The Conference is organized by the Faculty of Business Management and held at the Main building of VK, Saltoniskiu str. 58.

International Business Conference 2017: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship PROGRAM

Keynote Speakers for the “International Business Conference 2017: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

ILJA LAURS, Lithuania
Founder & Chairman at Nextury Ventures

Serial entrepreneur & venture investor with a track record of building nine-figure companies from scratch and multiple exits. “European Manager of the Year” by European Business Press Association, “25 European Tech Leaders” by Wall Street Journal, “Top 40 People in Mobile” by Informa Telecoms and Media, “20 Brightest Business Minds” by Baltic Business Forum, “10 Start-ups That Will Change Your Life” by TIME magazine and “Technology Pioneer” by World Economic Forum in Davos are only a few of his numerous industry achievements. As a recognized thought leader, Ilja speaks on all major ICT conferences and is regularly quoted in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg and many other media outlets.

Writer, teacher and workshop leader. Conversations in Singapore: Searching for True Success on the Silk Road, One Question at a Time – due out December 2017 – is his second book. It follows on from the critically acclaimed Six Traits of Self-leadership: How to Create a Life of Success and Happiness.

Michael trained to be a Christian Brother. While much of his time in the order was dedicated to study, he also worked and lived with some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people and communities in Ireland. After eight years, the time came for him either to take final monastic vows for life, or move on. He chose to move on. He did this because he felt that life was calling him in another direction. For the last twenty years, he has devoted himself to encouraging, assisting and supporting all those he has worked with, or has come into contact with, to be the best they can possibly be. While based in Ireland, he is regularly invited to travel throughout Europe to teach, give presentations and lead workshops. He holds qualifications in Social Care and Public Administration, and has an M.A. in Health Care Management.

Dr. DAVID BANKS, Scotland
Lecturer, Reviewer: Psychological Medicine, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nurse Education Today, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Practice, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Lecturer at School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Broader research and writing interests revolve around social exclusion, identity, health provision and access. Member of Nursing & Midwifery Council, Society for Social Medicine, Cochrane Collaboration Schizophrenia Group.