Having trouble finding a wine pairing?

Change your  Christmas stress to perfect Christmas gifts for your family and colleagues. How?  Only few steps to make. Come to visit Vyno klubas shops or website or call and come for the live chat. Vyno klubas wine and food experts will help you to find the best personnal  match: wine + food (sweet and not so sweet)  = careful selection to everyone. Trust the team who have been working with passion for quality for 19 years.

Find Vyno klubas at StumbrĹł g. 15, Vilnius.

https://www.vynoklubas.lt/

Vyno klubas food and wine experts are ready to assist.

French-Lithuanian trade 2021

Take a look at the overview of the French-Lithuanian trade during 2021

The handbook bellow includes information about

  • French-Lithuanian trade balance
  • Exports & imports
  • French foreign direct investment in Lithuania

Source: French Treasury Department

Back to | Business breakfast with TBWA\Vilnius!

On November 24th, we started the day with Business breakfast at the TBWA\Vilnius office!

Ieva Bielūnaitė and Florence Devaux from TBWA presented us the newest marketing trends in 2021 and what we can expect in the future.

Few takeaways from the presentation:

  • Pandemic is forcing users to reassess how and where they spend their time
  • Consumers choose brands that are committed to real change
  • People are looking for ways to use social media & apps in the more eco-friendly way

Thanks to Ieva, Florence & TBWA for inviting us at their office! Thanks to members for participating!

See full presentation below

Back to | Business breakfast with TBWA\Vilnius!

On November 24th, we started the day with Business breakfast at the TBWA\Vilnius office!

Ieva Bielūnaitė and Florence Devaux from TBWA presented us the newest marketing trends in 2021 and what we can expect in the future.

Few takeaways from the presentation:

  • Pandemic is forcing users to reassess how and where they spend their time
  • Consumers choose brands that are committed to real change
  • People are looking for ways to use social media & apps in the more eco-friendly way

Thanks to Ieva, Florence & TBWA for inviting us at their office! Thanks to members for participating!

See full presentation below

Le beaujolais nouveau est arrivé!

Every third Thursday of November, the Beaujolais Nouveau is celebrated.

Beaujolais Nouveau is a young wine called “primeur”, it comes from grapes harvested during the year. With a beautiful red colour, quite clear, the primeur is distinguished by aromas known as “amylic”. In France, on the occasion of Beaujolais Nouveau, people get together to taste the wine and to spend time together.

This has been the case since 1985. But the history of this festival is much older. It began in 1951, with the evolution of the regulations on the sale of wines.

Mainly, Beaujolais is produced in the Beaujolais vineyards, north of Lyon and south of Macon, and must be made from the Gamay Noir grape. Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau cover nearly 8,000 hectares of vines. The Beaujolais appellation includes 96 communes in the southern and eastern part of the vineyard. Established on clay-limestone and granite soils, more than 50% of the Beaujolais Nouveau red and rosĂ© wines are marketed. The Beaujolais-Villages are located in 38 communes, with granite soils and steep hillsides. They represent 40% of the wines sold as “Nouveau”, red and rosĂ©. The volumes put on the market amount to more than 160,000 hectolitres, i.e. more than 20 million bottles each year.

Beaujolais Nouveau in figures

  • Nearly 87,000 hectolitres (hl) of Beaujolais Nouveau were sold in France in 2019, or 11.6 million bottles. In total, 50,000 hl were sold in supermarkets, i.e. nearly 7 million bottles. Nearly 37,000 hl were sold in traditional channels, restaurants and wine shops.
  • 700 winegrowers
  • 20 million bottles produced
  • 170,000 hectolitres consumed worldwide. Japan alone consumes 37,000 hl
  • 40% of the production is sold internationally.

Lithuania, the European leader in the life sciences sector

Lithuania focuses on innovative sectors, technology and science. The country is also at the forefront of the life sciences sector, that is growing in international attention.

The bio-technology sector has skyrocketted by 87% in terms of revenue and the life science sector by an average of 22.1% per year between 2011 and 2016.  Proof of Lithuanian excellence is the fact that several Lithuanian companies such as Thermo Fischer Scientific and other life science start-ups such as Biomatter Designs are among the leaders in the sector.

Credit Photo: Hans Reniers

The reasons for this success are based on 400 millions euros in modern research infrastructure and by the measures Lithuania has put in place to attract start-ups. In addition, the city’s Industrial Innovation Park is an internationally renowned centre for research and development in the life sciences. Sixteen companies are already set up there and another twenty or so are expected, the majority of which are specialised in the life sciences. Lithuania can also count on a large scientific community of 1,500 students and scientists to carry out high-tech projects in the sector. A dedicated incubator for life science companies will also be completed by 2022, providing access to modern molecular biotechnology and bioinformatics laboratories. The excellence of the teaching in Lithuania is also one of the reasons for this success. Today, Lithuania has 400 companies in the life sciences sector. Moreover, the Life Science Centre of Vilnius University (LSCVU) is very active. Gintaras ValinÄŤius, the director of the LSCVU, notes that for the past 5 years Lithuania has been steadily gaining ground in the genomic fields. Further proof of the Lithuanian success: in September 2020, the Vilnius Life Science Centre signed a partnership with the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, one of the world’s leading research center.

Industrial Innovation Park in Vilnius.

In 2020, despite the situation, exports related to life sciences have exploded. Between 2015 and 2020, exports of innovations in this sector have increased by a factor of 2.7 (from €229 million to €627 million) on average. This success is also visible abroad, as life science companies work mainly with foreign companies and export 95% of their production. Lithuania has adapted to the situation by entering global supply chains and establishing itself in new markets. To illustrate, the Lithuanian company Teltonika is one of the world leaders in Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, exporting to about 150 countries. Its new prototype is an artificial lung ventilator. Our member SigFox, the first global 0g network, is already established in Lithuania and has been working on the implementation of the IoT network!

With its innovation and R&D driven economy, Lithuania is proving to the world that it has the potential to become a key player in the future ”Europe of Health”. Its main assets: highly qualified professionals such as Professor Vladas Algirdas Bumelis, who has brought 32 patents to the country, companies ready to move forward, and a very strong capacity to adapt. For example, Lithuania has taken advantage of the health situation to propose trials for drugs against COVID 19.  The Lithuanian company Imunodiagnostika is developing DNA chips for various microbiological diagnostics.

Credit Photo: Guillaume PĂ©rigois.

With around 600 companies investing in the life sciences, as well as a dozen bio-science start-ups setting up every year, Lithuania is set to become a key partner for the EU, and has the ambition to become one of the leading countries in the Union by 2030. Germany seems very interested in cooperating with Lithuania. Lithuanian and German researchers are already involved in 50 joint projects funded by the European Union.

The last proof of the Lithuanian success, which suggests a bright future for the country: from 21 to 24 September 2021, one of the largest science forums in Lithuania was held, the Life Science Baltic, with Dr Richard Henderson as guest of honour!

Credit Photo: Darya Tryfanava

Back to | Meeting with the Minister of Energy, Mr Dainius Kreivys on November 12th

Last week, on November 12th, members of the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce have met the Minister of Energy, Mr Dainius Kreivys.

Among the topics discussed were the importance of transition to the renewable energy-based economy, the fluctuations of the energy prices, the development of electromobility grid and others.

Thank you members for participating in the event!

Thank you Minister for your time!

See all our upcoming events

Lithuania tightens COVID-19 measures

Last week, the Lithuanian government introduced new measures to manage the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The FLCCI presents the timeline of the main changes planned

The measures and the timing may change depending on the situation and the decisions taken by the Lithuanian government.

IKI challenges to convert steps into discounts!

Chamber’s long year member-sponsor IKI/Palink challenge everyone to convert steps into discounts!

Challenge for everyone

IKI / Palink and the mobile app #walk15, created by Lithuanian startup, invites to increase the physical activity. By walking, it lets to collect steps in the #walk15 steps’ wallet and exchange them for discounts at IKI’s and partners’ stores! The app allows you to count the steps, participate in various challenges and use other app’s features which for motivation

Challenge for companies

With the #walk15 app it is also possible to organize the steps challenges for companies! It is a great way to engage with your team, to prosper the values of healthiness, and to build a sense of team spirit in an innovative and safe way. More than 500 companies are estimated to participate in this challenge and they have already walked around the Earth 625 times!

© #walk15 photo

The team of the #walk15 app was recognized as a winner at the annual European Young Innovators 2021 awards, that acknowledge the aims to foster social sustainable impact, pan-European connections, and wider opportunities for young digital entrepreneurs in Europe.

Find app at Google store / App store

About IKI / Palink

Created 1992, today Palink is one of the largest employers, with more than 200 stores in Lithuania. Since the first IKI store, it was immediately successful due to its exceptional range and high-quality products. Palink is a team of professionals, striving for customers to return to our stores every day, where they would not only be pleasantly served, but also buy the highest quality goods at the best price.

At IKI stores you can find a variety of French products, marked by ‘Nos RĂ©gions ont du Talent’, ‘Bio Village’ and other brands.