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Walking the Talk

FICIL called for renewed leadership to reverse negative trend in competitiveness at its annual High Council meeting with the Government.

 
 
EY European attractiveness survey 2014

According to EY's research, investors see Latvia as a destination for the future investment opportunities.

 
 
Human Development Awards presented

Latvian Dyslexia Association, Mommies’ club, Maris Ceirulis and Aija Tuna received the first Human Development Award of Latvia. Watch videos!

 
 
House warming party at Seesam and Pohjola

Seesam Insurance and Pohjola Bank hosted a house warming party with a tour around their new offices and a cooking masterclass.

 
 
New card regulation may hinder payment card market

AmCham sent a letter to the Prime Minister, Speaker of the Saeima and Minister of Finance calling for a careful review of a draft regulation currently proposed by the European Commission aiming at harmonizing the EU card payment market. The draft legislation intends to foster innovation, cost-effective card payment means and higher security.

 
 
Why U.S. should invest in Europe?

Despite the current economic challenges, a new study reveals that Europe remains the most profitable and easiest region to do business for U.S. companies.

 
 
Corporate and Indirect Tax Rate Survey

KPMG launches Corporate and Indirect Tax Rate Survey 2014 by KPMG's Global Indirect Tax and International Tax practices.

 
 
Business Alliance for TTIP

Marking its anniversary, the Business Alliance for TTIP highlights five reasons to support TTIP: 1) Economic growth, 2) Setting global standards, 3) Job creation, 4) Increase in competitiveness and innovation, 5) Investment boost.

 
 
Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Competition

Deloitte announces call for entries for 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Competition in Central Europe.

 
 
21 AmChams visit the U.S.

This May AmChams in Europe held its annual Transatlantic Conference in Washington DC & Dallas, Texas.

 
 
Welcome 2 new members

Giraffe Visual and RISEBA have joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
Facing the new generation warfare

AmCham held a discussion on the current defense challenges and regional security with NATO experts.

 
 
International consultancy project by RISEBA

From May 30 till June 7 RISEBA University will run an international residency program for a group of 20 MBA students from the University of Richmond (USA).

 
 
Joint Party at Albert Hotel

Business After Hours at Albert Hotel was attended by more than 80 members of the American and British chambers.

 
 
New Director for Cytec in Riga

Welcome new Director for Cytec's Global Business Services (GBS) center in Riga - Mike Webb.

 
 
Community
 
Walking the Talk

FICIL called for renewed leadership to reverse negative trend in competitiveness at its annual High Council meeting with the Government.

 
 
Human Development Awards presented

Latvian Dyslexia Association, Mommies’ club, Maris Ceirulis and Aija Tuna received the first Human Development Award of Latvia. Watch videos!

 
 
AON hosts a master class with Maris Verpakovskis

There is no better way to bring together people, than by doing something good. The rainy weather didn't stop AON Baltic from supporting SOS Children’s Villages by hosting a special football-themed day for the youngsters of Valmiera.

 
 
House warming party at Seesam and Pohjola

Seesam Insurance and Pohjola Bank hosted a house warming party with a tour around their new offices and a cooking masterclass.

 
 
Planting trees and helping kids

KPMG Baltics continues its charity work at the Rauda Boarding School for children with special needs and plants 9000 pine trees in Amata district.

 
 
Introducing 30 business start-ups

Nordea business school completed its 4th training season helping new entrepreneurs to facilitate their start-ups.

 
 
Facing the new generation warfare

AmCham held a discussion on the current defense challenges and regional security with NATO experts.

 
 
Joint Party at Albert Hotel

Business After Hours at Albert Hotel was attended by more than 80 members of the American and British chambers.

 
 
People
 
Walking the Talk

FICIL called for renewed leadership to reverse negative trend in competitiveness at its annual High Council meeting with the Government.

 
 
Human Development Awards presented

Latvian Dyslexia Association, Mommies’ club, Maris Ceirulis and Aija Tuna received the first Human Development Award of Latvia. Watch videos!

 
 
House warming party at Seesam and Pohjola

Seesam Insurance and Pohjola Bank hosted a house warming party with a tour around their new offices and a cooking masterclass.

 
 
Work from Anywhere!

300 people in Latvia were demonstrating flexible working style during "Work From Anywhere!" day on May 29th. The goal of this initiative is to encourage organizations to improve the quality of work-life balance.

 
 
Facing the new generation warfare

AmCham held a discussion on the current defense challenges and regional security with NATO experts.

 
 
Joint Party at Albert Hotel

Business After Hours at Albert Hotel was attended by more than 80 members of the American and British chambers.

 
 
     
 

May 2014

 
     
 

Welcome to our May newsletter. This month the first Human Development Award was presented in honor of inspirational people and socially responsible organizations. Not only was the award first of its sort in Latvia, our research shows that this is a unique award on a world scale. Also, this month we held a lively luncheon debate on NATO. We sent a position letter on EU card payment market to the Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers. Our members Seesam and Albert Hotel welcomed us at their offices and threw terrific networking parties.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Jun 11, 2014

airBaltic takes off smoothly again

from 11:30 till 14:00

 
     

Jun 11, 2014

Members speak out

from 13:00 till 14:30

 
     

Jun 18, 2014

First-hand look at the Castle of Light

from 18:00 till 20:30

 
     

Jun 19, 2014

More value for customers with less resources

from 10:00 till 14:00

 
     

Sep 05, 2014

Positive growth for Baltic economies amid challenges

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Sep 08, 2014 - Sep 09, 2014

The Latvia Seniors Skins Match 2014
 
     

Sep 18, 2014

A night at the Opera

from 18:00 till 22:00

 
     
 

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