Lithuania's Ambassador to the United States, Rolandas Kriščiūnas, will visit Cincinnati May 23-24. His focus is on explaining the remarkable economic, political, and security developments that have taken place in Lithuania since its independence was restored in 1990, as well as to better understand the economic opportunities in our region. Lithuania is a valued member of NATO, a full member of the European Union, and an important trading partner for the United States (with more than $1.6 billion in total bilateral trade in 2016). Lithuania has also become a global leader in life sciences related research, advanced manufacturing, and aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
The EACC has developed a busy schedule for the Ambassador's visit, including a private lunch with EACC Board Members (if you haven't yet reserved your place, please contact Todd as soon as possible!). But we've also organized (with the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council) an opportunity for you to meet and to hear from the Ambassador. He will be giving a public presentation at the University of Cincinnati at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 in room 427 of the Engineering Research Center (2901 Woodside Avenue). Please find more details (including directions and parking information) here and here. The Ambassador will be speaking on security and political issues facing the Baltic nations as well as on economic developments and opportunities in Lithuania. Please help us to get the word out about this important event, and I hope to see you there!