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Latvia – a growing financial center

Peters Putnins, Chairman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission addressed AmCham members on the future of Latvia's financial and banking sectors.

 
 
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State visits Latvia

On May 17 the AmCham Board met with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin Ziff. Among topics discussed were the business and investment climate and attraction of American investments, AmCham’s priorities for this year, outlook for TTIP, efficiency in the public sector and anti-corruption measures.

 
 
Exposing corruption and fraud through high profile cases

Our top-tier members had the chance to meet Doug Squires, Federal Prosecutor in Columbia, Ohio and Adjunct Professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to discuss the U.S. experience in fighting the public corruption and investigation of white collar crime and fraud cases.

 
 
The bank for Baltic enterprises

Around 40 members gathered at Citadele Banka's Head Office to hear more about the bank, its operations in Baltics and investment opportunities in low interest rate environment.

 
 
AmChams from 35 countries in Europe visit the U.S. for Annual Conference

From May 8-May 13 representatives of 35 American Chambers of Commerce from Europe met in Washington, DC and Minneapolis for a series of high-level meetings on cross-sectoral issues such as TTIP and wider transatlantic economic relations.

 
 
Latvia & the U.S.: building bridges across a changing landscape

On 26 May, the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, organized a presentation of the book and public discussion on Latvia-US cooperation in the realms of security and defense. The book contains an article on "TTIP on the Horizon" by Liga Smildzina-Bertulsone.

 
 
AmCham welcomes new Executive Director

Lina Karklina has been appointed the Interim Executive Director of AmCham Latvia. Lina will be responsible for all AmCham activities, the AmCham office on a daily basis and an ongoing support to the Board of Directors.

 
 
Welcome new member - LSH

LSH, a company offering freight forwarding, global logistics and transport solutions, has joined the Chamber this month. Welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
Lessons learned after almost going bankrupt

On May 26 - 27 our member Diatom Enterprises participated in the world conference DSummit in Stockholm. At the conference CEO of Diatom, Denis Gorshkov gave a speech under the title "What I learned after three times of almost going bankrupt".

 
 
Economic impact of insolvency abuse reaches EUR 665 million

On April 6, FICIL presented its Insolvency Abuse Report that FICIL carried out in cooperation with Deloitte. The report analyses the main indicators of insolvency abuse, its impact on the economy and the resulting losses to the society.

 
 
Who is the best public speaker among Prime Ministers?

Skrivanek Baltic just presented a study "Language Police" about the language culture of 13 Prime Ministers of Latvia. Ivars Godmanis received the highest score, followed by Valdis Dombrovskis and Einars Repse.

 
 
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Latvia – a growing financial center

Peters Putnins, Chairman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission addressed AmCham members on the future of Latvia's financial and banking sectors.

 
 
Exposing corruption and fraud through high profile cases

Our top-tier members had the chance to meet Doug Squires, Federal Prosecutor in Columbia, Ohio and Adjunct Professor at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law to discuss the U.S. experience in fighting the public corruption and investigation of white collar crime and fraud cases.

 
 
The bank for Baltic enterprises

Around 40 members gathered at Citadele Banka's Head Office to hear more about the bank, its operations in Baltics and investment opportunities in low interest rate environment.

 
 
Work from anywhere!

For the fifth time in Latvia the "Work from anywhere!" day took place on May 27 at 13:00 at the square of Latvian National Museum of Art. The aim of the event is to spread the word about flexible approach to work, to highlight its advantages, as well as to provide tips on the best ways how to organize such a workstyle.

 
 
     
 

May 2016

 
     
 

Welcome to our May newsletter. This month we met Peters Putnins, Chairman of FCMC who shared with us the future of Latvia's financial and banking sectors. We also had a chance to meet with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin Ziff and our top-tier members discussed the U.S. experience in fighting the public corruption with Doug Squires, Federal Prosecutor in Columbia, Ohio. Thanks to Citadele Banka around 40 members visited the bank`s Head Office to hear more about the bank and its operations in Baltics. We welcome our new Interim Executive Director Lina Karklina to the AmCham office!

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

May 31, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016

The First Pan-Baltic Meeting of AmChams

from 09:00 till 21:00

 
     

Jun 14, 2016

Developing IT education together!

from 16:00 till 18:00

 
     

Jun 19, 2016 - Jun 21, 2016

2016 SelectUSA Summit
 
     

Jul 02, 2016

U.S. Independence Day Celebration picnic gathers 600 visitors

from 14:00 till 17:00

 
     

Sep 30, 2016

A night at the Opera - Premiere of Faust

from 18:10 till 22:00

 
     
 

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