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Conference schedule 2019

The conference is simultaneously translated from / into English.

March 20, 2019


Leadership forum / Hotel Radisson Blu

Registration

8.15-8.40

Welcoming remarks
EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

(Editor in Chief of magazine VALSTYBĖ)

Welcoming remarks
VILIUS BERNATONIS

(Managing Partner at TGS Baltic)

How to raise a company on the feet?
VLADA MUSVYDAITĖ

(Founder of mobile app #walk15 and Motivation to Move)

8.40-9.00

MORNING SESSION – PART I

9.00-10.00

ALFA

A session on global trends
IS THE WORLD GOING INTO AN AREA OF UNICORN DOMINANCE?

Is the era of unicorn dominance beginning?
AUDRIUS MILUKAS

(Open Circle Capital)

Estonia already has four unicorns. Estonia and Lithuania can have 10 each
TAAVI RÕIVAS

(former Prime Minister of Estonia)

How did Israel become a nation of technology creation and development?
AMIR MAIMON​

(Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel in Lithuania)

 

MORNING SESSION – PART II

10.00-12.00

ALFA hall

A session on Lithuanian business and political partnership
A ROAD TO THE LITHUANIAN SILICON VALLEY


Financial technology industry in Lithuania. A step into Litechnia
VILIUS ŠAPOKA

(Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania)

The vision for startups: in what kind of environment the first Lithuanian unicorn will grow up?
VIRGINIJUS SINKEVIČIUS

(Minister of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania)

Startuppers: opportunities and challenges
ILJA LAURS

(Nextury Ventures)


Discussion What are the most important decisions that would help to create a Silicon Valley in Lithuania?

Participants: AUDRIUS MILUKAS, VILIUS ŠAPOKA, ILJA LAURS, VIRGINIJUS SINKEVIČIUS, TAAVI RÕIVAS, AMIR MOIMON, ŽYGIMANTAS PAVILIONIS
Moderated by EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

 

Break with pies by

12.00-12.45 Break with pies by

AFTERNOON SESSION – PART I

12.45-14.50

ALFA hall

A SESSION ON STARTUPPERS' LEADERSHIP – PART I
Moderator RUSLANAS IRŽIKEVIČIUS

Your unicorn is a pampered animal. Vinted lessons from Žirmūnai.
MANTAS MIKUCKAS
(Vinted)

Data is the key raw material of the information age, how to use it's potential being a small country? ANTANAS BAKŠYS (Searchnode)

How P2P Changes Europe's Real Estate Market: Challenges, Risks and Opportunities.
GUSTAS GERMANAVIČIUS
(EVO estate)

Fantastic DI opportunities in Lithuania and where to find them
GEDIMINAS PEKŠYS
(Oxipit)

The huge micro-mobility explosion in the world. Is Lithuania Ready for Unicorn?
IGNAS SURVILA
(Unicorn Scooters)

Global Lithuanian Biotechnology DNA code.
MONIKA KAVALIAUSKĖ
(CasZyme)

10 suggestions on how to catch a unicorn
ERNESTAS ŽVAIGŽDINAS
(„Dealoyal",„MobilityBee", „Hempt", „Nordic Auto" „Propusher")

TECH LITHUANIA: 2030. How Lithuania could become the leading innovator in the region? Challenges to overcome.
DAUMANTAS DVILINSKAS
(TransferGo)

 

LAMBDA hall

WHAT IS THE STARTUPPERS ENVIRONMENT TODAY AND WHAT SHOULD WE ASPIRE IT TO BE?

Business Angels - The First Startup Stop For Investment?
DAIVA JANKAUSKAITĖ
(LitBan)

"Fintech: Small Players - Financial Market Transformers"
MINDAUGAS MIKALAJŪNAS
(SME Finance)

The effect of Vilnius Tech Park community: how to create 5000 startups in Lithuania"
DARIUS ŽAKAITIS
(Vilnius Tech Park CEO, Contrarian Ventures partner)

„Money in the world of startuppers, or Is there life on Mars?"
KĘSTUTIS MOTIEJŪNAS
(Director General of INVEGA)

Changes in Lithuanian Startup Ecosystem: More Courage – More Opportunities
ROBERTA RUDOKIENĖ
(Startup Lithuania)

My key learning from Lithuanian startup founders
JEAN-BAPTISTE DEGUENE
(70 ventures)

Future energy in Lithuania – artificial intelligence and power plant in every home
VYTAUTAS KIERAS
(Lietuvos energija)

Innovation ecosystem for future unicorns to roam: the role of Innovation agency.
KĘSTUTIS ŠETKUS
(MITA)

 

ZETA hall

A SESSION ON TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS

Main changes that will influence business after installing 5G mobile communication technology
BARRY WALSH
(Samsung electronic)


Discussion How 5G technology will change the world? Which areas of businesses will acquire the highest potential and what kind of threats - cybersecurity and similar - we will have to face?

Participants: BARRI WALSH, ALGIRDAS STONYS, ANDRIUS BARANAUSKAS, VAIDAS BIELINIS, AUGUTIS ČĖSNA, ARNOLDAS PIKŽIRNIS.
Moderator ANDRIUS TAPINAS

 

AFTERNOON SESSION – PART II

15.00-17.00

ALFA hall

A SESSION ON STARTUPPERS' LEADERSHIP – PART I
Moderator RUSLANAS IRŽIKEVIČIUS

Creating an organization using AI: Processes and structures that challenge the status quo.
DOMAS JANICKAS
(DataDog)

„What advantages do fintechs have over banks?“
JAMIE DEVLIN
(Revolut)

FSM market. Are we following the footsteps of CRM?
ARŪNAS EITUTIS
(Tasker)

Physical trades are dead! Long live physical trade!
TADAS ČETKAUSKAS
(NFQ Technologies)

Microtechnologies for (macro)progress
JUOZAS NAINYS
(Droplet Genomics)

Artificial Intelligence Revolution - Opportunity for Lithuania
EGIDIJUS PILYPAS
(Exacaster)

Why your most valuable asset is someone else's challenge?
ALGIRDAS STONYS
(Telesoftas)

How can a young unknown startupper afford and effectively use partnership with world class names? The case of Lympo
GINTAUTAS NEKROŠIUS
(Lympo)

 

LAMBDA hall

15.00–15.45

SPECIAL DISCUSSION WITH ANDRIUS TAPINAS, THE FOUNDER OF LAISVĖS TV


Discussion Lithuanians on YouTube and Facebook: how to go from a consumer to an exporter? Will social media elect a president for Lithuania?

Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS


15.55–17.00

OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TO PROMOTE STATE PROGRESS

Discussion How should we develop our education system in order to make Lithuania a great nation of technologies?


Participants: ARTŪRAS ŽUKAUSKAS (VU), ALFONSAS DANIŪNAS (VGTU), RŪTA EŽERSKIENĖ (Junior Achievement Lithuania), BIRUTĖ MIŠKINIENĖ (Vilnius University Business School)
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

 

ZETA hall

15.00–15.55

Discussion Which business fields will be affected by artificial intelligence the most? What knowledge and abilities is it going to take in order for Lithuanian creators to realize their potential in the era of artificial intelligence to the fullest?


Participants: ANTANAS BAKŠYS (Searchnode), EGIDIJUS PILYPAS (Exacaster), LINA MOCKUTĖ (Havas Group Lithuania), KRISTIJONAS VASILIAUSKAS (Robotikos akademija), AUDRIUS ZUJUS (Aresi Labs), GEDIMINAS PEKŠYS (Oxipit.ai)(to be confirmed)
Moderator ROLANDAS MASKOLIŪNAS


16.00–17.00

Discussion Online shopping, e-services, e-entertainment and e-future


Participants: PAULIUS INSODA (NFQ Technologies), MANTAS MIKUCKAS (Vinted), DAINA KLEPONĖ (Versli Lietuva), FLORIAN MASUTH (GameOn), ERNESTAS ŽVAIGŽDINAS (Dealoyal, MobilityBee, Hempt, Nordic Auto, Propusher), JUSTAS ŠIREIKA (Blockchain centre Vilnius), TOMAS ŠLIMAS (Oberlo)
Moderator JURGIS GYLYS

 

AFTERNOON SESSION – PART III

17.00-18.00

Discussion presented by
ALFA hall



SUMMARY

Principal insights that summarize the content of Lithuanian economic conference Leadership forum


Participants: VLADAS LAŠAS (Lithuanian Business Angel Network - Litban), JEAN-BAPTISTE DAGUENE (70 ventures), AUDRIUS MILUKAS (Open Circle Capital), ANTANAS GUOGA (member of European Parliament), GINTAS BUTĖNAS („Bitė“), Darius Žakaitis („Vilnius Tech Park")
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

  Discussion presented by

March 21, 2019


Lithuanian economic conference / Hotel Radisson Blu

Registration

8.00-8.30

Welcoming remarks
VALDAS SUTKUS
President of Lithuania Business Confederation

8.30-8.40

ALFA hall

Introductory speech

What challenges are going to be the most important for Lithuanian business in 2019 – USA and China trading war, Brexit, changes of technologies, upcoming presidential election in Lithuania, etc.,
EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

(Chief editor of magazine VALSTYBĖ)

8.40-8.50

MORNING SESSION – PART I

8.50-10.40

ALFA hall

REVIEW OF WORLD-CHANGING GLOBAL TRENDS

CEE and Baltic region outlook: exploring the evolution, opportunities and challenges
GRZEGORZ ZIELIŃSKI

(Regional director, head of central Europe and the Baltic EBRD)

Which fields of business are going to be influenced by technology change the most?
BRAD PETERSON

(CTO/CIO for NASDAQ)

World concentration. Are we going to step into the era of mega-corporations?
ŽYGINTAS MAČĖNAS

(Managing partner SUMMA ADVISERS)

Brexit tectonic fracture in European politics in the eyes of the Lord of the United Kingdom
LORD DAVID EVANS

(Member of the House of the Lords of the UK)


Discussion of political leaders What global challenges should unify Lithuania?

Participants: INGRIDA ŠIMONYTĖ, GITANAS NAUSĖDA, SAULIUS SKVERNELIS (to be confirmed).
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

 

MORNING SESSION – PART II

10.40-13.00

ALFA hall

A SESSION ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN LITHUANIA

The most important works of 2019 of the Government of Lithuania
SAULIUS SKVERNELIS

(Prime minister of the Republic of Lithuania)

The future of the industry of finance technologies: can Vilnius become the London of cyber age?
JONATHAN LIEBENAU

(Professor a the London school of economic and political science (LSE)

The potential of 5G mobile communication technology in transforming business, society and the world
BARRY WALSH

(SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Key account manager)

13 billion euros for Lithuanian transport and energy – is it a lot or not enough?
VIDMANTAS JANULEVIČIUS

(CEO at GLOBAL BOD GROUP)

The most profitable investment directions for 2019
JOLANTA JURGA

(CEO at Evernord)



Discussion of business and political leaders What decisions that have already been implemented are raising Lithuania’s economic potential, and what changes are yet to be made in order to accelerate economy and business?

Participants: VILIUS ŠAPOKA, NERIJUS MAČIULIS, VIDMANTAS JANULEVIČIUS, VILIUS BERNATONIS
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

 

Presented by
Lunch at the restaurant "RIVER SIDE"

13.00-14.00 Presented by

AFTERNOON SESSION – PART I

14.00-15.40

ALFA hall

A session on economist WHAT THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE NEXT CRISIS IS GOING TO BE LIKE?

Are there any signs of an upcoming crisis in the world and in Lithuania?
NERIJUS MAČIULIS

(Chief economist at SWEDBANK)

Foul economic weather: will the roof of Lithuanian economy be holey this time?
GEDIMINAS ŠIMKUS

(Director of the economics and financial stability service at the bank of Lithuania)

Lithuania - 10 Years After Brexit
VYTAUTAS ADOMAITIS

(Deregulation policy officer at Enterprise Lithuania)


Discussion What are the main factors that influence world economics and is it possible to define the architecture of an upcoming crisis?

Participants: DAVID EVANS, GEDIMINAS ŠIMKUS, JEKATERINA ROJAKA
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

 

LAMBDA hall

THE MARKET OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: TWO LITHUANIAS AND EMIGRATION

Is it possible to paint a picture of a Lithuanian transaction? Presentation of research by FAA
JŪRATĖ MAJAUSKIENĖ

(Member of association of financial analysts)

How to build a business champion
SIMONAS GUSTAINIS

(Managing partner at Baltcap)

„M&A role in Lietuvos energija strategy 2030”
JONAS RIMAVIČIUS

(Head of Corporate Finance at „Lietuvos energija")

Discussion Market of mergers and acquisitions: two Lithuanias and emigration

Participants: SIMONAS GUSTAINIS, JŪRATĖ MAJAUSKIENĖ, JONAS RIMAVIČIUS, MARIUS MATONIS
Moderator VALERIJ JUDIN

 

ZETA hall

Desicions that will influence the Lithuanian transportt sector in 2019

Main tasks and challenges for the Lithuanian transport sector in 2019
ROKAS MASIULIS

(Minister of transport of the Republic of Lithuania)

Refinement of Lithuanian Railways activity: what the new LG group will be like?
MANTAS BARTUŠKA

(CEO at Lithuanian railways)

Waiting for the dawn of electric cars and pollution taxes
DARIUS MONTVILA

(CEO BENCO Baltic Engineering Company, E-mobility expert)

Discussion What are the main challenges that the transport section is facing in Lithuania, which should be resolved by Lithuanian society, political and business leaders?

Participants: ROKAS MASIULIS, MANTAS BARTUŠKA, DARIUS MONTVILA
Moderator GYTIS KAMINSKAS (partner at TGS Baltic)

 

session presented by SBA
EPSILON hall

LITHUANIAN REAL ESTATE MARKET – OVERHEATED OR GROWING?

Review of the real estate market in the Baltic region. What makes Lithuania stand out?
MINDAUGAS KULBOKAS

(Head of research and analysis at Newsec)

Trends and prospects of the housing market in Lithuania. The room of croocked mirrors
ŠARŪNAS TARUTIS

(Head of investment & analysis at Citus)

Five key factors that will influence the change of real estate prices in Lithuania
PAULIUS GEBRAUSKAS

(Co-owner of Baltic Sotheby's international reality)

"The market of business centers in Baltic countries. Investor's viewpoint."
ANDRIUS BARŠTYS

(Executive Director of "Capitalica Asset Management")

Discussion of real estate participants end experts Is Lithuanian real estate sector going to experience a bear market, o a new boom of prices?

Participants: MINDAUGAS KULBOKAS, ŠARŪNAS TARUTIS, PAULIUS GEBRAUSKAS, TADAS POVILAUSKAS, SIMONAS KRĖPŠTA
Moderator RUSLANAS IRŽIKEVIČIUS

  session presented by SBA

Cofee break presented by
COFEE BREAK

15.40–16.00 Cofee break presented by

AFTERNOON SESSION – PART II

16.00-17.30

ALFA hall

THE INVESTMEN POTTENTIAL OF THE ENERGY SECTOR

Biggest challenges for the world and European energy sector
CATHARINA SIKOW-MAGNY

(Head of unit at European Commission)

Decisions that will influence the Lithuanian energy sector in 2019
ŽYGIMANTAS VAIČIŪNAS

(Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania)


Discussion What is the investment potential of the energy sector and how should we develop this sector in achieve the best resultes and benefits to the Lithuanian business, society and the state

Participants: DOMINIQUE RISTORI, ŽYGIMANTAS VAIČIŪNAS, DARIUS MAIKŠTĖNAS, DAIVIS VIRBICKAS, VIDMANTAS JANULEVIČIUS, PAULIUS SAUDARGAS, AISTIS RADAVIČIUS
Moderator PAULIUS ZAPOLSKIS (Associate partner at TGS Baltic)

 

session presented by VALSTYBĖ magazine
LAMBDA hall

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN LITHUANIA AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE FUTURE OF LITHUANIA

Presidential election in Lithuania in a context of global challenges
MARIUS LAURINAVIČIUS

(Senior expert at Vilnius institute for policy analysis)

Presentation of public opinion poll
VLADAS GAIDYS

(CEO at Vilmorus)


Discussion of political experts and strategists What president do Lithuanian business, citizens and nation need?

Participants: MARIUS LAURINAVIČIUS, ALBINAS JANUŠKA, RIMA URBONAITĖ
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

  session presented by VALSTYBĖ magazine

ZETA hall

WHAT DO PEOPLE OF VILNIUS AND THE NATION OF LITHUANIA NEED?

Frankfurt in 2030 and can Vilnius become a regional fintech center
THOMAS SCHÄFER

(Minister of Finance of the State of Hessen)


Discussion What decisions on improving the infrastructure of Vilnius and improving the enticement to live and invest in the city, should the political leaders agree on?

Participants: DAINIUS KREIVYS, VIRGINIJUS SINKEVIČIUS, REMIGIJUS ŠIMAŠIUS, ARTŪRAS ZUOKAS
Moderator RUSLANAS IRŽIKEVIČIUS

 

EPSILON hall

THE STOCK MARKET IN 2019. WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT – GROWTH OR ROLLERCOASTER?


Discussion Future of the world and regional economics in the eyes of stock market professionals.

Participants: JOLANTA JURGA, AUDRIUS BALAIŠIS, ARTŪRAS MILEVSKIS
Moderator VAIDOTAS RŪKAS

 

AFTERNOON SESSION – PART III

17.30-18.30

ALFA hall

SPECIAL REPORT
What happens to small countries innovation when the big boys are fighting?
JENS KR. DAMSGAARD
(Partner of Open Circle Capital)

SUMMARY DISCUSION

The main factors what will influence Lithuanian business and nation in 2019 and that Lithuanian business leaders should pay attention to

Participants: LAURA BLAŽEVIČIŪTĖ, ROMAS ŠVEDAS, VALDAS SUTKUS, LUKAS SAVICKAS, IGNAS STAŠKEVIČIUS, JEKATERINA ROJAKA, RITA URBONAITĖ, MINDAUGAS KULBOKAS, ŽYGINTAS MAČĖNAS
Moderator EDUARDAS EIGIRDAS

 

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