Norwegian-Lithuanian Business Forum 2024

April 3rd
Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius

The Forum will be opened by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway


The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vilnius

and the Norwegian – Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Lithuanian and Norwegian Defence and Security Industries Associations

 extend warm invitation to representatives from political institutions and businesses to join us for engaging discussions and exploration of potential partnerships 



➡️ 08:30 – 08:55 Coffee and Registration 

08:55 All participants are requested to take their seats in attendance of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway 

➡️ 09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Opening His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

➡️ 09:05-09:20 Keynote Greta Monika Tučkutė, Vice-Minister of National Defence

➡️ 09:20 – 9:35 Keynote Kyrre Lohne Vice President Government Relations and Business Development, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace


➡️ 09:35-09:50 Coffee Break

➡️ 10:00 – 11:00: Panel Discussion: Importance of the Defence Industry
Event Moderator: EDVINAS KERZA


Žilvinas TOMKUS, Vice-Minister of National Defence
Karolis Žemaitis, Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation
Giedrimas Jeglinskas, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Kyrre Lohne, Vice President Government Relations and Business Development, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace
Andrius Nikitinas, Deputy Director, Foreign Relations, and EU Affairs Department at Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists

➡️ 11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15- 11:45 Defence Industry Session

Opening Keynotes:
Bård Ljones Stenberg,Vice President International Sales & Marketing,Nammo
Tom Ivar Stie, Senior Adviser, FSi

➡️ 11:45- 13:00 Panel Discussion: Business Opportunities of the Defence & Security Industries


Kristijonas Vizbaras,Brolis Semiconductors
Tomas Garuolis, Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists
Žilvinas Kvedaravičius, Kongsberg NanoAvionics
Aivaras Kašuba, Rheinmetall
Jussi Voutilainen, Vice President at Nammo Lapua Oy, Commander
Tom Ivar Stie, FSi


➡️ 13:00: End of the event

B2B Pitch Sessions

fostering collaboration and growth opportunities within the regional defence sector with the Norwegian Defence Industry’s.


Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Stadt Naval
Comrod Communitacion
NFM Group
Fjord Defence
H. Henriksen

Western Shipyard BLRT Group
Baltic Amadeus
Teltonika EMS
Elsis TS
Aktyvus Photonics
Granta Solutions

➡️ 14:45- 16:00 ScaleWolf Pre-accelerator Defence Teams Presentations