Banking in the Global Playground

8th European Banking & Finance Conference '20

8th European Banking & Finance Conference is a unique Conference for top management, high profile banking, and finance sector professionals, regulators, supervisors from all over the world.

This year’s topic emphasises the most recent and on-top global and local trends in the financial and banking sectors. We therefore look forward to fruitful and mind-twisting meetings with high profile experts from the Baltics, Europe and beyond! What are the future challenges in the banking and finance sectors? Which current global tendencies re-shape local markets – how to survive them or thrive? Why should green banking be on the agenda? What are the latest Fintech trends?


The conference is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania in partnership with law firm TGS Baltic and is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius. It has been bringing together banking and finance experts, regulators and supervisors, as well as business representatives for 7 years already for analyzing and discussing issues that banks and their business clients face in the changing economic, legal and technological environment.


The conference will be held on 7 May 2020.

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Seven 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 – these are just a few names of leaders and subject matter experts who drive real change and have shared their ideas during the conferences.

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Meet the Conference Speakers

Tomas Nemūra
Chief marketing officer, MoQ
Tomas Nemura is a digital communications professional with 15 years of experience in the advertising industry. He is currently in charge of marketing strategy and execution at MoQ – mobile payment platform created by three major MNOs in Lithuania. Tomas is also a partner at Choco Agency and head of Digital advertising course at Atomic Garden Vilnius.
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. He is renowned for his expertise and forward-thinking initiatives.
Darius Kulikauskas
CEO, Pervesk & Adviser, Bankera
Darius started his career at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania and later worked at the Bank of Lithuania, where he concentrated on financial stability risks and policies. Being a technology enthusiast, Darius then joined a team of entrepreneurs which is developing Bankera's ecosystem. His main role is to help align its future financial services with current compliance requirements. Darius holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and is also a part-time road cyclist.
Ieva Elvyra Kazakeviciute
Communication Manager for Northern Europe, Revolut
Ieva Elvyra Kazakeviciute is a seasoned communications professional and PR and Community Manager for Northern Europe at Revolut – one of the fastest growing start-ups in the world, and UK’s first digital bank unicorn. With a degree in Political Sciences and a title of World’s Debating Champion, Ieva Elvyra has been leading a very colorful professional career in public relations and communication. Passion for writing led her to become the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of an award-winning design and food art magazine VMG, named World’s Best in 2015 and 2016. She then transferred to television as the Communications and Foreign Relations Executive at TV Play, the largest television production house in the Baltics. Inspired by Revolut’s vision of borderless mobile banking, Ieva Elvyra is now set to contribute to shaping the public discourse on FinTech and have Northern Europe talk about Revolut as the future of radically better banking.
Mantas Zalatorius
President, Association of Lithuanian banks
Mantas Zalatorius is the President of the Association of Lithuanian Banks since 2017. Prior to that, he worked at the Swedish Trade Council for over 10 years and from 2014 he acted as the Vice-President and Head of Region for Central and Eastern Europe at the Swedish Trade and Invest Council with placement in Stockholm. Mantas has extensive cross-cultural leadership and strategic advisory experience. He has worked with the largest Nordic firms, assisting them to enter and expand in the Baltics and Eastern Europe by establishing new or acquiring existing companies within ICT, energy, media, finance, and defence industries.
Marius Jurgilas
Member of the Board, Bank of Lithuania
As a Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, Marius is in charge of payment services and their development, FinTech, research and cash, as well as units performing-related functions. Prior to joining the Bank of Lithuania, Marius Jurgilas worked as an Economist at Norges Bank and the Bank of England, a Researcher at the European Central Bank, and gained academic experience in the USA.
Sandra Sennerlöv
Head of Banking Relations, Trustly
Sandra Sennerlöv joined Trustly in March 2017 as the Head of Banking Relations where she leads the team responsible for all banking relationships that Trustly holds. Prior to joining Trustly, Sandra held various positions within the banking industry: she worked for Standard Chartered Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Svenska Handelsbanken. Overall, her work primarily focuses on transaction banking towards both financial institutions and corporates.
Sigitas Mitkus
Director, Financial Market Policy Department
Sigitas has been the Director of the Financial Markets Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania since 2014. After finishing his studies at the Faculty of Economics at Vilnius University he joined Lithuanian Diplomatic service in 1995 and devoted 15 years to Lithuanian European integration process. Sigitas held different senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. From 2010 to 2014 he was the Deputy Ambassador to the UK paying a lot of attention to Lithuania’s relations with the City of London and development of financial markets.
Žygimantas Stankevičius
Partner, TGS Baltic
Žygimantas Stankevičius is head of Banking & Finance industry group of TGS Baltic in Lithuania. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking and finance law. For most of his career, he was leading the legal department in one of the largest banks in Lithuania – Luminor. Žygimantas accumulated exceptional experience in running complicated projects: he actively participated in launching an asset management company owned by the bank, the sale of the bank’s insurance company, an issuance of the bank’s bonds, a delisting of the bank’s shares, implementation of payment-related legal requirements, as well as provision of investment and lending services.
Vytenis Šimkus
Senior Economist, Swedbank
Vytenis has worked in several different positions in finance before joining macro research in Swedbank. Having a background in both political economy and finance he employs them in analyzing Lithuanian and Euro area economies, business cycle dynamics, the economic impact of trade wars and Brexit.
Vilius Tamkvaitis
Policy Officer, Association of Lithuanian Banks
Vilius is a deep thinker specializing in strategic planning and enhancing of decision-making quality. His current key areas of interest include new-economy questions, future of the financial industry and political processes.
Urtė Neniškytė
Dr Urtė Neniškytė received her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge (UK). After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit of European Molecular Biology Laboratory (IT), U. Neniškytė returned to Vilnius University, where she established molecular neuroscience research group. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of brain development from 6 months to 6 years. The aberrations of these processes might leed to such disorders as autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and epilepsy. U. Neniškytė has been awarded twice by Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship, International Brain Research Organization Return-Home Fellowship as well as L‘Oreal-UNESCO „For Women in Science“ Rising Talent Award. U. Neniškytė actively promotes neuroscience for non-specialist audiences.

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EUR 85 for members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and EUR 105 for other participants

by filling in the given form or by email to (payment details shall be provided)

Date and venue:
7 May 2020, Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania