Preparing your business for emergencies
Mar 30 from 14:00 till 16:00

On March 30, the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Riga and AmCham held a Crisis Emergency Management Exercise (CME) with speakers from the U.S. Government and the private sector at the premises of the U.S. Embassy. Robert Fagan, representative of the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute Crisis Management ran the CME and Michael Thiessmeier, representative of National AI and Cybersecurity ISAO shared real-world responses. 

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The airport of tomorrow
Mar 23 from 18:30 till 21:00

March Business After Hours was graciously hosted by ATU Duty Free and Riga Airport at the airport's VIP Center. Members had the opportunity to gain insights on the airport's future plans and vision, as well as the new mixed-use development - Riga Airport City. They also discussed the sustainability and competitiveness challenges facing duty-free and travel retail businesses. Thanks to the hosts for organizing a fantastic event that offered both educational discussions and valuable networking opportunities.

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Highlighting education and the labor market
Mar 22 from 16:00 till 17:30

On March 22, members of the Labor Force work group met to discuss the education sector's response to the labor market needs. Members also pointed out challenges they are facing when attracting and employing international talent, including the necessary amendments to the Labor law. The group also discussed topics for the meetings with the Minister of Education and university rectors aiming for closer collaboration. The meeting was hosted by Riga Graduate School of Law.

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ESG brings higher value to business
Mar 21 from 10:00 till 12:00

On March 21, AmCham together with Cognizant hosted a session devoted to the topic of sustainability and ESG, and the challenges, risks and opportunities for businesses when integrating ESG strategies into their operations. Invited experts agreed that the directive for sustainability reporting and other upcoming regulations will affect companies of all sizes and will require the collection of data, the assessment of existing business processes, value chains and the introduction of new processes. Although the implementation of ESG is a complex task, it can ultimately add real value and increase operating profits for businesses.

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Discussing ongoing healthcare issues
Mar 14 from 16:00 till 17:00

On March 14, members of the Healthcare work group gathered to discuss the latest developments with regard to ongoing healthcare issues: healthcare financing and efficiency, digital health, and the legal framework of secondary health data. Members also touched upon recent and upcoming meetings with government representatives.

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AmCham is based on values and behaviors that enable its members to fulfill a common purpose - a sustainable and transparent business environment, and we are truly proud to be a part of this growing community.

Edgars Skvariks, Corporate Public Affairs Manager at Bayer

AmCham is a great place for networking, exchanging ideas and generating new business directions.

Peteris Kokovkins, Director of Baltic Technology Group