9th European Banking & Finance Conference '21

The conference will be held on 9 June 2021 at Talent Garden Vilnius.


Welcome to explore industry’s leading event in Lithuania!

TGS Baltic Arrow

Eight annual conferences have been already held to exchange ideas and expertise in financial sector trends and their impact on traditional banking, businesses and impact on consumers. Each year, the conference attracts decision makers in the industry, including CEOs, political leaders, finance and operations managers, banking experts, to participate in in-depth discussions.

A superb line-up of experts have shared practical, actionable insights and inspired us over the years. Representatives of the Bank of Lithuania, the founder and the Executive Director of Finansinspektionen (Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) Malin Omberg, a representative of the International Monetary Fund Bas B. Baker, Chief Strategy Officer at P27 Nordic Payments, Martin Georgzén, Senior Managing Director of FTI Consulting (AML expert), Federica Taccogna – these are just a few names of leaders and subject matter experts who drive real change and have shared their ideas during the conferences throughout the past years.

TGS Baltic Arrow
TGS Baltic Arrow

Meet the Conference Speakers

Ms. Inger Buxton
H.E. Ambassador of Sweden
Ms. Inger Buxton is the current Ambassador of Sweden to the Republic of Lithuania. She has held that office since September 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Buxton served as Deputy Director-General and Acting Head of Department for Global Agenda Department at Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She is also the former chairperson of the ESDC Steering Committee and the Political Military Group in the Council of the European Union during the Swedish Presidency in 2009 and served as the Swedish representative in those groups in 2008-2010.
Vilius Bernatonis
Managing Partner, TGS Baltic
Vilius Bernatonis is listed as an excellent expert in energy, banking and finance, international dispute resolution, corporate, and commercial law by all best known and the most authoritative international legal directories. He is a leading expert in finance law who works with a variety of innovative projects, including the JESSICA holding fund in Lithuania, and development of securitization tools. V. Bernatonis is renowned for his expertise and forward-thinking initiatives.
dr. Nerijus Mačiulis
Chief Economist at Swedbank Lithuania
Dr. Nerijus Mačiulis is a Chief Economist at Swedbank Lithuania and an Associate Professor at the ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania) where he teaches investment management and macroeconomics. Previously N. Mačiulis has taught at INSEEC Grand Ecole (France), Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), FHS St. Gallen (Switzerland) and University of Ballarat (Australia).
Lina Šiumetė
Chair of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania
Lina Šiumetė graduated from the Baltic Management Institute with a degree in Business Administration and Management and has a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Vilnius University. For the past three years, L. Šiumetė has been working as the Operations and IT Director at the credit management services company Intrum in the Baltics. Prior to that, she served as Head of Market Operations at Nasdaq and worked at Barclays Technology Center in Vilnius. Currently L. Šiumetė works as General Manager at Coherent Solutions Lithuania.
dr. Eivilė Čipkutė
President of the Lithuanian Banking Association
Previously Eivilė Čipkutė worked as a senior policy advisor at the European Investment Fund office in Brussels, and at World Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA where she served as senior advisor and advisor to the World Bank's Office of the Executive Director of the Nordic and Baltic Countries. E. Čipkutė also worked at the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance, where she headed the Financial Markets Policy Department, and represented Lithuania in the Financial Services Committee of the EU Council and the Financial Services Working Party, in the European Banking and Securities Committees of the European Commission and conducted negotiations on the establishment of the EU Banking Union during the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council.
Per Nordkvist
Deputy executive director of banking, Head of the Innovation Centre at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI)
For the past 10 years Per Nordkvist has worked in the intersection of consumer protection and innovation at FI. The main focus has been supervision of investment firms, investment managers, consumer credit and the innovation taking place in the Swedish financial market. During these years P. Nordkvist has also been involved in international regulation with regards to innovation, both at the financial innovation standing committee at The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and as a member of the steering group for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) fintech network.
Jokūbas Markevičius
Director of Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Lithuania
Jokūbas Markevičius oversees the financial stability stance in Lithuania with a deep look into the banking industry. He has obtained a MSc in Quantitative Finance at the University of Rotterdam and has written papers on various financial stability issues as well as worked on financial regulation. He previously held a position of financial stability expert at the European Central Bank and has more than 7 years’ experience in central banking. J. Markevičius is currently a Counsel member of the Deposit and investment insurance company in Lithuania.
Audrius Rutkauskas
Head of Innovation center at SEB Lithuania
His passion involves understanding how technology is shaping businesses around the world and, universally, the human-kind. He is interested in leveraging the advantages of tech and digital innovation and the best strategies to embrace the currently ongoing disruptive change. A. Rutkauskas professional experience is truly diverse - working with business development projects in the United Kingdom and leading successful client projects at the artificial intelligence startup in London, advising business leaders on digital transformation and collaboration with startups, as well as fostering the Lithuanian innovation ecosystem.
Rugilė Stonytė
Senior Investment Advisor for Fintech at Invest Lithuania
Rugilė Stonytė specialises in the global fintech markets and advises international fintech clients on scaling and licensing in Europe. Her focus is on helping fintechs to discover business opportunities in Lithuania and is committed to ensuring that they have the best business infrastructure for their operations. R. Stonytė has worked with companies from the United Kingdom, United States, Israel and Singapore. Prior to joining Invest Lithuania, she worked in financial M&A advisory services.
Andrius Bičeika
Revolut Bank deputy CEO and member of the Management Board.
Andrius Bičeika is a seasoned FinTech expert and enthusiast. He joined Revolut almost from the very beginning and jumped through multiple positions in the company, from business development, managing the Baltic region and then globally to the Global Head of People. A. Bičeika recently joined the management of Revolut Bank and is now responsible for banking operations and expansion in the CEE region.
Marius Bausys
Founder & CEO at ArcaPay
Marius Bausys is a sole founder and CEO of a business-to-business cross-border payments company ArcaPay. He has been running a regulated business for over 10 years with entities in the UK and Lithuania. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, M. Bausys was pursuing a banking career in the City of London. He has a wealth of experience in foreign exchange and currency risk management as well as broader financial services.
Agnė Selemonaitė
Deputy CEO & Board member at ConnectPay
Agnė Selemonaitė has 15+ years of experience in public and private organizations based in the UK, China, and Lithuania. From Economic development, advising the Mayor of Vilnius to managing teams of experts in Invest Lithuania. A. Selemonaitė focuses on the strategy, growth, governance and getting things done.
Mantas Marčiulaitis
Director of Transformations and Partnerships at BMI Institute
Mantas Marčiulaitis has more than a decade of experience in change management projects, complementing his managerial background with IT expertise. He graduated from the BMI Institute with a degree in Business Administration and Management. Now M. Marčiulaitis continues to be a part of the BMI as Director of Transformations and Partnerships, where he is responsible for technology-enabled business transformation. Mantas is also a Managing Partner at “Change Architects”, where over the past four years he has been working on transformational projects across different industries.
Justinas Dedela
Head of Local Sales at European Merchant Bank
Justinas Dedela is the Head of Local Sales in Lithuania’s rising challenger, European Merchant Bank. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the banking industry in different commercial banks in Lithuania. During his professional career, J. Dedela had a chance to deeply acknowledge areas related to asset repossessions, collections and workout, as well as of creation accompanying documentation, processes and internal regulations. He was also responsible for creating and developing digital financing products for both private and corporate segments. Furthermore, J. Dedela is an expert on advisory sales including analytics and data-driven sales and fintech collaboration.
Vaidotas Gurskas
Branch Manager at Citadele bankas Lietuvoje
Vaidotas Gurskas is heading AS Citadele banka and SIA Citadele Leasing Lithuanian branches and has 15 years of experience in banking industry in product development, retail and corporate banking areas. He has headed Business Financing Programs Department, afterwards established and headed the Large Corporate Clients Department, and later - Corporate Banking. V. Gurskas has a master's degree in banking and finance from Vilnius University, also has Innovation and Business management certificate from ISM University of Management and Economics

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Date and venue:
9 June 2021 at Talent Garden Vilnius (Vilniaus str. 33, Lithuania)