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AmChams in Europe meets in Washington DC and Raleigh

May 23

An executive delegation consisting of more than 30 executives and representatives of AmChams in Europe (ACE) joined the annual 2022 U.S. Conference between May 9-13 in Washington D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina focusing on the transatlantic economy and trade, current political developments, and the Russian-Ukrainian war. In meetings with experts on politics and business, they also discused energy, finance, and digital policies as well as announced the cooperation in the "Empower Her" initiative aiming to uphold the position of women in the economy.

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Michael Thiessmeier joins AmCham

May 20

We are delighted to announce that Michael Thiessmeier, a distinguished security expert with over two decades of experience in cybersecurity and emerging technologies, has joined the Chamber as an Individual member. A warm welcome to AmCham community!

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Enjoying opera "Don Giovanni" premiere
May 19

On May 19, about 70 members and guests enjoyed the Exclusive Opera Night and the premiere of the opera “Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a kick-off reception at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga. It was a great evening of music, novelty and great company. Opera Night has become one of the key highlight events of AmCham since 2014.

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Sheltering 41 Ukrainians in SOS Children's Village houses

May 18

SOS Children's Villages Latvia shelters 41 Ukrainians living in five SOS Village houses (27 children and 14 mothers), 102 families with 169 children living in Riga and Bauska in cooperation with municipalities. The organization provides basic needs as well as psychological support, they help to deal with health, medical care, legal and education issues.

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Advising on business support and employment opportunities

May 17

In times of unprecedented business losses in Ukraine, various national or international support schemes are being approved to cushion businesses’ financial challenges. Ellex Klavins advises companies on finding the right solutions for business support funds and other financing instruments and handle all documents related to the application for the support. On May 31, Ellex Klavins invites to join the online seminar "Employment of Ukrainian People in Latvia".

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Sharing feedback on AmCham activities
May 17

On May 17, a group of 10 AmCham members, representing various industries were invited to the Member Focus Lunch to discuss their businesses and provide feedback on AmCham's activities. During these informal events members – CEOs, executives, directors, or owners – meet with their counterparts from other industries to discuss common issues. Many thanks Ellex Klavins for hosting this event!

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Latest update on healthcare projects
May 16

On May 16, members of Healthcare work group gathered to discuss latest ahcievements related to healthcare projects: value-based healthcare, sustainable healthcare financing, secondary data framework and digital health strategy. Members also had an opportunity hear more on EY current studies on healthcare.

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U.S.-EU Joint Statement of the Trade and Technology Council

May 16

On May 15-16, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council held its second ministerial meeting in Paris to agree upon on a range of key issues including export controls, AI, international standards, semiconductor supply chains, IT infrastructure, digital platforms, trade and labor, global food security, and cybersecurity for small and medium-sized businesses. View the statement.

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GenMedica Baltic joins membership

May 16

GenMedica Baltic, a leading clinical diagnostics solutions and services provider, has joined the Chamber as a Corporate member. The company's mission is to be the market leader in the supply of scientific and medical equipment, providing high- quality service and modern solutions. A warm welcome to AmCham!

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Calling for sustainable, efficient and equitable healthcare

May 11

On May 11, AmCham released a position calling for sustainable, efficient and equitable healthcare financing model by proposing to align healthcare funding to the EU average to ensure improved patient care and introduce a value-based healthcare financing model and integrated healthcare approach. The AmCham Healthcare work group members presented the position to three Saeima Committees - the Budget and Finance, the Social and Employment Matters and the Sustainable Development - earlier the same day.

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Roche Latvija is pleased to be part of the AmCham community.

Rauls Vēliņš, General Manager, Roche Latvija

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