Lifetime Achievement

Arvydas Sabonis

As true international professional, A.Sabonis reached the professional heights playing worldwide, came back to Lithuania and invested in basketball schools for children, always have been actively involved in the promotion of Lithuanian basketball, its development and continuity.

Investments to Lithuania

Aurimas Adomavičius, Devbridge, USA

Aurimas founded Devbridge Group, IT development company, in Chicago in 2008. Since 2011, it operates in Lithuania with main office in Kaunas and a branch in Vilnius. The decision to expand to Lithuania was driven by friendship links and high-quality human resources. Since then, Aurimas is a passionate investment ambassador of Lithuania in the world of business.

Global Experience for Lithuanian Business

Carlos Levenstein, Brazil

Lithuanian heritage of Carlos found expression in pro-active mentor-ship of young and more mature Lithuanian companies, namely Team Gate and Trikdis, Blue Bridge Code and Novatronas, Naujoji Ringuva.

Global Innovations Go Lithuania

Raimundas ir Mindaugas Steponavičiai, Lithuania

Raimundas came back from UK after PhD studies in spectroscopics and in cooperation with brother Mindaugas founded innovation-based company Sprana. In 2014 it was awarded “Innovation award 2014″ for creating at-line UV-Vis-IR analyzer for inorganic fertilizer Sprana FerSpec v1.0. In 2015 it was nominated to the most successful high-tech company at “Knowledge Economy Companies 2014″ awards.

Global Lithuanian Connectors

Daiva Cekanauskas Navarrette, USA

In the position of honorary consul, she views herself as intermediary in commercial matters, offering support to Lithuanian companies and business people, attracting investments to Lithuania, creating cultural programs, and collaborating with Lithuanian-American organizations. Thanks to recently established  Lithuanian World Arts Council  Lithuanian films, literature, music, visual arts have global audience.

Global Friend of Lithuania

Chris Butler, British Chamber of Commerce, in Lithuania from UK

Chris has proven his love and respect for Lithuania by initiating cooperation and business agreements between Lithuania and UK and promoting Lithuania as trustworthy investment destination, mainly through British Chamber of Commerce. His passion and initiative brought to Lithuania quite a few famous British brands, Barclays and Callcredit among them.

Lithuanian Ideas Go Global

Martynas Gudonavičius, Trafi, UK and Lithuania

World’s most accurate public transportation app  Trafi raised 5.5 million euros of investment and was listed among Best Sold Apps of 2014 by Apple. It has integrated the transportation systems of Latvia, Estonia, Turkey, Brazil and many others and is marketed as most comfotable travellers’ tool.

Local Impact of Global Experience

Arnius Bijanskis, Valdemaras Povilaitis, Andrius Sadauskas, Akmenė, Lithuania

Diverse experience with construction projects in Sweden and Norway encouraged the group of childhood friends to found the company in hometown Akmenė Avastata and drive it towards impressive expansion. Presently, Avastata Group employs 111 people. Three years in a row, it was certified as one of the most credible companies of the country. In addition, they support local basketball team, sport center, children foster care home, and center for disabled in Akmenė. Avastata is acknowledged as the company with most beautiful surrounding environment.

Lithuanian Names Famous Globally

Paulius Staniūnas, photographer, Malaysia

Five years of traveling turned into globally recognized projects “All is Amazing” (of crazy nightlife) and “Same Same” (of cultural tolerance).