AmCham works hard to accomplish its goals and is a voice in the business community that is heard.
Filips Klavins, Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins
On January 23, AmCham Board and Staff came together for a semi-annual strategic meeting to decide upon Chamber's direction and priorities for 2019 at Hotel Bergs.
The Board meets twice a year outside its monthly meetings for a focused, strategic session to set the future direction and review the Chamber's performance.
The board approved the following key priority areas for this year:
1) Enhancing trade, incl. trade and investment between Latvia and the U.S. including further development of "Gateway to the USA" program and providing support to the World Latvian Economic Forum with an aim to connect businesses in Latvia with business representatives, professionals and investors from the U.S.
2) Attracting international talent and promoting Latvia as a career destination. The main focus of this year's Labor Force Work Group will be to conduct a member survey on international talent attraction as well as to produce and communicate survey results and recommendations to decision-makers.
3) Improving the investment and business climate in Latvia with a focus on the new Whistleblowers' Law introduction and monitoring the progress of the Latvian financial sector.
The board also decided to introduce new event for members by establishing an educational program "AmCham Academy" to improve professional skills and offer training for members.
AmCham is an invaluable resource that keeps us up to date with business issues and opportunities.
Mantautas Paskevicius, Country Manager of Strategic Staffing Solutions International