Past events

The European Parliament election: this time different?
May 14 from 11:00 till 13:00

Top-level representatives from six Latvian political parties running for election in the EU elections shared their views and outlook towards the main challenges currently faced by the EU and their possible solutions in the European Parliament pre-election debate. The MEP candidates also emphasized the critical need for Latvian citizens to participate in upcoming elections to ensure effective representation of Latvia's interests at this institution.

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Return migration as a solution to labor force shortages
May 08 from 17:00 till 18:30

A panel discussion on return migration was organized by association "With global experience in Latvia". Renate Strazdina, AmCham Board Member and Country Manager of Microsoft Baltics represented AmCham on the panel highlighting key conclusions from a recent member survey on Latvia's labor market challenges.

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Spotlight Latvia gathers 130 participants in Denver
May 02 from 12:30 till 18:30

More than 130 individuals, representing over 80 different companies and government agencies including 20 companies from Latvia participated in the second Latvian-U.S. business conference Spotlight Latvia on May 2 in Denver, Colorado focusing on Healthy Living including topics of healthy nutrition, biotechnologies and sports equipment.

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Armed and ready in the battle of disinformation?
Apr 30 from 08:00 till 10:00

In a meeting with the Director of the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence the growing impact of disinformation on businesses and the society was discussed. Digitalization has brought a major shift in how information is consumed highlighting human vulnerabilities. The digital ecosystem poses new threats from faking your online presence to stealing your personal and company data. Recommended actions? Be aware of security risks, prepare an adequate regulatory framework, treat your data as a powerful tool and call for improving governance to keep pace with fast evolving technologies.

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Putting Latvia on the map as a career destination
Apr 29 from 15:00 till 16:30

During the last labor force working group meeting the results of the labor force survey were discussed. According to the initial results it was decided to accentuate two priority areas which we believe should drive the political agenda to adequately respond to the challenges brought on by labor shortages: putting Latvia on the map as a career destination and developing skills to empower people. Among key recommendations will be calling to create a comprehensive strategy and website for talent attraction. Full report on the survey results will be communicated shortly.

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AmCham Latvia is a very active Chamber and it is the right place for new business contacts.

Normunds Labrencis, Managing Director, Forum Cinemas