Past events

Members share their feedback
Jan 24 from 13:00 till 14:30

A group of members met to discuss their businesses and to provide feedback on AmCham activities. Developing a program offering educational opportunities for both personal and professional development and promoting Latvia as an investment destination for R&D and innovation were identified as some of the priorities AmCham should focus on in the future.

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AmCham board sets targets for 2019
Jan 23 from 17:00 till 21:00

The AmCham Board held its semi-annual retreat to discuss the strategic direction for the coming year. Among key priority areas are the enhancement of transatlantic trade and investment through further development of "Gateway to the USA" program; attracting international talent and promoting Latvia as a career destination, and continuing work to improve the business and investment climate with a focus on the new Whistleblowers' Law introduction and monitoring the progress of the Latvian financial sector.

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How are you coping with labor shortage challenges?
Jan 22 from 15:00 till 16:30

Look out for the survey coming your way in the next weeks. Our Labor Force Working group has developed a survey for members to gather your experience of attracting employees, both domestic and international. At the last meeting, the Working group reviewed survey questions and engaged in a discussion with the representative of the Ministry of Economics on labor market trends.

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Steady through choppy waters
Jan 11 from 11:30 till 14:00

Our first business luncheon of this year featured Mārtiņš Kazaks, Member of the Council of the Bank of Latvia who gave a short overview of macroeconomic conditions and growth prospects for Latvia projecting GDP growth at 3.6% this year.

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FICIL Sentiment Index reveals no significant progress
Jan 09 from 10:00 till 12:00

The results of the FICIL Sentiment Index 2018 study suggest that the investment attractiveness of Latvia, according to the viewpoints of foreign investors, has remained the same as compared to the situation one year ago scoring 2,5 points out of 5. Main concerns identified in the business environment include corruption in the public sector, availability and quality of labor, efficiency of the public sector.

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AmCham represents the interests of its members, making membership a valuable asset.

Matiss Kukainis, Partner at Spigulis & Kukainis