5 to 7 June 2019 Bucharest, Romania








15th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting

Welcome from ASRO

Gheorghe Tucu



Iuliana Chilea



On behalf of ASRO, we are honoured to invite all CEN & CENELEC members and guests to join us for the 2019 CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting in Bucharest, our capital city and the heart of Romanian media, culture and art.

This will be a three-day event. The CEN & CENELEC meetings will take place on 5 and 6 June; on 7 June a High-level Conference is organised together with the European Commission: Standards advance and deepen the Single Market. Amongst a wide range of distinguished participants, we will be delighted to welcome Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs together with senior members of her team in the European Commission.

The venue for the CEN and CENELEC meetings will be the Marriott Hotel in the centre of Bucharest. The conference will take place at the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest building in the world, which can be seen from the moon.

We are delighted that these important events will take place in Bucharest during Romania’s Presidency of the European Union. They will gather not only many members of the European standardization community, but also other important representatives from many countries that share the Single Market as a goal.

The Single Market is the beating heart of the EU and standardization helps it beat!

We look forward to a rewarding few days of business and discussions and to the traditional opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and to explore a fascinating city.

Bucharest is a city that’s easy to get to, easy to be in, easy to get around, and hard to forget.

We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible.

It will be our privilege to welcome you to Bucharest!


Welcome from the Presidents of CEN and CENELEC








Dear Delegates,

We are very pleased to welcome you to the 15th CEN and CENELEC Annual Meeting. This year we are in Bucharest, and we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to ASRO, our Romanian member, for kindly offering to host our yearly gathering in June.

The CEN General Assembly and the CENELEC General Assembly are strictly statutory. The common session of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies will offer the opportunity to report on and discuss key strategic, policy and technical matters related to European standardization.

The final thought-provoking debate will discuss ‘Cybersecurity and Standardization’. The digital transformation of our industry, our organizations and our lives offers many opportunities and benefits, but being more interconnected also increases the risk of sophisticated cyber-threats and attacks. For this reason, the EU needs more robust and effective structures to ensure strong cyber resilience and the ability to respond effectively to cyber-attacks. In this context, the “EU Cybersecurity Act”, proposed in 2017 by the European Commission, intends,among others, to establish a common European cybersecurity certification framework for ICT products, systems and services. The adoption of the EU Cybersecurity Act by the European Parliament and Council is expected in March 2019 and standardization will play a crucial role in the implementation of this new framework.

While in Bucharest, do not miss out the high-level conference on European Standardization ‘Standards Advance and Deepen the Single Market’, organised in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the European Council by the Romanian Ministry of Economy and the Romanian National Standards Body – ASRO on 7 June in the Palace of Parliament. This conference will mark the official conclusion of the ‘Joint Initiative on Standardisation’ (JIS) and will highlight its major results and deliverables.

We look forward to seeing you again in our Annual Meeting in Romania!



Marriott Hotel, Room Constanta

CEN and CENELEC Board Members only
08:30-10:30 CEN Administrative Board
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:45 CENELEC Administrative Board
12:45-13:30 Lunch CEN/CA and CENELEC/CA
13:30-15:30 Common session of the CEN and CENELEC Administrative Boards
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-17:30 Common session of the CEN and CENELEC Administrative Boards

Marriott Hotel, Ballroom

Open to CEN and CENELEC Members, Affiliates, CSB's, Partners and invited guests
08:30-09:30 CEN General Assembly
09:30-09:45 Coffee Break
09:45-10:45 CENELEC General Assembly
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Common session of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Common session of the CEN and CENELEC General Assemblies
14:30-15:00 Coffee break
15:30-18:00 Debate on Cybersecurity and Standards

Download of documents
Social events
June 5


Welcome Cocktail


Open to all registrants and partners
June 6


Gala Dinner


Open to all registrants and partners

Conference on European standardization

Standards Advance and Deepen the Single Market, Palace of Parliament


Standardization is an important subject on the agenda of the Romanian Presidency of the European Council, which has adopted as its motto which has adopted as its motto ‘Cohesion, a common European value’. By enabling all stakeholders of the European community to share common expectations, and by giving a practical and adaptable underpinning to public policy and regulation, standardization is a fundamental tool for making this aspiration a reality.


Palace of Parliament, Room Nicolae Iorga
Open to all Participants

08:30 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 Ceremonial photo celebrating the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (open to all JIS participants)
10:00 Opening
10:15 Keynote speech
10:30 Panel 1: Views on challenges and opportunities within the Single Market and standardisation beyond 2020.
11:30 Panel 2: Globalisation and new trends - challenges and opportunities for the Single Market and standardisation beyond 2020.
12:45 The way forward – Official closing
13:00 Lunch
15:00 End of the Conference

See Detailed Agenda Here

The conference is hosted under the Romanian Presidency of the European Council and by the Romanian Ministry of Economy and the National Standards Body – ASRO, with the attendance of the Minister of Economy of Romania, Mr Niculae Bădălău and European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Mrs Elżbieta Bieńkowska. The conference will bring together a large number of high-level representatives of the standardization community, industry as well as both EU co-legislators and other European standardization stakeholders.

This conference will mark the official conclusion of the ‘Joint Initiative on Standardisation’ (JIS), and will consider the lessons learned from this collaborative approach. At the same time it is a good occasion to provide input on the way forward and to discuss openly the next policy priorities for 2020 and beyond.

In order to attend the conference, you are kindly asked to select this option while registering for the annual meeting.

The deadline for the accreditation is May 27th. After this date no requests will be processed!


Marriott Hotel

Venue for CEN and CENELEC Meetings and Registration Desk

Address: 90, Calea 13 Septembrie

Dress code: business

Tronului Hall, National Museum of Art


Address: 49-53, Calea Victoriei

Dress code: cocktail attire

Palace of the Parliament

Gala Dinner

Address: 2-4, Izvor St.

Dress code: formal


Bucharest is very busy during the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Therefore, please book your accommodation as soon as possible with the hotel of your choice listed in the HOTELS section of this website. Check the date by when you need to book your accommodation as well as the cancellation policy.

Marriott Hotel ★★★★★

Address: Calea 13 Septembrie 90, Bucharest, 050726 [map]

Room rates
  • King size deluxe - single - 120 euro
  • King size deluxe - double - 129 euro
  • Executive King size - 168 euro

Situated next to the Palace of the Parliament and monuments around the Old Town, the Marriott Hotel is a destination in itself, with carefully considered amenities and world-class service.

The Marriot Hotel surrounds you with luxury and elegance, befitting the chosen hotel of European royalty, international dignitaries and music stars. The hotel is a "city within a city" complete with shopping gallery and casino, state-of-the-art fitness and spa centre.

From beautifully refurbished rooms and suites to dining at one of the several on-site restaurants, we’re confident you will be delighted with your stay at JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

  • Limousine service (Mercedes E Class) - 194 RON, (approx 40 euro from/to the airport) - charged on the room bill or be paid in cash/Credit Card to the driver.
  • Shuttle service (Mercedes minivan): can be found at the -1 floor of the Airport, at the end of the parking lot. The shuttle service runs every hour (10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and so on).

If you requested the shuttle service with the Marriott Hotel, the driver will wait for you at the Information Desk located on the left side as you exit customs, holding a pick-up sign containing the logo of the Marriott Hotel. One way to/from the airport costs 45 RON/person (approx 9 euro) and will take about 1 hour.

You can order this service when you book your hotel room with the Marriott Hotel.

Alternatively, you can also book the shuttle by sending an email to: mhrs.buhro.concierge@marriotthotels.com. The Concierge of the hotel can only accept requests, when you are staying in the Marriott.

Parliament Hotel ★★★★

Address: 106 Izvor St, Bucharest, 050564 [map]

Room rates
  • Deluxe - single - 67 euro
  • Deluxe - double - 77 euro

The Parliament Hotel is located opposite Bucharest's Parliament Palace and just a 10-minute walk from the old historical centre of Bucharest. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms and there is a bar available.

All rooms are air conditioned and feature cable TV, a mini-bar and a seating area. Most of the rooms view the Parliament Palace. Wheelchair accessible rooms are offered as well.

Hotel Parliament features a restaurant, which serves traditional Romanian and international cuisine.

The BNR Sports Arena is within walking distance from the Parliament Hotel. Guests can relax in Izvor Park, which is a 5-minute walk away. Public transportation can also be reached within a 5-minute walk.

This area of Bucharest is a great choice for travellers interested in architecture, old-town exploration and food.

Ibis Parliament Hotel ★★★

Address: 82-84 Izvor St, Bucharest, 030167 [map]

Room rates
  • Single - 61 euro
  • Double - 69 euro

The IBIS Parliament Hotel is just a 3-minute drive from Palace of the Parliament and a few minutes from University Square. There is Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available.

This 3-star hotel has 161 air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, fridges and phones. Breakfast is offered for a fee; Self-parking available for a fee. Amenities include a front-desk safe, a business centre and a meeting room.

Cismigiu Hotel ★★★★

Address: 38 Regina Elisabeta Bvd, Bucharest, 050017 [map]

Room rates
  • Superior Suite Single - 120 euro
  • Superior Suite Double - 135 euro

Conveniently located near Cismigiu Gardens and the most important cultural, historical and entertainment attractions in the Old Town, Hotel Cismigiu is a charming and history rich hotel in Bucharest. Its architecture is very special, blending modern interior with old features: the historical door, the Art Nouveau facades, and the original cupola. We invite you to discover the soul of the location!

At Hotel Cismigiu, state of the art facilities blend with eco-friendly services.

Novotel Hotel ★★★★

Address: 37B Calea Victoriei St, Bucharest, 010061 [map]

Room rates
  • Superior Room - 127 euro
  • Executive Room - 165 euro

Enjoy contemporary 4-star comfort a few minutes' walk from the Old Town at Novotel Bucharest City Centre hotel.

Clean lines and muted colours make your airy room a haven for work or pleasure. Start your day brightly with a tasty buffet breakfast in the sunlit restaurant, and savour drinks with a view on the terrace at Novotel.

Travel & Visa information

All foreign visitors entering Romania must have a valid passport or identity card. Depending on your citizenship, you may be required to show different documents at the port-of-entry.

American and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Australia, New Zealand and most European countries do not need an entry visa to visit Romania.

Citizens of certain countries and territories need an entry visa to visit Romania. Check if you need a visa through the MAE website.

If you need a formal invitation letter in support of your visa application, please contact the Event Team at: info@cencenelec2019.eu.

Apply for visa

Travel information

Arriving in Bucharest

All international flights land at ’’Henri Coandă’’ AIRPORT – 17 km from the centre of Bucharest.

From the airport to Bucharest


783 Express Line connects the Bucharest ’’Henri Coanda’’ International Airport with the Centre of Bucharest. Cost for two journeys is 8.6 lei (approx 1.82€).

From the Arrivals entrance (from International Arrivals, take the stairs, follow the signs to Arrivals and then Exit) to the city centre.

Tickets: In order to ride Bucharest's buses, trolleybuses or trams, you need to buy an Activ or Multiplu card. In front of the Arrivals terminal you will find a card desk/ticket machine. The blue and white 'Multiplu card' costs 1.60 lei and needs to be loaded (when purchasing) with two to ten journeys. You can also choose to load it with a pass valid for one day's unlimited travel on all buses, trolleybuses and trams for 8 lei. After the initial purchase, this card cannot be topped-up. The green and white 'Activ card' costs 3.70 lei but can be topped-up with anything from 2.60 to 50 lei at a time.

Note: You cannot buy tickets from the driver.

Consult the bus schedule: and the names of the bus stops


The 783 express line takes you to Unirii Square (Piața Unirii), the final stop (near Horoscop Hotel).

From there you need to switch to bus no. 385 (the stop is located in front of the H&M store in the Unirii Shopping Centre).

For Marriott Hotel – From Unirii Square you have to go 7 stops to Piața Arsenalului, located in front of the Marriott Hotel.

For Palace of Parliament – From Unirii Square you have to go 5 stops to Palatul Parlamentului, located across the street from the Palace of the Parliament.

Map of Bucharest - available here


Taxis - at Henri Coanda International Airport, taxi requests are available via touch screen terminals in the arrivals hall for ordering a taxi from an authorized company. Fares between 1.39 lei/km (0.29€) and 3.5 lei/km (0.74€)

Ride-sharing - Two companies are offering ride-sharing services in Bucharest: Uber and Taxify.

Shuttle service via your hotel accommodation - Check your hotel accommodation to see whether shuttle service is on offer

Shuttle service for Marriott Hotel (Mercedes minivan): can be found at the -1 floor of the Airport, at the end of the parking lot. The shuttle service runs every hour (10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and so on). The shuttle driver will wait for you at the Information Desk located on the left side as you exit customs, holding a pick-up sign containing the logo of the Marriott Hotel. One way to/from the airport costs 45 RON/person (approx 9 euro) and will take about 1 hour.

This service is only offered when you have booked your shuttle in advance.

About Bucharest

Useful Information

Currency and exchange

The official currency in Romania is Lei (RON). Currency exchange: banks, currency exchange offices in hotels, airport, main streets of the city. Credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and shops.

1 EUR= 4,75 LEI

1 USD= 4.19 LEI

1 GBP= 5.42 LEI


The weather in Bucharest is usually very pleasant in June, with average temperatures between 20 °C minimum and 28 °C maximum.

Type of plugs used in Romania

In Romania, power sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs (Type F). Make sure to bring your own plug adaptor if necessary.

The standard voltage is 230V and the standard frequency is 50hz.

Safety and Emmergency

112 - the general emergency phone number.

For the diplomatic offices in Romania please visit: mae.ro or embassyworld.com.

About Bucharest

With a history of over 550 years, Bucharest has experienced a series of continuous changes, representing the central scene of Romania's political, artistic, academic and cultural life.The city's architecture offers an eclectic mix of neo-classical, interbellum, communist-era and modern age. The architectural cultural mix remains an impressive attraction, as well as revealing original stories with wonderful people and places filled with mystery and tradition.

A most comprehensive knowledge of the city is offered by the main artery in the centre of the capital, Calea Victoriei, which is Bucharest oldest and most charming street. Due to the elegant style and elite that lived here, this historic street has been often compared over the time with Champs Elysees, an association dating from the times when Bucharest itself was named, during the period between the two world wars, "Little Paris".

Calea Victoriei

Walking along the Calea Victoriei one can discover real architectural jewels, attractions such as the Cantacuzino Palace, the historical Revolution Square, the Military Club, the CEC Headquarters, the National History Museum or historic sites where the modern history of Romania was written. Between the two world wars, Calea Victoriei developed into one of the most fashionable streets in the city. Discover the charm of a new urban cultural treasure hunt, which will not only be fun and an excellent way to spend your time, but will also teach you small history lessons of Bucharest and Romania.

Historic Churches

We can not avoid the mysterious charm of historic churches. The Orthodox Christian religious culture offers a special beauty to the ecclesiastical architecture of Bucharest. You will discover in the back of large buildings or hidden streets, small churches and chapels dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. With mural paintings and interior frescoes and a mixture of elements of Byzantine, Greek styles, Ottoman and Renaissance these churches are beautiful representations of oriental orthodox architecture. The most famous is the Stavropoleos Church, located on the street with the same name, close to another well-known historical building, Caru 'cu Bere. Other churches to visit include the Church of St. Anton, the oldest church in Bucharest from the 16th century, as well as the Antim Church, the Church of the Lady or the Church of Saint Demetrius.

Stavropoleos Church

Old Town

The city's unique charm can be best observed in the area known as 'Lipscani'. The Old Town of Bucharest is a real success story, one that has transformed the city completely. Hundreds of bars, trendy cafes, and restaurants have opened in Bucharest in the last few years. The Old Town is the place to be in Bucharest now, and you’ll instantly fall in love with the incredibly lively atmosphere. A bit quiet in the morning, lively during the day, and bustling with activity in the evening, the Old Town is a mix of history, local culture and life style, a trendy environment district and favorite hangout for the locals.

Consolidated and fortified the Fortress becomes the centre of the political and economic life of Bucharest, the place around which the trade flourished. Thus, the Royal Court is the oldest feudal monument in Bucharest.

Romanian Athenaeum

Located in the heart of Bucharest, the Romanian Athenaeum is an important cultural center and a temple of Romanian art and culture, as well as a symbol of unity, cultural heritage and national pride. This is a must-see architectural building. With its majestic baroque cupola, the stunning edifice is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and delightful cafes and shops. For over half a century, the Athenaeum has been the headquarters of the George Enescu Philharmonic, the most famous musical institution in Romania.

Romanian Athenaeum

Village Museum

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum (Muzeul Satului in Romanian) is an open-air exhibition showing traditional Romanian village life as it was in the past. The museum from the heart of the capital opened his gates for the public in 1936. The permanent exhibition covers a 14ha area having 360 monuments, 60.000 objects in his collection and over 250.000 documents regarding the village and its traditional life in the Archive.

The museum attracts more than 500.000 visitors annually. It is the most visited cultural place from Romania, opened all week long. The highlight of the museum is probably the steep belfry of the wooden Maramureş church, complete with exquisite but faded icons. You should also not miss the earth houses of Straja, dug in to the ground and topped with thatched roofs, or the brightly painted dwellings of the Danube Delta.

Shopping in Bucharest?

Lipscani street and Calea Victoriei are two wonderful places where you can shop if you are interested in art, fashion and souvenirs.

The malls and shopping centers of Bucharest stand out as, perhaps, the most rewarding and complete shopping opportunities. Designers clothes, restaurants, cinemas, sports, wellness and beauty care centers, banking and communication, pharmaceutical services are all at your disposal.

Unirea Shopping Centre

Baneasa Shopping City

Bucharest Mall

AFI Palace Cotroceni

Some Interesting Facts

The internet system in Bucharest is high quality. It is among the top 15 cities in the world with the fastest internet connection with an average download speed of 95.18 Mbps.

The name of the city comes from the name of a shepherd, Bucur, that once settled in this area and fell in love with a girl, Dambovita. Yes, just like the river that crosses the city.

The name itself ,,Bucuresti” translates as “the city of joy”.

It became the capital of Romania in 1862 and is the center of Romanian media, culture and art.

Calea Victoriei was the first road built in Bucharest and initially called The Wooden Road because it was paved with tree trunks and planks.

Social life in Bucharest

Old Town – a mix of history, local culture and life style.

National Bucharest Theatre – all the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That’s what makes romanian theatre live.

Exhibitions – The National Museum of Contemporary Art

Concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum – because it’s more than just music.

Basic Expressions
Hello Salut
Good morning Buna dimineaţa
Good afternoon Bună ziua
Good evening Bună seara
Yes Da
No Nu
Thank you Mulţumesc
Please Vă rog


Please contact the Event Team for any information you need on preparing your travel to Bucharest: info@cencenelec2019.eu