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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EEA and EU grants Blue Book public consultation

The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU member states in Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Give your input

The content of the 5 priority sectors and 23 programme areas eligible for funding in this period will now be finalised. These are brought together in the draft ‘Blue Book’, which is the document subject to this public consultation. 

The consultation is open and we hope that a wide range of stakeholders will choose to participate. A participant can be any private person or organisation that has experience with or interest in the EEA and Norway Grants and their objectives. Participants can be situated in beneficiary, donor or third countries, or they can work transnationally across borders. They can choose to give input to all or only to some of the programme areas of the draft ‘Blue Book’. Blue Book and Consultation survey can be found here: http://eeagrants.org/Who-we-are/How-we-work/Public-consultation-on-the-draft-priorities-for-the-EEA-and-Norway-Grants-2014-2021

DEADLINE 8th July.

Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce are supporting investments into the following programme area:
Innovation, Research, Education and Competitivness
1. BusinessDevelopment, Innovation and SMEs
2. Research
3. Education, Scholarship, Apprenticeships and Young Entrepreneurship
4. Work-Life Balance
5. Social Dialogue – Decent Work

 

Slik gjør du vellykkede investeringer i Baltikum

I samarbeid med Europabevegelsen i Bergen/Hordaland, EY, Innovasjon Norge, Litauisk-Norsk Handelskammer og ambassadene for Estland, Latvia og Litauen inviterer vi til møte om muligheter i Baltikum.

Fredag 25. september kl 08:30 – 10:00
Grand Bergen, Nedre Ole Bulls plass

De baltiske landene har de siste årene hatt en betydelig større økonomisk vekst enn de «gamle» EU-landene, og flere norske bedrifter har for lengst oppdaget Estland, Latvia og Litauen både som markeder og land det er gunstig å outsorce oppgaver til. De tre baltiske landene representerer et utvidet hjemmemarked med lange og dype felles kulturelle og historiske røtter med de skandinaviske landene.

Selv om der er forskjeller, representer de tre baltiske landene også felles muligheter som det bergenske næringslivet må bli bedre kjent med. Derfor er det med glede vi vil presentere muligheter i alle tre land.

Program

08:15 Registrering og frokost

08:30 The Baltic’s- bringing more business opportunities for Norway
Executive director Arvydas Arnašius, Baltics Investment and Development, EY

Erfaringer fra over 20 år med konfeksjonsindustri i Litauen
Direktør Henning Berven, Sverre W Monsen AS

Tre land – tre forretningskulturer
Tidligere banksjef i Latvia, avdelingsleder Tom Erdal, DNB

Til Baltikum? Vi gir deg råd!
Seniorrådgiver Urmas Lepik, Innovasjon Norge Baltikum

Det vil bli mingling, stands fra ambassadene og andre, samt gode muligheter for B2B etter innleggene.

Velkommen til møte om muligheter i Baltikum
Fredag 25. september kl 08:30 – 10:00
Grand Bergen, Nedre Ole Bulls plass

Møtet er åpent og gratis for alle interesserte.

Meld deg på her
Møtet arrangeres i samarbeid med

 

 

Public Procurement in Norway (Vilnius)

PPNLithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce(LNCC) and Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce(NLCC) are proud to invite you to a seminar about the Public Procurement in Norway. We invite Difi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment in Norway) and Oslo Municipality to give their first-hand knowledge about the topic, as well as special guest from Lithuania to share how an international startupers can also succeed with the public procurement in Norway. The seminar is in English. The seminar is in English.

WHEN: May 6th 2015 | TIME: 8:45-12:00
WHERE: Infobalt, Mokslininkų 2, Vilnius
PRICE: 27 EUR for Members | 37 EUR for Non-members
REGISTRATION: mail@lncc.no

The Norwegian public sector is an important market. Annually public entities buy goods and services for approximately EUR 50 mlrd. 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 following topics:

  • How does Public tender system works in Norway
  • How to find public tender information
  • How to qualify for participating in tenders
  • Issues that non-Norwegian enterprises must know
  • Filing of tender documents
  • What needs that contractor for the Public tender in Norway has when writing a tender proposal
  • How to win a Public tender in Norway

PROGRAMME:

08:45 REGISTRATION

09:00 SEMINAR

  • “Difi about the public tender system in Norway” – Ms Elisabeth Sundholm, Senior Adviser, Difi – Agency for Public Management and eGovernment
  • “Insiders Tricks and Tips when searching in the Norwegian Tender Database” – Ms Elisabeth Sundholm, Senior Adviser, Difi – Agency for Public Management and eGovernment
  • “5 dos and donts on how to win the contractors attention – view from the public tender contractor Oslo Municipality” – Ms Ingvild Lundin Nordahl, Oslo Municipality
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Bergblaa prosjekt AS is a small startup Norwegian-Lithuanian company. Their business model is based on winning the Public Tenders in Norway. The company is working on tender projects in the field of heritage protection, buildings and art restoration and conservation. Founded in 2014 it had turnover of 2,7 MNOK same year. Mr. Laurynas Dalgeda will share their success story and tips for small companies on how to succeed.

11:30 Q & A SESSION WITH THE SPEAKERS

11:45 MINGLING

Public Procurement in Norway (Oslo)

NOTE! The price for this event is 100 NOK. This event is FREE for members of Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and Oslo International Hub.

PPNLithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce(LNCC), Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce(NLCC) and Oslo International Hub (OIH) are proud to invite you to a seminar about the Public Procurement in Norway. We invite Difi (Agency for Public Management and eGovernment in Norway) and Oslo Municipality to give their first-hand knowledge about the topic, as well as special guest from Lithuania to share how an international startupers can also succeed with public procurement in Norway. The seminar is in English.

WHEN: 14. April 2015 | TIME 8:45-12:00
WHERE: Oslo International Hub, Oscars gate 27, Oslo 0366
COST: 1oo NOK | Free for OIH and LNCC members
REGISTRATION: please go here.

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 following topics:

  • How does Public tender system works in Norway
  • How to find public tender information
  • How to qualify for participating in tenders
  • Issues that non-Norwegian enterprises must know
  • Filing of tender documents
  • What needs that contractor for the Public tender in Norway has when writing a tender proposal
  • How to win a Public tender in Norway

PROGRAMME:

08:45 REGISTRATION

09:00 SEMINAR

  • “Difi about the public tender system in Norway” – Ms Elisabeth Sundholm, Senior Adviser, Difi – Agency for Public Management and eGovernment
  • “5 dos and donts on how to win the contractors attention – view from the public tender contractor Oslo Municipality” – Ms Ingvild Lundin Nordahl, Oslo Municipality
  • SPECIAL GUEST: Bergblaa prosjekt AS is a small startup Norwegian-Lithuanian company. Their business model is based on winning the Public Tenders in Norway. The company is working on tender projects in the field of heritage protection, buildings and art restoration and conservation. Founded in 2014 it had turnover of 2,7 MNOK same year. Mr. Laurynas Dalgeda will share their success story and tips for small companies on how to succeed.
  • “Insiders Tricks and Tips when searching in the Norwegian Tender Database” – Ms Elisabeth Sundholm, Senior Adviser, Difi – Agency for Public Management and eGovernment

11:30 Q & A SESSION WITH THE SPEAKERS

11:45 MINGLING

 

Key to successful business – conveying and convincing presentations

Oslo International Hub and Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with DNB, is inviting you to a seminar/workshop with DNB on how to make a solid presentation.

NB! This event is primarily for Oslo International Hub and LNCC members. The number of seats is limited, therefore “first-come, first-served” principle applies.

Register for the event: HERE
After the event we continue with the Friday Social in the house and participants are welcome to join.

Key to successful business – conveying and convincing presentations

Ins and outs of making presentations that your readers, listeners and audience will remember. Insiders knowledge delivered by DNB startup enthusiasts.

With insight from working in Norway’s largest financial institution DNB, David and Marius shares their knowledge about how to get through with your message, may it be a business idea, for a loan application or in project management.

The seminar concentrates on three parts:

·   Theory – The pyramid principle, structuring the message, organization of arguments and active headers.

·   How to structure presentations – Storyboarding, key questions to ask yourself, and use of the pyramid principle in practice.

·   The power of a Powerpoint slide – tips & tricks, illustrations, presentation vs. documentation slides.

We cannot promise that you will become a communication expert after this seminar, but you will be given a set of tools that will help you take your presentations to the next level.

The seminar will have a mixture of lecture, discussion, and exercises and you are expected to actively participate in the session.
David Scheuer
David SheuerDavid currently works with credit analysis for DNB’s Shipping, Offshore & Logistics clients. Prior, as a business development manager, he has been running projects and trainings on behalf of DNB’s top management responsible for the Baltic operations. He holds a German degree (equivalent to a Master) in Business and Economics. David has an entrepreneurial mind set and is constantly seeking the new experiences, may it be web page development or a new sport.

www.linkedin.com/in/davidscheuer

 

Marius Styczen
Marius StyczenMarius works as a Senior Business Developer for DNB Baltics with a wide array of different tasks. Financial analysis, corporate governance, strategy and communication to mention a few. Marius has for long pursued an international oriented career and has both worked and studied abroad. Marius holds an M.Sc. in Financial Economics from NHH and Master in Management from CEMS. Marius is an entrepreneurial spirit and has recently started his own company in his spare time.

www.linkedin.com/in/styczen

Norwegian Economic Outlook 2015

The EU Chambers of Commerce in Norway kindly invite members and guests to their annual Norwegian Economic Outlook. Frank Jullum, Danske Bankens Chief Economist will give his latest insight and analysis on the Norwegian Economic Outlook for 2015.

Oil prices have been halved since last summer. Which might be positive for the global economy. Meanwhile, for some countries, such as Norway, it results in a dramatic deterioration of the framework conditions. Interest cuts, weaker Norwegian currency and the oil fund-mechanisms will meanwhile dampen the negative effects from the lower oil price.

PROGRAMME

08.00 am Coffee and light breakfast
08.30 am Welcome by Tone Lunde Bakker, Country Manager, Danske Bank Norway
08.40 am Norwegian Economic Outlook 2015 by Frank Jullum, Chief Economist
09.40 am Q & A
10.00 am End

SPEAKERS

Tone Lunde Bakker was appointed Country Manager at Danske Bank Norway in June 2012. She holds an MBA from Arizona State University in Finance and International Business. She began her career in Christiania Bank and Kreditkassen and joined Focus Bank – now Danske Bank – in 1997, where she has held several positions, e.g. Director, Head of Large Corporates, Executive Vice President for Eastern Region and Executive Vice President Corporate & Institutional Business.

Frank Jullum has a Master’s Degree in Social Economy from the University of Oslo, and is currently Chief Economist in Danske Markets Norway. He has previously been employed with Ministry of Finance, Financial Supervisory Authority and Christiania Markets – now Nordea Markets. He joined Danske Bank in 2001.

Danske Bank, previously Fokus Bank, is the third largest commercial bank in Norway. It has a market share of 5%. The bank was founded in 1859 in Trondheim, and became part of Danske Bank in 1999. The bank has about 1,000 employees, 41 branches and almost 200 bn. NOK in total assets.


ATTENDANCE

The meeting is free of charge and will be held in English. Please register as soon as possible due to limited seats available and no later than 10th March.

REGISTRATION


 

This event is organised on behalf of the EU Chambers of Commerce in Norway:
The Austrian Trade Commission, The Embassy of Belgium, The British-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Royal Danish Embassy in Oslo, The Finnish-Norwegian Commercial Association, The French-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The German-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Irish-Norwegian Business Association, The Italian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia / Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, The Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Spanish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Swedish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, The Polish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, Embassy of the Slovak Republic