We re-affirm our commitment to the values that AmCham stands for and that we share.
Kārlis Danēvičs, Board member, Head of Credits and Risk at SEB Banka
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.
Being part of AmCham is a great way to maintain business contacts with entrepreneurs and professionals.
Normunds Bergs, Chief Executive Officer, SAF Tehnika