Activities
 
Measuring performance

The Board and Staff met to discuss the Chamber's current strategy and future priorities: maintaining transatlantic relationship, attracting international talent - Latvia as a career destination and ensuring safe business and investment climate in Latvia.

 
 
Over 1100 people celebrate U.S. Independence Day

More than 1100 guests attended a picnic to celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of U.S. Independence. The festive event was fulfilled with American traditions, food, music and various activities and was organized by AmCham for the fourth consecutive year. Watch the video!

 
 
The role of the private sector in tackling corruption

On July 2, AmCham members met with Jekabs Straume, the Chief of Anti-Corruption Agency (KNAB) of Latvia. Mr. Straume presented the current priorities of KNAB and discussed how the private sector can assist tackling corruption. Presentation is available here

 
 
AmCham Yearbook now available

We have recently published a brand new Yearbook for 2019-2020. It is available both as a hard copy and online as a PDF copy. By now members should have received their copies.

 
 
Advocacy
 
Latvia – a study and career destination

As a follow-up to the launch of our position on talent attraction, AmCham, Spire Baltic and ERDA co-hosted a discussion with representatives from academia, business, state and municipal agencies to raise awareness about Latvia as a career and study destination. Participants agreed that along with elimination of bureaucratic obstacles, it is necessary to improve study and living conditions that will help retain students as qualified specialists in the Latvian labor market even after their studies.

 
 
Engaging stakeholders in healthcare issues

The AmCham Healthcare working group met to discuss its vision and mission as well as certain pilot projects it will recommend health stakeholders to pursue. The meeting was attended by Ruta Pumputiene, Chair of Local American Working Group of AmCham Lithuania who shared best practices in advocating for greater transparencty in the health sector.

 
 
Labor Force WG sets plans for new season

The Labor force working group met to reflect on the latest activities and set out plans for the new season, namely an Outlook discussion on AmCham recommendations on talent attraction.

 
 
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

 
 
New members
 
Mikrotīkls becomes a member

We are thrilled to welcome Mikrotīkls as our Corporate member! Mikrotīkls is a developer of routers and wireless ISP systems and provider of hardware and software for Internet connectivity in most of the countries around the world.

 
 
Manpower joins membership

Manpower, a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, has recently joined as a Corporate member. A warm welcome to the AmCham community!

 
 
Member news
 
airBaltic successfully places a 200 mln EUR bond issue

airBaltic successfully placed a 200 million euro issue 6.75 percent 5-year bonds becoming the largest corporate bond issue originating from Latvia at the end of July. The transaction was well received by the international and local investor community resulting in a final allocation to more than 100 investors from 25 countries and the demand for the securities exceeded supply.

 
 
Baltic-American Dialogue program open for applications

Public organizations (all NGO sector) are invited to apply for Baltic-American Dialogue program to receive financial support up to 10 000 USD to host speakers from the U.S. to travel to Baltics. Applicant organizations are encouraged to design projects and invite experts to address the interests of their unique constituencies. Application deadline is February 1. Apply here!

 
 
Grand Palace Hotel named winner of World Travel Awards

The prestigious 5-star superior hotel Grand Palace Hotel - was announced as a winner of World Travel Awards for the 14th year in a row. In addition it was named as Latvia's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019.

 
 
     
 

July/August 2019

 
     
 

Welcome to our latest newsletter. The busy summer season has been filled with a lot of activities from the U.S. Independence Day picnic to public discussion "Latvia - a career and study destination". We are getting ready for another busy season, and look forward to seeing you in September!

 
     
     
 

Upcoming events

 
     

Sep 03, 2019

Members visit private medical institutions

from 09:00 till 17:30

 
     

Sep 05, 2019

Labor Force work group meeting

from 15:00 till 16:30

 
     

Sep 17, 2019

Leadership driven by purpose

from 09:00 till 17:00

 
     

Sep 18, 2019

Rebuilding trust in Latvia as an attractive investment opportunity

from 11:30 till 14:00

 
     

Sep 19, 2019

Advancing well-being, empowering others

from 17:00

 
     

Sep 24, 2019

21 jobs of the future

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Sep 26, 2019

Premiere of Spēlēju, Dancoju

from 17:30 till 22:00

 
     

Sep 27, 2019

Members share their feedback

from 12:30 till 14:00

 
     

Oct 03, 2019

The future is coming

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     

Oct 15, 2019

Nebraska Nice team wins Best Chili 2019

from 19:00 till 21:00

 
     

Dec 05, 2019

Kicking off the holiday giving season

from 18:30 till 21:00

 
     
 

Special Offers

 
     
 

Reinventing Media Business Forum, November 6-7

 
     
 

Voucher for 100 EUR from Latvia Tours

 
     
 

Job and Career in Latvia 2019, September 26

 
     
 
 
 
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