During the week of November 6-10, Gabor George Burt made another high-profile, whirlwind tour of the Baltic Republics. This marks his second stop to the region in less than a year (revisit the first tour here). The tour included well-received presentations in all three capital cities (Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn), and the Estonian Annual Innovation Conference in Tallinn was opened by the Estonian President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, underscoring the country’s interest in fostering Innovation. Latvian and Lithuanian are 2 of the 34 languages in which the Blue Ocean Strategy book has been translated, while Estonia, as the birthplace of Skype, has a strong reputation for Innovation.
Mr. Burt also conducted mini-workshops in each city for the management teams of HansaBank, the largest and most dynamic bank of the region. The tour, organized by the Innovation Center InnoEurope, received considerable media attention, as evidenced by this article (for our readers around the world fluent in Latvian).