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We all are world Lithuanians – strong when we stand together. Wherever we are, we build bridges that connect us – bridges to share international experience, ideas, contacts, resources, and discoveries. The desire of the finest minds, best professionals and brilliant talents from all over the world to contribute to Lithuania’s national welfare reflects deep patriotism and promotes the inspiring idea of "One Lithuania"

Gitanas Nausėda

President of the Republic of Lithuania
Patron of Global Lithuanian Awards

Organiser

Patron

Main Partners

Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals

A Decade of Leading Lithuania to Global Frontlines

For the fourth consecutive year, Global Lithuanian Leaders invites you to the annual event of diaspora professionals to exchange ideas, insights, connections, and inspiration.

Celebrating the first decade of our activities, we're giving the center stage to the most proactive individuals. Here they will talk about their creative mindset and tireless efforts to improve Lithuania's global standing.

Global Lithuanian Awards

GLA reward the remarkable talent, exceptional vision, and responsible ambition of Lithuanians and Lithuania-connected people who have been contributing to the prosperity and global standing of Lithuania. Global Lithuanian Awards aim to promote the idea of Global Lithuania and create the atmosphere of appreciation for international experience exchange and diaspora engagement.

GLA was established in 2012 by Global Lithuanian Leaders – a non-profit platform for international professionals, and organized in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Forum Speakers & Workshops

Marius Jurgilas

Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2017

Alumnus of the University of Connecticut, Banks of England and Norway, Board Member of Bank of Lithuania, will share the back-stage insights on strategic moves of Lithuania towards the global front-lines of doing business and fintech development.

Eivanas Maksvytis

Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2018

Founder of Robotics Center Tavo Robotas in Šilutė, will lead us along the route from DIY classroom to European center of advanced engineering fueled by ambition to compete at the top levels of robotics and mechatronics.

Speaker

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Keynote Speaker

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Three two-hour interactive workshops bring together global and local professionals and encourage them to look for sustainable strategic solutions. Global experience for the essential sectors of country’s development – science and educationtalent attraction, and public governance.

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Powered by Government Strategic Analysis Center and Marius Jason Jakulis Foundation - for the development and empowerment of global Lithuanian brain map / national academic network.

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Powered by EuroApotheka – for the definition of international employer branding and talent attraction for corporations of Lithuanian capital.

Agenda

FORUM

Wednesday
December 27, 2019

@ Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
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09:30
Entrance
Registration

Meet our team and fellow attendees at the entrance of the National library and use the time to catch-up and start making meaningful connections.

10:00
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The Atrium
GLL Talks: A Decade of Rising Lithuania to Global Frontlines

Listen to the stories of the most prominent global Lithuanians, and how they helped bring Lithuania to global frontlines over the last decade.

11:30
Leisure space, 5th floor
Coffee Break & Networking

Relax and chat in an informal environment with fellow global and local attendees from the fields of business, academia, and governing institutions.

12:00
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Conference rooms
Interactive Workshops

Choose one of the three topics that interest you the most and contribute to decisions that will impact Lithuania’s further development.

14:15
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The Atrium
Behind the Scenes of Global Achievements

Listen to a true success story of a global Lithuanian who has achieved global success, and find out what does it truly take to become one of the best in your field.

16:00
The End of Forum

Feel free to stay for a quick chat before rushing off to get ready for Global Lithuanian Awards.

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AWARDS

Wednesday
December 27, 2019

@ The Presidential Palace
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17:00
Entrance
Doors open

Please arrive on time and have your ID with you.

18:00
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The White Hall
Global Lithuanian Awards ceremony
19:15
The White Hall
Networking
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X-MAS DRINKS

Wednesday
December 27, 2019

@ TBC
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20:00
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X-mas drinks
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Attend

Your entrance ticket is your support to the continuous efforts of Global Lithuanian Leaders to connect and engage Lithuanian professionals abroad for the benefit of our homeland.

By purchasing a full-price ticket, you automatically become GLL Supporting Member and get to enjoy the benefits all year round!

Various discounts for the most active community members are also available as a thank you for continuous support for our goals either financially or with voluntary work. Read more about benefits and discounts HERE.

FORUM

€129
  • Dec 27 10:00 - 15:00
  • GLL Talks
  • Networking
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Keynote Speaker

FORUM + AWARDS

€219
  • Dec 27 10:00 - 15:00
  • GLL Talks
  • Networking
  • Interactive Workshops
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Dec 27 18:00 - 20:00
  • Award Ceremony
  • Networking

X-MAS DRINKS

FREE
  • Dec 27 20:00 - ...
  • Meet people in informal environment

Why attend?

Get inspired

Contribute and influence decisions on Lithuania’s development

Make connections with Lithuanian professionals from various countries

Personally meet progressive thinkers from Lithuanian business and public sectors

Spark new collaborations in an informal, yet professional environment

Contribute to the expansion and strengthening of global network of Lithuania related professionals

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The Jury

Vida Bandis

Lithuanian World Community Representative in Lithuania at Seimas

Monika Garbačiauskaitė Budrienė

General Manager at LRT
Long-term supporter of Global Lithuanian Awards

Renaldas Gudauskas

Director General at Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania
Partner of GLL Forum

Marius Jurgilas

Board member at Bank of Lithuania
Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2017

Audra Karalius

Board Member of Lithuanian Foundation
Laureate of Global Lithuanian Awards 2017

Ainius Lašas

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities
Nominee of Global Lithuanian Awards 2017

Dalia Petkevičienė

Co-founder of network of diaspora professionals Global Lithuanian Leaders
Chair of the Board
Referral and Search Partner

Marius Raugalas

Digital Marketing Strategy & Analytics Lead for Europe at Nielsen
President of Lithuanian City of London Club
Board Member of Global Lithuanian Leaders

Linas Sabaliauskas

Managing Partner at Baltic Law Firm TRINITI
Expert of startup ecosystem in Lithuania

Rytis Zemkauskas

Curator at Kaunas the European Capital of Culture 2022
Journalist, writer and film-maker, preacher of topics on Lithuanian identity

Lina Žukauskaitė

Deputy Director General at the Department of Lithuanians Living Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs