Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Oslo International Hub is welcoming to a discussion meeting on how to build the entrepreneurship culture among the Lithuanians in Norway.
Lithuanians are the 3rd biggest immigrant group in Norway. According to SSB there are near 50.000 Lithuanians in Norway. Lithuanians are also one of the most educated nations in Europe:
- 1st in the EU: 93% of population have secondary or higher education,
- 3rd in the EU: 51% of population aged 24-34 have a university degree,
- 16th in the World: quality of math and science education
- 52% of population speaks at least 2 foreign languages
Many of the Lithuanians that are in Norway has higher education and work experience from their home country that is not fully capitalised in Norway. Norway is lacking experienced and educated specialist. Many of these specialists are already in the country, but their knowledge is not exploited due to the lack of the Norwegian language skills or because specialists lack the professional network in Norway.
It is brain-drain for Lithuania and brain-waste for Norway.
Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) would like to invite all interested parties to discuss this issue and see how LNCC with partners could assist both Lithuanians specialists in Norway and Norway itself to capitalise the existing competence in the country.
- Opening note by Vita Melinauskaite, Managing Director, Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
- Giedrius Statulevicius, Serial Entrepreneur, sharing his experiences of entering the entrepreneurship culture and environment in Norway.
- Jørn Lein-Mathisen, Oslo International Hub – Challenges and advantages when starting your own company.
- Discussion and Workshop “How to build an entrepreneurship culture among the Lithuanians in Norway”, moderated by Jørn Lein-Mathisen, Managing Director, Oslo International Hub
TIME: 17:00-19:00 13.10.2104, during Oslo Innvation Week
PLACE: Dronning Mauds gt 11, Oslo
Foreign enterprises conducting business activities in Norway are met with a vast number of compliance obligations. Before starting business operations the enterprise must register itself with public authorities, it must register the contract and the employee, and the enterprise must periodically fi le reports related to income tax, VAT, etc.
There are also important rules related to employees’ benefits e.g. minimum wages, maximum working hours and overtime pay.
During the seminar experienced lawyers of Visma Advokater will guide you through the most essential rules related to
conducting business in Norway in order to be competitive and to avoid pitfalls and punitive sanctions.
The seminar will be held in English and take place on Thursday 25 September in the Visma building at Bjørvika, Dronning
Eufemias gate 16 (entrance from Trelastgata).
07:45: Registration & coffee
08:00-10:00: Seminar with breakfast break
Free of charge.
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Last week LNCC was invited by the Norwegian-Latvian Culture Society to the meeting for Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Culture Societies in Oslo, as well as the Norwegian-Latvian Chamber of Commerce to discuss how all these organisations could work together through joint meetings and projects.
We were welcomed by Latvian Ambassador to Norway H.E. Mr. Indulis Ābelis, who welcomed the initiative to work together and expressed his interest to support common efforts in the future.
It is important that we all find an active part in the society that we live in. Therefore, we congratulate this initiative to join forces to build an even better cultural offer for Norway.
INVITATION TO THE OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE LITHUANIAN-NORWEGIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is inviting to the Opening Reception at the Lithuanian Embassy in Oslo for the newly established Chamber. The establishment of this Chamber is an important milestone in developing stronger business relations between Lithuania and Norway.
17.00 OPENING OF LITHUANIAN-NORWEGIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
- Mr. Aleksandras Laurinavičius, Commercial attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Norway
- Ms. Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
- Mr. Dag M. Halvorsen, Norwegian Ambassador – Designate to Lithuania
- Martin Bodd, Honorary Consul in Norway (Oslo), The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Norway/Board Member, Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC)
17:30 BREAK & SNACKS
17:50 PERSPECTIVES ON ESTABLISHING A NEW CHAMBER
- Ms. Birutė Kunciutė, Director, Norwegian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (NLCC, Vilnius)
- Mr. Arvydas Arnašius, Director General, Invest Lithuania
- Ms. Eli Folkestadås, former chairwoman of the British-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
- Mr. Lars-Kåre Legernes, Director, Oslo Chamber of Commerce
18:10 NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
19.00 END OF THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME
Date: August 28, 2014
Venue: Lithuanian Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Dronningens gate 3, N-0244 Oslo
Dress code: Business Casual
Registration: Registration to the event is closed.
On the 5th and 6th of June Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure to be invited to welcome an international business delegation – this time 30+ CEOs from the Baltics, most of them coming from Lithuania.
The delegation met the representatives from DNB, Selvaag, Gjensidige, Innovation Norway, Höegh LNG, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Oslo Børs. The aim of the delegation was to invite the CEOs from the Baltics to learn the best practice of Corporate Governance and promote the Baltic region as a business partner.
Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance is an internationally recognized driver of best practice corporate governance in the Baltic region. The organisation works at promoting global competitiveness of Baltic companies through adoption of leading corporate governance practices.
For more information about the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance.
For more memorable moments after the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance’s delegation visit in Oslo, please view their Facebook
Oslo Innovation Week (OIW) is the largest innovation convention in Europe, making it a significant meeting place to discuss opportunities and practices for growth and innovation every year. The dates for 2014 are October 13-17th, where over 40 different events will take place across the Norwegian capital.
For more information visit: http://oiw.no/