AmCham is a 'must-join' organization for any company of scope or international ambition.
Karlis Cerbulis, Senior Vice President of NCH Advisors, Inc.
On September 15-16, members of all three Baltic AmChams gathered in Riga for the 5th Pan-Baltic conference and the first after the pandemic. This regional meeting is part of annual series of events embracing cooperation, communication, and exchange of best practices among AmCham members across the Baltic countries. The 2-day program featured sessions on defense and security, labor force availability, healthcare and cybersecurity as well as visits to MikroTik, Children’s Hospital Foundation and Children’s University Hospital. Huge thanks to supporters Medtronic, Roche, Skaal and all amazing colleagues and from the Baltic countries.
2022 has brought many challenges to the sense of security we take for granted. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the significance of international cooperation and the NATO alliance. Elevated uncertainty and high geopolitical risks affect investor confidence from deterring new investments to limiting operations. In addition to security, labor force availability, energy, supply chain disruptions, and inflation remain as top challenges businesses face today. For AmChams as representatives of American and international business, it is of utmost importance to monitor and share the most up-to-date information to keep members abreast of the latest developments.
Topics addressed during the sessions were as follows:
1) Defense and Security outlook for the Baltic states
2) Human capital development: Labor Force availability and Healthcare
3) Digital transformation and Cybersecurity
Together with AmCham we can develop our networking not only in the local market with local companies, but also reach out to good partners far away from Latvia.
Ugis Grigorjevs, Head of Sales at Nordwoc