How competitive is Latvia?

Experts from both government and business discussed specific issues concerning competitiveness and conditions for improving the business environment in order for Latvia to remain an attractive destination for foreign investment during the AmCham Outlook on April 29. WATCH VIDEO!

Improving public sector efficiency

On April 27, members met with Elita Krumina, Auditor General to discuss how efficient is Latvia’s public sector and priorities of State Audit Office. John Heffern, US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs offered his outlook on the efficiency and transparency in public sector.

Vote to choose the future building of RBS

In January, RBS in cooperation with Riga City Council announced a global competition for the renovation design of the entire building of Skolas iela 11. Cast your vote for your favorite project on!

Business and Talent Forum

The forum served as an innovative meeting platform between corporate, government and student leaders to discuss the recent trends in developing, attracting and retaining future talent.

The people are who really matters

Jurmalas aizsardzibas biedriba, Ikskiles Briva Skola, RMHC Latvija and Andris Ceksters were awarded the Human Development Award of Latvia 2015 on April 16 during the Awards Ceremony Dinner at the State Gymnasium No.2.

Welcome 2 new members

Accenture and Amrop have joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to the AmCham community!

Treat your card like cash

Citadele bank educates its customers how to use their credit and debit cards by entertaining videos with a sence of humour.

AmCham calls for increased economic presence of Latvia in the US

AmCham sent a letter to the Prime Minister, Ministers of Economics, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee of the Saeima and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima calling to open a permanent economic representation office of Latvia in the US. After that, AmCham was invited to the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss this issue.

Valmiera Glass Group launches U.S. manufacturing facility

JSC Valmieras stikla šķiedra launched the new Valmiera Glass USA Corp. factory on the 16 ha big land at the Industrial park, Dublin, Georgia, Laurens County on March 26, 2015.

2nd World Latvian Economics and Innovations Forum announced

The Second World Latvian Economics and Innovations Forum will take place on July 9-10 in Riga. The forum will welcome business people and professionals of Latvian origin from all over the world.

Citadele Group posts record profit of 32.4 mln EUR

The Citadele Group last year posted record profit and concluded 2014 with EUR 32.4 million in audited profit, which was 138 percent more when compared to 2013.


April 2015


Welcome to our April newsletter. This month the second Human Development Award was held in honor of inspirational people and socially responsible organizations. Jurmalas aizsardzibas biedriba, Ikskiles Briva Skola, RMHC Latvija and Andris Ceksters were awarded this year. This month we held a lively Outlook debate on the competitiveness of Latvia and attraction of FDI. Also, we held events to discuss talent attraction and retention as well as efficiency of Latvia’s public sector.


Upcoming events


May 20, 2015

Members speak out

from 13:00 till 19:00


May 20, 2015

A look inside the ISP Optics factory

from 18:30 till 21:00


May 26, 2015

Who will be the next president?

from 11:30 till 14:00


Jun 11, 2015

Kicking off summer season

from 18:30 till 21:00


Jun 19, 2015

Ways to succeed in the US market

from 11:30 till 14:00


Jul 09, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015

Expat professionals ready to foster Latvia’s economy

from 10:00 till 18:00


Aug 26, 2015

Think security first

from 18:30 till 21:00


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