The Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals
December 29, 2022
11 AM - 2 PM
Vilnius Town Hall
The Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals is an annual event hosted by Global Lithuanian Leaders. A prelude to the Global Lithuanian Awards, it is the place where global Lithuanian professionals gather to discuss topical issues and share their ideas for the further progress of Lithuania.
The Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals is typically attended by 150+ global professionals from 20+ countries and is a great place to expand your network and knowledge.
This year, we are dedicating the Forum of Global Lithuanian Professionals to partnerships and connections. The forum aims to discover new ways in which our relations with the diaspora can serve to strengthen Lithuanian businesses on a global scale and discover new export opportunities.
10:30 - 11:00 | Registration
11:00 - 11:20 | Welcoming remarks
- Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister
- Aušrinė Armonaitė, Minister of the Economy and Innovation
11:20 - 12:30 | Keynote & panel discussion | #TeamLithuania for the economic growth
- Arūnas Roličius, Co-founder at "Full Circle" | Japan
- Austėja Sruoga, Businesswoman, Chair of the Presidium of the Council of the Lithuanian Community in the USA | USA
- Karolis Žemaitis, Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation | Lithuania
- Tomas Lamanauskas, Deputy Secretary-General-Elect at International Telecommunication Union | UK, Lithuania
Moderator: Vilma Green, Financial Services Professional, a Member of the LCLC Advisory Board | UK
The last few years were full of challenges and brought plenty of changes for Lithuanian businesses and the export sector. As the nearby eastern markets closed, the companies were forced to look for new opportunities in northern, western, or southern Europe, the US, or far Asian countries. In response to the current situation, the Government is strengthening its network of economic diplomats and creating paths to new markets that Lithuanians are still barely familiar with. Global Lithuanian professionals and their clubs abroad contribute to the diplomatic network as well as the spreading of knowledge and experience of the new markets in the circles of both diplomats and Lithuanian entrepreneurs. The partnership, also called #TeamLithuania, has already ripened some fruits for the economy of Lithuania.
During the discussion, we will talk about the experiences and opportunities for the growth of the Lithuanian economy and export through the global networking of Lithuanians.
12:30 - 13:00 | Coffee break
13:00 - 14:00 | Keynote and panel discussion | The development of Lithuanian ecosystems in the global world
- Agnė Selemonaitė, Chair of Board / Chief of Strategy at "ConnectPay" | Lithuania
- Dr. Arminas Ragauskas, Scientist, innovator, businessman | Lithuania
- Kęstas Barzdaitis, CTO at Signal Automotive Inc., Founder at Adroiti Technologies | USA
- Rūta Laukien, Strategic Advisor and Investor, Managing Partner at "GrayBella Capital" | USA
Moderator: Tautvydas Tamulevičius, Head of business at Business and Tourism Development Agency "Go Vilnius" | Lithuania
As our country is paying extra attention to the priority economic sectors, their development depends on the whole business environment and ecosystem as much as it does on investments. All players in the ecosystem – founders, researchers, talents, politicians, and investors – are equally important for the progress of the area. Ecosystems of biotechnologies, lasers, and startups, while considered the priority ones, are facing various challenges, and solutions are often found globally. During the discussion, we will try to find ways to develop a sustainable ecosystem and strengthen each part of it with the help of global resources.
The Values of the Forum:
✓ an exclusive place for networking with global professionals, Lithuanian business and political leaders: 150+ international professionals;
✓ content for Lithuanian businesses and their global expansion with the help of the diaspora;
✓ information and discussions for global professionals to get involved in the economic growth of Lithuania.
#TeamLithuania for the economic growth panelists
Businesswoman, Chair of the Presidium of the Council of the Lithuanian Community in the USA | USA
Deputy Secretary-General-Elect at International Telecommunication Union | UK, Lithuania
The development of Lithuanian ecosystems in the global world panelists
Panel discussions moderators
Head of business at Business and Tourism Development Agency "Go Vilnius" | Lithuania