The Lithuanian and Israeli businesspeople, diaspora members
and people interested in fostering relations with Lithuania will meet for the seventh
time this October in the Global Lithuanian Economic Forum.

This is the biggest business event for expatriates and will
be attended by famous business leaders, the Lithuanian political elite and
members of the Lithuanian and Litvak communities. Participants will share their
experience, reinforce their inter-relations and discuss opportunities for
implementing common projects.

This year’s Global Lithuanian Economic Forum will take place
on 20-21 October 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the
patron of the Forum, is planning an official visit to Israel during the event.

“The choice of Israel for the event was not a random
decision made by the organisers of the Global Lithuanian Economic Forum. Israel
is an extraordinary country; it is a leader in terms of innovation and high
technology. It has well-developed science and business connections all over the
world. The large community of Litvaks who remember Lithuania well and graduates
from Lithuanian universities working in Israel in different fields are
excellent potential communication channels and these must be taken advantage of
in a more efficient way. We believe that the Forum will help enhance bilateral
economic relations and will pave the way to new common business and science
projects”, said Edminas Bagdonas, Lithuania’s Ambassador to Israel.

This year the Forum programme will have a special focus on
the synergy of business and science, on innovation, new technologies,
breakthroughs of scientific research and experimental development, as well as
on economic and cultural relations between Lithuania and Israel.

“Lithuania has many common historical links with Israel and
personalities which unite these two countries. Israel, like Lithuania, sees
itself as a country of high technology. This is why this year’s Forum
participants are invited to gather here, to exchange their experience, to
compare solutions and successful projects of countries which specialise in
innovations. We want to send the message to the world that Lithuania is a
country of innovations, it is a valuable partner offering particularly
favourable conditions for cooperation between business and science”, Valdas
Sutkus, president of the Lithuanian Business Confederation, said.

The Forum is organised by the Lithuanian Business
Confederation in cooperation with other major partners, namely Lithuania’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of
Agriculture, the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA) and the
Embassy of Lithuania in Israel and others.

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