In cooperation with MKB Fintechlab and the Lithuanian fintech associations Fintech Hub LT, the Hungarian Embassy in Vilnius organized a successful Hungarian-Lithuanian Fintech Forum on 23rd of May 2019 and a B2B event in Vilnius. H.E. Gábor Diczházi, Ambassador of Hungary and Ágoston Sarlós economic attaché as well as representatives of about 30 Lithuanian and 4 Hungarian fintech companies took part in the forum. In the first part of the forum, Rūta Merkevičiūtė, the head of the Lithuanian (central) Bank, the Head of the Bank of Lithuania's Financial Services and Market Surveillance Department, and Asta Grigaitytė, the Client Relationship Manager of the Bank of Lithuania provided detailed information about the Lithuanian fintech ecosystem. In the second Hungarian part, the Hungarian fintech regulatory environment was presented by János Pereczes, managing director of MKB Fintechlab, followed by high-standard corporate presentations (Barion, W.UP, Blueopes). At the B2B meetings, 16 Lithuanian companies had 24 straightforward business discussions. We are pleased to note that during the lecture part, important comments and questions were raised by invited fintech companies’ representatives, which signalled an increased Lithuanian interest towards the activities of the Hungarian fintech companies.

Downloadable presentations of the Fintech forum (please click on the highlighted links):


  1. Ruta Merkevičiūtė, Head of Division, Bank of Lithuania: „Lithuania: Directionà FinTech
  2. Asta Grigaitytė, Client Relationship Manager, Bank of Lithuania: Payment Infrastructure of Bank of Lithuania
  3. János Pereczes, Managing Director, MKB Fintechlab:  Thriving CEE, Hungary’s Fintech Opportunity
  4. Remco Weenenberg, Head of Alliances, W.UP: The AI sales opportunity in banking
  5. Sándor Kiss, CEO, Barion: The PAYPAL with Google business model
  6. Balázs Faluvégi, CEO, Blueopes: Blueopes: CEE’s first roboadvisor