As the New Year has approached we want to share a short summary on what has been done so far, who we are and what we plan for the future. Lithuanian Professionals in Stockholm Club was officially established on May 9, 2015. During the summer we created a new website, member administration system and had many interesting meetings, new insights, some sucess stories due to contacts made at the club and fully booked events!
LITHUANIAN BEER TASTING EVENT
Our first event on September 3 was dedicated to promote Lithuanian beer. More than 50 members and guests had an extraordinary gourmet experience at the Lithuanian Ambassador’s residence at Strandvägen. We were tasting Kalnapilis beer together with Sweden’s most famous somelier Bengt Frithiofsson and had delicious dinner prepared by Linas Samenas, a well known chef from Vilnius, who has recently moved to Stockholm.
The event got nice PR in Lithuanian media: “Lithuanian Businesses unite in Sweden” in Delfi, “„Kalnapilio-Tauro grupė“ žengia į Skandinavijos rinką” in Lietuvos rytas, “Bando sudominti švedų alkoholio monopoliją” in Verslo zinios, Kaip lietuviškas alus vertinamas Švedijoje? in Lietuvos rytas and was shown on a TV programme “Pasaulio Lietuviu zinios”. See more pictures and video here.
SEMINAR ON CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY
On September 24 we organised a seminar on corporate sustainability as a driver for new business opportunities and innovations. In line with the idea of member’s self-education, the LPS member Neda Nordin proposed to share her and her Swedish colleagues – Nicklas Ihren (TeliaSonera) and Amanda
Jackson (Swedbank) – knowledge on this quickly expanding topic. We thank Neda Nordin for her contacts and inspiration. Each of us should contribute to make this world a better place! This event was also noticed in Lithuanian media: “Experts join Lithuanian professionals at Swedbank HQ in Sweden”.
SEMINAR ON QUALITY MANAGEMENT
On November 12 we organized a Seminar on Quality Management. Michael Westher, the representative of Swedish Institute for Quality, presented the holistic framework, developed by SIQ to be applied to any organization, regardless of size or sector. Three EFQM assessors, Valdas Ausiejus, Evaldas Darškus and Oleg Smertin shared their insight on what is crucially important if your company wants to implement quality management. Thanks to our Club member Jelena Angelis for a very valuable help!
AW WITH FASHION ENTREPRENEUR INGA SATAITE
On November 19 we had after work with Inga Sataite who brought a luxury Italian fashion brand Fabiana Filippi to Stockholm. We were invited to her beautiful boutique in at Birger Jarlsgatan 2and enjoyed great Italian wines and food together with Inga. We got a nice article published in Delfi: “Lithuanian fashion entrepreneur Inga Sataite’s sucess in Sweden”. Thanks to Elin Jönsson for conducting this interview.
AW WITH FURITURE DESIGN STUDIO RESIZE DESIGN
We got impressed by the smart modern design and creative start up Resize Design. Thanks to Club members Vita Garte and Claes Wegenius for opportunity to visit beautiful showroom and have a chance to meet the designer Viktor Lindbäck.
VISIT TO VOLVO
On December 3 we had a visit to Volvo Group Trucks factory in Gothenburg together with the Ambassador of Lithuania Eitvydas Bajarunas. We have learned about Volvo’s history and vision, visited demo centre and tested to drive trucks! Click on the picture to see a video on our once in a life time experience!
Thanks to Indrė Zdančiūtė and Fredrik Sonehed for their extremely valuable efforts to help “open the door to Volvo’’! It is a good example on how together we can achieve what we would never achieve alone!
NOMINATED FOR CONNECTING LITHUANIANS ABRAOAD!
The chairman of LPS Club, Ruta Smertiniene, was nominated for the connection of Lithuanians living abroad at the 4th GLOBAL LITHUANIAN AWARDS on December 29 in Vilnius. Global Lithuanian Aawards recognised and rewarded the remarkable talent, exceptional vision, and responsible ambition of Lithuanians and Lithuania-connected people who had been contributing to the prosperity and global standing of Lithuania. Here are all nominees together with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite.
WONDER WHAT’S NEXT? HERE ARE OUR PLANS FOR 2016
The Board is planning to organize Club members kick-off in January. Futher we would like to organize events about cultural differences, sustainability, corporate branding, construction market, to review economic outlook and visit Lithuanian companies working in Sweden.
Do you have inspiring ideas, interesting experience or valuable information and want to share it? Join the Club! As a member of our Club you will be able to participate in different events, get possibility to promote yourself or your business and get access to a Swedish – Lithuanian network of reliable professionals.
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2016
Only those who became members in 2015 can renew their membership by paying a membership fee for 2016.
Annula membership fee for you or your company: SEK 1000
Additional membership fee for an adult member of your family: SEK 500
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