22-23 February 2022

Live event at European Humanities University

Forum goals
Unite
Belarusian business diaspora and create opportunities for networking
Continue dialog
with officials of Lithuania and the EU on how they can support Belarusian business
Showcase
the potential of Belarusian business for the European economy and for Belarus after Lukashenko
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Keynote speaker
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Leader of democratic Belarus
Speakers - Day 1
Dr. Sergei Ignatov
Rector at European Humanities University
Jovita Neliupšienė
Vice Minister at Ministry of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania
Remigijus Šimašius
Mayor of Vilnius
Jenna Tajchman
USAID/Belarus Country Director
Berend de Groot
Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Belarus
Andrius Pulokas
Former Ambassador of Lithuania to Belarus
Kai Kaarelson
Ambassador of Estonia to Lithuania
Ģirts Blumers
Director of Investment Project Department at LIAA (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia)
Karen Westergaard
Chief of Party, USAID INNOVATE Activity Belarus
Marcin Nowacki
Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)

Gintarė Bačiulienė

Head of Technology Sector Team, Invest Lithuania
Aleś Alachnovič
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms, Vice-President of CASE Belarus

Iryna Sazanovich
ABBA General Manager, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
Valery Kavaleuski
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's Head of the Cabinet and Representative on International Affairs

Alina Koushyk

Co-founder of Centre of the Belarusian Solidarity, anchor at Belsat
Tautvydas Tamulevičius
Head of business at Go Vilnius
Forum Program - Day 1
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
12:00 – 13:00
12:00 – 13:00
Registration
13:00 – 13:20
13:00 – 13:20
Opening of the Forum
Dr. Sergei Ignatov, Rector at European Humanities University
Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius
Aleś Alachnovič, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms
Iryna Sazanovich, ABBA General Manager, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
13:20 – 13:30
13:20 – 13:30
Keynote speech by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of democratic Belarus
13:30 – 13:40
13:30 – 13:40
Keynote speech by Jovita Neliupšienė, Vice Minister of Economy and Innovation of Lithuania
13:40 – 14:40
13:40 – 14:40
Section 1. EU, US and Lithuania's economic support for Belarus
Berend de Groot, Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Belarus
Jenna Tajchman, USAID/Belarus Country Director
Andrius Pulokas, Former Ambassador of Lithuania to Belarus
Moderator: Aleś Alachnovič, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms
14:40 – 15:40
14:40 – 15:40
Coffee break
15:40 – 16:40
15:40 – 16:40
Section 2. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia's assistance to relocating Belarusian businesses
Gintarė Bačiulienė, Head of Technology Sector Team at Invest Lithuania

Ģirts Blumers, Director of Investment Project Department at LIAA (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia)

Kai Kaarelson, Ambassador of Estonia to Lithuania
Moderator: Valery Kavaleuski, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's Head of the Cabinet and representative on international affairs
16:40 – 17:40
16:40 – 17:40
Section 3. Support to Belarusian businesses abroad
Marcin Nowacki, Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP)
Karen Westergaard, Chief of Party, USAID INNOVATE Activity Belarus
Tautvydas Tamulevičius, Head of business at Go Vilnius
Moderator: Iryna Sazanovich, ABBA General Manager, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
17:40 – 18:00
17:40 – 18:00
BY-MAPKA Presentation (https://bymapka.me/)
Alina Koushyk, Co-founder of Centre of the Belarusian Solidarity, anchor at Belsat
18:00 – 21:00
18:00 – 21:00
Networking (bar "Pahonia", Gedimino pr. 27, Vilnius)
Speakers - Day 2
Vadim Prokopyev
Public figure, businessman, creator of Youtube channel "Radio Hague"
Pavel Liber
Co-founder of "Golos" Platform
Iryna Sazanovich
ABBA General Manager, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
Yauheni Bury
President of ABBA, Member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Economic Team
Kostas Noreika
Co-founder and Member of the Board of Paysera LT
Emilija Oleškevič
Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Invest Lithuania
Pavel Filippovich
Director of design clothing brand "10 motifs"
Yaraslau Kot
Founder of BelGameDev, Former Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Asia of International Game Developers Association
Alexander Podgorny
CEO at Digital Production Company "Asterman"
Vladimir Svirkov
Medical doctor, co-founder of eHealth Platform okdoc.me (еЗдоровье)
Jekaterina Bitus
Head of Startup Partnership at Rockit
Marius Pareščius
Businessman, Business Development Consultant in Lithuania
Vital Brouka
Founder and Director of art-pub "Torvald", Vitebsk, Kiev
Tatiana Juvko
UAB Jutos Projektai
Olle Pridiuksson
Co-founder of Gamedev Camp
Forum Program - Day 2
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:30 – 13:00
12:30 – 13:00
Registration
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Section 1. Belarusian businesses in Lithuania
Pavel Filippovich, Design clothing brand "10 motifs"
Alexander Podgorny, Digital Production Company "Asterman"

Olle Pridiuksson, Co-founder of Gamedev Camp

Moderator: Yauheni Bury, President of ABBA
14:00 – 14:20
14:00 – 14:20
How to create a digital future for Belarus and keep Belarusian people united all over the globe
Pavel Liber, Co-founder of Golos platform
14:20 – 14:30
14:20 – 14:30
okdoc.me - keep the doctor away or how we helped doctors who lost their jobs to meet patients who lost their doctors

Vladimir Svirkov, Medical doctor, co-founder of eHealth Platform okdoc.me (еЗдоровье)

14:30 – 14:50
14:30 – 14:50
Addressing Belarusian businesses - what to do with sense of duty?
Vadim Prokopyev, Public figure, businessman, creator of Youtube channel "Radio Hague"
14:50 – 15:20
14:50 – 15:20
ABBA Presentation and how it can help Belarusian businesses in Lithuania
Yauheni Bury, President of ABBA
Iryna Sazanovich, ABBA general manager
15:20 – 16:20
15:20 – 16:20
Coffee break
16:20 – 16:40
16:20 – 16:40
Belarusian Outlander: Psychology of forced business-migration
Dr. Natalia Zapolsky, EdD, LMHC, NCC, psychologist
16:40 – 16:55
16:40 – 16:55
Rocking Co-working: opportunities for Fintech companies and startups at ROCKIT innovation hub
Jekaterina Bitus, Head of Startup Partnership at Rockit
16:55 – 17:55
16:55 – 17:55
Section 2. Practical aspects of starting and doing business in Lithuania

Kostas Noreika, Co-founder and Member of the Board of Paysera LT

Emilija Oleškevič, Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Invest Lithuania

Marius Pareščius, businessman, business development consultant in Lithuania

Vital Brouka, founder and director of art-pub "Torvald", Vitebsk, Kiev

Tatiana Juvko, UAB Jutos Projektai

Moderator: Yaraslau Kot, ABBA advisor, BelGameDev founder

17:55 – 18:10
17:55 – 18:10
Closing of the Forum
Yauheni Bury, President of ABBA
Dr. Sergei Ignatov, Rector at European Humanities University
Aleś Alachnovič, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Economic Reforms
18:10 - 21:00
18:10 - 21:00
Networking (bar "Pahonia", Gedimino pr. 27, Vilnius)
Honorable Guests
Sergey Chaly
Economic observer, blogger
Margaryta Levchuk
Opera singer
Kirill Voloshin
TUT.BY co-founder, business-angel
Tatiana Shchyttsova
Professor, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s Representative on Education and Science
Seats are limited, please register to attend the forum
European Humanities University
Savičiaus g. 17, Vilnius 01126, Lithuania
About Us
Association of Belarusian Business Abroad was established in 2021 in Warsaw by Belarusian business owners for Belarusian business owners who had to flee Belarus for political reasons. ABBA's founders see their mission in connecting, supporting, and educating the Belarusian business community in exile, so it becomes one of the pillars of the future civil society of Belarus after the dictatorship regime topples.
Our website: https://abbabusiness.org
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EHU is an international University for promoting civil society development through Humanities and Liberal Arts. Education at EHU does more than immerse students in a range of subjects and disciplines. By virtue of the University’s location in Vilnius Old Town, EHU maximizes the creative and academic potential of students, promotes European values, academic excellence, and critical thinking. EHU welcomes students of all backgrounds, committed to liberal education, personal autonomy, and free inquiry.
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