German-Lithuanian Economic Forum
A virtual business event to exchange ideas and to discuss cross-border opportunities
2021 is a special year for cooperation between Lithuania and Germany. This year the 30th anniversary of the renewed diplomatic relations between the two states is being marked. Moreover, German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce has been creating connections and building bridges between Germany and Lithuania for the last 25 years and marks its own anniversary.
At the backdrop of these two occasions, and to outline the path for future partnerships, German-Lithuanian Economic Forum is being held. The Forum aims to bring together Lithuanian and German politicians, businesses and academics, to engage in debating sustainability, digitization, real-time economy and gene therapy – the areas that dominate our policies and shape the future of our businesses.
Opportunity to make new connections is an important part of the event. The German-Lithuanian Economic Forum aims to provide with a network needed to encourage cross-border cooperation. Speaker line-up of the event includes top minds from both countries and is equipped to help to navigate businesses in the right direction with the most relevant partners.
This event is free of charge, however, advance registration is required.
Upon registration, within 3 business days, participants will receive a confirmation and sign-in instructions to the Forum’s platform on Brella network.
B2B meetings – make new connections throughout the day!
9:00 AM-5:00 PM CET (Central European Time) | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM EEST (Eastern European Summer Time)
The German-Lithuanian Economic Forum invites to seize the opportunity to strengthen and expand your business network. All registered companies are encouraged to schedule and actively participate at B2B meetings prior and after the Forum. In one day you can make more than 20 new connections and develop business relationships, discuss lessons learned and best practices!
On the Forum’s platform you will be able:
- to find matches based on mutual interests and the goals you want to achieve
- to book 1:1 meetings with top matches
- to have a power meetings that lasts up to 20 minutes each
Agenda of the Forum
2:00 PM-5:00 PM CET (Central European Time) | 3:00 PM-6:00 PM EEST (Eastern European Summer Time)
All times below – CET
Moderator: Florian Schröder, CEO of German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce
|2:50-3:50 PM||Panel discussion: Sustainability as a chance for German-Lithuanian Cooperation
The “European Green Deal” provides an action plan to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean & circular economy, restore biodiversity and cut pollution. The panel will address success stories and potential of German-Lithuanian economic relations in the transformation of the economy toward greater sustainability.
Moderator: Florian Schröder, CEO of German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK)
|3:50-4:50 PM||Separate panel discussions (60 min) (happening at the same time)|
| Future Talk 1. Life Science: Genetic engineering and gene therapy
In Lithuania, the world-class technology of CRISPR-Cas is being developed, and a large Lithuanian company Northway Biotech aims to build a gene therapy R&D complex. Meanwhile Germany has stepped forward in receiving the gene therapy treatment. Patients of gene therapy get a partial reimbursement by the state. What kind of future could there be in Lithuania, what issues does Germany face, what we should pay attention to when strengthening the gene engineering and therapy industry in Lithuania?
Moderator: Daina Kleponė, Managing Director at Enterprise Lithuania
| Future Talk 2. IT: Real Time Economy
Discussion will focus on how business and governments can gain competitive advantage using technology and digitization. Participants will share real time examples, practices, principles and benefits of transformation from analog to digital, from long latency to real time.
Moderator: Dr. Katharina von Knop, Digital Trust Analytics
| Future Talk 3. Engineering and technology: Digitization and supply chain strengthening
European companies are investing in innovations, increasing digitization, automation solutions and robotization. Pandemic-driven digitization will remain the driving force of the industry even after the virus is controlled. Panelists will discuss about ideas for manufacturing sector which can let stay companies in global manufacturing sector competitive.
Moderator: Dominic Otto, Deputy CEO of German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK)
The event is organized by Enterprise Lithuania, German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce, Lithuanian embassy in Germany and Invest Lithuania.
B2B matchmaking, Forum
Enterprise Lithuania, German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce, Lithuanian embassy in Germany, Invest Lithuania
Head of Team | High technology