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Co-Creating Impact Summit 2021

Dec 02, 2021

The Co-Creating Impact Summit, organized by Novartis, gathered experts inside and outside of Novartis to continue the company's work of improving its impact on the society and the planet. The summit brouhgt together thought-leaders and experts from academia, institutions, business, and the financial markets to discuss the expanding spectrum of impact challenges and opportunities.

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Sustainable solutions for the parquet industry

Dec 01, 2021

Latvijas Finieris recently introduced unique RIGA ECOlogical birch plywood, in which biological lignin is used as a substitute for traditionally used fossil phenol. This innovation is especially important for the parquet industry, where birch plywood is commonly used as the support layer of parquet floors in public and private spaces, and end customers demand solutions not harmful to one’s health.

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Ellex Klavins supports "Art Restoration at the Museum"

Dec 01, 2021

On December 1, law firm Ellex Klavins in collaboration with the Latvian National Museum of Art launched project “Art Restoration at the Museum”. It is a continuation of previous project “The Story of One Painting”. In each video, the restorers of the Latvian National Museum of Art either introduces viewers to the process of restoration or informs about various interesting topics. A broad spectrum of visual arts spheres is represented in the collection, including painting, sculpture and objects, photography and video, as well as mixed-media installations, interdisciplinary projects, and design artworks.

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken visits Latvia

Nov 30, 2021

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is currently attending the NATO Foreign Ministerial in Riga, November 30-December 1.  During his visit, the Secretary will meet with Latvian President Egils Levits, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins, and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics to discuss the U.S.-Latvian shared commitment to NATO and Transatlantic security and to increasing coordination on global challenges.

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Consider giving back this Christmas

Nov 29, 2021

Donations are what keep charities running, therefore we kindly ask you to support our five principle charities: Bezvests.lvLatvian Foster Family AssociationPink Train FoundationRMHC Latvija and SOS Children’s Villages. Join us in spreading some Christmas joy!

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Health Data Summit: Digital Leap for Improved Patient Care
Nov 26, 2021

The second annual Health Data Summit Riga highlighted the importance of healthcare data and the necessity to invest in digital health strategy by various stakeholders: patients, policy-makers, industry and society-at-large. At the summit leading international experts explored how public-private partnerships can accelerate innovation and acceptance of digital solutions. The summit was watched by over 3000 participants across the globe. It was hosted by AmCham, the Ministry of Health in Latvia, the National Health Service in cooperation with Novartis Baltics, Microsoft Latvia and Roche Latvija. Partners: Janssen and Medtronic, and supporters AbbVie and Amgen. Revisit the summit!

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Baltic RE Group renovates historical building

Nov 25, 2021

Baltic RE Group has recently completed the renovation of the office building located at Raina Boulevard 25, where the Printful Latvia team plans to expand its team. The building of more than 3,000 m2 will offer 200 ergonomic workplaces, meeting and common areas, an employee café, as well as a 400 m2 rooftop. it was  built in 1972 based on the project of Latvian architect Olgerts Ostenbergs and renovation was designed by Italian architect Adriano Castiglioni.

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Join one of FICIL work groups

Nov 23, 2021

FICIL is one of AmCham's closest advocacy partners. You are invited to take part in one of its many working groups. The following WGs have scheduled meetings in December: green economy development, digitalization as well as labor force and requalification. If you would like to take part in one of the work groups, please sign up directly here.

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Sustainable investments in healthcare
Nov 23, 2021

Our latest Connect with AmCham series was devoted to the topic of sustainable investments in healthcare. Joining as a guest speaker was Uldis Mitenbergs, Head of Country Office Latvia at WHO. The discussion was led by Alise Krumina and Irena Teterina, representatives of the AmCham Healthcare Work Group. 

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