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Aerones wins Latvian-American Innovation Award

Aerones won the Latvian-American Innovation Award 2018 for their newly developed heavy-lift drones to clean and de-ice wind turbines. Solfeg.io was announced as runner-up for their innovative music teaching application. The winner received 10,000 Euro and the runner-up 5,000 Euro and a custom made award. Honorable mentions were presented to Anatomy Next for their Trauma Simulator and SAF Tehnika for PhoeniX C.

 
 
A country of old men?

What should be done to address demographic challenges and workforce mobility? The panel of distinguished experts expressed their views on possible solutions to tackle both social pressure and economic development in the face of demographic transition. The event was grounded on study “Countries of old men?” conducted by Assistant Professor of SSE Riga Zane Varpina.

 
 
Thought Leaders Club with U.S. Federal Judge

AmCham top-tier members joined the second event in the Thought Leader Club series the Honorable Judge Richard G. Stearns from the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts who discussed the rule of law and aspects of legal environment of business in both Latvia and the U.S.

 
 
Great networking and playful humor of Don Pasquale

On May 24, AmCham members and friends spent an opening night of the new production of the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti "Don Pasquale” at the Latvian National Opera with an exquisite reception at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, 8th floor.

 
 
Doing business in the USA

On May 8, the U.S. Embassy in Latvia hosted a promotional seminar on "Doing Business in the USA" provided by Avitus Group. The participants of Gateway to the USA program were invited to attend.

 
 
FICIL public discussion: Building Trust

FICIL invites to the public panel discussion "Building trust" within the FICIL's upcoming annual High Council meeting on June 6th at SSE Riga. The first panel discussion – “Small country, big potential: opportunities for Latvia in the digital economy” will be moderated by AmCham Board member and FICIL Executive Board member Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa.

 
 
Welcome new board member - Craig Williamson

Craig Williamson, Director of the International School of Riga replaced Eriks Eglitis and began his service on the Board as of May 8, 2018.

 
 
New interns this summer

This summer at AmCham we are joined by three new interns: Rebeka Goba, Reičela Heinrihsone and Krista Roze. They help with various duties such as copy editing, communications, and event planning.

 
 
Ready for GDPR!

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that comes into effect May 25, 2018. We've made a number of updates to our Privacy Policy and your personal data, which you shared with us, and which is used for direct marketing purposes, will only be stored until you notify us that you do not wish to receive such information anymore.

 
 
airBaltic orders up to 60 aircraft for significant breakthrough of development

airBaltic and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the parties have executed a firm purchase agreement for the sale and purchase of 30 Bombardier CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30 aircraft of the same type. This order complements the existing order of 20 CS300 aircraft and forms the backbone of the new airBaltic's business plan Destination 2025.

 
 
Join Anti-Corruption Summer School this summer!

From June 28 until July 1 Transparency International Latvia/Delna will organize Anti-Corruption Summer School at Cesis, Rucka Manor for 25 motivated young people from Latvia.

 
 
World Latvian Economics & Innovations Forum in Valmiera

The World Latvian Economics and Innovation Forum 2018 will be held in Valmiera, Valmiera Drama Theatre, from June 28-29, 2018. Join business professionals with a special interest in Latvia! More: www.ieguldilatvija.lv/en

 
 
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Aerones wins Latvian-American Innovation Award

Aerones won the Latvian-American Innovation Award 2018 for their newly developed heavy-lift drones to clean and de-ice wind turbines. Solfeg.io was announced as runner-up for their innovative music teaching application. The winner received 10,000 Euro and the runner-up 5,000 Euro and a custom made award. Honorable mentions were presented to Anatomy Next for their Trauma Simulator and SAF Tehnika for PhoeniX C.

 
 
A country of old men?

What should be done to address demographic challenges and workforce mobility? The panel of distinguished experts expressed their views on possible solutions to tackle both social pressure and economic development in the face of demographic transition. The event was grounded on study “Countries of old men?” conducted by Assistant Professor of SSE Riga Zane Varpina.

 
 
Thought Leaders Club with U.S. Federal Judge

AmCham top-tier members joined the second event in the Thought Leader Club series the Honorable Judge Richard G. Stearns from the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts who discussed the rule of law and aspects of legal environment of business in both Latvia and the U.S.

 
 
Great networking and playful humor of Don Pasquale

On May 24, AmCham members and friends spent an opening night of the new production of the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti "Don Pasquale” at the Latvian National Opera with an exquisite reception at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga, 8th floor.

 
 
Doing business in the USA

On May 8, the U.S. Embassy in Latvia hosted a promotional seminar on "Doing Business in the USA" provided by Avitus Group. The participants of Gateway to the USA program were invited to attend.

 
 
Work From Anywhere Day for the 7th time in Latvia

For the 7th time in Latvia the "Work from anywhere!" day took place on May 25 at Jaunā Teika, square of the co-working and event space "Teikums" and brought together more around 500 event participants who support flexible working style.

 
 
     
 

May 2018

 
     
 

Welcome to our latest newsletter. This month we co-hosted the first ever Latvian-American Innovation Award. Participants of Gateway to the USA were invited to a seminar about entering the U.S. market. Outlook seminar experts discussed ways to tackle demographic challenges. Our members enjoyed the opening night of opera "Don Pasquale". Next month we are looking forward to the U.S. Independence Day Celebration Picnic on June 30th!

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Jun 06, 2018

FICIL's 22nd High Council meeting: Building Trust

from 13:30 till 17:00

 
     

Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 08, 2018

3rd Pan-Baltic Meeting of AmChams in Vilnius

from 10:00 till 14:00

 
     

Jun 28, 2018 - Jun 29, 2018

Expat professionals explain why choose Latvia

from 08:00 till 18:00

 
     

Jun 30, 2018

U.S. Independence picnic gathers 1000 visitors

from 13:00 till 16:00

 
     
 
 
 
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