High-level BDF Summit showed the opportunities in the aftermath of the crisis

A success! The most focused Summit ever in a very pleasant and effective atmosphere! Those were the words used at the end of ...

Evaluation of the BDF Annual Summit in Riga 2013

The 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit was held in Riga, Latvia, 29-30 May under the title “New Realities – New Opportunities. Competitiveness, investments and business development in the Baltic Sea Region.” This year’s Summit gathered ca. 750 participants. The programme and the level of speakers this year was highly appreciated and the most popular sessions […]

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Baltic Business Arena 2013 a Success!

Baltic Business Arena 2013, the 3rd of its kind, has once again proved itself to be a valuable platform for business dialogues and has positioned the Baltic Sea region as a place to do business. Baltic Business Arena 2013 took place during the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit in Riga, Latvia and attracted 78 companies […]

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Waste from the extractive industry can be worth a “gold mine”

Recovery and re-use of mining and processing waste are the aims of  MIN-NOVATION – a partly EU financed project – that draws attention to barriers and opportunities for mining waste management. After  a communications seminar in Riga organised by Baltic Develoment Forum MIN-NOVATION created this article: There are few things in today’s world which on […]

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The BSR Innovation Award to ProcessIT Innovations

The BSR Innovation Award winner, ProcessIT Innovations in Luleå/Umeå, Sweden, provides the big, capital intensive process industry (mining, metals, pulp and paper) with high tech ICT and automation solutions in order to increase the productivity and product quality within the process industry companies. Based on the strength of the BSR platform and the cooperation within […]

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Key messages from the BDF Summit in Riga 2013

The 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit 29-30 May in Riga, Latvia sent a strong signal: Latvia and the Baltic States have returned to the Top of Europe, demonstrating high economic growth figures and optimism for the future as well as high hopes for regional and European integration. Baltic Prime Ministers One of the highlight of […]

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High-level BDF Summit showed the opportunities in the aftermath of the crisis

A success! The most focused Summit ever in a very pleasant and effective atmosphere! Those were the words used at the end of the three day discussions and matchmaking in Riga last week at the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit. More than 600 participants registered and more than 100 companies were present.       The three Prime […]

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Two Foreign Ministers win the Baltic Sea Award

They have both made extraordinary contributions to the development of the Baltic Sea Region.  They have both taken innovative initiatives to foster political dialogue in Europe. The winners of the Baltic Sea Award 2013 are Mr Carl Bildt, Foreign Minister of Sweden, and Mr Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland. The winners were announced at […]

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H.E. Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis

Dear Participants, I look forward to welcoming you in Latvia later this month for the 15th annual Baltic Development Forum. Baltic policy makers, business leaders and academia will gather in Riga for an exciting, high profile event. The Forum is well known for its wide scope – business, governance, environment, culture and education. It forms […]

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Riga City Council welcomes you to Riga!

Welcome to Riga – the metropolis of the Baltic Sea region and one of the significant capital cities of Europe with more than 800 year history! Riga has always been a city with strong potential for development, and today it remains the driving force of the Latvian economy concentrating 77% of foreign direct investment, as […]

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Latvia: Small but competitive!

There are many good reasons why the next BDF Summit is organized in Riga. Latvia is always an interesting country to visit, but especially in these years some fascinating observations can be made: Latvia has the highest growth rate in the EU, at the same time being among the poorest EU member states. Latvia shows […]

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BDF Summit Welcome Reception on May 28th

All Baltic Development Forum Summit participants are invited to the Welcome Reception on May 28th. The reception will be held from 19.00-20.00 at the Small Hall in the University of Latvia, located 19 Raina Blvd. in Riga. Summit guests will be welcomed by Mārcis Auziņš, Professor and Rector of the University of Latvia and Hans […]

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