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World Lithuanian economic forum (WLEF) 2011 and XV World Lithuanian Symposium on Science and Creativity

04-07-2011 Monday, Exhibition and Convention Center Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania

WORLD LITHUANIAN ECONOMIC FORUM (WLEF) 2011 and
XV WORLD LITHUANIAN SYMPOSIUM ON SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY

COMPETITIVE FUTURE LITHUANIA: INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE, KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

PROGRAMME *

9.00 Arrivals. Registration

Moderator of the Forum: Valdas Sutkus, President of Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania

9.30 - 9.45 Welcome word
Her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania (TBC)
Audronius Ažubalis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

9.45 - 10.05 KEY-NOTE SPEECH: Will Innovation Union make the European Union more competitive?
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research Education and Science, Belgium

10.05 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 12.30 SESSION I: Competitiveness Strategy OF Lithuania for the Nearest Decade
 
10.30 - 10.50 Presentation: Technological Progress of the World in the Nearest Decade: Risks and Opportunities for Lithuania
Prof. David Passig, futurist, Israel
 
10.50 - 12.30 Round table discussion

Moderator:
Ilja Laurs, Founder and CEO of GetJar

Participants:
Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of Lithuania (TBC)
Antanas Zabulis, President of Omnitel
Tadas Vizgirda, General Manager of airBaltic Lithuania
Dr. Nerijus Pačėsa, Rector of ISM University of Management and Economics
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research Education and Science, Belgium
Prof. David Passig, futurist, Israel

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 - 15.30 SESSION II: New Business and Sponsorship Possibilities: Strategies. Trends. Best Practices
 
13.30 - 13.50 Presentation:
Alan Malus, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Senior Vice President and President of Laboratory Products Group, USA
 
13.50 - 15.30 Round table discussion

Moderators:
Dovilė Burgienė, Partner of LAWIN
Kornelijus Čelutka, Manager of Baltcap Investment

Participants:
Mindaugas Gedvilas, General Manager of Amilina
Vytas Paukštys, CEO of ActiveSec
Amy Nauiokas, Partner of Nauiokas Park Venture, UK (TBC);
Milda Dargužaitė, Goldman Sachs, USA
Naglis Stancikas, Vice President of bank SNORAS
Alan Malus, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Senior Vice President and President of Laboratory Products Group, USA

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break

16.00 - 18.00 SESSION III:  Integrated Sciences, Studies and Business Valleys – Space of Quality Partnership
Simultaneously B2B FAIR will take place in a parallel room
 
16.00 - 16.20 Presentation: Five Valleys - Five Opportunities
Eugenijus Butkus, Chairman of Research Council of Lithuania
 
16.20 - 18.00 Round table discussion

Moderator:
Artūras Piliponis, Partner at Ernst&Young

Participants:
Juozas Lazutka, Pro-Rector for Strategic Development at Vilnius University, Vilnius Santara Valley
Gintaras Valušis, Deputy Director fo Development at the Center of Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius Saulėtekis Valley
Gintautas Žintelis, Vice Rector for Strategic Development at Kaunas University of Technology , Kaunas Santaka Valley
Albinas Kusta, Director of Association Nemunas Valley
Rimantas Didžiokas, President of Association Baltic Valley
Vidmantas Janulevičius, CEO at BOD Group
Vidas Rudokas, Senior Lawyer at Law Firm Sorainen

19.00 Gala Dinner at Vilnius Town Hall hosted by the Mayor of Vilnius City A. Zuokas
Concert of Zecharia Plavin (piano), Israel

22.00 After Party (Venue to be confirmed)

* Subject to change


05-07-2011 Tuesday, Exhibition and Convention Center Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania

WORLD LITHUANIAN ECONOMIC FORUM (WLEF) 2011

YOUNG PEOPLE FOR LITHUANIA = LITHUANIA FOR YOUNG PEOPLE?

PROGRAMME*

8.30 Arrivals. Registration

Moderator of the Forum: Šarūnas Frolenko, President of Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT)

9.00 - 9.10 Welcome word:
Representative of Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania
Kęstas Pikūnas, President of World Lithuanian Youth Association, United Kingdom

9.10 - 10.10 SESSION I: What is the determining factor of success for business in Lithuania?
One of the main driving forces of the economy in our geographically small country is entrepreneurs, who make it possible to create economic stability and social wellbeing as well as to compete on the global market. While talking about the prospects of business of Lithuania we must listen to the experience of successful young people who live and work in Lithuania. What helped them create and develop a successful business: appropriate education, influential connections, creativity, a good business idea adopted from abroad, favourable fortune or the entirety of all these components?
 
9.10 - 9.25 Presentation
Ilja Laurs, Founder and CEO of GetJar 

9.25 - 10.10 Round table discussion

Moderator:
Tomas Balžekas, CEO of 15 minučių (TBC)

Participants:
Nidas Kiuberis, Manager and Co-owner of Coffee Inn
Augustas Alešiūnas, CEO of ART21
Rytis Laurinavičius, CEO of Soundest
Antanas Guoga, the owner of the betting company Tony Bet
Jurga Eivaitė, director of Delfi in Lithuania

10.10 - 11.10 SESSION II:  Where does a successful career start? 
In Lithuania, 35 per cent of young people are unemployed. This is one of the highest unemployment rates in the European Union. Where should a successful career start? Do Lithuania’s educational establishments truly lay the foundation for a successful career? How can we avoid losing thousands of young people who graduated from higher education establishments in Lithuania, but choose non-qualified jobs abroad? Could non-formal education contribute to the prevention of “brain drain”? What should be the input of the business sector? Should they open their company doors to young specialists who have no working experience and create conditions for them to stay in Lithuania?

10.10 - 10.25 Presentation
Andrius Francas, Strategic Staffing Solutions International Country Manager Lithuania (TBC)

10.25 - 11.10 Round table discussion

Moderator:
Rita Karavaitienė, Marketing Manager of CV Online

Participants:
Daiva Daugvilienė, President of International School of Law and Business
Indrė Dargytė, Associate at Laven Partners, United Kingdom
Lina Morkūnaitė, CEO of Konekesko Lietuva
Julius Paplauskas, participants of the project "I Choose to Teach"
Mindaugas Glodas, CEO of Microsoft Lietuva
Daumantas Matulis, The Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University
 
11.10 - 11.40 Coffe break

11.40 - 12.40 SESSION III:  What can the World citizenship give to Lithuania?
Upon opening of the borders, many young Lithuanians went abroad to various countries where they received education and started a career or their own business. Many of them keep contacts with their homeland and come back or, contribute to the life in Lithuania while being abroad, by sharing their knowledge and carrying out separate initiatives. How can the experience they have gained in different cultural environments and social groups enrich Lithuania and help to make the country better known in the world, and can that increase Lithuania’s attractiveness and competitiveness? Are Lithuanians who return with valuable global experience always listened to and appreciated in their homeland? Do Lithuanians living abroad still feel that they are a part of Lithuania?

11.40 - 11.55 Presentation (TBC)

11.55 - 12.40 Round table discussion

Moderator:
Gintautas Alksninis, former correspondent of daily Lietuvos rytas in Washington, currently a farmer (TBC)

Participants:
Agnė Selemonaitė, architect, Sweden
Ignas Brazauskas, board member of social campaign DAROM, Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
Eglė Aukštakalnytė - Hansen, actress, China
Linas Kleiza, basketball player (TBC)
Marius Jovaiša, author of the photo album "Unseen Lithuania", photographer, publisher, author of documentary films

12.40 - 13.40 Lunch

13.40 - 15.40 Coffee-shop
Discussions in groups on the topics touched upon previously during the day .

15.40 - 16.00 Summary of the day:
Šarūnas Frolenko, President of Lithuanian Youth Council (LiJOT)
Kęstas Pikūnas, President of World Lithuanian Youth Association, United Kingdom

* Subject to change