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Increasing economic competitiveness among government's top priorities

On November 5, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met with AmCham members to discuss the main priorities on the goverment’s agenda, reform plans and partnership between Latvia and the United States. Increasing economic competitiveness, implementing reforms in the areas of education, health and justice, and strengthening internal and external security were named as the government’s key priorities for the next year.

 
 
Chambers and FICIL discuss the investment climate

More than 80 people from 7 Chambers of Commerce and FICIL attended Joint Business Luncheon on the investment climate in Latvia and discussed 1st Sentiment Index 2015 of FICIL. The report, based on a qualitative survey of 28 foreign investors, summarizes key areas of success and improvement with the aim to foster more evidence-based policy decisions and a more favorable investment and business climate.

 
 
On a mission with 007

PINS invited AmCham members to an exclusive pre-release screening of the new James Bond sequel "Spectre". Over 150 people had the chance to join this unique event.

 
 
Money goes where talent grows

"Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics" brought together more than 650 start-up and tech entrepreneurs and investors as well as media, NGO representatives, and students from more than 20 countries. The principal focus of the conference was on "Money", "Growth" and "Talent".

 
 
Golden Helmet presented to Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola HBC Latvia received an acknowledgement for the company's practice in reducing risks in the workplace "Golden Helmet" and received a recognition in the annual Swedish Business Award 2015.

 
 
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Increasing economic competitiveness among government's top priorities

On November 5, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met with AmCham members to discuss the main priorities on the goverment’s agenda, reform plans and partnership between Latvia and the United States. Increasing economic competitiveness, implementing reforms in the areas of education, health and justice, and strengthening internal and external security were named as the government’s key priorities for the next year.

 
 
Chambers and FICIL discuss the investment climate

More than 80 people from 7 Chambers of Commerce and FICIL attended Joint Business Luncheon on the investment climate in Latvia and discussed 1st Sentiment Index 2015 of FICIL. The report, based on a qualitative survey of 28 foreign investors, summarizes key areas of success and improvement with the aim to foster more evidence-based policy decisions and a more favorable investment and business climate.

 
 
Calling to expand Latvia’s potential in the world's largest market

AmCham together with the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has issued a position paper calling to establish Latvia's economic representation office in the United States. The permanent economic office is a critical component to enhancing the bilateral trade and investment.

 
 
On a mission with 007

PINS invited AmCham members to an exclusive pre-release screening of the new James Bond sequel "Spectre". Over 150 people had the chance to join this unique event.

 
 
Survey shows high satisfaction with AmCham programs

A recent online survey of members rated AmCham programs high above average - 8.2 in the scale 1-10. Of all the members, 28% or 40 responded to the survey. Members suggested several improvements, including more events with networking/socializing elements, internet platform for AmCham online networking, more support to FICIL and more joint chamber events, political discussions, team building events, events with Pan-Baltic companies and government representatives, and events with top business, cultural and NGO leaders.

 
 
Money goes where talent grows

"Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics" brought together more than 650 start-up and tech entrepreneurs and investors as well as media, NGO representatives, and students from more than 20 countries. The principal focus of the conference was on "Money", "Growth" and "Talent".

 
 
AmCham moves!

AmCham has moved to the new premises at Dzirnavu 74/76-55 as of December 15, 2015. We will be delighted to host a housewarming event on January 28 at 18:00!

 
 
Welcome 4 new members

Allnex Latvia, Baltic New Technology, Blind Dreams and Mercure Riga Centre Hotel have joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
Business Blueprint connects NYC investors and Nordic businesses

Diatom Enerprises took part in Business Blueprint event in New York, organized by AmCham Finland together with 6 companies from the Scandinavian and Baltic regions: 2 companies from Finland, 2 from Estonia and 2 from Latvia. It brought invaluable collaboration opportunities with further relationship development. The event was part of the Launchpad USA program that aimed to connect companies to experts and investors in New York.

 
 
New Managing Partner for KPMG Baltics

As of November 25, Armine Movsisjana has assumed the position of Managing Partner for KPMG Baltics.

 
 
New virtual exhibition

On November 3rd, OnlineExpo Latvia launched a an innovative marketing tool - virtual exhibition which combines elements of social, business networks, and a web-shop. The opening event was attended by 120 people including media representatives. „Travel Expo International 2016" will keep the best features of traditional trade shows, while adding the most up-to-date functions of social, professional nextworks, and a web-shop to the mix.

 
 
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Increasing economic competitiveness among government's top priorities

On November 5, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met with AmCham members to discuss the main priorities on the goverment’s agenda, reform plans and partnership between Latvia and the United States. Increasing economic competitiveness, implementing reforms in the areas of education, health and justice, and strengthening internal and external security were named as the government’s key priorities for the next year.

 
 
Chambers and FICIL discuss the investment climate

More than 80 people from 7 Chambers of Commerce and FICIL attended Joint Business Luncheon on the investment climate in Latvia and discussed 1st Sentiment Index 2015 of FICIL. The report, based on a qualitative survey of 28 foreign investors, summarizes key areas of success and improvement with the aim to foster more evidence-based policy decisions and a more favorable investment and business climate.

 
 
On a mission with 007

PINS invited AmCham members to an exclusive pre-release screening of the new James Bond sequel "Spectre". Over 150 people had the chance to join this unique event.

 
 
Money goes where talent grows

"Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics" brought together more than 650 start-up and tech entrepreneurs and investors as well as media, NGO representatives, and students from more than 20 countries. The principal focus of the conference was on "Money", "Growth" and "Talent".

 
 
It's time for giving!

This time of the year we'd like to share kindness and joy by helping ones in need and, particularly, children of Latvian Foster Family Association, Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija's Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages in Latvia.

 
 
875 exams and 21877 smiles for children

By tradition in November, McDonald's was celebrating McHappy Day, a nationwide fundraising event. This year EUR 21,877 were raised for the Care Mobile program which will ensure 875 free medical exams for Latvia's children. Throughout the year McDonald's donates 2 Euro cents from each Happy Meal to Care Mobile.

 
 
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Increasing economic competitiveness among government's top priorities

On November 5, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma met with AmCham members to discuss the main priorities on the goverment’s agenda, reform plans and partnership between Latvia and the United States. Increasing economic competitiveness, implementing reforms in the areas of education, health and justice, and strengthening internal and external security were named as the government’s key priorities for the next year.

 
 
Chambers and FICIL discuss the investment climate

More than 80 people from 7 Chambers of Commerce and FICIL attended Joint Business Luncheon on the investment climate in Latvia and discussed 1st Sentiment Index 2015 of FICIL. The report, based on a qualitative survey of 28 foreign investors, summarizes key areas of success and improvement with the aim to foster more evidence-based policy decisions and a more favorable investment and business climate.

 
 
On a mission with 007

PINS invited AmCham members to an exclusive pre-release screening of the new James Bond sequel "Spectre". Over 150 people had the chance to join this unique event.

 
 
Money goes where talent grows

"Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics" brought together more than 650 start-up and tech entrepreneurs and investors as well as media, NGO representatives, and students from more than 20 countries. The principal focus of the conference was on "Money", "Growth" and "Talent".

 
 
Coca-Cola named as the world sustainability leader

On November 24, 2015, Coca-Cola HBC announced new water and carbon commitments after being named as the world sustainability leader in the beverage industry by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Coca-Cola HBC intends to reduce water use intensity by 30% by 2020, and direct carbon emissions intensity by 50% over the same period.

 
 
     
 

November 2015

 
     
 

Welcome to our November newsletter. This month the Prime Minister briefed us on the main priorities of the goverment. Together with other 7 foreign chambers of commerce we discussed the results of the 1st FICIL Sentiment Index. AmCham issued a position paper calling to establish Latvia's economic representation office in the USA. Thanks to our member PINS we had a chance to be the first to watch the new James Bond sequel "Spectre"- an evening to remember!

 
     
     
 

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Dec 02, 2015

Spreading holiday cheer to those who need it most

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Dec 05, 2015

IWCR Christmas Bazaar 2015

from 11:00 till 16:00

 
     

Dec 10, 2015

A sparkling new production of Die Fledermaus

from 18:00 till 22:00

 
     

Jan 15, 2016

The journey of telecommunications in Latvia

from 11:30 till 14:00

 
     

Jan 21, 2016

Techs of public speaking

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Feb 11, 2016

U.S. Ambassador hosts a reception

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2016 SelectUSA Summit
 
     
 

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