09:30 – 16:00



Minsko pl. 14, LT-02121 Vilnius Lithuania

Tel. (+370)5/2032282






09:30 – 10:00 


10:00 - 10:05

National Defence Foundation Director

Mr. Vaidotas Malinionis

Welcome remarks

10:05 – 10:10

Department of the Mobilization and Civil Resistance, MOD

Director Mr. V. V. Vilkelis

Welcome speech

10:10 – 10:30

Department of the Mobilization and Civil Resistance, MOD

Head of HNS division

Mrs. Asta Černiauskienė

HNS organization in Lithuania

10:30 – 10:50

Armed Forces of Lithuanian

Defence Staff, J4 Department od Logistics

LTC Valdas Dambrauskas

HNS developments in Lithuania

10:50 – 11:30

Mr. Jermaine Ivo – Consultant

Mr. Jasper Koeleman – Account Manager NL Ministry of Defence

Defence industry in Netherlands

Cooperation with NATO/EU and governmental institutions. HNS.

EU mobility project

11:30 - 11:50

Former head of the State Security Department of the Republic of Lithuania

Mr. Gediminas Grina

Selection of the companies for the Defence Tenders, projects

11:50 – 12:10

Norwegian Armed Forces

HNS representative

Lessons Learned from NATO military exercises “Trident Juncture 18” from HNS perspective

12:10 – 12:30

WILNOR Governmental Services

Strategic Partner for the Logistics


Mr Thomas Garlid, Senior Project Manager at WilNor Governmental Services

Mr Geir Michaelsen, Chief Commercial Officer at WilNor Governmental Services

“Corporate contribution to Host Nation Support – WilNor Governmental Services”

12:30 – 13:30

Coffee break, snacs

13:30 – 13:40

Cobalt Legal

Teisutis Jasiulionis

“Acquisitions to ensure HNS process. Legal challenges and possibilities

13:40 – 14:00


Mr. Andris Velins

HNS for NATO troops

14:00– 14:20

ibs® International Operational Services eK

Mr. Horst Rütten (CEO)

Mr. Arūnas Šermukšnis


14:20 – 14:40

JSC „SK Impeks Medicinos diagnostikos centras“

Ms. Amit Belaitė

HNS Medical support and diagnostics

14:40 – 15:30

National Defence Foundation


Mr. Vaidotas Malinionis





(dedicated to NATO’s 70th anniversary)


International Conference

Western Readiness to Answer Russia’s Hybrid Warfare


22 March 2019

Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius

Conference Summary

The conference began with welcome addresses by Vytautas Bakas, Chair of the Seimas Committee on National Security and Defence, and Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.

In his welcome address, Mr. Bakas expressed his appreciation for this impactful international event organised by Lithuania on the initiative of active citizens and experts. He was grateful for the opportunity to discuss an array of important issues on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of NATO and the 15th anniversary of Lithuania’s membership of NATO.

Mr. Bakas stressed that one of today’s pressing goals was to respond to Russia’s ongoing hybrid warfare, a significant threat to the stability of Western democracies and their political systems. He highlighted that Russia was waging its hybrid warfare through use of a full arsenal of wide-ranging measures, including ‘economic and energy pressure, attempts to exert influence through information and propaganda, cyberattacks, and intelligence operations.’ Energy blackmail and interference in domestic policies were but a few of the many instruments identified by Mr. Bakas that were pursued by the Kremlin through corporations and enterprises under its control. These measures are employed in an attempt to change the geopolitical vector of sovereign states.

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