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The opportunity for networking in the heart of the Summit

The opportunity for networking in the heart of the Summit

The Networking Village will take place in main foyer of the Summit venue, the Riga Congress Centre. It provides the perfect setting for meeting new business partners and discussing issues of common interest with key decision-makers. It is also the perfect way to brand and promote your company, organisation or project and demonstrate that you [...]

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Jerry Wirth, Chairman of FICIL, on its annual High Council meeting with the Latvian Government

Dear FICIL members and honoured BDF Summit participants, Welcome to Latvia – a small, dynamic, attractive place that holds a remarkable economic success story.? This year the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL) gathers for its 17th High Council, our annual high level meeting with the Latvian government.? In 2013, to make Latvia even more [...]

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Welcome by Āris Žīgurs, CEO of Latvenergo AS

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Colleagues, We share a common goal and opportunity to make the Baltic Sea area into a forward-looking world-class region at the top of Europe. To achieve it effort must be made from all stakeholders – Member States, regional and local municipalities, the EU, pan-Baltic organisations, financing institutions, enterprises and non-governmental [...]

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Investment Promotion Agencies’ third meeting will take place at the BDF Summit in Riga

???Attracting foreign investments is essential to keep global leadership in the ICT sector and to stay competitive. Define the success factors and joint efforts in the FDI attraction. The Baltic Sea Region is one of the world’s ICT Powerhouses and the countries of the region have demonstrated their attractiveness for foreign companies. As an example, [...]

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Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation

“I am looking forward to attending the BDF Summit in Riga and having the possibility to unfold the McKinsey report on manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation,” says Jan Mischke, Senior Fellow at?McKinsey speaking to Director Hans Brask, Baltic Development Forum.   The global manufacturing sector has undergone a tumultuous [...]

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Cross-border communication creates common understanding

By Uffe Ellemann-Jensen,? Honorary Chairman BDF If we want the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region to be a success, we must involve the citizens and stakeholders in the area. Therefore, communication and information are crucial tools to reach that goal. Much has been done. But there is still a long way to go. [...]

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Welcome by Chairman of Baltic Development Forum, Hans Skov Christensen

New Realities – New Opportunities The economic and financial crisis has made for a turbulent last few years but courageous structural reforms across Baltic countries have cemented the Baltic Sea Region as not only a role model but as the top performing area in Europe. For this reason alone, optimism about the future is on [...]

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Call for Nominations – BSR Innovation Award 2013

BSR Innovation Award 2013 The Baltic Development Forum and BSR Stars are happy to announce the Baltic Sea Region Innovation Award. The aim of the award is to highlight the importance of innovation and is also a recognition of the fact that the Baltic Sea Region countries are among the most innovative economies in the [...]

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Welcome by Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor of the University of Latvia

Welcome by Žaneta Ozoliņa, Professor of the University of Latvia

For almost a week, Riga will become a centre of regional discussions. Riga hosts not only the Summit of the Baltic Development Forum (BDF)?but also?the Baltic Council of Ministers. A long lasting commitment to the idea of regional integration has been shared in society of Latvia for a long time. This dedication has contributed, to [...]

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Welcome by Minister of Economics of Latvia, Daniels Pavļuts

Distinguished participants of the 15th Baltic Development Forum Summit, Dear Friends, It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to Riga, our capital! Riga is a vibrant economic and cultural center, one of the largest and most exciting cities in the Nordic-Baltic region, deeply rooted in this very dynamic part of Europe and [...]

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