To think about the yonder days when our operational ambitions have been with making sure that the coffee served during the presentations is hot enough, and that we can install a waterproof layer under the hall’s carpet to protect the million-euro wooden floor of the Palace… ah, those were the fun days!
For the September 2021 event, we’re going to focus first and foremost on helping you arrange the travel – and help with any formalities as the need arises. In the last few months, we had the practical proof that we, indeed, are able to count on the help of Lithuania’s embassies the world over, in helping people get their visas and travel permissions, and we’re going to put this to full use for anyone who will need a bit of help there.
We think that a lot more people will travel to the Summit not as A to B to A, but as A to B to C to D, using the opportunity to meet with their clients or lawyers in the region, and we’re happy to help with arranging whatever you may need, whether it’s a pickup in Riga or a drop-off in Warsaw.
Additionally, the hotel landscape in Vilnius has changed – and we’ll work with everyone on finding the options that work the best.
For the moment, here’s the action points as I see them:
1) please let Alma know if you consider yourself “likely to attend” the Summit in September 2021.
This cannot be 100% certain, of course. What we need to know for the moment is, if you’re willing to attend the September 15-17 event provided that you get vaccinated in time and that travel is not restricted.
2) Alma will work on re-arranging your accommodation here in Vilnius to match the new dates.
All of the bookings that we make, are fully refundable. We think it’s extremely likely that once the vaccination program gets massive in Europe, the summer and early autumn here will experience a boom in travel, so having a room set aside, and at reasonable price, will be essential for September.
3) we will update the website of the Summit accordingly.
At the moment, the Summit lists all the people who signed up for 2020. Some of you have changed jobs, some are expectant parents, so what we’re after, here, is to have a more or less realistic list of “who can I hang out in Vilnius with” people.