It is our pleasure to invite you to the 7th International Scientific Conference “Whither our Economies’2020″ / WOE’20, hosted by Mykolas Romeris University, which will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on September 17, 2020.

This year, the conference WOE’20 is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Mykolas Romeris University with the main topic focused on:

“New Challenges of Economics Security and Welfare State”

The Programme:

September 17TH, 2020

09:30AM – 10:00AM


Meeting Room




10:00AM – 11:30 AM

Opening session
Moderator – dr. Ilona Bartuševičienė
Vice-dean of Faculty of Public Governance and Business, Mykolas Romeris university

Welcome speech:

Professor dr. Inga Žalėnienė
Rector of Mykolas Romeris university

Professor dr. Darius Štitilis
Dean of Faculty of Public Governance and Business, Mykolas Romeris university

Professor habil. dr. Antanas Buračas
Honorary professor at Mykolas Romeris university


Laura Galdikienė, Principal Economist, Economics Department, Bank of Lithuania
“A Year of Prayer: Will It Bring a Decade of Breakthrough“

Prof. habil. dr. Boguslavas Gruževskis, Head and chief researcher of Labour Market Research Institute
“Overcoming addiction or a new concept of economic competitiveness”

Prof. dr. Ray Smith – professor Dalton State College, Dalton, GA, USA, visiting professor of Mykolas Romeris university
“Leadership challenge in the face of global threat – COVID-19”  

Laura Garbenciute-Bakiene, QIAL, CIA, ACCA, Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Association of Internal Auditors, Member of the Public Sector Guidance Committee at the Global Institute of Internal Auditors, Independent Director and Entrepreneur.
“COVID-19: a black swan or not. Making sense of risks associated with the pandemic”

Panel discussion and Q&A

 11:30AM – 01:00PM

Lunch break

Room I-220

Session 1
01:00PM – 02:30PM

Economic or public security: what are the priorities?

Moderator – assoc. prof. Inga Žilinskienė
Professor of Mykolas Romeris University

For the full list of presentations please see “Detailed Programme”


Session 2
01:00PM – 02:30PM

New Challenges of Economics Security and Welfare State

Moderator – prof. dr. Asta Vasiliauskaitė
Professor of Mykolas Romeris University

For the full list of presentations please see “Detailed Programme”


You are welcome to present an abstract of your presentations or full papers that will be published in WOE’20 conference proceedings (online ISSN 2029-7378). The conference proceeding is abstracted/indexed by Business Source Corporate Plus database.

Abstracts and full papers in compliance with the requirements should be submitted via Conference Webpage: http://woe.mruni.eu/registration-and-submissions/
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Following the conference, authors of the selected high quality papers will be invited to submit their papers for inclusion in international academic journal “Intellectual Economics” ISSN 1822-8011 (print), ISSN 1822-8038 (online)

Important deadlines and fee:

April 15, 2020 – abstract submission
May 1, 2020 – notification of acceptance
May 29, 2020 – submission of the full paper  in compliance with the requirements via Conference Webpage. Please note that in order to submit your articles, you should register to the conference system at first.

Participation fee:

Abstract – free of charge
Full paper – 60,00 EUR

Payment instruction:

Bank name: „Swedbank” AB
Name: Mykolo Romerio Universitetas
Account number: LT857300010002492590
The purpose of payment: WEO2020 conference

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Organizing Committee