The Ninth Edition of the Festival was made possible with financial support from the Romanian Ministers of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce, Tourism and Liberal Professions, the National Tourism Office of Romania, and with the New York assistance of Mr. Simion Alb.
The festival took place on May 3, 2008, in the Bowling Green Esplanade outside the Museum of the American Indians, and beneficiated by the presence of two important figures of Romanian Television and Fashion scene: Mihaela Radulescu and Catalin Botezatu. The event was recorded and broadcast during the Romanian TV show hosted by Mihaela Radulescu. Catalin Botezatu charmed the audience with two exceptional fashion collections, which later in the day were privately presented to big American luxury goods companies. Many Romanian artists performed during the show: Oana Zavoranu, at the first public appearance after her first music album, Andreea Antonescu, Camelia Ciobanu, Lia Lungu, Sanziana & Ani Stanciu, Marisena Zamfir and the dancing folk group Banatul.
The event was honored by the presence of Adrian Vierita, the Ambassador of Romania to Washington, DC, the Honorable Pietro Pavoni, General Consul of Romania in New York, Terry Jackson, Director of International Affairs Division City of New York, and a group of Romanian and American businessmen.