How digitalization is changing insurance industry?

Our November Business After Hours was hosted by IIZI Brokers at SEB Innovation Center offering an excellent networking opportunity combined with a presentation on digitalization of the insurance and finance industry.

The missing link in our country branding?

Internal communication may be the missing link in building a successful country brand. Without building an internal awareness about our nation's strenghts among the general population, including the public and private sectors, is unrealistic to create a convincing country brand. That was one of the key takeaways from the World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum held last week in Valmiera. The forum focused on the nation branding and strategic communication, education, business, talent attraction, and explored the business opportunities in some of the largest markets: the U.S., Canada, Asia and the Nordic countries. In addition, the Red Jackets Awards were presented to the best exporting brands of Latvia.

Learn, pitch & network

The recent Meet AmCham event offered both education and networking opportunity for members. In addition to the presentation on how to get the most value out of membership, new members had a chance to make marketing pitches to those in attendance. There was a structured networking session that encouraged members to exchange business cards and propose ways how to cooperate with each other.

From vision to reality

AmCham held its next Healthcare working group meeting to discuss next steps regarding implementing its vision on Latvian healthcare and certain pilot projects. The focus is on the project exploring implementation of an oncology data registry that would collect and analyse real-world data. The group is also looking at organizing a conference on healthcare data next year.

Storytelling must evolve

More than 40 participants joined a breakfast meeting with Jeremy Gilbert, Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Washington Post to learn more on the power of storytelling in news and other organizations as well as about Big Tech platforms like Arc Publishing and Zeus Prime.

Success stories
22% increase of passengers for airBaltic

4,345 225 passengers have been traveling with airBaltic in 2019, which is a 22% increase compared to last year. airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.

WorkingDay Latvia named Best Employer 2019

On November 15th, during the Latvian Employers' Confederation Annual Award Ceremony WorkingDay Latvia was named the Best Employer of 2019 in the category of administrative services. The Best Employer Award was awarded to 11 entrepreneurs by Egils Levits, President of Latvia at the Riga Castle.

Time for good deeds!

With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to spread joy and kindness through giving back and paying it forward and invite our members, partners and friends to support the initiatives of 4 principal charities we support:, Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages. We encourage you to consider supporting them!

VA Government Policy Outlook

VA Government has recently launched a quarterly report on general political and policy developments in Latvia - VA Government Policy Outlook. Key topics of this issue are the State Budget of 2020 and developments in the environmental policy.

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


November 2019


Welcome to our latest newsletter. November has been fulfilled with various events devoted to topics important for the business community. The recent World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum explored where Latvia is in terms of its country branding and strategic communication. We had a fantastic opportunity to meet Jeremy Gilbert from The Washington Post and get his insights on the impact of compelling storytelling. As the year comes to a close, we invite you to kick off the holiday season with our charity reception next Thursday and toast to a successful New Year!


Upcoming events


Dec 05, 2019

Kicking off the holiday giving season

from 18:30 till 21:00


Dec 12, 2019

Transforming customer experience

from 18:00 till 21:00


Dec 17, 2019

Healthcare continues to be a hot topic

from 15:30 till 17:00


Jan 17, 2020

Toward excellence in education

from 12:30 till 15:00


Feb 20, 2020

A memorable premiere: The Queen of Spades

from 17:30 till 21:00


Special Offers


Executive Team Retreat by TeamLead


How to present yourself and the company in business environment?


Festive Season Celebrations at Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

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