The Investors Forum10th anniversary event, which took place on the 14th of September, was started with a nice and symbolic project – creation of the lime tree lane in Konstitutijos avenue and “Rimi Lietuva” representatives were also participating.
“We have been participating in Investors Forum activities for many years hoping to help in solving the business problems in our country. We are happy to contribute to this meaningful tree planting action and we hope that the upcoming generations will enjoy not only the blossoming time trees but also the much better business environment”, said “Rimi Lietuva“ Country Managing Director Tony Holberg.
“Exceptionally many executives from a number of companies joined this initiative, therefore, it shows the attentiveness towards the social responsibility and well developed idea. We have a very close cooperation with “Rimi Lietuva”. The company is very active in various projects, a common participant in various events, oriented to initiating the development of social responsibility in the country, hence, it was very eager to participate in this project as well”, said the Investors’ Forum association chief operation officer Ruta Skyriene.
She claims that the idea to plant the trees occurred in order to give Vilnius something meaningful and beautiful. “Already starting from spring we had been developing this idea and now with the help of other association members we made it come true next to “Reval Hotel”. When all 34 lime trees were there, the view was spectacular. Trees symbolize goodness, growth, and fulfillment of all the hopes in both Lithuania and the rest of the world. That is why we believe that this project will help to move towards a very important goal for the country – improve the investment climate in Lithuania“, said R. Skyriene.
After the trees were planted, the event moved to the conference center, where investors from Lithuania and foreign countries – representatives of local and international companies – shared their views on the business environment in Lithuania, the creation of investment climate, improving the conditions and the opportunities to make the country more attractive for the direct foreign investments, and challenges during the crisis. Lithuanian Prime Minister, Andrius Kubilius, and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Lithuania were among the participants. Currently the association consists of more than 40 members.