Events
 
Data Security Solutions & Task Analytics win Bowling Cup

50 participants in 12 teams competed for prizes at the AmCham Bowling Tournament at Pepsi Center. The title of the best team, Cup Trophy and great prizes went to the team combined of two companies Data Security Solutions and Task Analytics. Best Male Player was Guntis Beļavskis of Citadele banka and best Female Player of the tournament was Anastasija Fila of Grand Hotel Kempinski. Vismands Menjoks of Apply was first to get three strikes in a row. Congratulations to the winners!

 
 
Premiere of L’INCANTESIMO. PAGLIACCI

On February 21, AmCham members and friends spent an opening night of the new production of two operas "L’incantesimo.Pagliacci" by Italo Montemezzi and Ruggero Leoncavallo at the Latvian National Opera with an exclusive reception at the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga. More than 80 people attended this highly popular program.

 
 
A year in review: 35 speakers, 43 events, 2834 attendees

2018 has been an extremely productive year for AmCham, continuing to serve our members in providing access, network and visibility. 43 events were held from our popular programs to new initiatives such as the Latvian-American Innovation Award and trainings for the professional development of members. Based on your feedback, we have built closer cooperation with the fellow chambers in the region by offering joint meetings. Our events attracted 2834 attendees, 35 speakers, 27 sponsors and 53 in-kind sponsors.

 
 
New Members
 
Novartis joins membership

Novartis, a leading global medicines company, has joined the Chamber in February. Novartis uses innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need. In their quest to find new medicines, they consistently rank among the world's top companies investing in research and development. We warmly welcome Novartis to AmCham!

 
 
Welcome Riga Graduate School of Law

Riga Graduate School of Law, a specialized law school, has joined the Chamber as a Non-profit member. RGSL offers interdisciplinary bachelor and masters programs in law, allowing engaged and curious students to combine their law studies with courses in business, international relations, finance and diplomacy.

 
 
Success Story
 
Cognizant named Digital Services Firm of the Year

Cognizant's delivery center in Riga has been recognized as the Digital Services Firm of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe during the annual CEE Shared Services Summit and Awards, held in Warsaw, on January 31st. Cognizant Latvia is the latest edition and the first of Cognizant delivery network in Europe, where the focus area is Telecom specifically and IT in general, with the ability to deliver IT services from nearshore locations in Europe.

 
 
News
 
Share feedback on labor shortage challenges

Have you already filled our survey on labor market and talent attraction? If not, we would very much appreciate your input helping us with this important research. Please contact our office to complete this survey by sending an e-mail to ieva.melngaile@amcham.lv

 
 
New website on transatlantic trade

Recently, the EU Delegation to the U.S. unveiled a new report and website to underline the importance of transatlantic trade. The EU is the U.S. largest foreign investor with nearly 7 million U.S. jobs directly created either by EU investment or trade with Europe. The U.S. and the EU enjoy a balanced trade relationship to the benefit of both: 629 billion USD EU exports of goods and services to the U.S. and 528 billion USD the U.S. exports and services to the EU.

 
 
Preparing for the new accounting law

FICIL calls to participate members interested in contributing to the new Accounting Law on February 12. If you would like to join the meeting discussing the draft law, please sign up: here

 
 
Spotlight Latvia to take place in Denver, Colorado

Mark your calendars for the next Spotlight Latvia to be held on May 2nd in Denver with the focus on Healthy Living including such industries as Outdoor Recreation, Eco-Tourism, Supplements, Natural Foods and Beverages, Healthcare Technology and Fitness. This conference will enable U.S. companies and entrepreneurs to learn about the advantages of conducting business in Latvia.

 
 
How corporate governance impacts funding?

The results of the study by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG) presented in the discussion organized by BICG and Finance Latvia at the end of January indicate that corporate governance practices are given up to 25 percent of weight in company credit ratings assigned by the largest banks operating in Latvia.

 
 
BAFF Leadership Academy is open for applications

Did you know that the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Leadership Academy is not only about learning? Participants enjoy a 5-day tour of New York and Washington DC, funded by BAFF. Application deadline is March 11.

 
 
     
 

February, 2019

 
     
 

Welcome! This month we hosted our highly popular Opera Night where members had the chance to enjoy an exclusive reception and two operas "L’incantesimo" and "Pagliacci". AmCham Bowling Tournament was a night of fun, fellowship and friendly competition. We are getting ready for the Annual General Meeting on March 21st, and we encourage every member to attend. We have prepared a lot of exciting opportunities for you in the coming month, and we hope to see you at one of the events soon!

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Mar 05, 2019

Ambitious prospects ahead for the State Revenue Service

from 08:30 till 10:00

 
     

Mar 07, 2019

Trauma Simulator wins Latvian-American Innovation Award

from 11:30 till 14:00

 
     

Mar 15, 2019

AmCham launches Healthcare work group

from 15:00 till 16:30

 
     

Mar 20, 2019

What's the next big threat coming down the line?

from 13:00 till 17:00

 
     

Mar 21, 2019

Welcome new Board

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Mar 28, 2019

Is Latvia ready for the Whistleblowers Law?

from 13:30 till 17:30

 
     

Apr 04, 2019

Reforms in the judicial system underway

from 08:00 till 09:30

 
     

May 02, 2019

Spotlight Latvia gathers 130 participants in Denver

from 12:30 till 18:30

 
     
 

Special Offers

 
     
 

Voucher for 100 EUR from Latvia Tours

 
     
 

Public lecture by Prof. Joseph Weiler, March 6

 
     
 

Public lecture by Dr. Edina Harbinja, March 15

 
     
 

Silicon Valley Challenge Advising Session, March 28

 
     
 
 
 
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