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Digital Sea Conference 2021

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 organised by the AgriFood Lithuania DIH and co-organised by EIT Food CLC North-East.

25 Jun 2021
EIT Food North-East

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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 on July 8 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.

The event is organised by the AgriFood Lithuania DIH and co-organised by EIT Food CLC North-East.

AGENDA

July 8, Physical + broadcasted online

  • 11:00 Opening of the Conference
  • 11:05 Opening speech 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
    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);
    Darius Krinickas (Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania)
    Algis Latakas (CEO at Port of Klaipėda)

    Moderated by Rytis Juozapavičius

    PART 2. EIT FOOD. Challenges and benefits of sustainable aquaculture
  • 12:20 Presentation
    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


    PART 3. Logistics challenges and opportunities using the sea route
  • 13:45 Presentation by 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

    PART 4. Digital innovation solutions for the sea of the future
  • 14:30 Presentation by Daina Kleponė (Managing director at Enterprise Lithuania)
  • 14:45 Discussion: Can we solve current and future challenges through innovation?
  • 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)


    PART 5. Marine energy is an untapped source of renewable energy
  • 15:15 Presentation by Dainius Kreivys, 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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