W@LawLT Talk Catch them if You can

April 03, 2018

Join the forth W@LawLT Talk which is tailor-made session to address the fine line between employee’s and employer’s responsibility for financial crimes and corruptive practices. The topic is of particular importance in the light of tightening regulatory requirements, and ever increasing enthusiasm by law enforcement bodies to fight corporate misconduct.

WHEN: Wednesday, 4 April, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM) 

​WHERE: Rise Vilnius Center, Gyneju str. 14, Vilnius

Advanced registration is required (places are limited).

W@LawLT Talk: Quo vadis, advertising? Regulation and practice.

Join the third W@LawLT Talk to hear from experts on Advertising rules. Experienced speakers - Eglė Bakštytė, Senior Associate at the law firm COBALT, and Jurgita Videikaitė, Head of Digital Brand Communication at Inspired UM, will present the general legal requirements of advertising and practical everyday challenges faced by the creators of advertising.

WHEN: Thursday, 8 March, 2018, 5:00-7:00PM (doors open at 4:30PM) 

​WHERE: Rise Vilnius Center, Gyneju str. 14, Vilnius

Advanced registration is required (places are limited).​​

W@DesArts Exhibition & Online Gallery

December 06, 2017

W@DesArts, in cooperation with Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, invites you to discover contemporary jewellery & accessory designers as well as photographer Olivia Fernandez. Discover the artists in the Online Gallery

- Exhibition: 7 December, 2017

- Online Gallery: 24 November - 31 December

Please join us for a festive gathering to enjoy design and art.


Lunch-vernissage: 12:00 - 14:30, RSVP here

Evening-vernissage: 18:00 - 21:00, RSVP here


Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, Rue Belliard 41-43, 1040 Brussels

Third W@Tech Session from the series of "What the heck is blockchain?" - Brussels edition

November 29, 2017

Join the Brussels edition of the W@Tech Talks from the series "What the heck is blockchain?" featuring:

  • ​Els Meyvaert, Marketing & Communications Director, SettleMint

  • Chris Muyldermans, Counsel Regulatory Affairs, KBC bank

  • Jurgita Miseviciute, Policy advisor, Covington & Burling

Moderator: Ada Jonuse, Founder of W@Tech, CEO at Lympo

​WHEN: 30 November, 12:00 - 14:00; light lunch will be served
​WHERE: Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, Rue Belliard 41-43, 1040 Brussels

​The event is free of charge and open to everyone interested, regardless of gender. The talk will be held in English.

W@Pro Session: The art of influencing people

November 27, 2017

Join the third W@ Pro Session, featuring Anne-Marie Demoucelle, for practical tips and tricks on how to enhance your personal charisma and presence, in order to fully realise your potential to influence people. Get a toolkit that can come handy for many professionals eg in negotiations. A dynamic and interactive session will focus on the latest research and best demonstrated practices.

​This session is hosted by A&O Brussels.


12.30 - 14.30
Lunch will be served.


Allen & Overy Brussels Office
Tervurenlaan/Avenue de Tervueren 268A
1150 Brussels

W@Tech Talk about Blockchain in Berlin

October 25, 2017

Join the first W@Tech Talk in Berlin to hear about blockchain, featuring:

  • Ada Jonuse, founder of W@Tech, CEO at Lympo

  • Dimitra Papadopoulu, lead consultant at CGI in public sector, founder & CEO at meHealthX

  • Yamila Eraso, Esq. LLM, Associate at LACORE Rechtsanwälte LLP

  • Kasia Kazmierczak, Operations Manager at BigchainDB

Blockchain is a revolution potentially as big as the Internet itself. But what is it? How does blockchain technology work? How do people create new currencies every day? How can blockchain be used beyond the financial sector – eg in healthcare or public sector? What is an ICO, a ledger and how to start your own blockchain project? An event for those who want to learn more about the blockchain revolution and opportunities to change your business, career and the world.

W@LawLT Talk: New Data Protection Rules

October 02, 2017

Join the second W@LawLT Talk to hear from experts on changes in data protection rules:

  • Vilija Viesunaite, Partner, Head of Pan-Baltic IP, IT & Telecommunications Law Practice Group at Law Firm Triniti

  • Daugaile Syrusaite, Lawyer specialising in e-commerce and TMT matters

Chair: Ruta Zukaite

WHEN: Tuesday, 3 October; 6:00-8:00PM (doors open at 5:30PM)

​WHERE: Rise Vilnius Center, Gyneju str. 14, Vilnius

The event is free of charge and open to everyone interested, regardless of gender. The talk will be held in Lithuanian.

W@Tech Talk about Blockchain

September 20, 2017

Join the first W@Tech Talk to hear about blockchain, featuring:

  • Ada Jonuse, founder of W@Tech

  • Anastasija Plotnikova, lawyer, adviser at the ETHLend ICO

  • Beata Koniuchova, Team Lead at Metasite, WGT alumni


If we will have 100 questions, there will be 100 answers. How does blockchain technology work? How people are creating new currencies every day? What is an ICO, a ledger, a fork and how to start your own blockchain project? What does this technology revolution mean for Lithuania and the region? Which 4 Lithuanian companies already raised more than EUR 73m this year? An event for those who want to learn more about the blockchain revolution and opportunities to change your business, career and the world.


WHEN: 21 September, 18:00 – 20:00

​WHERE: J. Balcikonio gatve 7, GAMA pastatas, Technopolis

The event, organised together with Women Go Tech mentorship programme alumni, is free of charge and open to everyone interested, regardless of gender.

W@Pro Session: Tips & Tricks on Public Speaking & Moderation

June 25, 2017

Tips & Tricks on Public Speaking & Moderation:

How to become a Confident, Compelling Speaker or Moderator

Join the first W@ Pro Session to hear from two public speaking “veterans” on techniques they have used in delivering numerous speeches and  moderating multiple panel discussions:

  • Andrew Fielding – a professional communicator who for years served as a spokesman at the European Commission as well as spoke at and chaired many events whilst at the Bruegel think tank

  • Stephen Kinsella – a born public speaker who polished his speaking skills at hundreds of conferences as well as European Commission and court hearings as a solicitor-advocate

This W@Pro Session will be chaired by:

  • Laura Batchelor – an experienced public affairs professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field.


This event is hosted by Fipra.

W@LawLT Talk: Labour Law Changes in a Nutshell

June 21, 2017

Join the first W@LawLT Talk: Labour Law Changes in a Nutshell


Hear from:

  • Jurgita Judickienė, employment & labour law expert, 20 years of experience in the field, managing partner at Law Firm JUREX;

  • Rūta Žukaitė, employment & labour law expert, associate at Law Firm IUSTUM


Chair: Karolina Laurynaitė, Founder of W@LawLT

WHEN: Thursday, 22 June; 15:00-17:00

​WHERE: Rise Vilnius Center, Gyneju str. 14, Vilnius, Lithuania

Event, hosted by Rise Vilnius, is free of charge and open to everyone interested, regardless of gender.

Registration is required, places are limited: first come, first served.

Is the Approaching Global Financial Crisis Anniversary Worth Celebrating?

June 18, 2017

Join a discussion featuring:

  • Laima Šikšnelytė, Financial Services Attaché, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

  • Audronė Steiblytė, European Commission, Legal Service

  • Lina Vatėnaitė, European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

  • Kristina Budrytė-Ridard, Director, FTI Consulting


The event is hosted by:

  • W@BrusselsLT

  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU

  • Lithuanian Lawyers Association Brussels Branch

12:00 - 14:00

Light lunch will be served.

W@ProSession: Media Relations Masterclass

April 03, 2017

Understanding the media landscape in Brussels and knowing how to work well with journalists covering your professional area will give you an edge.

Join the first W@Pro Session to hear from Victoria Main and Simos Piperidis. Former journalists with communications experience, the two will guide you through the Brussels media landscape, explain how to prepare for media engagement, and demonstrate how to make the most of interaction with journalists.


This event is hosted by Cambre Associates.


Number of places is limited: first-come, first served.

08:30 – 10:30


Light breakfast will be served

Cambre Associates

52 Rue Defacqz

1050 Brussels

W@Competition Talks: Cartel Settlement

March 08, 2017

The discussion will focus on the role of the EU settlement procedure as a cartel enforcement tool.


Ms. Maria Jaspers, Head of Unit, DG Competition and Ms. Clio Angeli, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP will give a joint presentation on the most recent developments in the EU cartel settlement procedure.

The discussion will focus in particular on the role of the settlement procedure as part of the European Commission enforcement toolkit and the considerations taken into account by the Commission.

The event is held together with WiN - Women in Norton Rose Fulbright, Brussels.


The speakers will also discuss the pros and cons considered by the parties when weighting whether or not they should settle.

Conference on Contemporary Competition Developments

February 15, 2017

A day of panel discussions and speeches on some of the hottest contemporary competition topics. Hear from a number of renowned competition professionals from enforcement authorities, judiciary, in-house, private practice and economics, including:

  • Gabriella Muscolo, Commissioner, Italian Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato

  • Andreas Mundt, President of the German Bundeskartellamt

  • Siún O'Keeffe, Senior Strategy Advisor, Dutch Autoriteit Consument en Markt

  • Birgit Krüger, Head of General Policy Division, German Bundeskartellamt

  • Mercedes Pedraz, Judge at the Spanish Audiencia Nacional

  • Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

  • Ann Pope, Senior Director Antitrust, UK Competition and Markets Authority

  • Natalie Harsdorf, Deputy Managing Director, Austrian Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde

  • Maria João Melícias, Member of the Board, Portuguese Autoridade da Concorrência

  • Szilvia Szekely, Task Force Digital Single Market, DG COMP, European Commission

  • Kate Collyer, Deputy Chief Economic Adviser, UK Competition and Markets Authority

and many others

Panel discussions include:


  • Crystal ball gazing: merger control of the future

  • Private competition enforcement: reality check past the Dec ‘16 deadline

  • In search of the right box: rebates & other incentives by dominant firms

  • The E-Commerce riddle: same, same yet different digital world

  • Enforcers' Roundtable: Shaping Contemporary Competition Policy

Photo gallery of the event is here.

'30 in their 30s' Notable Women Competition Professionals - Announcement & Celebration Reception

February 15, 2017

Names of 30 Notable Women Competition Professionals were revealed on 16 February.

The survey features 30 outstanding professionals aged between 30 and 40 in the competition field in four categories:

Several hundreds of women competition professionals were nominated for this list via a simple online form on W@ website. To be considered in the next stage of the project, they were all invited to fill in a short questionnaire. Their anonymised responses were reviewed by an independent jury of three experienced competition professionals for each category. Jury members were not aware of who other jury members were / their identity was not disclosed until they submitted their most preferred 30 nominee response selection to W@Competition team.  Peer feedback was also invoked in the last stage of the selection process.

The project was carried out in partnership with PaRR Global.

Photos of the Announcement Reception can be found here.

Discussion on European Trade Policy: Challenges and Prospects

November 30, 2016

  • Lina Viltrakienė, URM Išorinių ekonominių santykių departamentas

  • Lina Zigmantaitė, Prekybos Politikos Komitetas, LR Nuolatinė Atstovybė ES

  • Rūta Žarnauskaitė, Europos Komisijos Prekybos Generalinis Direktoratas

Lunch-Discussion on Lithuanian Geopolitics "Eastern Winds - Challenges for the Country?"

September 26, 2016

Lunch-Discussion about Lithuanian geopolitics, its relations with Eastern neighbours and challenges they entail including security.


  • Ambassador dr Jovita Neliupsiene, Lithuania's Permanent Representative to the EU

  • Monika Bylaite, European External Affairs Service

  • Ieva Valutyte, Eurpean Parliament's External Affairs Directorate

  • Kristina Vaiciunaite, Democratisation


  • Evelina Kurgonaite, Founder & Chair of W@

Panel Discussion 'Women in Tech' at ICT event #SWITCH!

September 07, 2016

Panel discussion about women in the ICT sector: why so few women? why does the sector need more women? how to attract more women to the industry? how can women benefit from joining tech business?

Panel participants:

  • Anna-Maria Treneva, Head of Sales, Central, Eastern Europe & Russia at Facebook

  • Gitana Akliene, Managing Director at No Magic Europe

  • Asta Meskereviciute, CEO & co-founder of software development company INVENTI

  • Evelina Kurgonaite, Head of Policy Strategy & Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics

  • Laura K. Inamedinova, contributing tech journalist for Forbes and Huffington Post

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