December 2017 Christmas Charity Dinner

KIBC members and friends enjoyed our 2017 Christmas Charity Dinner on December 8, 2017 at the Radisson Blu, Klaipeda.

About 30 people were in attendance, enjoying live music, drinks, a short presentation, dinner, and a raffle to raise money for a family in need in Klaipeda. This year, all of the raffle tickets were sold, and over 1500 Euro was raised, in addition to other donations from our members of clothing, furniture, and candy.

Please enjoy these pictures of our event!

 

November 2017 Bowling Event

On the 16th of November, KIBC held its Bowling Tournament at the Kapitolijus Bowling Club. It was a fun and social experience for all to enjoy! Everyone shared a good time socializing and had the opportunity to have a beer and kepta duona. Although not everyone bowled strikes like our night’s champions Alan and Sergiu, we all enjoyed competing against each other and had a good time together!

If you were unable to attend, we hope to see you at our next event!


November 2017 Networking Meeting with Qtime

KIBC Members and Friends enjoyed our monthly networking meeting  this past Thursday, November 2, 2017 hosted by our newest Corporate member QTime. We had an excursion around QTime facilities where we had a chance to try out Virtual Reality games, operate 3D printers, and other latest technology QTime had to offer. Later we heard a presentation by the owner Sergey Kolpakov about the business, and had a lovely discussion after.

 

October 2017 Networking Meeting with Klaipeda Economic Development Agency

KIBC Members and Friends enjoyed our monthly networking meeting this past Thursday, October 19, 2017. We received a presentation by Simas Simanauskas and Stasys Karbauskas of the Klaipeda Economic Development Agency. They enlightened us about the 2030 economic development strategy for Klaipėda city, we discussed the issues investors face in Klaipėda, and the needs of the current and future workforce.

Following the presentations our members and the presenters enjoyed a time of networking and socialization downstairs at the Radisson Blu’s restaurant.

 


 

 

2017 German Unification Celebration

KIBC members attended the German Unification Celebration organized by Vokietuva Association on October 3rd, 2017 in Klaipeda Concert Hall.

Our dear member Mr. Manfred Wagener welcomed us with a great speech that was followed by a concert by choir “Cantare” and a presentation by Mrs. Ruth Leiserowitz.

Afterwards, we enjoyed an “Octoberfest” themed celebration with traditional German food and Volfas Engelman beer.

 

September 2017 Networking Meeting with the Mayor

KIBC Members and Friends enjoyed our monthly networking meeting this past Thursday, September 7, 2017. We were honored to have the mayor of Klaipėda, Vytautas Grubliauskas, with us for a short presentation and question and answer time. This was the sixth year that the mayor has visited KIBC for a question and answer session, and we are honored that he has been willing to continue this tradition.

We also received a short presentation by Viktorija Jakubauskyte-Andriuliene from Invest Lithuania, about the 2030 strategic vision for Klaipėda city.

Following the presentations, our members and friends enjoyed a time of networking and socialization downstairs at the Radisson Blu’s restaurant.

Rusne Canoeing, August 2017

August 26th dawned clear and warm, Perfect for canoeing in Rusne!

Members and families of the Klaipeda International Business Club, asosiacija, met in Rusne for a fun filled day of canoeing with our families and even a Labrador named Leonidas! The weather was Perfect. We all met at a Member’s home, enjoyed a small snack and played with our children as we prepared for our Canoeing Adventure. A short walk (maybe 50 meters) to the canoes, then we loaded up and cast off. First stop was a few kilometers to a well-appointed coffee shop where we enjoyed coffee and tea as the children, Leo and some of us ran around chasing and playing with each other. The second half of our trip was spent restfully canoeing back enjoying the sights, laughing and engaging in brief events of sport and frolic.

After we beached the canoes, we changed clothes and walked through Rusne to a wonderful restaurant by the river. The views, the food and the company were simply – EXCELLENT!! Fun was had by all.

The Members of KIBC appreciate the opportunity to share our day with our families and friends. Everyone had a wonderful experience and look forward to many more occasions of comradery and shared good times in the future!

Alan Lent

Chairman, KIBC

 

Evening of Jazz, May 2017

On May 25th, 2017, Meatlovers Restaurant, Danes g. 1, hosted the public and the Klaipeda International Business Club, asociacija, for an Evening of Jazz.

The jazz quintet gave an excellent and energetic performance for all in attendance! These young musicians entertained the crowd for 2 hours with many fun and moving pieces that had their audience clapping, tapping their feet and dancing.

Members of the Club and their friends enjoyed this evening of good music, tasty snacks and refreshing drinks. The staff of Meatlovers was both personal and professional, and the atmosphere overlooking the lagoon is beyond compare!

KIBC appreciates the opportunity to share good times and good music with our families and friends. All in attendance had a wonderful evening and look forward to many more occasions of camaraderie and shared good moods in the future!

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May 2017 Networking at Iamus

KIBC members and friends attended our monthly networking event yesterday, May 4, 2017. This month, we met at Iamus, one of our corporate members, to learn about their Smart City initiative and how it will be implemented in Klaipeda City. We received a short presentation about the technology, and then were able to see the Smart Card technology working in a variety of scenarios. Afterwards, members connected and enjoyed time together.

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