1st Year LABA.LA Celebration!
December 7th, 2016
It is 1 year since the inception of LABA.LA! It has been a remarkable road of experiences and collaboration between Lithuanian & American professionals from various industries. On December 7th, LABA.LA celebrated this memorable year at Doma Kitchen. Thank you to Chef Kristina Miksyte for great food and LABA.LA team for the efforts and continuous support.
Looking forward to another great year! https://www.facebook.com/laba.in.la/
BUSINESS MISSION: Panevežys Chamber of Commerce visits Los Angeles
November 19th, 2016
Panevėžys Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts Delegation has spent several days in Los Angeles during their Business Mission to USA. LABA.LA in Partnership with Consulate General of Lithuania brought together local business representatives from various industries in Los Angeles to discuss experiences doing business in Los Angeles area, exchange opinions, ideas and connect business professionals opening opportunities for collaboration.
NETWORKING EVENT with Ignas Krupavičius
November 17th, 2016
Energetic, constructive and fruitful discussions with Ignas Krupavičius a journalist and a host of the "Labas rytas, Lietuva". He has recently completed military service as a volunteer. Discussion will be continued in Vilnius over Christmas Holidays!
NETWORKING EVENT: FILM INDUSTRY FOCUS
November 4th, 2016
On November 4th, LABA.LA organized Film Industry Networking Event during AFM (American Film Market) in Santa Monica bringing together Lithuanian & American Film Makers & Producers and Local Film Industry Professionals. The event was sponsored by LABA.LA, URM (Global Lithuania) and LWAC. Enormous thanks to Emilio Palame for an incredible music, Rad Bosselma and Marija Grajauskaite for the pictures, Rolandas Juodvalkis for the setup, Nerijus Brazdziunas, Kristina Pozingyte and Vaiva Pechulis for a helping hand!
NETWORKING EVENT with Saugirdas Vaitulionis & Vilija Malinauskaite (Media Focus)
September 23rd, 2016
LABA.LA in partnership with Lithuanian Consulate General invited all professionals to a networking event with Saugirdas Vaitulionis, Editor of Entertainment at Alfa.lt and Co-Founder of Kelionių Ekspertai and Vilija Malinauskaitė, West Express/HRG Lithuania Head of the Department to discuss business, politics and media's impact of Lithuania's diaspora.
LIFE SCIENCES BALTICS 2016
September 14-15, 2016
LIFE SCIENCES BALTICS 2016 fastest growing tech sector in EU on 9/14-15 in Vilnius, Lithuania attracted 1,500 participants from 30 countries, 1,300 B2B to help startups, 50+ speakers, 40+ booths/vendors.
Delegations from Japan and Israel attended and signed cooperation agreements; prof. E.Siksnys who presented his discoveries for CRISPR ( new gene editing technology hailed as the bio achievement of the century); Sunrise Incubator (Vilnius, VU) and the Confluence incubator (Kaunas, KTU) presented their science and technology advances and capabilities plus facilities for startups.
Organized by Enterprise Lithuania, with partners LT Ministry of Economy, LT Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MITA. Sponsors included an array of international companies such as ThermoFisher, TEVA, Sicor Biotech, Profarma. Support also received from Israel Lithuanian Technology Hub, Federation of Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Japan Bioindustry Association, Akron BioMedical Corridor. California (UCSF), Harvard Medical School, Cornell were represented by speakers.
August 2, 2016
Informal meeting with INFOBALT Managing Director Paulius Vertelka and Lithuanian Consulate General Darius Gaidys to discuss potential High Tech partnerships between USA and Lithuania. More information about INFOBALT: http://www.infobalt.lt/en/about
NETWORKING: REAL ESTATE FOCUS
June 24th, 2016
On June 24th LABA.LA (Lithuanian American Business Association in Los Angeles) in partnership with Consulate General of Lithuania held a networking event featuring "Newsec" CEO Ugnius Meidus and focusing the discussion on real estate trends in Baltics & Nordics, investments, student exchange possibilities and other topics.
NETWORKING: HAPPY HOUR WITH INTERACTIO
June 16th, 2016
Interactio - an official TEDx partner, IBTM World's awarded among top 10 innovations, finalist at IMEX 2016. Interactio is a mobile system that replaces the costly simultaneous translation equipment in live events. Informal happy hour. Meet and greet @ 7:30PM. Address: SALT @13599 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292
SPOTLIGHT: IGNAS STAŠKEVIČIUS
March 23rd, 2016
Professionals of Lithuanian American Business Association in Los Angeles (LABA.LA) had a pleasure to meet with honorable guest Mr. Ignas Staškevičius - Lithuanian businessman, author and doctor. He gladly shared about his business experience with Vilnius Prekyba (one of the largest Lithuanian groups of private companies with revenues over €3 billion and 35,000 employees) in Lithuania and Europe. Lively discussion went beyond business and evolved into marathons, leadership skills, book writing and publishing and new global projects.
LABA.LA team thanks to Mr. Staškevičius for a visit and to Lithuanian Consulate General Darius Gaidys and his team for hosting this event.
PRESENTATION: LIFE SCIENCES FOCUS
February 11th, 2016
Solventa Krakauskaite presented to LABA.LA one of the leading edge non-invasive technologies being tested for use in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
LABA.LA informed everyone about an upcoming Life Sciences Baltics forum in Vilnius, Lithuania on September 14-15th. For more information: http://www.lsb2016.com/
PRESENTATION: ICT EXPORTS TO USA:
January 29th, 2016
LABA.LA appreciated the invitation to speak at INFOBALT export committee's meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. Kęstas Barzdaitis and Edvardas Jatautas presented their experiences showcasing ICT products and services in USA market. The talk also highlighted US demography, economy and diplomatic relations between Lithuania and USA. INFOBALT member companies were invited to visit Los Angeles and promote collaboration between Lithuania and USA.