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1st of July Conference „Maritime Strategy‘s Role to the Prosperity of a Smaller Coastal State“

Conference Dedicated to the 30 Years Anniversary of Lithuanian Navy „Maritime Strategy‘s Role to the Prosperity of a Smaller Coastal State“

Friday, the 1st of July 2022

Venue: Aula Magna, Klaipeda University

Live broadcast HERE.

Attire: Service Dress Uniform with Ribbons or Business Suit (jacket with tie)


08:30-09:20 Registration and Welcome Coffee




Welcome address: Lithuanian Navy Commander Captain Navy Giedrius Premeneckas


Keynote Opening: Mr. Žilvinas Tomkus Vice-Minister of Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense

09:40-10:00 Keynote Opening: Vice Admiral Keith Blount, the Commander, Allied Maritime Command, NATO, following with Q&A
10:00-11:00 The Sea-Based economy as a Driver of Maritime Strategy


Maritime Trade – the Backbone of the Global economyMrs. Tuva Flagstad-Andersen Den Norske Vertias GL-Maritime Regional Manager, Norway


Global Shipping Industry the Key EnablerMr. Tom Kleppestø is General Manager for the Maritime Oslofjord Alliance, comprising of  three maritime and ocean industry associations Oslo Shipowners’ Association, Ocean Industry Forum Oslofjord, and Shipping & Offshore Network


The Baltic Region Maritime Economy Strategic OutlookMr. Andrius Sutnikas Business Development Manager at Klaipeda Science and Technology Park


Marine Ecosystem Services and Their Contribution to the National EconomyDr. Darius Daunys is Vice-Rector for Science and Innovations of Klaipeda University and head of the Research Council of European University Alliance EU-CONEXUS


11:00-11:30 Panel discussion – Moderator Mr. Edmundas Jakilaitis, Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union
11:30-12:50 Lunch (hosted)
13:00-14:00 Security Implications to Maritime Strategy


Global Maritime Security Challenges (NAVEUR DMHQ RDML Patrick Chase)


The Role of the Navies Ensuring the Freedom on the High Seas – Captain Henk Warnar associate professor in Naval Strategy at the Netherlands Defence Academy and director of the Dutch Seapower Course.


The Baltic Region Maritime Security Challenges – research associate Mr. Julian Pawlak, the Helmut Schmidt University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg and the German Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies


Maritime Security Impact to National Security StrategyDr. Deividas Šlekys is an associate professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University


14:00-14:30 Panel discussion – Moderator Mr. Edmundas Jakilaitis, Lithuanian Riflemen’s Union
14:30-14:40 Keynote Closing: Professor Valdas Rakutis, Lithuanian Parliament
14:40-15:30 End of Conference, networking opportunity (Coffee/tea, light snacks hosted)