I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.
John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik
On June 7 and 8, AmCham Latvia had the opportunity to take part in the 3rd Annual Pan-Baltic Member Meeting of AmChams together with neighboring American Chambers in Lithuania and Estonia in Vilnius, Lithuania. Members from all three Baltic countries were able to learn about various current business matters while also being able to network with one another and with executives of various companies.
The 2-day program included two conference sessions on the most relevant topics: the Rail Baltica project, presented by Arenijus Jackus, Member of the Rail Baltica Supervisory Board, Director of Rail Baltica Coordination Department in "Lietuvos geležinkeliai”, and insights into blockchain technology, presented by Saulius Malinauskas and Marijus Kasperavičius of Nasdaq Vilnius. AmCham members also had the opportunity to tour EKSPLA to learn how cutting-edge lasers are manufactured, visit the Arginta Engineering UAB metal processing workshop, and attend a campus tour at Thermo Fisher Scientifics Baltics. The schedule was topped off with a business breakfast discussing cryptocurrency with renowned Lithuanian entrepreneur Ilja Laurs (Nextury Ventures, GetJar), and an evening reception hosted by the U.S. Ambassador in Lithuania.
10:00 - 10:30 Registration/Welcome Coffee
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome from 3 AmChams (Chairmans of the Boards or Representatives)
>Session #1 How We will travel in 2030?: A trip into Rail Baltica future.
10:45 - 11:15 Rail Baltica project presentation by Arenijus Jackus (Member of the Rail Baltica Supervisory Board, Director of Rail Baltica Coordination Department in "Lietuvos geležinkeliai"). Q&A.
11:15 - 11:45 Rail Baltica Global Cost-Benefit Analysis by Nauris Klava (Partner at EY). Q&A.
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch/Networking/Short Introductions of Members
>Session #2 The Future of Blockchain
12:45 - 13:00 Transfer to NASDAQ Vilnius for Company Visit
13:00 - 14:30 Presentation on Blockchain technology/Company Visit/Networking
14:30 - 14:45 Transfer to EKSPLA
14:45 - 15:45 EKSPLA Company Visit
17:30 - 19:00 Networking Reception at the U.S. Embassy (By Invitation Only!)
Friday, June 8: Business Breakfast/Company Visit
>Session #3 The Future of Cryptocurrency
08:30 - 10:00 Business Breakfast with Ilja Laurs (Nextury Ventures): The Future of Cryptocurrency
10:00 - 10:30 Transfer to Arginta
10:30 - 11:30 Company visit Arginta
11:30 - 12:00 Transfer to Thermo Fisher Scientific Lietuva
12:00 - 13:00 Company Visit Thermo Fisher Scientific Lietuva
13:00 - 13:20 Transfer for Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch/Networking/Closing Speeches
We are very pleased to be part of AmCham and are looking forward to driving innovation forward in Latvia.
Mikko Fernström, General Manager, Biogen Latvia