AmCham selects new Board

At the Annual General Meeting, the membership selected a new board. Aigars Milts of AON Baltic was elected for his first term. Re-elected for their second term were Juris Jakobsons of Citadele banka, Ingrida Karina-Berzina of COBALT and Janis Pinnis of Dome Hotel & Spa. At the next Board meeting the Chamber's officials were selected. Arnis Kakulis was re-elected as the Chairman of the Board and President for 2016-2017. Eriks Eglītis, Ingrida Karina-Berzina, Janis Meija and Eric Trusiewicz were elected as Vice Presidents.

Rail Baltica: once in a lifetime opportunity

Rail Baltica will make Latvia part of a regional hub. Baiba Rubesa of RB Rail adressed AmCham on the impact of this major project and the latest developments. According to her, Rail Baltica is the most magnificent project of the century connecting five countries in the European Union. The project aims at ensuring safety and integrity of the entire region.

Insight into the U.S. President election race

On March 10 our Corporate Contributing members met Dr. Paul Sracic to discuss the 2016 Presidential Election process.

AmCham and LCCI will work closer together to promote bilateral trade and investment

On March 9, 2016 AmCham Latvia and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the work on promoting bilateral trade and investment.

Unlocking the business opportunities: Latvia & USA

AmCham in cooperation with the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) held a seminar "Unlocking the Business Opportunities: Latvia & USA". During the seminar the panel of successful Latvian companies provided insights about the U.S. market.

AmCham Tourism WG discusses tourism marketing strategy

On March 16, the AmCham Tourism Working group met with Acting Secretary of the Ministry of Economics, Raimonds Aleksejenko and Director of the State Tourism Development Agency, Inese Širava to discuss the current work on tourism marketing strategy. The group discussed the current work on the State tourism marketing strategy and suggested ways how to improve it.

Indian Raja hosts a great networking event

On March 1, AmCham and BritCham members gathered to the joint executive event to spend a great evening of networking, share their experience and taste delicious food prepared by Indian Raja, the host of the evening.

Sharing ideas to improve the Chamber's efficiency

A small group of members met to discuss their businesses and provide feedback on AmCham activities.

AmCham launches advocacy policy

During the 23rd Annual General Meeting in March members approved the AmCham Advocacy Policy. In order to propose an advocacy initiative members are requested to formulate the need for intervention, identify the impact on AmCham and create the Action Plan.

Welcome 3 new members

Bauschmidt, Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija and Girts Freibergs have joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to the AmCham community!

Latvia and the USA: an ever closer partnership in a changing world

The Latvian Institute of Foreign Affairs is looking for private donations to support the publication "Latvia and the USA: an ever closer partnership in a changing world" that would be a valuable tool about LV-US relations.

PwC acquires BITI, a business and IT consultancy

On 23 February 2016, PricewaterhouseCoopers SIA, the Latvian member firm of the world's largest professional services network, acquired BITI SIA, a company that provides business technology-related services such as cyber security, big data analytics, risk assessment and change management on the Latvian market.


March 2016


Welcome to our March newsletter. This month we elected new Board, met with Baiba Rubesa of RB Rail and Dr. Paul Sracic, Chair of Politics and International Relations Department at Youngstown State University. Together with the Latvian Chamber we launched Gateway to USA and discussed business opportunities between Latvia & USA. This month we announced the finalists of the Human Development Award 2016, and look forward to celebrating the achievements of Latvia’s people and organizations on April 15 with you!


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Apr 15, 2016

Highlighting Latvia`s success stories and people

from 19:00 till 22:00


Apr 20, 2016

Prime Minister outlines key priorities

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Apr 27, 2016

Leaders of today meet leaders of tomorrow

from 15:00 till 20:00


Apr 28, 2016

The real value of networking and membership

from 18:30 till 21:00


May 06, 2016

Latvia – a growing financial center

from 11:30 till 14:00


May 17, 2016

The bank for Baltic enterprises

from 18:30 till 21:00


May 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016

The First Pan-Baltic Meeting of AmChams

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2016 SelectUSA Summit

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