process. The format is successive policy oriented roundtables mixing government decision makers and leading private sector figures as well as economic experts from the EU and civic circles.