Organization: Publishing House Dienas Izdevniecība

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija

Location: Riga, Latvia

Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2013 End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2013
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2013
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Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes 55, Riga

DAY 1, 24 OCTOBER 2013

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee break

9.30 – 9.50 Opening speech

1st SESSION: Appetite for M&A and private equity (PE) transactions in the Baltics – growing? Overview of general economic development in the Baltics and prospects for M&A and PE in 2013/2014.

9.50 – 10.20 Presentation on global economic developments in 2013 and the impact on the Nordic and Baltic regions; prospects for 2014. Helge J. Pedersen, Global Chief Economist, Nordea (Finland)

10.20 – 10.45 Panel discussion: Nerijus Mačiulis, Senior Economist, Swedbank (Lithuania) Piotr Nocen, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Resource Partners (Poland) Julijus Grigaliūnas, Partner, Porta Finance (Lithuania)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break

2nd SESSION: What’s new in the Baltic venture capital (VC) and PE market? Ideas for promoting the VC and PE market, recent changes.

11.15 – 12.15 What should the industry and governments do to promote development of VC and PE in the Baltics? Agris Preimanis, Senior Economist, EBRD (United Kingdom) Matts Andersson, Partner and Senior Advisor to BaltCap (Estonia)

12.15 – 12.45 Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AFMD): experiences across the European Union (EU) and expected impact on the Baltic PE marke. Michael Collins, Public Affairs Director, EVCA (Belgium)

12.45 – 14.15 Lunch break

14.15 – 14.45 Recent developments in the Baltic PE and VC markets and EIF’s role in them. Richard Pelly, Chief Executive, the European Investment Fund (Luxembourg)

3rd SESSION: Corporate governance: increasing company value by ensuring efficient board.

14.45 – 15.40 Panel discussion: Kristian Kaas Mortensen, President, Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance(Lithuania) Lasse Bolander, Chairman of the Board, COOP (Denmark ) Guntis Beļavskis, Chairman of the Board, Citadele banka (Latvia) Ignas Staškevičius, Chairman of the Board, NDX (Lithuania)

15.40 – 16.10 Coffee break

4th SESSION Developments in structuring investments.

16.10 – 16.40 What it takes to make a successful VC/PE investment in a challenging economic environment/legal perspective. Richard Allan HorningReed Smith (USA)

16.40 – 17.10 Developments in the Baltic tax regimes to support investments. Jānis Taukačs, Head of the Regional Tax & Customs Team, SORAINEN (Latvia)

17.10 – 17.20 Day 1 closing remarks

DAY 2, 25 OCTOBER 2013

10.00 – 10.10 Opening remarks

1st SESSION EU/Government supported funds: experiences and future plans.

10.10 – 10.40 Investing in risk capital funds – the role of a government supported fund-of-funds and the mission to promote economic growth. Jouni Hakala, Chairman, The European Venture Fund Investors Network (Finland)

10.40 – 11.10 Panel discussion: And what do the Baltic governments say and do? Edgars Pīgoznis, Chairman of the Board, Latvian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Latvia) Margus UudamEstonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Estonia) Simonas Gustainis, Board Member, Lithuanian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Lithuania) Andrus Treier, Chief Executive Officer, KredEx (Estonia)

11.10 – 11.40 Coffee break

2nd SESSION A good time for consolidation? Case studies from recent transactions in the Baltic market.

11.40 – 12.00 Presentation by Ģirts Rungainis, Partner and Supervisory Board Member, Prudentia(Latvia)

12.00 – 12.45 Panel discussion

3rd SESSION And where is the exit? Current challenges and future prospects.

12.45 – 13.05 Presentation on the topic

13.05 – 13.30 Panel discussion: Normunds Igolnieks, Partner and Chairman of the Board, ZGI Capital (Latvia)

13.30 – …. Closing remarks, lunch

Conference Agenda is still to be updated and minor derogations may occur.


Price: 270 EUR or 189,76 LVL (VAT not included) Subscribers of Dienas Bizness, Partners and their Clients – 15% discount.

Early bird discount available until 30 September:  200.00 EUR or 140.56 LVL + VAT


Elizabetes Str. 55


Publishing House Dienas Izdevniecība

Additional Information

For more information contact:


About project Guntars Gūte Conferences of Dienas Bizness E-mail: Phone: +371 67063086


About accomodation Laura Korolova Con-ex Latvia Tours group Phone: +371 67085018 Fax: +371 67820020 E-mail: website: