Past events

Gateway to the USA expands
Jul 03 from 17:30 till 19:00

On July 3, 2018, AmCham Latvia, the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Latvian American Chamber of Commerce signed a cooperation memorandum between the organizations to commemorate the launch of their partnership. By expanding the existing network, partners hope to broaden the benefits of “Gateway to the USA” program and to provide more opportunities to individual businesses both in Latvia and in the U.S.

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U.S. Independence picnic gathers 1000 visitors
Jun 30 from 13:00 till 16:00

On Saturday, June 30, around 1000 guests participated in the AmCham's annual U.S. Independence Day Picnic celebration. Blessed with a sunny weather, the venue was buzzing with guests throughout the day. Festivities included a wide variety of food and beverages, charity raffle, games and contests, American car exhibit, activities for children. In addition to various activities, 1000 EUR were raised in the charity raffle in benefit of the Latvian Foster Family Association, RMHC Latvija Care Mobile and SOS Children's Villages Latvia.

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Expat professionals explain why choose Latvia
Jun 28 - Jun 29 from 08:00 till 18:00

The 5th World Latvian Economic and Innovation Forum was held in Valmiera, from June 28-29, 2018. This year's WLEIF included various presentations and discussions, including participation of AmCham Latvia President in a discussion on why one should select Latvia as a destination for business, and AmCham Board member Ingrīda Kariņa-Bērziņa who served as a moderator of entire event. The program included practical examples for attracting capital investment and appropriate human resources, an introduction to specific foreign markets, a "Speed Contact Exchange", a trade display to highlight some of the most successful Latvian businesses.

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STEM education and careers: Are our children prepared for the future?
Jun 20 from 16:00 till 19:00

On June 20 AmCham together with the U.S. Embassy in Riga hosted a discussion ​on how Latvia can improve its efforts to attract highly qualified students in STEM areas. To increase the number of ICT graduates, panelists came to the conclusion that Latvia must make use of its competitive IT infrastructure to attract international students, and to apply more practical, interdisciplinary approaches to learning to bridge the gap between education and application in the workforce.

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Exploring Michigan-Latvia partnership
Jun 13 from 11:30 till 14:00

AmCham was more than thrilled to have the Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder as the keynote speaker of the June luncheon who spoke on the economic development in Michigan drawing on numerous practical examples how to reduce unemployment and create jobs.

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Peteris Kokovkins, Director of Baltic Technology Group

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

Peteris Kokovkins, Director of Baltic Technology Group