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International Investors’ Conference in Vilnius | Shaping the Future of Finance

May 30

The Lithuanian Investors Association and BETTER FINANCE, the European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users, are organising the annual BETTER FINANCE International Investors’ Conference, scheduled to take place in Vilnius on May 30, 2024.

The conference, titled “Vilnius 2024 | Shaping the Future of Finance,” will delve into various topics encompassing European and Baltic Capital Markets, the Capital Markets Union, European and Baltic FinTechs, the role of AI in finance, and Crypto Assets.

For further information, refer to the programme below.

➡️ Register for the conference here.

Date 30/05/2024
Venue Vilnius University, Theatre Hall, Universiteto g. 3, 01513 Vilnius, Lithuania


09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome

· Jella Benner-Heinacher, President, BETTER FINANCE

· Giedrius Steponkus, Chairman, Lithuanian Investors Association

10:05 Opening Address

Prof. Rimvydas Petrauskas, Rector of Vilnius University (TBC)

10:15 Keynote Speech

Gintarė Skaistė, Lithuanian Minister of Finance

10:30 Panel 1 | Baltic Capital Markets: Lagging Behind or Paving the Way for the EU Capital Market Union?

Moderator: Mark Northway, Chair, World Federation of Investors

· Eglantine Desautel, CEO, EuroCTP (TBC)

· Roland Chai, President of European Market Services, Nasdaq

· Gediminas Šimkus, Governor of the Bank of Lithuania

· Mindaugas Valiulis, Policy Officer, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services & CMU, European Commission

11:50 Keynote Speech

Gediminas Šimkus, Governor of the Bank of Lithuania

12:10 Standing Lunch and Networking Mingle
13:10 Panel 2 | Baltic FinTechs & Emerging Technologies – Revolutionising Capital Markets & Finance?

Moderator: Martin Molko, Research and Policy Officer, BETTER FINANCE

· Andres Lehtmets, Senior InsurTech expert, EIOPA

· Mattias Levin, Deputy Head, Digital Finance Unit, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services & CMU, European Commission

· Dr Tim Shakesby, Head of Digital Transformation Unit, ESMA

14:30 Coffee Break
15:00 Video Address

José Manuel Campa, Chair, European Banking Authority

15:10 Panel 3: Crypto Assets – Legitimate Investments or Consumer Threats?

Moderator: (TBC)

· Tatiana Fic, Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council

· Rolandas Juteika, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Revolut Securities Europe (TBC)

· Kilvar Kessler, Chairman of the Management Board, Finantsinspektsioon (Estonian Financial Supervision Authority)

· Ondřej Kovařík, European Parliament Member, Shadow Rapporteur on Markets in Crypto-Assets (TBC)

· Giedrius Steponkus, Chairman of the Lithuanian Investors Association

16:30 Keynote Speech

Santa Purgaile, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Latvia

16:50 Closing words

Aleksandra Maczynska, Managing Director, BETTER FINANCE

17:00 Networking drink


➡️ Register for the conference here.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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