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Vilnius Airport welcomes a new development– exhibition of Lithuanian enterprises

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 19.07.2012.Print version
This September a new permanent exhibition for business – EXPO Center of Lithuanian Enterprises – will open its doors to passengers at Vilnius International Airport (VIA), which will be available to every departing passenger after completing aviation security screening procedures, informs BC Sandra Šiaulienė, Public Relations Manager.

    Situated next to the Business Lounge of Vilnius Airport, EXPO Center will provide Lithuanian enterprises with an opportunity to present their activities, thus enhancing their recognition in Lithuania and presenting themselves to foreign guests. Having thoroughly acquainted with a good or service on display, professional consultants working at EXPO Center will seek potential partners and useful contacts for the enterprises showcasing themselves in the exhibition. It is the first service to business of this type in the country.

 “To find foreign partners, Lithuanian entrepreneurs often choose a traditional way – to attend exhibitions abroad. Our idea is to open an exhibition at home, at Vilnius Airport, witnessing a great number of departing and arriving Lithuanian and foreign entrepreneurs. What is more, the foreigners who have already visited Lithuania and got familiar with the country and culture are more prone to develop their business relations with local business representatives. EXPO Center will contribute to a more active entrance of Lithuanian enterprises to new export markets and ensure the spread of contacts in the best interest of businesses,” says Martynas Čepelis, Director of EXPO Center.

 The passenger traffic shows a steady upward trend at Vilnius Airport. It is expected to handle 2.15 million passengers this year and 2.5 million passengers in 2013. According to the data available at the airport, as many as 46 percent of passengers travel on business purposes.

 “We believe that EXPO Center will not only be of great use and interest to entrepreneurs but also to every airport passenger. The exhibition will present Lithuania as a country providing top-quality products and high added-value services and will give an opportunity to foreign entrepreneurs to discover new business ideas and to establish useful contacts,” says Simonas Bartkus, Director of Commerce Department at Vilnius International Airport.

 Some 70 companies from varying Lithuanian businesses and industrial sectors will have a chance to display their goods and services in the EXPO Center exposition at a time. It is estimated that 10-15 thousand people could visit it in a month.

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