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 ...

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 June 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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Jury selected for the 2013 BSR Innovation Award

The BSR Innovation award is the most distinguished award in the Baltic Sea Region for cross border innovation within sustainable growth and global development. The aim of the award is to highlight the importance of innovation in a Baltic Sea Region context. It is an appreciation of dedicated work done by organisations, networks, projects or [...]

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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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