Financial Sector Innovations

European Banking & Finance Conference is a unique forum for top management and high profile banking and finance sector professionals. The conference is organized by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania in partnership with the leading law firm in the Baltics TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE and supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Vilnius.  For 5 years already it has been bringing together banking and finance experts, regulators and supervisors, as well as business representatives to analyze and discuss issues banks and their business’ clients face in changing economic, legal and technological environment.

The conference shall be held on 14 March 2017

Conference Speakers

Malin Omberg
Executive Director at Finansinspektionen,

Malin Omberg is Executive Director and a member of the FSA's management team. She is responsible for the operational section for consumer protection. The operational section is responsible for the supervision, interventions and regulation focused on consumer and investor protection in the financial market. Before appointed the Executive Director, she was the Head of Economic Analysis, responsible for macro prudential supervision and financial stability. 

Marius Jurgilas
Meber of the Board,
Bank of Lithuania

Marius Jurgilas has been the Member of the Board of the bank of Lithuania since May 2013. Before that he had had extensive experience of working in foreign central banks – from 2011 till 2013 he had been working as an economist at Central bank of Norway, from 2008 till 2011 as an economist at the Bank of England and in 2006 as a researcher in European Central Bank.

Sigitas Mitkus
Director of Financial Market Policy Department,
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Sigitas Mitkus has been Director of Financial Markets Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania since November 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  till 2014 he had been working as a Deputy Ambassador to the UK paying a lot of attention to the Lithuania's relations with the City of London and development of financial markets.

Mușata Matei
Cyber Security Account Manager at Darktrace,
United Kingdom

After receiving Master's degree from Oxford University Mușata started her career in Goldman Sachs. Now she  works in  a leading cyber-security  company where she is responsible for  expansion of an innovative cyber-security solution in the United Kingdom and the continental Europe.   

Marko Kairjak
Lawyer, Estonia

Marko Kairjak is renowned as a financial regulatory expert in the Estonia market. He has been heading the work group lead by Ministry of Justice overviewing the sanctions regime in the financial sector since 2011, worked at the European Commission, DG MARKT, Unit G3 and hence has a good understanding of the legislative process in EU and Member State levels. He is member of the legal committee of EstVCA and active member of FinanceEstonia. He is a lecturer of Finance Ethics and law at the Estonian Business School in Tallinn and Helsinki, and an author of numerous academic publications within the field.

Žygimantas Mauricas
Chief economist Baltics, Nordea

Žygimantas Mauricas is currently a Chief Economist for the Baltic region at Nordea bank responsible for the analysis of macroeconomics and financial markets in Lithuania and the other Baltic States. Also he is a Senior Lecturer at ISM University of Management and Economics. He has been working at Nordea bank for 6 years in total. Before he had held the position of the Deputy Head of Financial Stability Division at the Bank of Lithuania.

John Basquill
Editor at PaymentsCompliance

John Basquill leads the editorial team at PaymentsCompliance, an award-winning regulatory intelligence service for the global payments industry. His team provides daily updates and analysis of regulatory and legal reforms, and their implications for non-bank financial firms. John has reported extensively on recent EU reforms, including PSD2 and AMLD4, as well as the potential implications of Brexit and the emergence of fintech as a challenge to the traditional banking industry.

Justinas Murauskas
CEO and Co-founder at MANU

Justinas Murauskas is a CEO and Co-founder of MANU - Peer to Peer lending platform operator. Justinas as well is a Co-founder and Member of the board of E-commerce payment gateway OPAY. Before that he worked in SEB bank for 12 years and held various product and business development positions: Head SME financing products, Head of Product development, Head of Baltic Savings and Investment programme.

Tomas Povilaitis
Head of Business Development, IBS Lithuania

Tomas Povilaitis is head of business development at IBS Lithuania a global FinTech company, devoted to construct a global cross-border payment network with regional clearing circles, providing safe and low-cost direct payment channel between currencies in the EEA and Renminbi of the People's Republic of China. Tomas was also a co-founder and business development manager at MITODAY – a mobile-based online community and marketplace for users to discover and purchase FMCG.

Vilius Bernatonis
Partner art Tark Grunte Sutkiene, Lithuania
Moderator of the Conference

Vilius Bernatonis is a head of Banking & Finance practice group of Tark Grunte Sutkiene in Lithuania. He is a leading expert in finance law working with a variety of innovative projects such as JESSICA holding fund in Lithuania and creation of securitization tools. He is renowned for his expertise and forward-thinking initiatives.


Price: EUR 85 for members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and EUR 105 for other participants
Registration: by filling in the given form or by email to gabriele@swedish.lt (payment details shall be provided)
Date and venue: 14 March 2017, Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Vilnius


Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square
Universiteto str. 14, Vilnius 01122, Lithuania


14 March 2017