AEB Business Visit to Vilnius


AEB experts held a series of meetings with the heads of Lithuanian private companies, business associations and chambers of commerce on September 15-16, 2014.

On September 15th, the AEB team participated in a conference ‘’Investing in Lithuania’’, organised by the "Investors Forum" (a non-profit business association, which brings together the largest investors in the economy of Lithuania).

On September 16th the Association of European Business organised an info-brunch at the conference hall of the hotel Amberton. Representatives of the Lithuanian companies and business associations had an opportunity to learn more about the conditions of doing business in Belarus. Ms. Maryna Dymovich (Head of legal) highlighted the legal aspects of doing business in Belarus. Ms. Maryna Barouka (Vice-Chairman) shared the results of the analysis of the trade relations between Lithuania and Belarus. The invited speaker, Dr. Alexei Pikulik (Academic Director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies) presented specifics of investing in Belarus as well as country risks.

- This is our first of its kind business trip and we saw a real benefit from such visits. In particular, representatives of the Lithuanian business showed a great interest in possibilities of setting up joint ventures in Belarus. This is related to changes in terms of food supplies conditions in Russia. The Association of European Business is ready to fully support the European companies wishing to consider the possibility of combining with Belarusian producers or set up their own enterprises in Belarus, - said Ms. Maryna Barouka.

The AEB business visits to other countries aim at building relationships between foreign and Belarusian companies and business organisations for positioning the AEB as an organisation. The Association’s constant priority is to provide private companies with consultancy support. The Association of European Business is actively cooperating with public authorities and is ready to serve as an intermediary for foreign businesses during the early stage of the economic activity in Belarus.