Baltic Investors
Forum 2021: Winners

10 June 2021, Vilnius

2021 BIF

Winners – their experience is what we will review at the Baltic Investors Forum 2021. Who are they? Businesses that passed the test of the pandemic, strengthened their positions, and discovered new opportunities. The public sector, with an unconventional approach to governance and efficiency. World leaders, laying the foundations for new strategic directions of development.

At this year’s Forum, we will analyse what helped companies, organisations and individuals become winners? What solutions helped companies overcome the threat of unprecedented levels and achieve the best results? What innovations helped conquer new markets and gain consumer recognition? How did the changed attitude toward sustainability and the environment lead to pioneering in innovative business? What new working methods allowed us to be quicker and more flexible? What kind of tomorrow are scientific genius creating?

Why should you participate in the BIF?

  • You will be part of the community of business leaders and decision makers;
  • You will have a great opportunity to share your success story and good practice;
  • You will form opinions on business-relevant topics;
  • You will network in a business-based communication space.

about us

The Baltic Investors Forum is one of the most important international platforms in the Baltic region for discussing economic and geopolitical issues and planning future business strategies.

Over the past decade, the most prominent scientists, renowned political and economic experts, government and business leaders and public figures have met here.

The Baltic Investors Forum (BIF) has hosted Nobel Prize winner Robert J. Shiller; author of the best-sellers The Next 100 Years and The Next Decade, geopolitics expert Dr George Friedman; Emmy award-winning creator, one of the producers of the TV show The Simpsons, Joel Cohen; economist at the Nomura Research Institute, Richard C. Koo; and many others.

The BIF is the main event of the association Investors’ Forum, which discusses long-term global strategies and topics relevant to business.

Speakers

JACEK OLCZAK

COO at Philip Morris International

CHRISTOFFER MALMER

SEB group, Head of SEBx

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CÉLINE GAUER

European Commission, Director General of RECOVER

VILIUS LUKAUSKAS

Danske Bank Lithuania, Chief of Staff

TOMAS BALČĖTIS

Assistant GM in Denver Nuggets (NBA)

JAAK MIKKEL

General Manager Poland and Baltics, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

MORE SPEAKERS SOON!

Program

  • 8:00

    Registracija ir pasitikimo kava

  • 8:30

    Atidarymas
    Sveikinimo žodis: Rolandas Valiūnas, Investuotojų Forumo valdybos pirmininkas

  • 10:30

    Ar technologijos pakeis finansų sektorių taip, kaip internetas pakeitė medijas?
    Tal Sharon, Equitech Financial Consulting vykdantysis partneris, FinTech-Aviv bendruomenės ekspertas ir mokytojas Dr. Nader Maleki, Tarptautinių bankų forumo prezidentas Monika Narbutaitė, Atitikties paslaugų vadovė, Lewben Group Vaidas Žagūnis, AB SEB banko prezidento pavaduotojas, Mažmeninės bankininkystės tarnybos direktorius Diskusiją moderuoja Mantas Zalatorius, Lietuvos bankų asociacijos prezidentas.

  • 12:00

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  • 13:30

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  • 18:00

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Call for businesses

We invite our company’s employees to participate in this conference of business professionals, to gain professional experience and expand their horizons. Participation in the BIF is the best thanks, appreciation and encouragement for improvement that you can give us. Take advantage of this opportunity already this year!

For special ticket prices for businesses, please contact Monika Banevičiūtė by email: [email protected]

In 2021, the BIF will take place both live and online. By choosing standard live participation tickets, you will also receive an invitation to participate in the Investors’ Forum awards ceremony.

Standard ticket

180
  • Live participation in the conference;
  • Recordings available for one week after the conference;
  • Business networking lunch;
  • Wine glass or invitation to solemn Investor Forum awards.

Online ticket

59
  • Participation in the conference ONLINE;
  • Recordings available for one week after the conference.
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Ticket prices will increase on 25 April 2021.

Contacts

INVESTORS’ FORUM
Totorių g. 5-21, LT-01121 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone.: +370 5 275 52 58
Email: [email protected]

MONIKA BANEVIČIŪTĖ
+370 638 36 226
[email protected]

Jacek Olczak

COO at Philip Morris International

Mr. Olczak became Chief Operating Officer in 2018. Mr. Olczak joined Philip Morris Polska in 1993 as Manager, Finance and Administration. After serving as Manager, Internal Controls in 1995 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Mr. Olczak returned to Poland in 1996 where he held various positions in finance, sales, and operations. Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Olczak worked extensively across Central Europe and the Baltic States, and in 2004 was appointed Managing Director, Poland & Baltic States. In 2006, he became Managing Director, Germany & Austria, and from 2009 until 2012, he served as President of PMI’s European Union Region, responsible for managing our operations. From 2012 until his current appointment, Mr. Olczak held the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Olczak worked for BDO Binder Sp. z o.o. in London and Warsaw. Mr. Olczak holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lodz, Poland. Philip Morris International is the first major international investor in the restored independent Republic of Lithuania and has been operating in the country since 1993. In 1997 PMI implemented the first Greenfield project in Lithuania and built a new factory in Klaipeda.

JOHANNES HAUSHOFER

Do Lockdowns Hurt or Help Mental Health?

Governments have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic with a variety of interventions, such as lockdowns, school closures, and travel bans. What is the effect of these drastic measures on individuals’ mental health? Economist Johannes Haushofer will explore how these interventions influenced perception and mental health, and how governments and businesses could assess the impact of such interventions; e.g., to understand how work-from-home affects productivity. 

 Johannes Haushofer is Assistant Professor of Economics at Stockholm University. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Founder and Scientific Director of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, a research non-profit in Nairobi, Kenya. Johannes’s research interests lie at the intersection of development and behavioral economics. He holds a BA in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy from Oxford, a PhD in Neurobiology from Harvard, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich.

CHRISTOFFER MALMER

Mr. Malmer joined SEB in 2011 as Head of Financial Institutions Coverage, before becoming a member of the Group Executive Committee as Head of the Wealth Management division in 2015. In 2016, he became Co-Head of the Corporate & Private Customers division within SEB. In April 2018 Mr. Malmer was appointed Head of the SEBx-project, a strategic initiative to explore new technologies and new customer offerings. Prior to joining SEB, Mr. Malmer spent nine years at Goldman Sachs in London where he in 2007 was made Managing Director and head of the European Equity Research Team, covering Financial Institutions. In 2009, he moved back to Sweden and spent two years advising Arrowgrass Capital Partners on investments in Financial Institutions. Christoffer Malmer earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Business Administration at the University of Lund in 2000.

CÉLINE GAUER

Director General of the Recovery and Resilience Task Force, EC.

The Recover and Resilience Task Force is in charge of coordinating and implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility to help the European Union emerge from the coronavirus crisis and to make the economies of the Member States more resilient. This instrument will be the largest stimulus package ever financed through the EU budget. A total of €1.8 trillion will help rebuild a post-COVID-19 Europe. It will be a greener, more digital and more resilient Europe.

Gauer was Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Smart Regulation, Work Programme and Policy Coordination in the Secretariat General of the European Commission from 2018 until 2020.

Before that she was Deputy Director General for Food Safety in the European Commission’s General Directorate for Health and Food Safety until 2018.

Prior to that date she was a member of the Directorate General for Competition where she occupied various positions from 1995 until 2018, lately as Director for Energy and Environment.

She studied Law and Economics in France (Sorbonne and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris).

VILIUS LUKAUSKAS

Three things that will not be the same

Will we never see a bunch of our colleagues in the office again, and have online meetings changed business trips forever? How will we look after our employees in the future?

Vilius Lukauskas will share his insights and practical knowledge of working in Danske Bank. Vilius has been working in the global business services sector for a decade, and for the last two years, he has held the post of Chief of Staff of the largest global business service centre in Lithuania, with more than 4000 employees. Vilius’s current role is very diverse, dynamic, requiring listening and working closely with colleagues from Human Resources, Communications, Administration, Security, Risk Assessment, Finance, Real Estate and other departments. One of Vilius’s responsibilities involves bringing together professionals from different fields to plan business continuity and implement a response to a wide range of organizational risks and crises. Vilius Lukauskas will share his insights about various principles of work organization at the time of the COVID-19, what affects the pandemic has on organizations’ action, as well as what long-term changes it will bring by providing more flexibility to employees.

TOMAS BALČĖTIS

Tommy Balcetis is an assistant GM in Denver Nuggets. He has been with the team since 2013 when he joined as a VP for strategy and analytics. Before that Tommy worked for the NBA in London, Fidelity Business Consulting in Boston and is a graduate from Harvard university. He has invaluable experience and insight in using data analytics in basketball and has contributed greatly to the roster of Denver Nuggets – a team that reached conference finals in the NBA playoffs last year and is becoming a serious problem for the opponents in the league. 

JAAK MIKKEL

“Adapting to Win in COVID-19 Times”

General Manager Poland and Baltics, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the biggest global challenges to individuals, societies and governments around the world, which has changed our lifestyles in recent decade. As is usually the nature of any crisis for businesses it has been the time to revisit the way they have operated so far and a chance to revisit their business model, reshape it and adapt to continue winning in the future. Take an exceptional opportunity to learn newest insights of global beverage industry leaders on how to leverage a global crisis to accelerate business change towards a more agile model.

Jaak Mikkel, CEO of Coca-Cola Hellenic Poland and the Baltic States is an experienced manager who has held many positions in various management areas, sectors, and countries during his career. Associated with Coca-Cola HBC since 2008, initially as Sales Director in the Baltic States, then as CEO of Pivara Skopje, managing a joint venture with Heineken. In 2014, Jaak Mikkel was appointed CEO in Romania, where under his leadership the company achieved the highest market share in the carbonated drinks category in a decade. Since 2018, he has been the General Director in Poland and as of May 2019 he has been leading an integrated Business Unit of Poland and Baltics delivering best-ever results in years 2019 and 2020.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola HBC, Jaak Mikkel spent 10 years at Shell, where he started as Retail Sales Manager in Estonia and then moved to different CEE and Nordic roles. He is a graduate of international business at the Concordia International University in Estonia.