News2019.08.08 14:00

Global corporations chosen for Vilnius ‘workation’ 2019.08.08 14:00

Monese, British Airways, and Siemens were recently selected as the winners of the 2019 Workation Vilnius programme, according to a press release.

Launched in 2018, the programme gives international businesses the opportunity to win a week-long workation in the Lithuanian capital, a trend that combines out of office work with travelling abroad.

General Manager of Go Vilnius, Inga Romanovskienė, believes that the quality of companies that the Workation Vilnius programme has attracted for the second consecutive year is evidence that Vilnius is one of the European Union’s leading capitals for business.

“During the first Workation Vilnius programme that took place last year, we welcomed teams from British Telecom, Expedia, and OrderYoyo,” said Romanovskienė. “By having such high-calibre applicants for the second year in a row, we believe that Vilnius is able to position itself amongst Europe’s top capitals for doing business

“It is also a result of our emphasis on the establishment of a healthy work-life balance for our professionals.”

In recent years, remote work has become a trend with predictions stating that 50% of the global workforce might be working out of office by 2020, according to the press release.

The winners of this year’s Workation Vilnius competition were selected from 56 companies, based on their motivational letters regarding why they want to visit the Lithuanian capital.

Spokesperson from the gintech company Monese, said “this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Vilnius, access to talent in the city, and its business environment”.

British Airways added that given Vilnius is home to a number of large internationals, meeting with senior business figures will help the airline discover how to get the best from its globally operating teams.

“As a global organisation, we seek to enhance our cross-market working environments,” a BA representative wrote in its Workation Vilnius pitch. “Having the opportunity to work from Vilnius would strengthen our teams’ relationships and empower our employees.”

Michael Sinniger, representative of Siemens Schweiz AG, Smart Infrastructure, said that “thanks to the week in Vilnius, we believe that we can achieve great deliverables and also refresh our mindset. As a result, we will be able to better address the changing market needs and create added value for our customers”.

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