June's Meet AmCham event, filled with new insights and fun, was a success. AmCham's new members of 2016/2017 were introduced, and speakers Vanda Dauksta (Riga Toastmasters) and Elena Zlygosteva (Career Evolution Coaching) offered strategies to succeed as networkers in the business world. Members participated in interactive workshops to practice their networking skills.
Our June business breakfast meeting discussion was devoted to the future of health care in Latvia with State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Karlis Ketners and industry professionals Olga Condorfa (Aon Baltic) and Dins Smits (Repharm).
Our monthly Business After Hours in June was hosted by Rocket Bean Roastery. Rocket Bean founders shared their journey in creating a successful brand that revolves around a true passion for coffee. Members enjoyed food and drink and participated in a taste test.
On June 15, members visited the State Revenue Service to meet with the Director General Ilze Cīrule, had a tour through the new headquarters, seminar on taxes, EDS and data security as well as engaged in a thoughtful Q&A session.
Annual sustainability performance was recently evaluated by many companies in Latvia. We are proud of our members' achievements in the Sustainability Index 2017: SEB banka achieved Platinum, AbbVie and RISEBA Silver. Overall 7 Platinum, 19 Gold, 22 Silver and 6 Bronze awards were given.
The results of the study “Shadow Economy Index for the Baltic countries” show that Latvia saw a slight contraction of the shadow economy in 2016, thus continuing the long-term trend since 2013. In contrast, there has been a modest increase in the size of shadow economies in Lithuania and Estonia.
Welcome to our June newsletter. This month we visited State Revenue Service, introduced our new members during Meet AmCham Event and had very inspiring Business After Hours thanks to Rocket Bean Roastery founders who shared their journey in creating a successful brand. We also had an opportunity to discuss the future of healthcare in Latvia with the Ministry of Health, Aon Latvia and Repharm. Don`t miss the event of the year tomorrow - U.S. Independence Day Picnic!