ABOUT FORUM

WELCOME TO THE LEADERS DIALOGUE

The North American Lithuanian Business Forum will convene policy - makers, and business and society leaders to drive dialogue, collaboration and action. The forum aims to explore how leaders can boost productivity and attract investments to accelerate inclusive growth; and how politicians, business, and civil society leaders can work together for economic and societal benefits.

PATRONS

Under the patronage of the President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nausėda

Under the patronage of the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf

FORUM DATE

JUNE 29, 2022

OUR SPEAKINGS

WHO’S SPEAKING

Robert S. Gilchrist

U.S. Ambassador
 to the Republic of Lithuania

Audra Plepytė

Ambassador of Lithuania to the USA and Mexico

Darius Skusevičius

Ambassador of Lithuania to Canada

Krista Bard

Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Lithuania to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

David Briel

Deputy Secretary, Office of International Business Development at Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development

Kęstutis Navickas

Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Kęstas Barzdaitis

CTO at Signal Automotive Inc., Founder at Adroiti Technologies, Co-founder of LABA.LA

Jim Blottman

COO at SoHo Dragon

Šarūnas Celiešius

Director at Litfood

Doug Cook

EVP and President, Global Commercialization Services and Animal Health at AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Monika Gabalytė

Senior Analyst at Investors' Forum

Ingrida Grikpėdienė

CCO at VMG Group

Gerald Kasulis

VP Business Operations North America at Nord Security

John Kissane

Partner at Watson Farley & Williams; Board Member of Baltic American Chamber of Commerce

Paul Kuras

President at PVK Drugs Ltd, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Toronto, Ontario

Rimvis Mati

CEO at Trinity Dominion, LLC

Laurynas Miškinis

Head of Organic Products R/D and Commerce at AUGA Group

Jeff Nelson

Executive Vice President at Strategic Staffing Solutions

John Ruane

Chief Merchandising Officer , SVP at The GIANT Company

Roland Talalas

CEO and Principal at INTUS Windows

Marija Šaraitė

CEO at Global Lithuanian Leaders

Lauren Swartz

CEO & President at World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Daina Trout

Chief Mission Officer & Co-Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha

Giedrius Valuckas

Entrepreneur, Developer of Manufacturing Projects, Co-owner of PBS, FEZ, Arginta Engineering

Antanas Venckus

Diplomat at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Vilija Viešūnaitė

Managing Partner at TRINITI JUREX

Tadas Vizgirda

Managing Director at Shift4 Payments Lithuania

Christopher Wink

Publisher and CEO at Technically Media

Žygimantas Zabieta

Co-Founder at Lectrium

Mantas Zamzickas

Commercial Attaché to the USA, Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles

Asta Zelenkauskaite

Associate Professor of Communication at Drexel University

Frank Zukas

President at Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation

Karolis Žemaitis

Advisor To The Minister at Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

OUR TIMETABLE

SCHEDULE PLAN

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Welcoming Remarks

Lithuanian and North American Dignitaries

8:30 am – 8:50 am

Lithuanian Economic Achievements & Opportunities

Minister of Agriculture of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas, and Advisor to the Minister of the Economy and Innovation of Lithuania Karolis Žemaitis

8:50 am – 9:20 am

Entering the U.S. Market via Pennsylvania, Lithuania’s Most Active North American Partner

Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development: Deputy Secretary International Business David Briel, and President & CEO at Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation Frank Zukas

9:20 am – 9:50 am

Lessons from Leaders: American Lithuanian Business Forum

ALBC Chair Jeff Nelson, EVP, Strategic Staffing Solutions

9:50 am - 10:05 am

NA -> LT Panel: North American companies with investments in Lithuania

Moderator: Christopher Wink, Publisher & CEO, Technical.ly
Panelists:
- Jim Blottman, COO, Soho Dragon
- Doug Cook, President of Commercialization, AmerisourceBergen
- Tadas Vizgirda, Managing Director at Shift4 Payments Lithuania

10:05 am – 11:05 am

LT Gateway Resources

Moderator: Christopher Wink, Publisher & CEO, Technical.ly
Panelists:
- Monika Gabalyte, Senior Analyst at Investors’ Forum
- Giedrius Valuckas, LT FEZ Association, Board Member at Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania
- Mantas Zamzickas, Commercial Attaché to the USA, Consulate General of Lithuania in Los Angeles

11:05 am - 11:25 am

Coffee Break

11:25 am – 11:40 am

LT -> NA Panel: Lithuanian companies with investments in North America

Moderator: Daina Trout, Chief Mission Officer & Co-Founder, Health-Ade Kombucha
Panelists:
- Ingrida Grikpediene, CCO, VMG Group
- Laurynas Miskinis, Head of Organic Products R/D & Commerce, AUGA Group
- Rolandas Talalas, CEO, Intus Windows
- Rimvis Mati, CEO, Trinity Dominion

11:40 am – 12:40 pm

NA Gateway Resources

Moderator: Daina Trout, Chief Mission Officer & Co-Founder, Health-Ade Kombucha
Panelists:
- Asta Zelenkauskaite, Associate Professor of Communications, Drexel University
- John Kissane, Partner Watson Farley & Williams, The Board Member of Baltic American Chamber of Commerce
- Paul Kuras, Lithuanian Honorary Consul General in Canada

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm

Luncheon

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

The Ambassadors Panel

Moderator: Lauren Swartz, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
Panelists:
- Robert S. Gilchrist, U.S. Ambassador
 to the Republic of Lithuania
- Audra Plepytė, Ambassador of Lithuania to the USA and Mexico
- Darius Skusevičius, Ambassador of Lithuania to Canada

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Meet the Innovators: TASTE OF LITHUANIA

- Introduction | Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Lithuania, Krista Bard
- Insights from the GIANT company | Chief Merchandising Officer at the GIANT Company, John Ruane
- Insights from beverage industry entrepreneurs | Chief Mission Officer & Co-Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha, Daina Trout
- Overview of Lithuanian Agriculture | Head of International Affairs and Export Promotion Division at the Ministry of Agriculture, Antanas Venckus
- Potential of Lithuanian F&B industry | Director at LITFOOD (Lithuanian F&B Export Promotion Agency), Šarūnas Celiešius
- Degustation and networking

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Lincoln Hall / Library Lounge

Meet the Innovators: STARTUP NATION LITHUANIA

- Welcome and introductory remarks | Marija Šaraitė, CEO at Global Lithuanian Leaders
- Discussion Lithuanian Startup Ecosystem | Karolis Žemaitis, Advisor to Minister of Economy and Innovations, Tadas Vizgirda, Managing Director at Shift4 Payments Lietuva, Vilija Viešūnaitė, Managing Partner at TRINITI JUREX, Moderator: Kęstas Barzdaitis, Lead of LABA.LA, CTO at Signal Automative
- Presentation Startup Map of Lithuania | Žygimantas Zabieta, Co-founder of Lectrium
- Presentation The Story of a Unicorn | Gerald Kasulis, VP Business Operations North America at Nord Security
- Startups on Stage:
Gediminas Pekšys | Oxipit | Medtech
Jonas Čeponis | Biotecus | Biotech
Jurgita Jaruševičienė | Mokosi.lt | Edtech
Žygimantas Zabieta | Lectrium | Energy
- Moderated networking

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Lincoln Memorial Room

Network after the NALB Forum

You will have an opportunity to continue informal networking and celebrate new connections. Cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres graciously provided by the restaurant.

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Rittenhouse Grill, 1701 Locust Street

CHOOSE A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

PACKAGE PRICING

SUPPORTER

$200 - $1,999

Get a package

Listing on event invitations

Website listing

Registration branding (listing on the list of participants)

One reserved seat

One complimentary ticket to the event lunch at a reserved table

ASSOCIATE PARTNER

$2,000 - $3,999

Get a package

Logo on event invitations (second tier placement)

Website listing

Registration branding (logo -- second tier placement -- on the list of participants)

Opportunity to display one vertical free-standing company banner at the event

Two reserved seats

Two complimentary tickets to the event lunch at a reserved table

PARTNER

$4,000 - $6,999

Get a package

Logo on event invitations (second tier placement)

Logo on the list of participants distributed at the event (second tier placement)

Logo on event website (second tier placement)

Featured in event email campaign

Registration branding (logo on badges and the list of participants -- second tier placement)

Opportunity to display two vertical free-standing company banners at the event

Live recognition at the event

Welcome remarks at networking break

Five reserved priority seats

Five complimentary tickets to the event lunch at a reserved priority table

STRATEGIC PARTNER

$7,000+

Get a package

Recognition as a strategic partner of the event

Keynote at the Forum (15 min.)

Welcome remarks at networking break

Registration branding (logo on badges and list of participants -- priority tier placement)

Oportunity to distribute your company’s promotional materials at the venue

Logo on event invitations (priority tier placement)

Clickable logo on event’s website

Featured in event email campaign

Opportunity to display three vertical free-standing company banners at the event

Eight reserved VIP seats, with table ID

Eight complimentary tickets to the event lunch, reserved VIP seating with table ID

SPONSORS

STRATEGIC SPONSORS

ASSOCIATE PARTNERS

PARTNERS

SUPPORTERS

PARTNERS

OFFICIAL PARTNERS

EVENTS

EVENTS

North American Lithuanian Business Forum 2022

The event connecting business and economic leaders in dialogue and partnership

Connecting Lithuanian Professionals on Both Sides of the Atlantic

A virtual business event exchanging ideas, successes and cross-border opportunities

HAVE QUESTION?

CONTACT US

Address:

1177 Avenue of Americas, Fl. 7, New York, NY 10036

Phone:

+1 (917) 945-9742

Email:

info@nalbforum.com

Website:

www.nalbforum.com