Connecting Businesses in Lithuania and Norway
The Norwegian – Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (NLCC) in partnership with Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, and Lithuanian-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (LNCC) organized the second construction sector mission to Norway.Read More
Lithuanian – Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Celebrates turned 5 this year! Therefore, we decided to mark it and invited all our members, partners and friends in joining us on this remarkable occasion!Read More
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.noRead More
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome company representatives and private individuals interested in business development between Lithuania and Norway to a seminar and LNCC General Assembly.
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.
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. 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
Venue: DNB Headquarters, Dronning Eufemias gate 30, 0191 Oslo
Dress Code: Business Casual
Registration is closed.
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 the 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|
|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|
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.
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: email@example.com
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)
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.
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