BIRŠTONAS HOSTS CONFERENCE “KAUNAS: NOT SO MUCH OF A TEMPORARY BUSINESS CAPITAL”
The conference with an intriguing name “Kaunas: Not So Much of a Temporary Business Capital” held by the Kaunas Business Executive Club took place at the Vytautas Mineral SPA in Birštonas. The event saw addresses made by the representatives from local authorities and businesses. The purpose of the conference was to showcase the achievements of Kaunas region and to introduce business potential of this region in greater detail along with its services offered to investors and customers.
The conference was opened by the leader of the Kaunas Business Executive Club, Skaidra Vaicekauskienė. Each speaker presented the relevant regional issues of the region that they represented, its development concepts and ongoing projects. The Mayor of Kaunas district, Valerijus Makūnas, took a look at the region led by him from an unusual perspective. The leader introduced Kaunas district as a haven of stability and tranquility. It is no coincidence that the Kaunas Free Economic Zone is located precisely in Kaunas district and that is a consistently and confidently developing place for establishing and developing the businesses of Lithuanian and foreign companies.
During the conference, a presentation on the following subject: “The Hubbub of the Free Economic Zones (FEZs) in Lithuania’s Economic Development” was delivered by the Director of the Marijampolė FEZ and a board member of the LAFEZ, Simonas Petrulis. The leader talked about the relevant issues and directions of the FEZs operating in Lithuania in the context of neighbouring states and comprehensively outlined the competitive advantages of the company run by him.
At the conference, guests also showed an interest in the presentation on the subject called “Time for Europe to Move On from Baden-Baden”, which was delivered by the Mayor of Birštonas, Nijolė Dirginčienė. Birštonas positions itself as the “city of silence” and the place, which welcomes not only Lithuanians, but also foreigners from neighbouring countries to enjoy their rest in a destination with perfectly developed recreational infrastructure.
Addresses were also delivered by the Mayor of Jonava, Mindaugas Sinkevičius, who introduced Jonava as a town developing in an industrial direction, the head of Kaunas Office at OberHaus, Antanas Kišūnas, who spoke about the real estate leap forward of Kaunas region, and the head of VĮ Vidaus vandens kelių direkcija (Inland Waterways Directorate), Vladimiras Vinokurovas, who developed the idea about the potential for inland waterways to be more actively used for commercial purposes to transport cargo some time in the future.
With the support from local authorities, Kaunas region has had successful business and recreational structures set up securing jobs for residents and economic growth.