9 November 2023

Lithuanian Exhibition and
Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius

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web3 by TGS Baltic
What to expect?

At a time of great uncertainty for many industries, we gather policymakers, founders, CEOs of technology companies and fast-growing startups, experts and tech geeks to discuss the realities and opportunities of WEB3 economy. Our mission will be to ask a simple question – is WEB3 economy shrinking its potential amid hostility from policymakers and weakening business outlook? Or is WEB3 becoming a resilient alternative amid global recession and cooling of traditional economy?

Who to expect?

Event will gather builders, investors, legal advisory, providers, data and IT experts, policymakers, NGOs and market leaders from all over the globe to exchange knowledge and discuss the most challenging WEB3 economy topics.

Event will embrace decentralized finances, DAO, metaverse, crypto economy, decentralized social networks, digital assets, central bank digital currencies, digital single market, technology convergence, self-sovereign identities, and more. Together we will talk about education, regulation, will study practical cases and will examine actual decentralized business models.

Here you will learn, share insights and connect with industry leaders, who are capable of harnessing the energy of uncertainty of chaos.

Vilnius is the 1st largest fintech hub in the EU in terms of licensed companies and is ranked the #10 Best country in the world for fintech. Lithuania is the leading country in the world by number of registered virtual assets service providers.

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J.D. Salbego
CEO @ Moonstax & Hash3 Labs

Founder and CEO of Moonstax, a no-coding needed platform that enables NFT businesses to manage, monetize and scale their projects across their entire ecosystem, is a Web3 industry veteran and a strategic leader in the blockchain space for over eight years. Prior to gDEX, J.D. founded AnRKey X, a top Polygon GameFi studio with 5 x #1 NFT Sales on Rarible and one of the first to innovate GameFi back in 2020 and is a familiar name in the gaming, NFT, and the Metaverse communities. Aside from being a startup mentor in the Web3 division of the global renowned accelerator Techstars, J.D. is a weekly on-air contributor on FintechTV Global live on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) covering the Web3 metaverse, gaming & NFTs markets. He is frequently quoted by leading blockchain and crypto media, and is a Web3 keynote speaker, presenting at over 45 leading conferences around the world.

Deborah Perry Piscione
Chief Executive Officer @ Work3 Institute; Co-author of “Employment is Dead!”

Through her years of research and hands-on work with many of Silicon Valley’s pioneer companies, Deborah has found the keys to building organizations into innovation machines and preparing leaders for the future.  She is the architect of Improvisational Innovation, a bottom’s up innovation process, where anyone in any corner of the company can bring forth new ideas in a trusted environment and be rewarded for it.  Adopted at Qualcomm, Tata Group, Nike, McKinsey & Co, among many other leading global companies, Deborah’s process has created a minimum of 10x ROI in new products and services for the company, and greatly assist in talent development as employees explore their passions.

Aragorn Meulendijks
Futurist, Metaverse Critic, Believer & Speaker | Advisor | Explorer | StoryTeller @ ItsMrMetaverse

Inspired by luminaries like Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan, and the audacity of Captains Kirk and Pike, Aragorn charts unexplored futures. Grounded in Stoic wisdom and driven by an explorer’s heart, he dives deep into Web3, AI, and XR, foreseeing a pulsating Virtual Age. His unique vision gives rise to “Metavangelism,” championing the imminent merger of humanity with Ai. Guiding us through tomorrow’s metamorphosis, Aragorn captivates and enlightens, one keynote at a time.

Harry Yeh
Managing Director @ Quantum Fintech Group

Harry is the Managing Director at Quantum Fintech Group, Chairman of Quantum Events and Founder of $LIF3 at http://lif3.com. As a former CTO and Co-Founder for several startups, engineering background and over 15 years of experience in Technology and Business – this has contributed to his success as a renowned Web3 advisor and serial entrepreneur who has managed and developed technology solutions for organizations between 5 to 200 Million in revenue and worked at Fortune 50, 100, 500 companies, Hedge funds, Internet Startups and dotcoms. Harry also has years of experience trading stocks, options and currencies.

Monika Weehuizen (Žalaitė)
Head of Growth @ VIRTUE

Monika is a Head of Growth, for VIRTUE, a creative agency powered by VICE Media Group – the award-winning independent youth media and entertainment company. From bringing Coca-Cola to Web3, organising music festivals in the deserts of the Middle East, to working with the UN to galvanize Ukrainian people to back up their cultural heritage in the virtual world for preservation and future rebuild. In 2022 VICE Media Group was named the 2nd most creative brand in the world by The Cannes Lions Festival. 


Ilja Laurs
Founder & Chairman @ Nextury Ventures

Ilja Laurs – Entrepreneur, investor, futurist and social activist. Ilya currently heads the investment group Nextury, whose funds invest in high-tech companies ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar global corporations. Ilya has received numerous awards for his professional achievements, including “Technology Pioneer” (World Economic Forum Davos), “European CEO of the Year” (European Business Press Association), “10 Founders Changing the World” (TIME magazine), “25 European Tech Leaders” (Wall Street Journal), “40 Most Influential Persons in Telecoms” (Informa Telecoms and Media), and “The Top 20 Most Prominent Entrepreneurs in the Baltic Sea” (Baltic Business Forum).

Panagiotis Papapaschalis
Senior Lead Legal Counsel @ European Central Bank

Panagiotis Papapaschalis is currently Senior Lead Legal Counsel at the Directorate General Legal Services of the European Central Bank, advising on i.a. the Digital Euro Project, operation and oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs), Fintech and Cybersecurity. Prior to that, he has worked as: (i) Senior Counsel (on secondment) at the International Monetary Fund’s Legal Department, dealing i.a. with technical assistance on central bank, banking and FMI legislation, and as Legal Team Leader with the European Securities and Markets Authority. He holds two LLM degrees in financial law (Aristotle University, Greece and Fordham University, USA, both summa cum laude) and is admitted to practice in Greece, New York, and England and Wales (as a solicitor). He is also a certified Data Protection Officer.

Gordon Einstein
Founding Partner @ CryptoLaw Partners

Gordon is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Initially Gordon’s law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and general business law. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, in 2012 Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies. By 2014, he was providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space. And by 2016 the majority of Gordon’s law practice involved working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds, including as Chief Legal Officer of Distributed Lab. The practice was formalized as CryptoLaw Partners in 2017. Gordon frequently speaks and educates both in the United States and internationally.

Eric Heinemann
Head of Web3 CEMEA @ Chainalysis

Eric is the Head of Web3 for the Central European business at Chainalysis, where he supports big and renowned companies on their Web3 journey. Eric has built his brand expertise in the crypto environment over several years while advising specialised web3 consulting services and also taking on marketing leadership roles at dynamic and fast-growing international organisations such as Genesis Mining and BDC Consulting. As Brand Ambassador for the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) in Switzerland he builds the community in Germany and thus supports the visibility of the Web3 ecosystem. Eric is a graduate of Oxford University’s Blockchain Strategy programme and holds a master’s degree in Blockchain and Crypto from Nuclio School Barcelona.

Laurent Bourquin
GP | Chief Investment Officer @ MEV Capital

Former investment banking analyst from a top-tier EU bank, with extensive knowledge of investment management and Blockchain economics, Laurent is a french crypto early bird. He was responsible for Market-Making activities on several centralized crypto exchanges from 2017 to 2020 before co-founding MEV Capital, where he supervises the funds’ activity across decentralized applications. Laurent holds a BSc. in International Finance and an MSc. in Economics.

Einoras Vaičiūnas
Senior Associate @ Lewben

Einoras is specializing in business-oriented legal services, particularly in the areas of Finance and Banking, including fintech licensing solutions, alternative finance and investment services, various crypto projects, DeFi, WEB3, blockchain and other related technologies. With the major focus on regulatory compliance, Einoras has the capability of advising the clients in expanding their businesses globally or ensuring exposure to the European market for businesses established in other jurisdictions.

Rita Tamulytė
Associate Partner, Compliance Services @ Lewben

Rita is a certified AML specialist accredited by ACAMS with over 8 years of experience in AML compliance field. Her expertise extends to advising, guiding, and facilitating the AML/CTF compliance journey for various types of financial institutions, Fintech companies and crypto businesses, including support in licensing and authorization processes. With a strong focus on crypto, blockchain, WEB3 and Fintech domains, Rita successfully assists both national and international businesses in navigating complex AML/CTF regulatory landscapes.

Rosvaldas Krušna
Advisor to the board member @ the Bank of Lithuania

Rosvaldas is an advisor to the board member at the Bank of Lithuania, responsible for the supervision of financial markets and services. Currently leading the implementation of MiCA and crypto assets/services. Experienced professional with the background of economics and finance.Rosvaldas assumed his current position after working within the fields of investment services and undertakings supervision, asset management and financial audit. He also has exposure to lecturing at university.

Astra Tikas
Founding Board Member @ INO

Astra is the Founding Board Member of INO (Internet Native Organization) that brings DAO solutions to the mainstream and is one of 20 projects selected to the EU Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox. Astra is a previous Board Member of the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association, co-organizer of the world first ever DAO Conference DAO Day Estonia and a consultant on crypto regulations. As part of her desire to promote cooperation between crypto companies and regulators, she organized a conference titled “Crypto Companies Call to Comply and Cooperate” in 2022. She is also a strong spiritual mind and a musician. Being an entrepreneur since age 21, she will never stop to find solutions and fun in business.

Ieva Trinkūnaitė
Group CEO @ iSUN AG

Ieva possesses deep expertise in guiding the strategic direction of iSUN AG’s portfolio of fintech companies. Her focus centers on the effort to seamlessly merge conventional financial practices with novel cutting-edge methods and innovative approaches, all in the pursuit of providing improved and forward-looking solutions for customers.

Andrius Bartminas
Co-Founder and CEO @ SUPER HOW?

Andrius is a passionate Web3 visionary and outstanding international business development professional with a deep passion for emerging technologies and innovations. As a market professional, he is an active participant in governmental and institutional working groups and projects setting the regulatory framework for digital assets in Lithuania and the European Union. Andrius is also a representative of Blockchain Lithuania.

Mindaugas Civilka
Partner @ TGS Baltic

Mindaugas is partner with TGS Baltic, head of Technology and Media Group. With over 20 years of practise in IT law, he manages the most complex and innovative IT, data and media projects. Mindaugas is active writer and vocal speaker on AI, Metaverse and blockchain law.

Mindaugas Petrauskas
Head of Financial Crime Prevention @ AMLYZE

Mindaugas spent his whole career (more than 30 years) serving law enforcement agencies (police, FIU, Europol), where he spent most of his time specializing in financial crime investigation. His attitude to the law’s application was impacted by these experiences, which also improved his capacity to share his knowledge with colleagues. In his new position as Head of Financial Crime Prevention at AMLYZE he is assisting to improve IT solutions to fight Financial crime and AML, as well training, OSINT investigations for due diligence.

Vytautas Kašėta
President @ Crypto Economy Organisation

Vytautas is an entrepreneur and a community builder. He is a deep tech and Next Reality enthusiast and visionary, diving deep into the world of token economics, securitization, digital innovations, and crypto economy development. Vytautas is also a co-founder and digital innovations hero at SUPER HOW? – a private DARQ technologies lab; a co-founder of Blockchain Lithuania competence centre.

Gediminas Laucius
Legal & Tax Services Managing Partner @ LEWBEN

Gediminas has extensive experience in the provision of legal and tax solutions for national and international clients engaged in crypto, WEB3, blockchain, and neo-banking activities. Gediminas has supported local enterprises in expanding their businesses globally, and global businesses in establishing their operations locally in Lithuania as a means to enter the European market with a complete set of professional services in every stage of the commercial cycle – from incorporation and licensing to everyday affairs.

Monika Sviderskė
Seasoned Web3 CMO

Monika stepped into the tech scene in 2017. Through digital brand identity creation, unique marketing strategies that are highly based on sustainable, organic growth, she has helped numerous projects carve out their niche and stand out in competitive markets. Prior to crypto, Monika led marketing activities at Eskimi, one of the fastest-growing AdTech platforms today. Once she embraced Web3, for two years she was the CMO of Lossless, a web3 cybersecurity company battling hacks and exploits, and helped multiple projects and protocols along the way. Experienced across DeFi, Web3 security, NFTs, metaverse, and GameFi, she’s happy to share that marketing know-how with the Web3 community.

Šarūnas Legeckas
General Partner @ Founderheads

Investor of multiple crypto projects (30+) and has been an active investor since 2017. Experienced as a General Manager at Neobank N26 and Barclays Bank, featured in The New York Times, CNN, Irish Times, and other leading media outlets across the globe. Recognized as one of the top 100 digital challengers (NEWEUROPE100) in the CEE region by Google and the Financial Times.

Karolis Jonuška
Head of Legal @ Swissmoney/iSun

Karolis currently serves as the Head of Legal at swissmoney/iSun, bringing with him nearly a decade of experience in the field of legal affairs. His professional journey has seen him contribute his legal expertise at notable organizations, including Ignitis, WePower, and most recently, Binance, where he held the position of Head of Regulatory Legal for the Baltics, Nordics, CEE, and Cyprus, as well as Head of Legal for Binance Lithuania. Karolis possesses a deep understanding of emerging technologies like blockchain and web3, along with the intricate legal regulations that often surround them. One of his strengths lies in simplifying complex legal concepts for easier comprehension. He has also shared his knowledge through lectures and conferences held across Europe, demonstrating his ability to effectively communicate intricate legal information to diverse audiences.

Vilius Oškeliūnas
Partner, Wealth manager @ Gerovės valdymas

Vilius Oškeliūnas is one of the founding partners and a wealth manager in the oldest and largest independent licensed multi-family office, Gerovės valdymas in Lithuania. Vilius has a master‘s degree in Finance from Vilnius University and is a CFA charter holder. With more than 15 years of experience in the wealth management field, Vilius has a history of consistent clients’ wealth growth through financial planning, investment management, strategic business management (including acquisitions and sales), tax planning, inheritance planning, and management. Vilius is renowned for his holistic approach and financial engineering.


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Main Programme
08:00- 09:00

Registration & Welcome coffee

09:00- 09:15

Opening speech by Aušrinė Armonaitė (Minister of Economy and Innovation)
Opening introduction by MCs




Invited Speaker:
Gordon Einstein (Founding Partner @ CryptoLaw Partners)
Innovative Web3 Use Cases for SDG and ESG


Keynote Speaker:
Harry Yeh (Managing Director @ Quantum Fintech Group)


Invited Speaker:
Ilja Laurs (Founder & Chairman @ Nextury Ventures)


Invited Speaker:
Monika Weehuizen (Zalaite) (Head of Growth @ VIRTUE)
Unlocking new audiences with the power of Web3. How Coca-Cola Creations embraced new technologies to connect with the elusive GenZ.


10:35- 11:15

Coffee break (Networking lounge)




Keynote Speaker:
J.D. Salbego (CEO @ Moonstax & Hash3 Labs)
Navigating the NFT Revolution: Unleashing the Power of Digital Ownership


Keynote Speaker:
Aragorn Meulendijks (Futurist, Metaverse Critic, Believer & Speaker | Advisor | Explorer | StoryTeller @ ItsMrMetaverse)
Ai & Web3: Decade of Disruption


Invited Speaker:
Ieva Trinkūnaitė (Group CEO @ iSUN AG)
What factors can strengthen Bitcoin’s position in the Web3 market?


Panel Discussion I: Digital assets
(Moderator: Vytautas Kašėta, President @ Crypto Economy Organisation)

Panelists: J.D. Salbego, Monika Weehuizen (Zalaite), Aragorn Meulendijks, Darius Rugys.



Light lunch (Snacks & refreshments @ Networking lounge).
Hot meals available for sale.




Invited Speaker:
Laurent Bourquin (GP | Chief Investment Officer @ MEV Capital)
Implication of DeFi in traditional economy & personal finance


Invited Speaker:
Eric Heinemann (Head of Web3 CEMEA @ Chainalysis) & Rita Tamulytė (Associate Partner, Compliance Services @ Lewben)
Brand Protection in WEB3: Combating IP Infringement on the Blockchain


Keynote Speaker:
Panagiotis Papapaschalis (Senior Lead Legal Counsel @ European Central Bank)


Panel discussion II: MiCAR
(Moderator: Einoras Vaičiūnas @ LEWBEN)


Panelists: Mindaugas Petrauskas, Rosvaldas Krušna, Karolis Jonuška, Finance Ministry of Lithuania and others.



Coffee break (Networking lounge)



Keynote Speaker:
Deborah Perry Piscione (Chief Executive Officer @ Work3 Institute; Co-author of “Employment is Dead!”)
Gen AI, Web3 + the Future of Work


Invited Speaker:
Astra Tikas Founding Board Member @ INO
Internet Native Organization & AI: Shaping the Future of DAOs


Panel discussion III: Money Generation
(Moderator: TBC)


Panelists: Vilius Oškeliūnas, Vytautas Kašėta and others.



End of Summit

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Side event “education prerequisite”

This track is designed for both students and educators within the school community.


It offers an opportunity to connect with enthusiastic Web3 educators, prominent leaders in the business world, and forward-thinking young entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of education.


Our objective is to demonstrate the practical application of Web3 technology in everyday life and collaboratively envision an educational landscape that fully embraces the transformative capabilities of Web3 innovations.


Why Web3 in education?


Web3 technology aims to enhance the teaching and learning process by harnessing the full potential of technology. Web3 incorporates tools such as artificial intelligence, the Metaverse, blockchain, gameFi, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to simplify access to a wealth of information for individuals worldwide. With the assistance of technology, educators can create more captivating assignments, fostering greater engagement in the learning process.


Web3 Welcome: Entering the New Era in Education


Web 3.0 Decoded: Beyond the Buzz
Aaron S. (Editor-in-Chief @ Bitdegree)


Crypto is knocking
Tomas Martūnas (Web3 Investor, Builder) & Matas Baliukonis (CEO @ VJHS Endowment)


GameFi & the Metaverse


My Cyber Story: from scrolling to action
Benediktas Terminas (Cybersecurity Expert / Programmer / CEO of “Kombo Market”)


Web3 Playgrounds: undercover case


Closing & A Digital Wonderland Awaits.

Teachers VIP Section


10:30-12:00 Web 3.0 for Educators: Exploring Digital Literacy Across Disciplines for Modern Pedagogy.

Doc. Dr. Egle Radvile (Ceo of Future society Institute, co- Founder of Cyberwe, Ceo of Lithuanina CIO association)

Reserve your place now