AmCham is a great platform for companies and individuals sharing the same values.
Aigars Milts, Chief Executive Officer of IIZI Brokers
Bulgaria hosted the Three Seas Initiative on July 8-9, 2021 in Sofia. During the summit ten AmChams signed a joint declaration in support for better infrastructure, diversified and secure energy sources and fast digitalization and innovation. The next Three Seas Summit is set to take place in Riga, Latvia in 2022.
Over 45 members gathered at the courtyard of Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel to celebrate the summer season with a BBQ event. Welcomed by AmCham President Zinta Jansons, members were addressed by Richard Damstra, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy who delivered greetings on the occasion of 245th Anniversary of the American Independence Day. A special thank you goes to our host Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel for delicious food and cozy location and to Chocolette Confectionary for supporting us with RED chocolate treats! We wish you a great summer and look forward to seeing you in-person at our next events in August!Read all >
Transparency International Latvia/Delna has recently published an extensive study on current interest representation (lobbying) practices in Latvia at the national level and in municipalities, ethical and unethical interest representation, communication of interest representatives with decision-makers, and examples of lobbying standards worldwide.Read all >
We asked Encompass Digital Media how they are supporting vaccination. Recently they have ensured vaccination for about 35% of their employees. Besides providing information about vaccination to their employees, they provide two additional paid holidays for employees who are willing to get vaccinated.Read all >
At the beginning of 2021, Latvijas Finieris organized the campaign “Trust Science” by putting up posters in those areas of the Pardaugava neighborhood in Riga where it has its main manufacturing facilities. The posters show employees of the company with short slogans that call on people and the public to be responsible. The campaign also takes place in the Internet environment.Read all >
Our member ERDA together with UpMatched, an organization with the aim to enable learning experiences for employees through a digital tool, is seeking to gather and share what tools and methods Baltic companies are using to upskill or reskill their employees, and how fruitful these efforts have been. Please take a moment to fill out the survey HERERead all >
As part of AmChams in Europe U.S. Week: Washington DC Virtual Outreach, a meeting with the White House National Security Council was held on May 12. Following the meeting, a memo was created outlining the business impact of visa processing delays across Europe. The memo calls for a quick solution on travel restrictions from Europe, a review of current status of visa processing at U.S. Embassies across Europe and to provide consular offices with the necessary resources to process visa applications in a timely manner.Read all >
On June 8 the Higher Education reform was adopted in the Saeima. AmCham along with FICIL has advocated for the necessity to improve the governance of higher education establishments and is pleased with the progress. Recently, FICIL published a study on the readiness of businesses and public administration for the European Green Deal where foreign investors and local companies outlined their approach to sustainability, cooperation among public and private sector to reach green targets and the upcoming challenges. FICIL's Annual High Council meeting will take place on September 16-17 and will focus on human capital, green economy development, digitalization, and rule of law.Read all >
From June 19 to June 30, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija (Care Mobile) jointly with Rimi Latvia holds a fundraising campaign that will help provide free medical advice and consultations to children throughout Latvia. Donate in Rimi stores, e-Rimi, your Rimi card savings and on www.rmhc-latvia.lv.Read all >
Striving to achieve herd immunity at workplaces, employers are facing a critical set of challenges on how to make the vaccination process smooth and efficient. To share best practices of how our members are responding to this challenge, we asked our member DYNATECH how they go about vaccination in their company.Read all >
Today is the key moment to demonstrate the values we share with AmCham and support like-minded businesses
Jekaterina Novicka, Partner of Business Development, Orients Audit & Finance