I'm delighted to be part of business community which strives to improve the business environment.
Roberts Melbardis, Country Manager, Encompass Digital Media Latvia
In addition, the program featured meetings with Mayor of Bratislava Milan Ftáčnik at the City Hall of Bratislava and enjoyed a luncheon with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák.
The conference continued with presentations of AmChams in Ireland, Estonia and Romania in the newly established Creative Network project. They were complemented by an interactive session with a famous TED Coach John Bates from the U.S. who is the CEO and Founder of Executive Speaking Success Leadership & Communication Training. AmCham Ireland was announced the winner of the Creative Network for their Social Impact Database project. AmCham Latvia participated in the competition with its Human Development Award.
The formal part of conference concluded with a luncheon at the very heart of Slovakia - the Castle of Bratislava - with guest speakers Anton Zajac, Founder of internationally renown high-tech company ESET and Josh Kallmer, Counsel in Crowell & Moring's International Trade and International Dispute Resolution groups.
AmCham Latvia was represented at the conference by Executive Director Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone and Office and Communication Manager Ieva Melngaile.
AmChams in Europe is a network of 45 AmChams from 43 countries representing the corporate interests of more than 17,000 American and European companies. AmChams in Europe is an umbrella organization for AmChams across the wider Europe with the aim to exchange best practices, strengthen the AmCham brand, provide a forum for discussion and represent issues relevant to the European and Transatlantic business environment.
We are very pleased to be part of AmCham and are looking forward to driving innovation forward in Latvia.
Mikko Fernström, General Manager, Biogen Latvia