Baltic American Chamber of Commerce Opens Doors in Canada

Inspired by the Baltic American Chamber of Commerce (BACC), which was launched earlier this year in New York, the Baltic Canadian Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) opened its doors on June 4, 2017 in Canada. The key purpose of these organizations is to connect and foster cross-border business relationships between the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia) and the US and Canada.

Inga Klimasauskiene, one of the founders of BACC in New York, is thrilled that Baltic businesses will now have opportunities not just in the US, but also in Canada. Birute Luksenaite, the founder of BCCC in Toronto, is hopeful that the endeavors of BACC and BCCC will be successful and that the organizations will collaborate on future joint projects. Baltic (Lithuanian) by descent, both women are excited that the US and Canada will have an additional avenue to discover the vast commercial possibilities in the Baltic States.

The first joint BACC and BCCC event was held on June 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. BCCC participated in a meet-and-greet with a delegation of Lithuanian businesses operating in the cross-media sector (film, animation and other digital media). Lithuania is currently among the leading countries in the European Union’s film and creative media industry. The meet-and-greet drew a number of local Canadian media businesses who were eager to meet the Lithuanian delegates. A delegate of the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (VCC), whose mission is similar to those of BACC and BCCC, was also present at the meeting and expressed an interest collaborating with BCCC. VCC already has a cooperation agreement in place with BACC.

For further information about BACC, BCCC and cross-border opportunities, please contact:

Birute Luksenaite at

Birute Luksenaite, the Principal at the Baltic Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.

Birute Luksenaite, the Principal at the Baltic Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Toronto.

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