Siauliai University organizes the 18th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference called RETHINKING REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS. Tom Heryan is going to present and discuss his paper titled Microeconomics of Tourism among selected Baltic States: What influences profitability in a case of those profitable firms? Nicole Škuláňová is going to present her paper Impact of selected determinants on the choice of sources of financing in the energy companies of the Visegrád Group. Both of them will also participate at the workshop called Citizen Participation in Budgeting: Theory-Building and Research Methodology Issues, one day in advance. A leader of this workshop is prof. Carol Ebdon, Ph.D. from School of Public Administration, University of Nebraska (Omaha, USA).