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Businessmen offered to invest in Klaipėda

11 May 2011

“Today’s Klaipeda is a Lithuanian city that probably has the most developed trade with foreign countries. Such intense international links, in their turn, create an additional attraction for new direct foreign investment. I am sincerely happy about the initiative of the British Chamber of Commerce to visit Klaipeda and make sure that the city is slowly but surely turning into the tiger of Lithuanian economy, the sea lion of the Baltic countries and the jazz capital of the country,” said mayor V. Grubliauskas.

James A. Clarke, General Director of the Baltic Real-Estate Developments (BNTP, UAB) Company, presented opportunities of cooperation, joint activities and investment in the real estate project – Klaipeda Business Park – and made overview of the rental, production and services spectre.

“The business investment projects located in Klaipeda and its vicinity are important not only for the city but for the whole Lithuania. We have provided opportunity for Lithuanian and British businessmen to present their development plans because cooperation between these countries might produce fruitful results. I have no doubts that we’ll continue looking for the ways to successfully attract both foreign and Lithuanian investors to establish here”, said Eimantas Kiudulas, General Director of Management Company of the Klaipeda Free Economic Zone (FEZ). Eduardas Galuškinas, Sales Manager of the stevedoring company Klaipėdos Smeltė AB, made presentation of the Baltic Sea port and MSC container distribution centre. Overview of activities, future plans and prospects of Klaipėdos nafta, AB made Sales Manager Sigitas Zakalskis. He also told how important for Lithuania the future liquefied natural gas terminal of Klaipėdos nafta will be.

The businessmen were invited on the tour of Glassbel Baltic, the company belonging to the international architectural and interior glass processing group, later they visited the territory of Klaipėdos nafta. Kristina Gontjer, representative of the Klaipeda seaport, made an hour long presentation of the activities of Klaipeda port to the members of the British Chamber of Commerce on board a ship.

About the British Chamber of Commerce

Lithuanian and British Association British Chamber of Commerce, established in 1999, today unites more than 120 Lithuanian and British business companies and business representatives in Lithuania who develop strategies of cooperation with Great Britain. Priorities of the association include promotion of trade and joint businesses between Lithuania and the United Kingdom, representation of the members’ interests, creation of the environment conducive for making useful business contacts, development and promotion of cultural and social links between Lithuania and the United Kingdom, and assistance for local charity organizations.

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