On the 16th of June, 2011 AMA Co Ltd took part in the match-making at the ICSB ( International Council for Small Business) World Conference in Stockholm, Sweden. It was Baltic Business Arena that was a quite unusual event for AMA and an idea of participating had appeared and had been realized due to such business and cooperation support institutes as Enterprise Europe Network and, especially, its Saint-Petersburg branch Euro Info Center . This organization provided constant and exellent assistance before and during the event through its experts, took care about registration, accomodation and transfer for participants of the match-making from Saint-Petersburg, did all needful for making this experience completely successful.
The representative of AMA had intensive bilateral meetings with officers of national Investment and Development Agencies from Serbia and Latvia, with experts of several regional Agencies from Poland, with project manager of NovaMedTech that is a Swedish medical innovation friendly network and also with representives of various companies from Baltic Sea Region.
All participants had possibility to visit the brilliant Plenary Program there were such brightest episodes as Inauguration Ceremony with speeches of significant persons, for example, the speech of Maud Olofsson, Swedish minister for Enterprise and Energy, it was full of plain human wisdom and humour. There was the remarkable Award Ceremony - professor Steven Klepper (Carnegie Mellon University, USA), the 2011 winner of Global Award for Enterpreneurship Research had received the prize during a ceremony with H.R.H. Prince Daniel, the president of Award Comitee.
And there was a perfectly fairy show - the Keynote Lecture: The Polygamy of Business, Technology and Government by professor Hans Rosling (Karolinska Institute,Sweden ), director of the Gapminder Foundation , who was listed as one of the leading global thinkers in 2009 by Foreign Policy Magazine and is internationally recognized as an inspiring public speaker.
Totally delighted after the day of interesting reports, meetings and conversations the participants were brought into miraculous atmosphere of the Creative Sweden Evening - it was the evening of exitement and new experiences indeed. It was three parallel receptions in downtown Stockholm - the world famous Icebar with all furniture and glasses made out of Ice, with exotic Swedish dishes, then the Tessin Palace, the wonderful architectural masrepiece and, finally, the Nobel Museum with regional gastronomic specialties including live oysters in the theatrical of Nobel laureates exposition.
Naturally, the most interesting for AMA representative was the Barry Marshall`s tie at the Helicobacter pylori stand!