Plan your trip


For conference participants and guests special arrangements have been made with hotels in Vilnius.
Please note: the arranged conditions differ from hotel to hotel. Additional regulations for cancellations and taxes may apply.

Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City center

This newly-opened 4-star hotel is situated on Gediminas avenue right next to top office buildings, Governmental institutions, offers entertainment and shopping opportunities in close proximity. Attractions within walking distance include Vilnius Old Town (UNESCO heritage site), Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania and many more.

At a glance

  • Great quality restaurant and bar
  • Complimentary rooftop fitness centre
  • Lobby convenience store

Booking Link

Grand Hotel Vilnius Kempinski

The luxury 5-star hotel is located in the very centre of Vilnius Old Town, right on the corner of  Cathedral Square. All tourist attractions are easily accessible, within walking distance.

At a glance

  • One of the best restaurants in Vilnius – “Telegrafas”
  • Bar le Salon
  • Spa and wellness centre

Booking link

Novotel Vilnius Center

A 4-star hotel, located on Gediminas avenue - all major Governmental and financial institutions as well as entertainment or shopping opportunities are within walking distance.

At a glance

  • The NOVO² restaurant, bar
  • Fitness centre

Discount code: #FintechInn 2019 (to be used in the subject of your e-mail while making a reservation). 15% discount, E-mail:

Hotel Vilnia

A 4-star hotel in the 19th century building in Vilnius, just opposite the entrance to the Bernardine Garden and the Hill of Three Crosses. The main tourist attractions are within short walking distance. This part of Vilnius is extremely charismatic, quiet and relaxing,  surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, parks and monuments.

At a glance

  • Lobby bar
  • The on–site restaurant „Upė“

Discount code: #FintechInn 2019 (to be used in the subject of your e-mail while making a reservation).
Classic Single room/night: 65 Eur; Classic Double room/night: 70 Eur


Amberton Cathedral Square Hotel Vilnius

This 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Vilnius’s Old Town, just a few steps from Cathedral Square. Many cafés, restaurants and shops are nearby.

At a glance

  • Restaurant “Šventaragio Sodas” & Bar

Discount code: #FintechInn 2019 (to be used in the subject of your e-mail); 15% discount - E-mail:

Comfort Hotel LT Rock n Roll Vilnius

This is a modern, music-themed hotel with its own rock radio. The Vilnius Old Town can be reached within 10 minute walk. A healthy breakfast buffet is available every morning and the restaurant offers European cuisine by a famous Lithuanian chef.

At a glance

  • Restaurant “Time”
  • Each room connects to music star
  • 24/7 lobby bar with great snacks

Please do your reservation on our website , use Promo CODE  Fintech Inn 2019, press “Search” and get special prices for your stay in Comfort Hotel LT ( Promo Code is active on November 25-29 , 2019).


Main conference venue - LITEXPO

Fintech Inn 2019 will take place at LITEXPO, the cutting-edge conference and exhibition facility, on 27-28 November. LITEXPO the largest and the most modern exhibition centre in the Baltic States.

Address: Laisves ave. 5, Vilnius

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Networking party venue - Kablys

Fintech Inn 2019 Networking party will take place at Kablys (eng. The Great Hook) on 27 November.

Kablys is situated in the city centre between the lively Old Town and the charismatic Train Station district. The venue used to be the Palace of Railway Workers in Soviet times and presents interior details similar to ancient Roman times that have been retained and refined with contrasting urban looks. The venue offers informal spaces for different kinds of events, especially for music parties, stand up comedies, creative workshops and more. Kablys is a modern spirit in a unique building.

Address: Kauno str. 5, Vilnius

More information:

Global Fintech Forum venue - ROCKIT Vilnius

Global Fintech Forum will take place at ROCKIT Vilnius on 26 November. It is the prime co-working and event space in Lithuania, where the top FinTech innovators, creators and founders build the future of financial technologies. A strong, supportive community, knowledgeable mentors, top industry events, acceleration programmes and more – all of these key elements are provided to help create, grow and rock it.

Address: Gyneju str. 14, Vilnius, Lithuania

More information:


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FINTECH INN 2019 November 27

Register to event
Main Stage / Invest Lab / Tech Corner /
08:30 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:35
Opening performance
09:35 - 09:40
Welcome greetings

Gitanas Nausėda, The President of the Republic of Lithuania

09:40 - 09:50
Welcome greetings

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Vilius Šapoka, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

09:50 - 10:25
Panel: “What’s the new colour of Fintech future?”

Moderator: Marius Jurgilas, Board Member of the Bank of Lithuania

Prof. Dr.Kristina Sinemus, Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development

Aniko Szombati, Executive Director for Digitalization, Bank of Hungary

Serhii Kholod, Deputy Head at National Bank of Ukraine

Diego Perez, Member of the board of directors at ABFintechs

10:25 - 10:40
“How to make the European banking truly crossborder”

Tamaz Georgadze, CEO & Founder of Raisin

10:40 - 11:15
Panel: “Global payments 2.0”

Panelists will be confirmed shortly

11:15 - 11:30
“Technologies that will drive financial services for the next generation”

Alexander von Schirmeister, Executive Vice President for Europe at SumUp

11:30 - 12:00
“Tips to future unicorns – how to manage growth”

Arunan Tharmarajak, Head of European Banking at TransferWise

11:45 - 12:20
Fireside chat: “M&A vs Cooperation: acquire or conspire”

Dovilė Burgienė, Co-founder & Managing Partner at Walless

12:20 - 13:00
Lunch break
13:00 - 13:15
“The impact that Libra is likely to have on global financial markets”

Areiel Wolanow, Managing Director at Finserv Experts

13:15 - 13:30
“Bringing innovation from Europe to the World”

Šarūnas Legeckas, Market Lead at N26

13:30 - 14:05
Panel: “Your future customers – what do they want and how will you provide it?”

Moderator: Odeta Isevičiūtė, CMO at Mano.Bank

Rajesh Venkatesh, Chief Product Officer at InstaREM

Ville Kymäläinen, Finland Country Manager at Northmill

Stephanie Brennan, CEO of Evarvest

14:05 - 14:20
“When and how will challenger banks operate profitably?”

Richard Davies, COO of Revolut

14:20 - 14:35
“Can Fintech be a saviour for an aging society?”

Lisa Moyle, Co-founder & Director of Strategy and Partnership at VC Innovations

14:35 - 15:05
Fireside chat: “Recent payment industry developments and what companies are doing jointly to drive the customers’ agenda forwards”

Andy Patton, CCO at Contis

Pavel Matveev, Co-founder & CEO of Wirex

15:05 - 15:35
Coffee and networking
15:35 - 15:50
“Unlocking trapped capital – the next great challenge for multinational companies”

Laurence Cooke, Founder & CEO of nanoPay Corporation

15:50 - 16:05
“Cardless and cashless future”

Rik Krieger, Co-founder of Sonect

16:05 - 16:25
“How to get more women involved in the blockchain & Fintech space?”

Sukhi Jutla, Co-founder & COO of MarketOrders

16:25 - 16:40
“From products to digital platforms, harnessing the power of an ecosystem in API economies”

Ben Goldin, CTO & CPO at Mambu

16:40 - 17:15
Panel: “The new arms race: the future of digital identity”

Moderator: Liudas Kanapienis, Co-founder & CEO of Ondato

Nimrod Lehavi, CEO of Simplex

Gediminas Ratkevičius, CEO & Co-Founder at iDenfy

Maksym Lebedev, AML Technology specialist (Baltics and CIS) at ComplyAgvantage


Lightning talk & closing remarks
Fintech Networking Party at Kablys
10:00 - 10:25
Fireside chat: “How can startups benefit from the European Fintech Ecosystem?”

Anna Blyablina, Co-Founder of Sthlm Fintech Week

Rugilė Stonytė, Fintech Investment Advisor at Invest Lithuania

10:25 - 10:40
“Scale-up your Fintech globally: tips for startups”

Shaul David, Head of New Business Propositions at RailsBank

10:40 - 10:55
“How to manage Fintech risks”

Simon Hogg, Director at Prospect Insurance Brokers, Lloyds

10:55 - 11:05
“China Fintech ecosystem and what NIFA does as a national self-regulatory organisation”

Li Qian, Chief Officer of Public Affairs, Chairman of the Labor Union and Director of the Membership Department of the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA)

11:05 - 12:00
Lunch break
12:00 - 12:20
“Fintech: Branding for banks”

Remco Veenenberg, Head of Alliances at W.UP

12:20 - 13:00
VC Panel: “Tips for Fintech startups on attracting investors”

Moderator: Erik Bhullar, Founder of Tervik Ventures

Debneel Mukherjee, Founder & Managing Partner of Decacorn Capital

Stanislav Ivanov, Founding Partner at Tera Ventures

13:00 - 14:10
Startup Pitches: Women tech track

Moderator: Sandra Golbreich, CEO at Baltic Sandbox

14:10 - 14:35
Fireside chat: “Women in Fintech”

Milda Dargužaitė, CEO of Northern Horizon

Susanne Hannestad, CEO at Fintech Mundi

14:35 - 15:00
Coffee and networking
15:00 - 16:10
Startup Pitches: Scale-up track

Moderator: Andrius Milinavičius, Founding member and BDO at Baltic Sandbox

16:10 - 16:30
Lightning Talk: Perform – the unsexy truth of startup success

Cristobal Alonso, Global CEO & EI Patron of Startup Wise Guys

16:30 - 17:40
Startup pitches: Growth track

Moderator: Andra Bagdonaitė, Programme manager at Startup Wise Guys

Closing remarks & announcing the winners

Erik Bhullar, Advisor at XRGaming,, Baltic Sandbox, Founder of Tervik Ventures

10:15 - 10:50
Cyber security panel: “Taking FinTech international”

Dr. Rytis Rainys, Director at National Cyber Security Center of Lithuania

Anatoli Woolf, CTO at Tomahawk Technologies USA

Mario Galatovic, Director of Strategic Partnership at Utimaco

Igor Angelini, Head of Task Force European Financial and Economic Crime Centre (EFECC)

10:50 - 11:05
“Digital transformation in banking & financial services”

Madalina Popa, Financial Services Industry Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Microsoft

11:05 - 11:20
“The latest trends in AI/ML for banks and financial institutions”

Pavlo Sidelov, CTO at SDK.Finance

11:20 - 11:40
“International developments with financial information sharing to detect crime”

Nick Maxwell, Head of FFIS

12:15 - 12:35
“Hyperledger fabric: Blockchain for business”

Arnaud Le Hors, Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain &Web Open Technologies at IBM

12:35 - 12:55
“There’s Blockchain for that – a new era of payments, trading, and identity management”

John Velissarios, Managing director & Global Blockchain Technology Lead at Accenture

12:55 - 13:55
Lunch break
14:10 - 14:45
Regulatory & blockchain sandbox panel: “Lessons to be learned”

Moderator: Jekaterina Govina, Adviser of the Board at Bank of Lithuania

Vlaho Hrdalo, Lawyer, Chairman of Union for blockchain & cryptocurrencies (UBIK)

Hannes Helenius, Chairman of the Board at FA Solutions

15:15 - 15:30
“Revolution of Financial Internet”

Pavel Kravchenko, Founder & CEO at Distributed Lab

15:30 - 15:45
“How to regulate crypto payments while keeping them usable”

Nikola Škorič, CEO of Electrocoin d.o.o

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee and networking
16:15 - 16:30
“A data-driven guide to the future of Fintech”

Paul Alexander, Founder & CEO at Beyondanalysis

16:30 - 16:45
“Blockchain: Fulfilling the fintech promise”

Christoph Iwaniez, Chief Financial Officer at Bitwala

Closing remarks

FINTECH INN 2019 November 28

Register to event
Main Stage / Invest Lab / Insurtech Corner /
09:30 - 09:45
“Changing the way businesses bank”

Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Founder & CEO at AkoniHub

09:45 - 10:30
Panel: “How do Fintech solutions benefit the economy”

Moderator: Elijus Čivilis, Vice-Minister (Digital Agenda) at the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Other panelists will be confirmed shortly

10:30 - 11:05
Panel: “How does Fintech propel capital markets’ growth in the EU?”

Moderator: Arminta Saladžienė, Vice President for European Markets at Nasdaq

Vilius Šapoka, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Other panelists will be confirmed shortly

11:05 - 11:25
Coffee and networking
11:40 - 12:15
Panel: “Collaboration between Fintechs & Banks”

Moderator: Mantas Zalatorius, President of Association of Lithuanian Banks

Ted Scheiman, Partnership & Investment unit lead (Fintech) at Swedbank

Michel Farah, CEO of ComplyTech

Lars Sjögren, CEO at P27 Nordic Payments Platform AB

Jacques Pütz, CEO at Luxhub

12:55 - 13:30
Panel: “Running an uphill marathon – founders’ view on innovating in a regulated industry”

Wilson Lau, Co-founder & CEO at WeGeneral Financial Group

Olli Kiuru, Partner, Head of Finance & Insurance Law and Fintech at Lexia Attorneys, Chairman of Fintech Finland

Allen Zhou, Founder of PanPay

Closing remarks & show
09:30 - 09:45
“Ecosystem: where do Unicorns begin?”

Ronald Kleverlaan, Chairman of Stichting MKB Financiering & Director European Center for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University

09:45 - 10:25
Panel: “New pan-EU crowdfunding regulation: what’s coming up and how to benefit from it?”

Moderator: Ronald Kleverlaan, Chairman of Stichting MKB Financiering & Director European Center for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University

Karsten Wenzlaff, Secretary General, Bundesverband Crowdfunding – German Crowdfunding Association

Vytautas Šenavičius, Chairman of the Board at Lithuanian P2P Lending and Crowdfunding Association

Jekaterina Govina, Adviser of the Board Member at Bank of Lithuania

10:25 - 10:40
“Crowdfunding for FinTechs: power of the crowd”

Martins Sulte, CEO & Co-Founder at Mintos

10:40 - 11:00
Coffee and networking
11:00 - 11:35
Panel: “Crowdfunding for future Unicorns”

Moderator: Alex Gibb, Partner at Katalista Ventures

Mihkel Stamm, COO of EstateGuru

Kfir Kachlon, Investments’ Principal at OurCrowd

Audrius Griškevičius, Head of SME lending at FinBee

Joachim Dworen, Head of Sales, Fundedbyme


11:35 - 11:50
Coming soon!

Benoit Boisset, COO of Paymentwall

11:50 - 12:15
Fireside chat: “Crowdfunding or Venture Capital?”

Moderator: Alex Gibb, Partner at Katalista Ventures

Ardo Mardisoo, Head of Baltic Region and Finland at Funderbeam

Andris K. Berzins, Managing Partner at Change Ventures

12:15 - 12:30
Coming soon!


Closing remarks
09:30 - 09:50
“Status quo of the InsurTech market & the challenge to digital insurance sales”

Timo Dreger, Founder of InsureAbout

09:50 - 10:20
“Current InsurTech landscape: business models and disruptive potential”

Matteo Carbone, 1st Insurtech influencer globally, Founder & Director at the IoT Insurance Observatory

10:20 - 11:00
Insurtech Panel: “Future of Insurtech – what to expect?”

Moderator: Niclas Ward, Independent Advisor at NW Advisory AB

Manjit Rana, Managing Director at Rainmaking Insurtech

Adam Bergendahl, Head of If Tech Lab at If P&C Insurance

Ed Bradshaw, Chief Strategy Officer at Ooniq

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and networking
11:30 - 11:50
“Developing the next generation of insurance products”

Jan Kastory, Founding Partner of Astoria.VC

11:50 - 12:10
“Building your digital insurance ecosystem from the ground up”

Anders Skovlykke Knudsen, Business Development Director at TIA Technology

12:10 - 12:30
“Enabling the future of underwriting”

Manjit Rana, Managing Director at Rainmaking Insurtech

12:40 - 13:30
Closing remarks