Digital Sea Conference 2021

European Maritime Day in Lithuania

July 8, 2021
DFDS Ferry ATHENA, Klaipėda

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

For the first time in the history of Lithuania, an exceptional high-level conference on the challenges and digital opportunities at sea in the context of twin transition will be organized by the AgriFood Lithuania DIH. It will be the only event in Lithuania and one of a few events in Central and Northern Europe that has received the right to be a part of the European Commission European Maritime Day initiative.

There are really many challenges in the Baltic Sea. It is the fourth most polluted sea in the world, transporting about 15% of all cargoes in the world. In addition, it is severely affected by chemicals and eutrophication.

The conference will discuss current issues and seek solutions that can promote the development of green ports, reduce pollution and the impact of shipping, preserve natural biodiversity, strengthen food value chains, increase the contribution of marine energy, help make more efficient use of logistics solutions and create a socially friendly environment for all.

The growing importance of the blue economy is important for various sectors including food, logistics, renewable energy, tourism, etc. The main goal of the conference is to agree and sign a memorandum on the digital solutions necessary to empower the development of sustainable blue economy models in the Baltic Sea.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Simonas Gentvilas

Simonas Gentvilas

Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė

Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė

Deputy minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Daiva Garbaliauskaitė

Daiva Garbaliauskaitė

Deputy minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

Augustas Alešiūnas

Augustas Alešiūnas

Founder & CEO at ART21

Mercedes Groba

Mercedes Groba

Innovation Programme Manager at EIT FOOD

Daina Kleponė

Daina Kleponė

Managing Director at Enterprise Lithuania

Dalius Krinickas

Dalius Krinickas

Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania

Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

Director at AgriFood Lithuania DIH

Vytautas Grubliauskas

Vytautas Grubliauskas

Mayor of Klaipėda City Municipality

Andrius Pranckevičius

Andrius Pranckevičius

Deputy Chairman of the Board at Linas Agro Group

Rokas Pečiulaitis

Rokas Pečiulaitis

Founder & Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures

Juozas Augutis

Juozas Augutis

Rector at Vytautas Magnus University

Hanne Mertens

Hanne Mertens

Chief Operations Officer at Aqua Pharma Group

Paul Sindilariu

Paul Sindilariu

Co-Founder & Project Manager at Next Tuna GmbH

Mark Chryssolouris

Mark Chryssolouris

CEO at Susea

Edmundas Daukantas

Edmundas Daukantas

President at LIthuanian National Forwarders and Logistics association Lineka

Rytis Juozapavičius

Rytis Juozapavičius

Moderator of the Conference

Vidmantas Paukštė

Vidmantas Paukštė

Director Of Infrastructure at Port of Klaipėda

Aleksandr Spiridonov

Aleksandr Spiridonov

CEO at Ignitis Renewables

Vladislav Kondratovič

Vladislav Kondratovič

Head of Development and International Cooperation Group & Future Mobility Policy Group at  Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Robertas Valantiejus

Robertas Valantiejus

CEO at Association of Lithuanian Stevedoring Companies

Dr. Niki Alexi

Dr. Niki Alexi

Postdoc Researcher of Food Science at Aarhus University

Virgilijus Poderys

Virgilijus Poderys

Acting director at Public Institution Lithuanian Energy Agency

Grigoris Chatzikostas

Grigoris Chatzikostas

Vice President of Business Development at FoodScale Hub

Matija Bumbak

Matija Bumbak

CEO at AgriFood Croatia DIH

Markos Leggas

Markos Leggas

President at Pegasus AgriFood Coop & Representative of Titanius EDIH (GR)

Jouni Vielma

Jouni Vielma

Principal scientist at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Alona Stepanova

Alona Stepanova

CEO & Co-Founder at PureOceans Technology

Viktors Bikovs

Viktors Bikovs

CEO at DronePlan

IN THE MEDIA

AGENDA

  • 11:00 Opening of the Conference
    Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė. Director at AgriFood Lithuania DIH
KICK-OFF EVENT OF THE EUROPEAN DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB EDIH LITHUANIA.LT
  • 11:05 Opening speach of the European Digital Innovation Hub EDIH Lithuania.lt
    Augustas Alešiūnas. Founder & CEO at ART21
  • 11:10 Kick-Off event of European Digital Innovation Hub EDIH Lithuania.lt
  • 11:15 Encouragement speech by directors of European EDIHs
    • Grigoris Chatzikostas (Vice President of Business Development at FoodScale Hub)
    • Matija Bumbak (CEO at AgriFood Croatia DIH)
    • Markos Leggas (President at Pegasus AgriFood Coop & Representative of Titanius EDIH (GR))
When can Lithuania be a Green Port State?
  • 11:20 Presentation: The blue economy in the clean Baltic Sea
    Simonas Gentvilas. Minister of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 11:35 Presentation: Green Port Vision in Klaipėda
    Vidmantas Paukštė. Director Of Infrastructure at Port of Klaipėda
  • 11:50 Discussion: When will we have a green port in Lithuania?

    Participated by:
    • Simonas Gentvilas (Minister of Environment);
    • Vytautas Grubliauskas (Mayor of Klaipėda City Municipality);
    • Dalius Krinickas (Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania)
    • Vidmantas Paukštė (Director Of Infrastructure at Port of Klaipėda)

    Moderated by Rytis Juozapavičius
EIT FOOD. Challenges and benefits of sustainable aquaculture
  • 12:20 Presentation: Digitalization of the aquaculture value chain
    Jouni Vielma. Principal scientist at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
  • 12:30 Discussion: Challenges and benefits of sustainable aquaculture

    Participated by:
    • Hanne Mertens (Chief Operations Officer at Aqua Pharma Group)
    • Paul Sindilariu (Co-Founder & Project Manager at Next Tuna GmbH)
    • Niki Alexi (Postdoc Researcher of Food Science at Aarhus University)
    • Mark Chryssolouris (CEO at Susea)

    Moderated by Mercedes Groba (Innovation Program Manager at EIT FOOD);
  • 13:05 Heroes of the HACK Digital Sea hackathon
    • Alona Stepanova (CEO & Co-Founder at PureOceans Technology)
    • Viktors Bikovs (CEO at DronePlan)
  • 13:10 Coffee and networking break
Logistics challenges and opportunities using the sea route
  • 13:45 Presentation: Sustainable and integrated logistics is the reality these days
    Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė. Deputy minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 14:00 Discussion: How can we integrate different modes of transport into one supply chain effectively?

    Participated by:
    • Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė (Deputy minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania)
    • Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė (Director at AgriFood Lithuania DIH)
    • Andrius Pranckevičius (Deputy Chairman of the Board at Linas Agro Group)
    • Vladislav Kondratovič (Head of Development and International Cooperation Group & Future Mobility Policy Group at  Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania)
    • Robertas Valantiejus (CEO at Association of Lithuanian Stevedoring Companies)

    Moderated by Rytis Juozapavičius
Digital innovation solutions for the sea of the future
  • 14:30 Presentation: Can Lithuanian EnergyTech replicate the success of FinTech?
    Virgilijus Poderys. Acting director at Public Institution Lithuanian Energy Agency
  • 14:45 Discussion: How can we solve current and future challenges through innovation?

    Participated by:
    • Augustas Alešiūnas (Founder & CEO at ART21)
    • Virgilijus Poderys (Acting director at Public Institution Lithuanian Energy Agency)
    • Daina Kleponė (Managing director at Enterprise Lithuania)
    • Edmundas Daukantas (President at association Lineka)

    Moderated by Rytis Juozapavičius
Marine energy is an untapped source of renewable energy
  • 15:15 Presentation: Curbing the wind, defeating the sea: Lithuania's ambitions in exploiting the potential of the Baltic Sea for wind energy
    Daiva Garbaliauskaitė. Deputy minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania
  • 15:30 Discussion: Marine energy: a trend or the future?

    Participated by:
    • Daiva Garbaliauskaitė (Deputy minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania)
    • Rokas Pečiulaitis (Founder & Managing Partner at Contrarian Ventures)
    • Juozas Augutis (Rector at Vytautas Magnus University)
    • Aleksandr Spiridonov (CEO at Ignitis Renewables)

    Moderated by Rytis Juozapavičius
  • 16:00 Coffee and networking time
  • 17:00 Closing of the Conference

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