Swedish Business Awards

Swedish Business Awards

2016 | Lithuania

About the event
About the event
Swedish Business Awards 2016
In 2016 the Swedish Business Awards in Lithuania took place on the 29th of September at the National Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, in Vilnius. The Awards' ceremony focused on Technology & Innovation as the key topic of the event.
The Swedish Business Awards in Lithuania continued with its commitment to sustainable business practices – the Award’s ceremony in 2016 were organized in accordance with the requirements of ISO 20121:2012 Event Sustainability Management System standard. Just like last year, in order to offset the direct and unavoidable carbon emissions from event organisation, Business Sweden together with the event partners planted young pine trees in Lithuanian forests.
The Swedish Business Awards is one of the main business events in the country which serves as a platform for spreading Swedish values. It also serves as a yearly meeting point for business, science and political community, to discuss achievements, practices, challenges and trends.
Nominations and the Procedure
  • This year initiatives and achievements in Lithuania were awarded in three categories:
  • • Sustainable Growth Award
  • • Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • • Technological Innovation of the Year Award
Nominations were open for all companies/organizations/institutions and individuals, active in Lithuania.
Key-note speaker
Each year the Award’s ceremony is honoured by a special guest – a world famous business thinker. This year’s guest speaker in Lithuania was Andreas Ekström – one of the leading commentators on the digital revolution. He is Award winning Swedish journalist, author and digital futurist who wrote a bestselling book about Google and has since been a keynote speaker, consultant and commentator on all things digital around the world.
"The most interesting information transaction does not travel from Google to us. When we google, it travels from us to Google. The world has surrendered knowledge, money and power to very few hands," says Mr. Ekström.
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