THE NORTH AMERICAN LITHUANIAN BUSINESS FORUM

MARCH 5-7, 2024, NEW YORK CITY

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The premier event of the year highlighting the strong business ties between Lithuania 🇱🇹 and North America 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇲🇽 and the importance of connecting transatlantic commerce leaders in dialogue and partnership.

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Agenda

March 5, TuesdayMarch 6, WednesdayMarch 7, ThursdayMarch 8, Friday

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Go-to-market Workshops (Part 1)
420 5th Ave #304, New York, NY 10018Open in Google Maps

9:00AM - 1:00PM

Go-to-market Workshops (Part 2)
420 5th Ave #304, New York, NY 10018Open in Google Maps

8:00AM - 3:00PM

NALB Forum
2 W Loop Rd, New York, NY 10044Open in Google Maps

6:00PM - 9:00PM

NALB Forum Networking Night
1150 Broadway, New York, NY 10001Open in Google Maps

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Film screening and talk with a film director Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė
58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016Open in Google Maps

March 7th Program

TimeVenueTopic
8:00AM - 9:00AMLobbyMorning networking
9:00AM - 11:40AMMain StageOpening Remarks
The Importance of Transantlantic Trade (EU)Jovita Neliupšienė, Ambassador of the EU to the US
Founder Story: Nord SecurityJonas Karklys, Co-Founder of Nord Security
Strengthening Transatlantic CooperationEgidijus Meilūnas, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania
The Role of Media in the Age of Generative AIModerator: Deividas Mataciunas, AI Association of Lithuania
Simonas Kairys, Minister of Culture of Lithuania
Viktorija Mickutė, Sr. Producer at Al Jazeera
Tony Maciulis, Chief Content Officer at GZERO Media
11:40PM - 12:00PMLobbyCoffe Break
12:00PM - 12:45PMBreak-Out Room 1: Technology roomBreak-Out Room 2: Industry roomBreak-Out Room 3: Creative Industries
From Lab to Launch: Navigating the Future of US-Lithuania Deep Tech SynergiesOpportunities in the Financial Technology SpaceNavigating the Unknown in the Era of Paradigm Shift
12:45PM - 1:00PMLobbyCoffe Break
1:00PM - 1:45PMBreak-Out Room 1: Technology roomBreak-Out Room 2: Industry roomBreak-Out Room 3: Creative Industries
Investment Climate 2024Cybersecurity: Staying Resilient in the Digital WorldEmbracing the Future: Nurturing and Attracting Talent for the Transition to Industry 5.0 - Overcoming Challenges, Building Educational Ecosystems, Cultivating Innovations, and Effective Partnering Practices
2:00PM - 3:00PMLobbyLunch

Workshops

March 5th

1:00PM - 5:00PM

Exploring New York State's support and resources for businesses establishing their presence in New YorkSteven Gold, Vice President at Empire State Development
Fundraising Masterclass: raising capital in the US at an early stageReid Hamilton, Founder Institute
Code-switching: lessons learned by a Lithuanian immigrant building international companies in the US and raising US and European capitalApolinaras Sinkevičius, ScalabilityCo
Narbutas story: Europe's leading furniture maker's lessons entering and growing in the US marketNatalija Daubarė, Narbutas
March 6th

9:00AM - 1:00PM

"How to sell?" - a session on art of selling and pitching in the USMatt Westfield, Granite Landings
Cultural differences in building relationships: US vs EuropeGerald Kasulis, Nord Security
Market entry lessons working with deep tech foundersJake Kramer, FedTech
Working in the dual-use space between Lithuania and the USDave Harden, Outpost Ventures

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Roundtable discussionPolicymakers, creative industries representatives, government agencies and NGOs from New York, Los Angeles, and Lithuania

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Creative industries: Site visits (by invitation only)Venues: Navy Yard (Brooklyn) & Rockstar Games (Manhattan)

Event patrons

Gitanas Nausėda

Gitanas Nausėda

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President of Lithuania

Event speakers

Aušrinė Armonaitė

Aušrinė Armonaitė

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Minister of the Economy and Innovation of Lithuania

Andrius Bartminas

Andrius Bartminas

LinkedIn

Co-founder at Super How?

Patricia Bayley

Patricia Bayley

LinkedIn

VP Digital & New Media Development at Empire State Development

Natalija Daubarė

Natalija Daubarė

LinkedIn

President at Narbutas USA

Kristina Dryža

Kristina Dryža

LinkedIn

Ex-futurist, author, TEDx speaker, archetypal consultant

Steven Gold

Steven Gold

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VP of Industry Development in the Strategic Business Development Division of Empire State Development

Reid Hamilton

Reid Hamilton

LinkedIn

Managing Director at Founder Institute

Dave Harden

Dave Harden

LinkedIn

Founder of The Outpost and Managing Partner at Outpost Ventures

Ervinas Janavičius

Ervinas Janavičius

LinkedIn

Managing Principal at Capco

Simonas Kairys

Simonas Kairys

LinkedIn

Minister of Culture of Lithuania

Jonas Karklys

Jonas Karklys

LinkedIn

Co-founder at Nord Security

Gerald Kasulis

Gerald Kasulis

LinkedIn

VP at Nord Security

Jake Kramer

Jake Kramer

LinkedIn

Managing Partner at FedTech

Tony Maciulis

Tony Maciulis

LinkedIn

Chief Content Officer and Executive Producer at GZERO Media

Deividas Matačiūnas

Deividas Matačiūnas

LinkedIn

CEO at AQ22

Egidijus Meilūnas

Egidijus Meilūnas

LinkedIn

Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Viktorija Mickutė

Viktorija Mickutė

LinkedIn

Senior Producer at Al Jazeera

Jovita Neliupšienė

Jovita Neliupšienė

LinkedIn

EU Ambassador to the United States

Silvio Piserchia

Silvio Piserchia

LinkedIn

Senior VP and Global Segment Lead at Mastercard

Audra Plepytė

Audra Plepytė

LinkedIn

Lithuanian Ambassador to the USA and Mexico

Almis Povilaitis

Almis Povilaitis

LinkedIn

SVP at Bank of America

Amit Sharma

Amit Sharma

LinkedIn

CEO at FinClusive

John Shimkus

John Shimkus

LinkedIn

Former Congressman

Apolinaras Sinkevičius

Apolinaras Sinkevičius

LinkedIn

Principal at ScalabilityCo

Vitas Vasiliauskas

Vitas Vasiliauskas

Executive Director at International Monetary Fund

Matt Westfield

Matt Westfield

LinkedIn

Co-Founder at GraniteLandings.com

Karolis Žemaitis

Karolis Žemaitis

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Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation of Lithuania

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