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Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania together with the Norwegian-Lithuanian and Polish-Lithuanian Chambers of Commerce, law firm Noewe Legal (former PRIMUS Legal Advisors) kindly invite you to the 14th annual discussion Capital Markets, Financial Markets and M&A. How Long Will Recession Last?

Date: 1 February 2024, 12:00–17:30
Location: Technopolis Beta, J. Balčikonio g. 3, Vilnius (hall Šatrijos Ragana)

About Event
It is an annual event dedicated to the decision makers from financial sector who wish to get a comprehensive overview of the market in the Baltic and neighboring countries. Since 2009 the event brings together investment professionals and presents capital market situation.
It has become a tradition to follow the main structure and guidelines of the conference during every event, yet from different background perspectives, overviews of the last year and next year perspective.
Combining the topics on the capital markets, financial markets and M&A in the Baltic countries the experts will offer business leaders better access to the prognosis of financing instruments. The bigger picture of private equity landscape in the Baltics presented by prominent international experts will also increase the attractiveness of this region as an investment destination, which should increase competitiveness, create jobs and strengthen resilience of the market.

This conference will offer discussions about the directions and needs of the Baltic capital markets with high-level experts and participants from the leading financial companies. They will include considerations and recommendations in evaluation of investment opportunities and making decisions.

How Long Will Recession Last?
“It seems that not much has to happen to push the eurozone into recession”, say some experts, while the others claim „It is almost sure we are going to have a recession by the year-end.” Still others try to convince us “The downturn will be mild, as recessions go, but a recession nonetheless”.
It’s obvious that EU economy struggles to recover from the consecutive crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic and Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine, both of which exposed frailties in the bloc’s supply chains, energy market and global dependencies.
How the eurozone economy contraction will reflect on the capital markets, financial markets and M&A in the Baltic countries? Will the downturn be mild for investors?


11.30–12.00 Registration & Coffee

12.00–12.10 Welcome Speech

  • Robert Juodka, Moderator of the event, Chairman of the Board of Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania, Managing Partner (International Business), Noewe Legal

12.10–13.30 Capital Markets. Analysis of 2023. Trends for 2024

  • Macroeconomic Landscape: Current Trends and Major Shifts
    Indrė Genytė-Pikčienė, Chief Economist, Šiaulių Bankas
    The Price of Victories in Wars
  • What the financial markets say about 2024?
    Audrius Zolubas, Portfolio Manager, Grafton Commodity Trading Ltd.
  • The Price of Victories in Wars
    Marius Dubnikovas, Economist, Lecturer, Business Development Manager, Compensa Life Vienna Insurance Group SE Lithuanian Branch (Lithuania)
  • Baltic Capital Markets in 2023. Trends for 2024
    Aare Tammemäe, Partner, Redgate Capital (Estonia)
  • Norwegian Equity Market: 2023 Overview and Future Projections.
    Eirik Høiby Ausland, EVP Primary Market, Euronext Oslo Børs (Norway)
  • Panel discussion

13.30–14.00 Coffee Break

14.00–14.45 Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A. Analysis of 2023. Trends for 2024

  • 9 Lessons M&A Transactions Have Taught Us in the Last 20 Years
    Darius Klimašauskas, Advisory Director, Talisman (Lithuania)
  • Baltic PE&VC Outlook
    Šarūnas Šiugžda, Founder & Managing Partner, LitCapital
  • Early-stage Risk Capital. Opportunities and How to Use Them
    Viktorija Trimbel, Managing Director, CoInvest Capital (Lithuania), Board Member at LitBAN, Lithuanian Business Angel Network
  • Baltic Private Markets Outlook 2024
    Benas Poderis, Partner, Nter Asset Management (Lithuania)

14.45–15.15 How Long Will Recession Last?
Final discussion

Glass of wine and warm discussions


  • Participation: 84 EUR  
  • Registration via
  • A special 64 EUR fee is applied to the members of the Chambers of Commerce contributing to this event.
  • If you would like to participate online, please let us know in advance.
  • Working language: English

Date:1 February 2024


Contacts: Snieguolė Matonienė, Executive Director of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania,, +370 686 22739.

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