The French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce is glad to have organized the mission for a french delegation related to the maritime sector.
The French delegation came to Lithuania to explore the business potential of the country as well as share their experience with locals and increase partnerships. The delegation was composed of :
- Éric Vernier – Dean at ISCID-CO Dunkirk and international expert in AML
- François Soulet de Brugière – Member of the Supervisory Council of Great Harbor of Dunkirk
| 22nd of September |
The first meeting was with the French Institute of Lithuania (Institut Français de Lituanie). Éric Vernier met Pascal Sliwanski – Director of Institut Français de Lituanie. The topics of discussion were the programs that are taught at ISCID-CO, the partnerships in Lithuania and general discussion on how to promote studies in France for Lithuanian students.
| 23rd of September |
On the 23rd of September, the French Delegation was welcomed by Rima Mickienė – Deputy Director for academic affairs at Lithuanian Maritime Academy.
A seminar on “Maritime Cybersecurity: real needs or prospective innovations?” was organized by the CCFL and the academy. Members of the Chamber have been able to share their expertise with an audience of more than 60 people. CMA-CGM, OBI-Consulting, and Cargo Stream were among the speakers. (More info).
After the seminar was concluded, the French Delegation was welcomed at the Port of Klaipeda. It is currently the leading port in the Baltic States, with plans for expansion with the construction of a new terminal. It is also important to mention that Klaipeda shares the area with one of the 7 Free Economic Zones within Lithuania.
The delegation met with Martynas Armonaitis (Chief Financial Officer) and Kristina Gontier (International Relations and Protocol Manager) who presented the delegation with an overview of the Klaipeda port and the expansion plans. During the meeting, the delegation discovered the evolution of the port within the last 20 years. Geopolitical issues of mutual interest and possible joint projects that will increase the competitiveness of ports in this challenging time were discussed. French Delegations visit to Klaipeda was a great opportunity to share experience between the French Maritime expert François Soulet de Brugière (Member of the Supervisory Board of GPMD – Grand Port Maritime of Dunkirk) and Klaipeda Port Authorities.
To conclude the day, the delegation visited the Lithuanian Maritime Academy and discussed joint projects.
| 24th of September |
On the 24th of September, the delegation visited one of the members of the French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce, Decathlon. Decathlon opened in Klaipeda on the 22nd of June 2022. Ever since then it has become a go-to place for local active lifestyle enthusiasts. Not only Decathlon became attractive to the customers but also when it comes to efficiency standards. The Decathlon building in Klaipėda corresponds to the A+ energy efficiency class, with 2.8 thousand sq. meter area store, where there are than seven thousand product references and a basketball court open to all players. Decathlon continues its expansion in Lithuania and soon will be opening a new location in Kaunas.
The French-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce would like to thank its members and partners for the success of this mission:
- Cargo Stream
- Lithuanian Maritime Academy
The mission was sponsored by Cargo Stream.