ARIR celebrates 5 years of activity and launches its first collection of NFTs in the Romanian capital market, in collaboration with listed companies
ARIR (The Romanian Investor Relations Association) is launching the first collection of NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) in Romania’s capital market, in collaboration with listed companies, marking its 5th anniversary. During these five years, ARIR has championed excellence in Investor Relations. ARIR’s NFT Anniversary project represents the opening of the community of the largest listed companies on the Bucharest Stock Exchange to innovation through blockchain technology. This project is carried out in partnership with WebitLabs, a company active in the blockchain domain. The NFT Collection will be showcased at the GALA by ARIR, which is scheduled for November 23rd at the Palace of the Parliament and is organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism.
Daniela Șerban, ARIR President and Co-founder:
“We are celebrating 5 years since the founding of ARIR, a milestone we are marking uniquely by launching our first collection of NFTs in collaboration with companies listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. The community has embraced this innovative anniversary project, and we have collaborated to create nine digital assets with Romanian artists from around the world under the coordination of Webit Labs, an experienced company in this field. We thought about investors when creating this project and have established additional means of interaction with listed companies”.
Investors can own an NFT of their favorite company by participating in a raffle until November 20 through www.ir-romania.ro/NFT. They will receive the NFTs during the GALA by ARIR.
Cristian Ionut Avram, CEO WebitLabs:
“The use of new technologies is key to the accelerated and secure growth of companies. We were pleased by the openness of Romania’s largest listed companies to take steps toward creating new synergies with the next stage of the internet, Web3, a decentralized and public protocol based on blockchain. We are at the forefront of this adoption, and we congratulate ARIR for the initiative of this innovative project and for celebrating 5 years of excellence in investor relations.”
The first ARIR NFT is a Time Capsule, created by Ovidiu – Valeriu Bojor, a multidisciplinary artist based in Barcelona. It is a symbolic project that gathers the thoughts and contributions of ARIR members regarding the community’s activities and future. The NFT represents a series of messages recorded on the blockchain, which will serve as a reference for the organization’s future activities and will be revealed in 2028, on the occasion of ARIR’s 10th anniversary.
The next ARIR NFTs are Digital Art and illustrate the role of 8 member companies in the economy and capital market:
● Bucharest Stock Exchange – NFT created by Upcrafty
● AQUILA – NFT created by Șerban Dumitru, Penfire Studio
● Antibiotice – NFT created by Jump
● BRK Financial Group – NFT created by Andrei Olariu
● Electromagnetica – NFT created by Emilia Dumitrescu / Kali Story_
● Farmaceutica Remedia – NFT created by Nicu P
● IMPACT Developer & Contractor – NFT created by Dots N’ Bits
● Rompetrol – NFT created by Adrian Alexandru Gheorghe / archaag.
Each NFT will illustrate the values and characteristics of the respective company in the ARIR community, transposed into the digital environment. NFTs are the latest trend in the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, ensuring authenticity and ownership rights over artworks and digital assets.
GALA by ARIR will take place on November 23, 2023, at the Palace of the Parliament, and will award the best-listed companies and their representatives for the 5th consecutive year, in 8 categories: Best CEO; Best CFO; Best IRO; Best IR Company; Best IR Company – Individual Investor Vote; Best Sustainability Report; “Best Board Design”; The special award is offered by the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
Strategic partners for GALA by ARIR 2023 include: Bucharest Stock Exchange (ARIR Founding member), Banca Transilvania (ARIR associate member), IMPACT Developer & Contractor (ARIR associate member), BRK Financial Group (ARIR associate member), Romcarbon (ARIR associate member), Antibiotice (ARIR associate member), Nuclearelectrica (ARIR Founding member), and Mazars (ARIR affiliate member). The main partners are OMV Petrom (ARIR associate member), Raiffeisen Bank International, BRD Group Soc-Gen (ARIR associate member), Purcari (ARIR associate member), and Transgaz (ARIR associate member). Institutional partners: Institutional Investor, Envisia. Media partners: Radio România Actualități, Agerpres, Profit News, SEE News, Biz, Financial Intelligence, Financial Market, IR Magazine, Juridice.ro, Nine O`Clock, DC Media Group, Feel the Markets, Money.ro, Piața Financiară, The Diplomat Bucharest, Internet Corp. Monitoring partners: Klarmedia, Issue Monitoring.
The Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR) was founded at the initiative of Daniela Șerban in November 2018, along with its founding members the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), ALRO, Electromagnetica, Franklin Templeton Management – Bucharest, Hidroelectrica, Nuclearelectrica, Teraplast, Transelectrica. The following companies have joined the community: Electrica, OMV Petrom, Antibiotice, Purcari, Idea Bank, BRK Financial Group, Banca Transilvania, Transgaz, MedLife, Romcarbon, Farmaceutica REMEDIA, Autonom, IMPACT Developer & Contractor, 2Performant, One United Properties, Transport Trade Services, Patria Bank, Connections Consult, BRD – Groupe Société Générale, Rompetrol, Agista, Mecanică Fină and AQUILA as Associate Members. INNOVA Project Consulting, ENVISIA, RTPR, Mazars și Marsh Broker de Asigurare – Reasigurare, DENTONS have become Affiliate Members.
ARIR members are among the largest companies in Romania, sharing the common objective of implementing best practices in transparency, investor communication, and corporate governance.
About the Romanian Investor Relations Association (ARIR):
ARIR is the promoter of the Investor Relations (IR) concept in Romania. We believe that, through adherence to standards of transparency, corporate governance, and proactive communication with investors, our members will benefit from added value, easier access to funding, reputation, and the trust necessary for the continuous development of their businesses. ARIR was founded in 2018 by listed companies, companies with listing potential, fund managers, and IR professionals.
The founding members are the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB), ALRO, Electromagnetica, Franklin Templeton Management – Bucharest branch, Hidroelectrica, Nuclearelectrica, Teraplast, Transelectrica, Daniela Șerban, and Tony Romani. Electrica, OMV Petrom, Antibiotice, Purcari, Idea Bank, BRK Financial Group, Banca Transilvania, Transgaz, MedLife, Romcarbon, Farmaceutica REMEDIA, Autonom, IMPACT Developer & Contractor, One United Properties, Transport Trade Services, Patria Bank, Connections Consult, BRD – Groupe Société Générale, Rompetrol, Agista, Mecanică Fină and AQUILA joined as Associate Members, while INNOVA Project Consulting, ENVISIA, RTPR, Mazars, and Marsh Broker de Asigurare – Reasigurare joined as Affiliate Members.
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