The IQ Forum Marijampolė in a Global World: Challenges and Threats and the business awards ceremony “Metų žvilgsnis 2019” were held in Marijampolė on 14 November. Participants were welcomed by Rimas Varkulevičius, President of the Association of Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Crafts; Zigmantas Dargevičius, President of the Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts; and Kęstutis Svitojus, Chairman of the Council of the Marijampolė branch of the Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts.
Presentations were delivered by the head of the European Commission Representation in Lithuania, a representative of the Bank of Lithuania and others.
Especially well received was a presentation delivered by Ray Bartkus, curator of the symposium Malonny (Marijampolė – London – New York: migration of ideas), on the close cooperation among artists from the three cities. And the initiative’s leader said he still has many more ideas for maintaining the momentum of this innovative movement.
The participants in the Forum also attended the business awards ceremony “Metų žvilgsnis 2019”, during which the area’s most successful businesspeople were recognised for their achievements and contributions to the region.