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The world will never be the same
Jun 03

On June 3, Janis Sarts, Director of NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence addressed members on the main challenges due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, reshaping of the global order and ways to secure the formation space. He touched upon the role of strategic communications in NATO, reducing the risks of disinformation and change in cyberthreat landscape.

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The Baltics region continues strong growth
Jun 02

On June 2, Swedbank hosted Business After Hours for AmCham members engaging them in a discussion about high inflation and other challenges that our economy is currently facing such as energy prices, disruption of the global supply chain, wage growth, and broad-based government support. Members enjoyed both excellent wine and food as well as an excellent panorama view of Riga from the 25th floor of Swedbank HQ building. 

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EY Attractiveness SurvEY shows FDI investment decrease in Latvia

Jun 02

According to EY “Attractiveness SurvEY Europe”, which analyzes investment data and gathers investor views, Latvia attracted 32 new foreign direct investment projects in 2021, which is 25% less than in 2020, but more new jobs have been created in these projects – 2,662. Last year’s data shows that Latvia ranks 5th in Europe in terms of the number of new jobs created per million inhabitants by foreign investment.

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Care Mobile continues to provide primary medical care to Ukrainian civilians

May 31

Since March 18, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija Care Mobile program has been providing primary medical care to Ukraine’s civilians. Over the last 2,5 months, they have provided assistance to over 2500 civilians of Ukraine. In Ukraine, the Care Mobile is manned by a medical team made up of Ukrainian-speaking doctors who provide consultations and therapeutic services to up to 57 people a day. 
 

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Discussing labor market needs
May 31

On May 31, members of the Labor Force work group gathered to discuss the necessity to update the AmCham position “Latvia as an international career destination” developed in June 2019. Other topics members touched upon were OECD project on supporting employers to promote skills development in Latvia and latest conferences held in May on labor force issues "Future of Jobs" and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

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Welcome TalentHub to AmCham

May 30

TalentHub, an up-and-coming talent sourcing and recruiting agency that specializes in IT/Tech Talent Acquisition in the EU and North America, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. Their dedicated and agile, quality-focused team strives to deliver the best fit for organizations in the shortest time possible. We are exited to welcome TalentHub to AmCham community!

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Children Hospital Foundation involves volunteers to help Ukrainians

May 30

Within the framework of the project "Assistance of the Children's Hospital Foundation, involving voluntary human resources to help Ukrainian families with children", Children Hospital Foundation is organizing a donation campaign, as well as involving volunteers to effectively provide and coordinate healthcare, social services and many more. The project is implemented together with the Society Integration Fund and financed by the Society Integration Fund from the state budget.

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Training to boost your export capacity

May 27

The Latvian Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) offers an opportunity to receive funding up to 70 000 EUR for outsourced training or knowledge exchange training at an affiliated company. The application is open from May 30 to June 27 and the training can be implemented until September 30, 2023.

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Insights on digital innovation and entrepreneurship
May 25

On May 25, AmCham in cooperation with SSE Riga held a panel discussion within the framework of the Wharton global master class “Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Baltics”. The panel discussion was joined by AmCham members Liga Paulina of Dynatech, Toms Kalderovskis of SAF Tehnika and Kristaps Krafte of Vigo Health. The discussion was followed by networking among members and EMBA and MBA student delegations from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Tarty Delta Management School.

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Edgars Labsvirs steps down from AmCham Board to pursue political ambition

May 25

Edgars Labsvirs, Health Policy and Market Access Manager at Medtronic, has resigned from the positions of Board Member and Healthcare work group Co-Chair for AmCham, effective immediately, to pursue political ambition. As Edgars continues to work in Medtronic, he will remain an active member of AmCham and its Healthcare work group.

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