Joint Defence Export Event in Latvia and Lithuania

Join a 3-day export event in Latvia and Lithuania arranged by DI Danish Defence and Security Industries Association and The Royal Danish Embassies in Vilnius and Riga - December 7-9 2022.

In collaboration with The Royal Danish Embassies in Vilnius and Riga, we are pleased to invite you to take part in a joint export event to explore the possibilities for intensifying all aspects of Danish-Lithuanian and Latvian defence cooperation. The event will allow leading Danish companies to present themselves, to meet Lithuanian and Latvian counterparts and to establish new contacts to key decision-makers in Lithuania and Latvia.

For decades, Denmark has had a close defence cooperation with the Baltic countries, and due to the geopolitical situation, Denmark is currently even stronger engaged in both countries. Both Latvia and Lithuania have decided to raise defence spendings. Latvia has decided to reach 2.5% of GDP in 2025, while Lithuania has raised defence spendings to 2.52% of GDP in 2022. This is creating opportunities for also strengthening industry cooperation in the fields of defence and security.

Networking & B2B

There will be plenty of opportunities to network with relevant counterparts from the industry and key decision-makers in Lithuania and Latvia. Companies can bring booklets; roll-ups and other marketing materials for the B2B-sessions. Each Danish company will have a round meeting table. If you have requests on who you would like to meet from Latvia and Lithuania during the event, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the embassies in Riga and Vilnius:

Vilma Jarasiuniene
Senior Commercial Adviser
Embassy of Denmark, Vilnius

Inese Leja-Raphael
Commercial Officer
Embassy of Denmark, Riga

Who will join?
The defence industry from all three countries, Danish ambassadors to Latvia and Lithuania, the defence attaché to the Baltic countries, representatives from the MoD’s, defence procurement agencies, Multinational Division North (MND N), the Danish battalion in Latvia, The National Armed Forces, land forces and other forces depending on relevance, the local industry associations

Price & practicalities
The price is 7,110 DKK per company. The price is based on 10 participating companies and might therefore vary depending on the number of participants. Further, the price is based on a 75% Brexit Subsidy from The Danish Trade Council.

Included in the price
- Two participants from the same company
- Food and beverages on DEC 7-9
- Transport to/from Adazi Military Base

Not included in the price
- Hotel and plane tickets  

The embassies will book hotel rooms for you in both Vilnius (DEC 6-8) and Riga (DEC 8-9). The stay is to be paid for by you when checking out. We will be staying at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel in Vilnius and Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel in Riga.

Plane tickets are to be booked by yourself. Suggestions:
- DEC 6 – Arrival in Vilnius
- DEC 8 – Flight from Vilnius to Riga, 9:10-10:00 (airBaltic)
- DEC 9 – Departure in the evening. We will arrive at the airport at around 4 pm.


    • 09:00 Registration and coffee (networking)

      Venue: The Danish Embassy in Vilnius

    • 09:30 Opening remarks by Danish Ambassador Hans Brask and a representative of the Ministry of Defence in Lithuania

    • 09:45 Presentation of procurement plans by the Ministry of Defence and the Director of Defence Materiel Agency, Sigitas Dzekunskas

    • 10:15 Presentation of industry cooperation opportunities by the Lithuanian National Security Association

    • 10:20 Short company pitches by Lithuanian companies (1 min. per company)

    • 10:35 Coffee break

    • 11:05 Presentation of industry cooperation opportunities by Henrik Navntoft Sønderskov, chief consultant of DI Defence and Security Industries Association

    • 11:10 Short company pitches by Danish companies (1 min. per company)

    • 11:25 Networking lunch

    • 12:25-afternoon B2G and B2B meetings

    • Afternoon Site visit organized by the embassy

    • Evening Dinner with relevant stakeholders

    • Late evening Opportunity for drinks and further informal networking

    • 11:00 Registration and coffee & snacks (networking)

      Venue: Pullman Riga Old Town Hotel, Conference hall – APPALOOSA, ground floor

    • 11:30 Welcome words by Flemming Stender, Danish Ambassador to Latvia

    • 11:40 Introduction by Niels Henrik Johansen Colonel (Army), Danish Defence Attaché to the Baltic States

    • 11:50 Presentation on procurement plans and priorities from the Ministry of Defence of Latvia by Mr Mārtiņš Paškēvičs, Under Secretary of State for Logistics, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia

    • 12:10 Presentation on procurement plans in Denmark by Jesper Kjersgaard Schultz, Commander, Department for International and Industrial Relations from the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO)

    • 12:30 Industry cooperation opportunities by Henrik Navntoft Sønderskov, chief consultant of DI Defence and Security Industries Association

    • 12:35 Short company pitches by Danish companies (1 min. per company)

    • 12:50 Industry cooperation opportunities (European Defence Funds, other) by Elīna Egle-Ločmele, Chairwoman of Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia

    • 13:00 Short company pitches by Latvian companies (1 min. per company)

    • 13:15 networking lunch & B2B meetings

    • 18:30 Dinner hosted by the Ambassador for the Danish delegation and Latvian stakeholders at restaurant Kaļķu Vārti (kalkuvarti.lv) Address: Jauniela 20, Old town

    • 9:00 Check out, hotel

    • 9:15 Departure to Ādaži Military Base

    • 10:00 Arrival & visit to the Camp of Danish battalion Static Display

    • 11:00 Coffee and networking

    • 11:30 Traveling by bus to Adazi base

    • 11:45 Site visit at Ādaži Military Base

      - Presentation by Flemming Mathiasen – Commander Multinational Division North - Danish company demonstrations - Hands-on solutions Networking lunch

    • 15:00 Departure to Riga International Airport