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Quarter century for AmCham

To commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of AmCham Latvia, a special black tie dinner was held with Minister of Economics, Arvils Aseradens and U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, Nancy Bikoff Pettit. Check out video and photos from this spectacular event!

 
 
U.S.-Baltic Business Summit encourages greater trade and investment

The U.S. - Baltic Business Summit was a historical event held on April 3 in Washington D.C. One of the panel discussions "Impact of U.S. Investment in the Baltics" was moderated by Arnis Kakulis, Director of the Baltic Region for AECOM and President of AmCham Latvia. The business forum focused on priority areas for U.S.-Baltic partnership including the digital economy, energy, infrastructure development, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

 
 
New President for AmCham

The Board of Directors has unanimously selected Arnis Kakulis as AmCham President and Chairman of the Board. Since 2013 he has served on the Board in the roles of President and Vice President.

 
 
Eriks Eglitis resigns from the Board

Eriks Eglitis resigned from the AmCham Board and Presidency on April 4 due to accepting the position of the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economics.

 
 
Are you ready for GDPR?

GDPR, due to implementation on May 25, remains of much concern for businesses large and small. Therefore, If P&C Insurance AS offered valuable insights on the compliance with the new regulation to members at the recent Business After Hours, co-hosted by If P&C Insurance AS and Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.

 
 
Doing the most good

Members of foreign chambers in Latvia had a chance to meet the 20th General of The Salvation Army on April 19. One of the largest charity organizations presented their global structure and approach along with the history and progress of the local chapter.

 
 
Welcome new member: Pauls Miklasevics

Pauls Miklasevics has joined the Chamber as an Individual member. Welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
Getting ready for High Council

FICIL is actively preparing for the upcoming 22nd High Council meeting with the government to be held on 6-7 June.

 
 
Valmiera Glass expands in USA

On 11 April, Valmieras Stikla Škiedra celebrated the launch of the new P-D VALMIERA GLASS USA Corp. plant in Dublin, Georgia. The company has invested more than 100 million USD and created over 500 new jobs in the U.S. becoming historically largest Latvian investment project in the United States.

 
 
New GM for Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

Leon Baum has become a General Manager at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga as of April 1. Congratulations to Mr.Baum on his new post and a warm welcome!

 
 
Share your opinion on e-services

Our member PwC is conducting a survey on e-services and welcomes members input to identify areas for improvement.

 
 
Transparency
 
Quarter century for AmCham

To commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of AmCham Latvia, a special black tie dinner was held with Minister of Economics, Arvils Aseradens and U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, Nancy Bikoff Pettit. Check out video and photos from this spectacular event!

 
 
U.S.-Baltic Business Summit encourages greater trade and investment

The U.S. - Baltic Business Summit was a historical event held on April 3 in Washington D.C. One of the panel discussions "Impact of U.S. Investment in the Baltics" was moderated by Arnis Kakulis, Director of the Baltic Region for AECOM and President of AmCham Latvia. The business forum focused on priority areas for U.S.-Baltic partnership including the digital economy, energy, infrastructure development, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

 
 
Are you ready for GDPR?

GDPR, due to implementation on May 25, remains of much concern for businesses large and small. Therefore, If P&C Insurance AS offered valuable insights on the compliance with the new regulation to members at the recent Business After Hours, co-hosted by If P&C Insurance AS and Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.

 
 
Doing the most good

Members of foreign chambers in Latvia had a chance to meet the 20th General of The Salvation Army on April 19. One of the largest charity organizations presented their global structure and approach along with the history and progress of the local chapter.

 
 
54 421 EUR collected for the Alliance against Corruption

The Alliance against Corruption in Latvia has received 54 421 EUR of which 6500 euro have been contributed by 3 members of AmCham. The goal is to raise 60 000 euro by April 30th and 126 000 euro by mid-June.

 
 
Environment
 
Quarter century for AmCham

To commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of AmCham Latvia, a special black tie dinner was held with Minister of Economics, Arvils Aseradens and U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, Nancy Bikoff Pettit. Check out video and photos from this spectacular event!

 
 
U.S.-Baltic Business Summit encourages greater trade and investment

The U.S. - Baltic Business Summit was a historical event held on April 3 in Washington D.C. One of the panel discussions "Impact of U.S. Investment in the Baltics" was moderated by Arnis Kakulis, Director of the Baltic Region for AECOM and President of AmCham Latvia. The business forum focused on priority areas for U.S.-Baltic partnership including the digital economy, energy, infrastructure development, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

 
 
Are you ready for GDPR?

GDPR, due to implementation on May 25, remains of much concern for businesses large and small. Therefore, If P&C Insurance AS offered valuable insights on the compliance with the new regulation to members at the recent Business After Hours, co-hosted by If P&C Insurance AS and Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.

 
 
Doing the most good

Members of foreign chambers in Latvia had a chance to meet the 20th General of The Salvation Army on April 19. One of the largest charity organizations presented their global structure and approach along with the history and progress of the local chapter.

 
 
#Refuse the straw

Radisson Hotels in Riga celebrated Earth Day on April 22 together with more than a billion people across the globe with an aim to fundamentally change people's attitude and behavior towards plastic. To focus consumer attention on the issue of plastic straws and their effects on the environment, hotels took measures to raise consumer awareness that includes displays and signage in public areas, with the tagline #RefuseTheStraw.

 
 
     
 

April 2018

 
     
 

Welcome to our latest newsletter! This past month has been very busy here at AmCham. We marked a quarter century for AmCham with the Gala Dinner. Arnis Kakulis was elected as AmCham President. Historical U.S.-Baltic Business Summit took place in Washington D.C. IF P&C Insurance AS shared best practices on GDPR at an event hosted by new Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga.

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

May 08, 2018

Doing business in the USA

from 08:30 till 13:00

 
     

May 24, 2018

A country of old men?

from 14:00 till 16:00

 
     

May 24, 2018

Great networking and playful humor of Don Pasquale

from 17:30 till 21:00

 
     

May 29, 2018

Aerones wins Latvian-American Innovation Award

from 18:00 till 20:30

 
     

Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 08, 2018

3rd Pan-Baltic Meeting of AmChams in Vilnius

from 10:00 till 14:00

 
     

Jun 30, 2018

U.S. Independence picnic gathers 1000 visitors

from 13:00 till 16:00

 
     
 

Special Offers

 
     
 

8th Annual Conference on Shadow Economy at SSE Riga

 
     
 

Executive and Professional MBA Open Days at Riga Business School

 
     
 

Self Managing Leadership program by Oxford Leadership

 
     
 
 
 
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