We joined AmCham as a community of shared values to expand our access to global competencies and to foster the quality of the health ecosystem.
Agrita Kiopa, Vice Rector for Science, Riga Stradins University
On August 5, Daniels Pavluts, Minister of Health addressed members on the healthcare sector most pressing challenges. Among the main priorities remain vaccination in order to ensure open schools and open businesses. He reflected on the Digital Health Strategy as an ecosystem where the state institutions define the architecture and ensure governance principles, while the ecosystem feeds the architecture with the content. The Minister also appreciated the ongoing AmCham healthcare projects and is looking forward to co-hosting the second Health Data Summit this November.Read all >
The Community Initiative of EBRD has chosen the SOS Children's Villages Latvia as an organization whose donations received by November 3, 2021 will be doubled to support 3 main projects of SOS Children's Villages Latvia. For every euro donated, the EBRD Community Initiative will add one more euro, for every 10 euros another 10 euros and for every 100 euros - 100 euros to the donation.Read all >
According to the latest Riga Office Marketview of CBRE Baltics for the 1st Quarter of 2021, office space under construction is going to increase a modern supply vastly in Riga. The future office demand is going after quality, flexibility and services.Read all >
Five AmCham members have been recognized by the Sustainability Index 2021: SEB bank and Swedbank achieved Platinum, airBaltic and RISEBA – Silver and Cognizant – Bronze. SEB bank received one of the highest sustainability ratings for the 5th year in a row and Swedbank Latvia the historically highest score in the Index. The Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility has been evaluating corporate sustainability and responsibility of companies in Latvia for 12 years.Read all >
On October 9, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Latvia, in cooperation with RBS, will launch an innovative live-streamed virtual competition for high school students to mark 30th Anniversary of RBS. It will be a multi-stage tournament-style live-streamed quiz competition in the English language. You are welcome to submit 10-15 questions for the quiz by August 23. Find more information on the quiz, question themes, and submit your questions HERERead all >
Latvijas Finieris has invested more than 1 million euros in the industrial-level experimental laboratory for the extraction of betulin from birch bark, which is built in the premises of the Chemical Products Factory in Riga. The goal of the project is to develop technology for the production of different quality bark and betulin that can be utilized in the food, cosmetics and even medical industries.Read all >
AmCham members MikroTik and Smartomica both are contributing to the Latvian Paediatric Cancer Initiative which is dedicated to searching for a personalized approach to treating children who are battling cancer. Thanks to this initiative more than 100 cancer patients have been involved in the initiative so far and the number is growing. As a result, any pediatric cancer patient in Latvia now has an opportunity to receive genetic sequencing free of charge.Read all >
The Corporate Governance Advisory Board has launched a Corporate Governance Code promoting the long-term growth of the company's value, effective governance and transparency. New series of discussions to promote corporate governance principles were introduced this spring by the Finance and Capital Market Commission, the Ministry of Justice and Nasdaq Riga.Read all >
Bulgaria hosted the Three Seas Initiative on July 8-9, 2021 in Sofia. At the summit ten AmChams presented 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.Read all >
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!Read all >
AmCham is a 'must-join' organization for any company of scope or international ambition.
Karlis Cerbulis, Senior Vice President of NCH Advisors, Inc.