Healthcare: today's hot topic

The healthcare work group discussed an online event on personal protective equipment, webinar with healthcare professionals, the next steps related to the Oncology data project as well as AmCham’s participation in the work groups of the Ministry of Health.

Tracking genetic evolution of COVID-19

25 members joined the webinar with Janis Klovins, Director of Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre and Professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Latvia to find out more on the coronavirus research progress and potential outcomes. The webinar was moderated by Kaspars Losans, Medical Director of Roche Latvija.

Out-Innovate the Pandemic

In partnership with Tatarklubben, AmCham held the second virtual event. This time members had a chance to meet Alex Lazarow from Cathay Innovation. He gave an insight into his new book “Out-Innovate” in the current perspective and introduced members with the new innovation playbook to survive during the pandemic.

The Covid-19 Crisis and Economic Recovery in Europe

Thanks to ACE Network our members had an opportunity to join the first-ever online discussion on the topic of the COVID-19 crisis and how businesses across Europe and Eurasia are responding to challenges. Speakers outlined top key issues to focus on: solidarity, mental strength, and stability, good leadership, bravery, the cooperation of science and politics, and resilience.

SEB joins the Finance Latvia moratorium for business loan

Business customers of SEB who face a temporary liquidity challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to defer the principle payments on the loan for an even longer period than before. SEB joins the loan moratorium for companies developed jointly by Finance Latvia and its members. This will allow the loan principal, including the lease, to be deferred for up to six months.

Delna promotes transparency in public procurement

In April Delna has been very active by promoting greater transparency in the use of COVID-19 related emergency funding and allocation of emergency contracts. On April 2 Delna published ten recommendations for preventing corruption and on April 19 organized a discussion titled "COVID-19 and Transparent Public Procurement".

Citadele employees will receive health insurance in case of Covid-19

In the case of Covid-19, Citadele employees will receive special health insurance provided by Citadele in cooperation with the insurance company Aon Baltic. Special insurance will supplement the range of paid health care services already provided to employees.

Elements of AI free online course

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Weekly Newsletter, May 8


Welcome to our latest Weekly Newsletter. This week has been rich in events and discussions on healthcare, economic recovery as well as innovation. We keep working to prepare various exciting webinars for you. Stay tuned and sign up for them! Don't forget to apply for the 3rd Latvian-American Innovation Award by Sunday, May 10. We also look forward to sharing your best practices, initiatives, services and latest news for dealing with the impact of the pandemic!


Upcoming events


May 12, 2020

Preserving jobs and other solutions in times of COVID-19

from 15:00 till 15:45


May 13, 2020

Remote work & efficient operation in the New Normal

from 16:00 till 17:00


May 18, 2020

Working Remotely Thru the Pandemic & Beyond

from 15:00 till 16:00


May 29, 2020

HackMotion wins Latvian-American Innovation Award

from 16:00 till 17:00


Jun 03, 2020

Current and emerging issues in healthcare

from 16:00 till 17:00


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