LNCC Annual General Meeting 2019

On 2019.05.06 the Board of the Lithuanian – Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) held an Annual General Meeting 2019 at DNB Head Quarters in Oslo.


Chairman of the Board, Tom O. Kleppestø presented the achievements of LNCC during 2018 and plans for 2019. In 2019 LNCC turns 5 and thus a special arrangement is expected in August, 2019.

It was also announced that one of LNCC board members, Ausra Vankeviciute had to resign due to increased her workload and traveling. The vacation is open and thus, the Board encourages applicants to apply. Please contact via mail(at)lncc.no

Additionally, LNCC Board revised the articles of the Chamber and presented to the Annual General Meeting for approval. Two major changes were implemented: the charter was significantly simplified and the Lithuanian Professionals in Oslo (LPO) club was legally established within the LNCC organization.

Next, to formal announcements, the audience had also a great opportunity to hear two very insightful presentations:

Ole André Kjennerud, Analyst
DNB Norway

Jekaterina Titarenko, Executive vice-president
Strategy, Insight & Finance, DNB Norway

Topic: “Eurozone update: On Growth, Where Are You?”

Topic: “My Norwegian Journey

The event attracted companies, entrepreneurs and individual professionals from various business and academic areas. Great atmosphere, mingling and shared talks followed too.

Big credits to Gintarė Rabikauskytė for capturing these amazing moments.

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TRADE MISSION TO NORWAY 16-19 October, 2017

The Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC), together with the Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (NLCC), in partnership with Enterprise Lithuania and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Oslo, is taking a select group of Lithuanian companies in the construction sector to explore business opportunities in the Norwegian market and form relations with key local contacts.

This mission is to meet with new businesses, participate in pre-arranged individual business meetings, visit a leading Norwegian trade fair in the building and construction sector, and learn about building practices from Norwegian companies during site visits.

LNCC members are welcome to register and take part in the construction afternoon and matchmaking event on Monday 16 October. For more information, contact Simona Simonaviciute on mail@lncc.no

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Lithuania Open House: General Assembly and Seminar

We welcome company representatives and private individuals interested in business development between Lithuania and Norway to a seminar and LNCC General Assembly.

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Many Lithuania-based companies struggle to find relevant business contacts in Norway. Many Norwegian companies do not know about the potential that could be provided by possible Lithuanian partners. Business Network between Lithuania and Norway is based on the know-someone basis. Most of the business networks are closed for the newcomers. During this meeting we will share some ideas on how this issue could be solved. Afterwards we invite everybody to a discussion on how to build the Norwegian-Lithuanian Business Network.

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18:30   REGISTRATIONPovilas Stankevicius
19:00   SEMINAR & ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Keynote speaker: Povilas Stankevičius, Analyst, Economic Research Department, DNB Lithuania
Topic: Lithuanian business and commerce in Norway. Is Lithuania capable of exporting not only goods, and services, but most importantly, new business ideas? Lithuanian entrepreneurs face a lot of challenges when trying to establish new ventures in Norway. How innovation, new technology, and social media play a role in tackling these challenges and making cross border investments and business a success?

Speaker: Edgaras Barodica, Business Development, Libra Group, Lithuania
Topic: Mr Barodica will give a short overview of his experience of last 2 years of their business in Construction and Partnership approach & Results.Edgaras Barodica All the do’s and dont’s – mistakes and successes – right and wrong, decisions, communication and expectation problems. A shortly personal observation on business traditions and mentality differences.

Seminar will be followed by the annual assembly and an open discussion.

20:00   SNACKS & COFFEE

Date: October  25th, 2016
Time: 18:30-21:00
Venue: DNB Headquarters, Dronning Eufemias gate 30, 0191 Oslo
Dress Code: Business Casual
Registration is closed.

Lithuanian Business Women Mission to Norway

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26th to 29th of January 2016, Lithuanian business women are visiting Norway on their Business Mission. The goal is to get a better insight into the business realities in Norway in general and share few experiences with the Norwegian fellow business women.

On their first day, Commercial Attacheé at the Lithuanian Embassy, Aleksandras Laurinavicius organised an event inviting various guests to share insights into Norwegian Economy, as well as statistics on gender equality. Both Norwegian and Lithuanian professionals shared their insights into the business aspects when working in Norway.

Lihuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, represented by Vita Melinauskaite, had also the pleasure to welcome red 2the delegation at the Lithuanian Embassy and shared few insights in what differences and similarities business professionals can expect in Norway in particular and in Scandinavia and Baltics in general.

Below you may see the full programme of this event and the participants of the mission.

Lithuanian Business Women Mission to Norway
Event at the Lithuanian Embassy

26th of January 2016
Dronningens gate 3, Oslo

13.00-13.05 Greetings by H.E. Izolda Bričkovskienė, Ambassador
13.05-13.10 Introduction to the Lithuanian Business Women Mission.
Ms. Kristina Vezbergaitė , Panlaw law office www.panlaw.lt

13.10-13.30 Norway: economic perspectives.
Mr. Artashes Karapetyan, Associate Professor of Finance, BI Norwegian Business School, www.bi.no
13.30-13.50  Lithuania-Norway, business connections.
Ms. Vita Melinauskaite, Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber www.lncc.no

13.50-14.50 Business experience.
13.50-14.10 Ms. Aušra Vankevičiutė, Staticus AS www.staticus.com
14.10-14.30 Ms. Kristine Maudal, Brainwells www.brainwells.no
14.30-14.50 Ms. Guro. A. Johnsen, Johnsen AG www.agjohnsen.com

 

1 Saule Motiejuniene Lithuanian Business Women Network, President Lithuania Lithuanian Business Women Network KAUNAS
2 Kristina Vezbergaite Lithuanian Business Women Network, Chairman of Panevezys group; PanLaw law office, Lithuanian Business Women NetworkLegal servicesPANEVEZYS
3 Daiva Masiliuniene Fibaassociation, Chairman of the board Foreign investors representationPANEVEZYS
4 Angelija Zokaitiene Panevezys chamber of commerce, industry and crafts Business associationPANEVEZYS
5 Dovile Kuklieriute UAB “Via Unica” Tourism, restaurants, spaPANEVEZYS
6 Dalia Kuklieriene UAB “Via Unica” Tourism, restaurants, spaPANEVEZYS
7 Laura Kaziukoniene UAB “JKG” Wholesale and retail plumbing, heating engineering, ventilation and air conditioning productsVILNIUS / PANEVEZYS
8 Viktorija Gikniene Enterprise “Kaukas” Tent scaffolds production, aluminum and black metal and welding facilities, manufacturing of tents. PANEVEZYS
9 Lina Bagdonaite Lawyer PANEVEZYS
10 Neringa Miltieniene Individual practice Financial servicesPANEVEZYS
11 Audrone Kerge Fibaassociation Foreign investors representationPANEVEZYS
12 Irma Atkociene UAB “SIWood” Manufacturer of painted interior fittings (paneling for walls, ceilings, floor collars). PANEVEZYS
13 Justina Matiliunaite UAB “SIWood” Manufacturer of painted interior fittings (paneling for walls, ceilings, floor collars). PANEVEZYS
14 Renata Beconiene D. Beconio Enterprise Production of wooden glued timber housesSIAULIAI
15 Daiva Cibiriene MB Sostines auditoriai Financial services, auditorsVILNIUS
16 Jurgita Jankuviene UAB „Profesiniai kontaktai“ Recruitment servicesKAUNAS
17 Rita Daugeliene UAB “Diremta” Press, interior designKAUNAS
18 Renata Skardziute UAB “Plastic formo” Plastic industryKAUNAS
19 Ernesta Radzeviciene UAB “Superlon Baltic” Manufacturer of cast polyurethane (foam) productsPANEVEZYS
20 Laime Jablonskiene Grant Thornton Baltic Financial services, auditorsVILNIUS

Contact persons:
Kristina Vezbergaite, kristina_vez@yahoo.com ,
Daiva Masiliuniene, daivam@sivascan.lt ,

 

Opening Norway – International Trade and Business

International Growth, and the role of Chambers of Commerce

EUCCN represents a network Chambers and Embassies from 18 different countries from all over the European Union who work with linking bilateral business relations. It is an international business network that works every day to promote trade and business development between Norway and EU.

Most Chambers of Commerce work with bilateral relations, where they provide information and assistance to Norwegian companies wishing to expand abroad, as well as help companies from respective countries to establish their enterprises in Norway.

The network and how to use Chambers to gain access to new markets is new to many. Whatever you might be working with – food industry, tech, IT, investment, fishing or building industries you will always be able to gain access to needed network in EU countries by contacting respective Chambers or Commercial Attaches from Embassies. By using established professional networks, Norwegian companies can more effectively access the international relations with less risk.

This seminar will provide insight into what and how Chambers and Commercial Attaches work, as well as what current issues and projects NHO, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries as well as Oslo Business Region works with relating to international trade and business development.

Confirmed speakers:
NHO, Tore Myhre, Director, Dep. of Internationalisation and European politics.

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Jan Farberg, Director General

WHEN: Tuesday, 13 October , 08:30 – 10:30
WHERE: NHO – Næringslivets Hus
REGISTRATION: Deadline 9.10.2015 .Due to space limitations the event is by invitation only. If you would like to participate, please send us an email and let us know why you would like to be there. Email: mail@lncc.noOIW

The event is part of Oslo Innovation Week: http://oiw.no/program_2015/opening-norway-for-international-trade-and-business-role-of-chambers-of-commerce/

 
(Event partners: The Austrian Trade Commission, The British-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Irish-Norwegian Business Association, The Italian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Spanish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Swedish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Finnish-Norwegian Commercial Association, The Norwegian-Polish Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of the United Kingdom, Embassy of Hungary, Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, Embassy of Belgium)

Reflections after the Lithuania Open House gathering

Last week Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce had its Annual General Assembly and a seminar about the status quo and learnings about the Norwegian companies in Lithuania and Lithuanian companies in Norway. Gathering was open for all who are interested in Lithuanian-Norwegian business cooperation.We had a pleasure to welcome nearly 40 representatives from different companies from both Lithuania and Norway and the Headquarters of DNB in Oslo.The goal of the gathering was to exchange learnings and give better insights in the status of the Norwegian investments in Lithuania, but also learn more about how Lithuanian companies in Norway are viewing the challenges and advantages of working in the Norwegian market.

Photo: Mantas Grigaliunas

Photo: Mantas Grigaliunas

Former Ambassador of Norway to Lithuania Mr Leif Arne Ulland shared some valuable insights into the status of Norwegian investments in Norway. According to the recent data the Norway is soon to be the 4th biggest investment country in Lithuania. Lithuania exports 5 times more to Norway, than Norway to Lithuania. However, Lithuania is an important transit country for Norwegian product going to other countries, such like Kazakhstan. Lithuanian investments in Norway are rather marginal and results to bare 0.93 mil. LTL. About 45% of the Norwegian investments are based in Vilnius. Norway has a strong business presence via collaboration called “Team Norway”, gathering Norwegian Embassy in Norway, Honorary Consuls in Lithuania, Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce and business people with a long experience doing business between the two countries. Mr. Ulland stressed the importance of establishing such a collaboration in Norway, also the need of establishing “Team Lithuania” network.

Many of our guests were impressed with the presentations of two Lithuanian business professionals Ausra Vankeviciute from Staticus Norway AS and Paulius Kvedaras from Kvedaru Ukis.

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Photo: Mantas Grigaliunas

Ausra Vankeviciute is a CEO of a Lithuanian steel construction company with 390 employees and a turnover over 35 MLN EUR. She explained that Staticus became so successful in Norway only because they were met with trust by many Norwegian institutions and companies. Ms Vankeviciute stressed the importance of focusing on quality, not quantity, and having the right certificates for the job that the company wants to do. In 2013 Staticus was voted to be Lithuanian Exporter of the year.

Paulius Kvedaras represented a family business from Lithuanian – Kvedaru Ukis, with an established and sound business in Lithuania. However due to the changing political landscape Kvedaru Ukis decided to explore the business possibilities in Scandinavia, and first and foremost in Norway. Mr Kvedaras admitted that it is not easy to find the information about the Norwegian market in English, but was impressed with the competence and service level he met in his encounter with the Norwegian Custom Office. His presentation of how Kvedaru Ukis is executing market research about Norway impressed even the most experienced business professionals in the audience. Some of them even applauded Mr Kvedaras for a perfect schoolbook example of how to do a market research.

After the presentations everybody had a chance to get to know each other closer by sharing a platter of the most delicious tapas and Spanish vine, specially selected for the occasion by, Hjørdis B. Rasmussen from DNB, who assisted LNCC in organising this great event. Big thanks to Ms Rasmussen.

Quite a few of our guests found relevant business contacts during the gathering. This makes our event a total success for the Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, especially because our goal is to establish a lasting business network in Norway, that could gather business professionals from both countries and in this way strengthen the business relations between Norway and Lithuania.

For photos after the event, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ltchamber

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Photo: Mantas Grigaliunas

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Photo: Mantas Grigaliunas

Lithuania Open House: General Assembly and Seminar

We welcome present and prospect members to a seminar and LNCC General Assembly.

16:00   REGISTRATION
16:30   ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

16:45   SEMINAR: Norwegian companies in Lithuania and Lithuanian companies in Norway – status quo and learnings

  • “Norwegian businesses in Lithuania” by Mr Leif Arne Ulland, former Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Lithuania
  • “Building a successful Lithuanian business in Norway” by Ausra Vankeviciute, CEO Staticus Norge AS
  • “Market research in Norway – a newcomer’s view into the Norwegian market” by Paulius Kvedaras, Kvedaru Ukis

17:30   SNACKS & DRINKS

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Date: February 10th, 2015
Time: 16:00-19:00
Venue: DNB Headquarters, Dronning Eufemias gate 30, 0191 Oslo
Dress Code: Business Casual
Registration: Closed

Public Procurement in Norway

PPVisma is proud, in cooperation with Difi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment), to invite you to a seminar regarding public procurement in Norway. The seminar is in English and is free of charge.

The Norwegian public sector is an important market. Annually public entities buy goods and services for approximately NOK 400 billion. The contracts vary widely in scope, which implies that both Norwegian or non-Norwegian private enterprises should be able to tender for profitable opportunities. The seminar will cover topics as:

  • How to find public tender invitations
  • How to qualify for participating in tenders
  • Issues that non-Norwegian enterprises must know
  • Filing of tender documents
  • e-invoicing
  • Legal issues – handling of complaints

Time: Thursday 22 January 2015. Registration 08.45-09.00, seminar 09.00-11.30. Where: Visma building at Bjørvika, Dronning Eufemias gate 16. BNCC

You can register here.

DNB joined LNCC Board

DNBAt the previous Extraordinary General Assembly, on the 3rd of December, Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce elected  Hans Petter Evensen as a new member of the board.

Hans Petter joins LNCC as a representative of DNB and has a long Business Development background. Until recently he has been living and working in Lithuania as a Head of Product Development for the Baltics, DNB.HPred

We are very happy to welcome Hans Petter Evnsen as a our new team member and we look forward working together.