Programme Outline

The Online Programme below is updated as of 20 May 2013. Please note that this is a Draft Programme and is continuously being updated.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

16.30-17.30

Riga City Tour

The City Tour is provided by the Riga City Council

Meeting point: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes Street 55

19.00 – 20.00

Early Arrival Reception

Place: The Small Hall at the premises of the University of Latvia, 19 Raina Blvd

Early Arrival Reception is co-hosted by The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

Welcome by:

  • Mārcis Auziņš, Professor, Rector of the University of Latvia
  • Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum

Jazz Music provided by the Danish Cultural Institute in Riga

Back-to-back meetings (upon invitation only)

  • Meeting of the Priority Area Transport Coordination Group (14.00 – 17.00 at the premises of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, K.Valdemara street 3)
  • Baltic Development Forum’s Advisory Board Meeting (20.00 – 21.30 at the Senate Hall, University of Latvia,  19 Raina Blvd)

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Main Venue: Riga Congress Centre, K. Valdemara Street 5

Summit Moderators:

Verner Kristiansen, Communication Advisor

Pawel Swieboda, President, demosEuropa

08.00

Registration and Opening of Networking Village

Back-to-back meeting (upon invitation only)

  • Advisory Group of the BSR TransGovernance Project (08.00 – 9.15)

Place: Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, K. Valdemara street 3

09.00-09.20

Welcoming addresses

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

  • Daniels Pavluts, Minister of Economics, Latvia
  • Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum
  • Andris Ameriks, Vice Mayor of Riga
09.20 – 09.30

Entertainment

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

The Youth Choir “Balsis” provided by the Riga City Council

09.30 – 10.15

The State of the Region

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

With the global and European economy in the midst of a fragile recovery, the State of the Region Report provides an assessment of the economic performance, underlying competitiveness, and collaboration efforts across the Baltic Sea Region. The session will feature a discussion of the key observations from the report by Christian Ketels, the lead author, as well as an in-depth look at the current macroeconomic climate by Joachim Scheide. The session will track the current economic dynamics in the Region, looking at both the short-term impact of the weak external economic climate and the long-term trends of the ongoing globalization process. It will also give an update on the joint efforts in the Region to strengthen competitiveness, especially in the context of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. With the State of the Region Report reaching its 10th edition, there will also be a look at what has changed in the Region during the last decade.

Co-hosted with the European Investment Bank and Nordic Investment Bank

Presentation of the State of the Region by:

  • Christian Ketels, Dr., Principal Associate, Harvard Business School

Global Outlook for the Baltic Sea Region by:

  • Joachim Scheide, Professor, Head of the Forecasting Center, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Comments by  International Financial Institutions on the State of the Region:

  • Pim van Ballekom, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
  • Henrik Normann, CEO and President, Nordic Investment Bank

Moderator:

  • Hans Brask, Director, Baltic Development Forum
  • Verner Kristiansen, Communications Advisor
10.30 – 11.45

Parallel Sessions

Upcoming Baltic EU Presidencies: bringing more Europe to the region or more region to Europe?

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

As Lithuania and Latvia mobilise for the first time their Presidencies in the EU Council, the main issue is how can these two presidencies help provide new progress in the European and regional integration processes. Jobs, growth and competitiveness are top of the agenda of the crisis ridden Europe. What will be the priorities and focus in this difficult context? Will there be a special Baltic perspective? How will the neighbours in Belarus and Russia figure on the list of priorities? Do the two Baltic Presidencies have their own special interests to promote? Is joining the Eurozone one of them? Join the session for the unique possibilities to inspire future European leadership.

(Co-hosted with the DeepWater think-tank)

  • Mindaugas Jurkynas, Prof., Dr., Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
  • Asta Radikaite, Deputy Director, European Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania
  • Toms Rostoks, Ass. Prof., University of Latvia
  • Inga Skujina, Head of the Secretariat of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Pawel Swieboda, President, demosEuropa

Moderator:

  • Zaneta Ozolina, Professor, University of Latvia

 

Innovative Ways to Finance Business Development

Place: Main Venue, Small Hall

Competitiveness-upgrading and economic growth demands investments and access to capital. The financial crisis hit the banks and the economies in Baltic Sea Region hard as well as in Europe in general. Policies have secured a recovery of the banks and financial sector in our region, but has it been at the expense of companies experiencing insufficient access to capital and seeing tightening of the conditions to obtain loans? Is a credit crunch still an obstacle to growth and can the international financing institutions and the sector in general help overcome the situation through innovative financing mechanism and integration of financial instruments? This year’s State of the Region report looks at the situation of the SME sector but how is the access to capital for businesses in general? This session looks at financing from different perspectives and asks whether the Baltic Sea Region is influenced by the financial crisis that still reigns in Southern Europe.

Introductory statements:

  • Torbjörn Becker, Director, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

Speakers panel:

  • John Brimacombe, Director, Rothschild’s Financial Institutions Group
  • Graham Cope, Head of Region for Northern Europe, European Investment Fund
  • Harro Pitkänen, Director, Acting Head of Lending, Nordic Investment Bank

Moderator:

  • Arminta Saladziene, Vice President, Head of Baltic Market, NASDAQ OMX

Crossing Borders to Boost Innovation

Place: Main Venue, Room 310

The capacity to innovate and to bring innovation to the market is increasingly important as a driver for competitiveness and growth. But how can it be fostered and how can we increase the economic impact? Internationalization, cross border learning, knowledge and smart specialization are all important elements to bring about innovation and they are linked. The Baltic Sea Region countries are among the most innovative economies in the world. Can this position be maintained through joint efforts? And does innovation have a special meaning in this part of Europe? European, national and regional policy-makers will address these issues and discuss their potentials and obstacles.

(Co-hosted with VINNOVA)

  • Karin Nygard Skalman, Priority Area Coordinator Innovation of the EUBSRS and Project Manager of StarDust, VINNOVA
  • Inese Vaidere, Prof., Dr., Member of the European Parliament
  • Ville Kairamo, Head of Demola or NN, Mobile Heights
  • NN, Brandenburg Ministry of Economics and European Affairs

Moderator:

  • Verner Kristiansen, Communication Advisor

 

Unleash your inner artist – and profit from it in various ways

Place: Main Venue, New Hall

The creative industry has demonstrated its importance in terms of economic growth and has become a much respected sector but it is different from most other sectors. New exciting products are being made often based on new combinations of experience and knowledge from different sectors and arts. The Baltic Sea Region is generally very strong in creativity and innovation. Many new projects unfold and some new ideas have even a clear cross-border dimension where the region’s strong heterogeneity serves as an inspiration. A formula to a successful outcome does not work. Therefore the best way forward is to showcase the results which is the main aim of this session. Just come, see and learn! And maybe profit!

(Co-hosted with the National Film Centre of Latvia, The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia , The Danish Cultural Institute and Royal Danish Embassy in Latvia)

  • Johan Arno Kryger, Nordic Fashion Association
  • Dāvids Metrivics, Director, DD Studio
  • Sabine Andersone, Producer,  Atom Arts
  • Edmunds Jansons, Director, Atom Arts

 Moderator:

  • Kenneth Agerholm, Creative Industry Specialist and trombone virtuoso

Back-to-back meeting (upon invitation only)

Place: Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, K.Valdemara street 3

Baltic Sea Region Communication Workshop

12.00-13.30

Lunch

Networking Village Activities

Place: Main Venue, Room 215

Presentations:

Growth opportunities for clean shipping, The Baltic Institute of Finland (12.15 – 12.30)

Presented by: Dr Tapani Stipa, Branch Manager, The Baltic Institute of Finland

Turku  - Action for Baltic Sea Region, City of Turku (12.30 – 12.45)

The role of local and regional authorities is essential in effective cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The city of Turku is actively promoting collaboration with cities, local governments, universities and civil society organizations to develop practical cooperation platforms. Several cases will be presented in this session, including the Turku Process, the Northern Growth Corridor from Stockholm to St. Petersburg via Turku and Helsinki and SmartComp -project, which is supporting smart growth and cooperation between maritime clusters, cities and universities in BSR.

Presented by: Mika Akkanen, Manager of International Affairs & Terhi Luukkainen, Project Coordinator of SmartComp project

 

Back-to-back meeting (upon invitation only)

Place: Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kr. Valdemara street 3

Competitiveness Advisory Council for the Baltic Sea Region, 12.00 – 13.15

13.00 – 13.30

Kick-off of the Baltic Business Arena

Place: Main Venue, Room 215

How To Do Business in the Baltic Sea Region – The Do’s and the Dont’s

Introduction and welcome by Carina de la Tajada Lahall, Business Advisor, Enterprise Europe Network/ Almi Företagspartner Mälardalen AB

Meet the experts and successful practitioners in the field.

  • Per Magnusson, Managing Partner, Magnusson Law, “Challenges when crossing borders – and how to overcome them”
  • Jerry Wirth, Chairman of the Board of FICIL and Board Member of the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, “Setting-up and Working with Professional Boards”
  • Roland Randefelt, Senior Engineer, Regional and Urban Development, European Investment Bank “Financing mechanisms for SMEs in the BSR

Moderator:

  • Lars Jørgensen, Partner and Managing Director of Magnusson Law Firm
14.00-18.00

Baltic Business Arena

Place: Main Venue, Ground Floor

Pre-booked business meetings and consultations

13.30-15.00

Plenary Session

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

Competitiveness, Investments and Business Development – Manufacturing the Future

Introductory statements:

  •  Jan G. Mischke, Dr., Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Speakers panel:

  • Martti Kohtanen, CEO, Siemens Finland
  • Anders Åslund, Professor, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman of Baltic Development Forum

Moderator:

  • Liga Mengelsone, CEO, Employers’ Confederation of Latvia
  • Verner Kristiansen, Communication Advisor
15.00-16.00

Coffee break and Networking Village Activities

Coffee Break session

Place: Main Venue, Room 215

Potential of the Blue Economy for Regional Growth presented by:

  • Axel Wenblad, Senior Advisor to Regional Vastra Gotland
  • Izolda Bulvinaite, Policy Officer- Maritime Policy Baltic and North Sea and Landlocked Member States, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Jakob Granit, Ph.D. Centre Director Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm International Waters Panel Member Global Environment Facility (GEF) STA
16.00-17.30

Plenary Session

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

Role Models and Realities in the BSR

The Political State of the Region Report discusses trends and directions in the Baltic Sea Region cooperation. In a post-crisis situation, how do the new realities influence regional priorities? How far has the integration come in establishing a European macro-region and what are the new goalposts? Is the region a role model and do we have soft power to influence European partners and overcoming a potential North-South divide in Europe? The EU strategy has entailed a very dynamic process but how far can we bring it in the present context? Has the institutional framework been sufficiently settled or is further development needed? Could more be done to integrate with Russia?

(Co-hosted with Nordic Council of Ministers)

Presentation of the Political State of the Region Report:

  • Bernd Henningsen, Professor, Humboldt University and Academic Adviser, Baltic Development Forum
  • Dr. Tobias Etzold, Nordic and Baltic Sea Region Studies, SWP Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

Speakers panel:

  • Edgars Rinkevics, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
  • Nicolai Wammen, Minister for European Affairs, Denmark
  • Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General, Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Igor Yurgens, Prof., Management Board Chairman, Institute of Contemporary Development INSOR

Moderator:

  • Pawel Swieboda, President of the Board, demosEuropa, Poland
17.45-18.45

Reception (upon invitation only)

Hosted by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia  at Riga IT  Demo Center, Kr. Valdemara str. 21, 2nd floor, Riga  (upon invitation only)

19.00 – 22.00

Gala Dinner

Place: Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga 

Welcoming speeches

Award Ceremonies

The Choir”Latvian voices” provided by the Riga City Council

Thursday 30 May 2013

Main Venue: Riga Congress Centre, K. Valdemara Street 5

Summit Moderators:

Verner Kristiansen, Communication Advisor

Pawel Swieboda, President of the Board, demosEuropa, Poland

08.00

Registration and Opening of Networking Village

Back-to Back Meeting (upon invitation only)

Place: Main Venue, Small Hall

Meeting hosted by the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia (FICIL) at the main conference venue (08.00 – 09.00)

09.00-12.00

Baltic Business Arena

Place: Main Venue, Ground Floor

Pre-booked business meetings and consultations

08.40-08.45

Musical Surprise

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

08.45-09.00

Special Address

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

  • H.E. Andris Berzins, President of Latvia
09.00-10.00

High-level Plenary Session

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

New Realities – New Opportunities

The Prime Ministers of the Baltic States are invited to discuss the Baltic Sea macro-region cooperation in the light of the overall European context. The title of the Summit “New Realities – New Opportunities” makes reference to the lessons learned after the three Baltic States have exited the financial and economic crisis. What are the priorities in terms of economic and political integration and the strategies to upgrade competitiveness? How are the neighbours and Europe at large part of the equation?

  • H.E. Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister, Latvia
  • H.E. Andrus Ansip, Prime Minister, Estonia
  • H.E. Algirdas Butkevicius, Prime Minister, Lithuania

Moderator:

Verner Kristiansen, Communication Advisor

Pawel Swieboda, President of the Board, demosEuropa

10.00-11.00

Coffee break

Networking Village Activities

Presentation: European Investment Bank 10.15 – 10.30

Place: Main Venue, room 215

Combining EU Structural Funds and EIB Loans  - case: the Lithuanian success story.

Over the period 2007-2013 programming the convergence regions in the Baltic Sea Region have access to large grants (over EUR 80bn) from the EU Structural Funds, of which EUR 67bn for Poland alone. The EIB can co-finance with EU Structural Funds the Member State contribution, through so- called Structural Programme Loans (SPLs). In the Baltic Sea Region the EIB have provided 18 such SPLs in the current programming period 2007-2013, at total amount of EUR 5.9bn. The presentation will give examples of such high priority investments that have created jobs and growth and that certainly have improved the quality of life for the inhabitants of Lithuania.

Presented by: Roland Randefelt, Senior Engineer, Regional and Urban Development

 

Back-to Back Meetings (upon invitation only)

  • Meeting of the Organizations of Industrialists of the Baltic Sea Region countries (at the premises of the Employer’s Confederation of Latvia (LDDK), 09.00 – 11.00)
  • Meeting hosted by the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia (FICIL) at the main conference venue (10.00 – 11.00) Place: Main Venue, Small Hall
11.00-12.30

Parallel Sessions

Baltic Sea Region Investment Promotion Agencies (OBS: the session starts at 10.00)

Place: Main Venue, New Hall

The Baltic Sea Region’s economy is increasingly internationalized through Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Poland and the Baltic States are receiving more investment than they invest abroad whereas Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden have a balance sheet, the 2013 State of the Region Report tells us. In Denmark, Finland and Germany the out-going FDI are significantly exceeding the in-going investment. Denmark, Germany and Poland have recently seen their FDI inflows drop adding to the in-balance. No doubt, investment promotion work is becoming more and more important to sustained growth. What needs to be done to attract foreign investors, and is it possible to jointly market the region as an interesting place to do business? ICT is an essential sector to the region’s competitiveness but how do we ensure a high-level of FDI in this sector? What are the success criteria according to the ICT-industry that invested here? What can we learn from the successful regions/cities and clusters in attracting investors? Join the investment promotion agencies in answering these questions

  • Nicolas Albana, Managing Director, Atea Global Services SSC
  • Jorgen Bardenfleth, Strategy Director, Microsoft International
  • Christian Ketels, Dr., Principal Associate, Harvard Business School
  • Andris Ozols, Director, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
  • Olle Zetterberg, CEO, Stockholm Business Region

Moderator:

  • Hans Brask, Director, Baltic Development Forum

 

Baltic Sea Region Energy Cooperation in the Light of New European Initiatives

Place: Main Venue, Large Hall

The Baltic Sea Region possesses many special energy features: a hugely diversified energy mix covering almost all types of energy resources, strong competences and technologies within the different sectors, world-leading energy efficiency industries and services but also relatively disconnected energy markets both in the field of electricity and gas and not least strong concerns about energy dependency. Hence the question of energy security influences strongly the decision-making and the national energy planning. The potential for energy cooperation is big but the map of different cooperation bodies is complex and huge. A key question remains whether we have make use of the region’s collective energy resources, potential and competences or whether energy competition and organizational confusion exist. The session will provide an overview of existing projects and plans for the region.

  • Daniels Pavluts, Minister of Economics, Latvia
  • Hans Jorgen Koch, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Climate and Energy, Denmark
  • Andris Laucins, Partner, Ernst & Young, and Member of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia
  • Aris Zigurs, CEO, Latvenergo AS
  • Martti Kohtanen, CEO, Siemens Finland
  • Jan Chadam, President of Gas Transmission Operator, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A, Poland

Moderator:

  • Andris Spruds, Director, Latvian Institute of International Affairs

(Co-hosted by Latvenergo)

 

Russia’s Regional Leadership – A Progress in Regional Integration?

Place: Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kr. Valdemara Street 3

Russia’s Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) is drawing to a close. Are we coming closer to finding a common understanding of the future of the Baltic Sea Region? Can it serve as inspiration for Arctic cooperation? Is Russia embracing the opportunities that the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region is representing in terms of cross-border cooperation? The EU leaders stated in December a clear wish for stronger efforts within the Northern Dimension frameworks. Russia has recently presented an Action Plan on the Strategy for the development of the North-West Federal District until 2020. But do we share the understanding of the importance of NGOs for regional development? Are Russia’s commitments towards a cleaner Baltic Sea now firmly rooted in national priorities? Or does Russia’s interest equal Nord Stream? Do the EU-countries of the region exploit the immediate neighbourship of their own BRIKS country? Answers please.

  • Viktors Makarovs, Parliamentary Secretary, MFA, Latvia
  • Igor Kapyrin, Deputy Director General, MFA, Russian Federation
  • Hanna Lehtinen, Deputy Director General, MFA, Finland
  • Mikko Lohikoski, Head of External Affairs and Communication, City of Turku
  • Sergey Utkin, Head of Section, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russia

Moderator:

  • Pawel Swieboda, President, demosEuropa, Poland

 

Transport Greening Actions – at the Crossroads of Public and Private Interest

Place: Main Venue, Room 215

Building a competitive transport system aims at increasing mobility, remove major barriers in key transport areas and promote economic growth and employment. Establishing a sustainable transport system can reduce Europe’s dependence on imported oil and cut carbon emissions in the transport sector by 60% by the year 2050. The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) aims at financing  the missing links in Europe’s energy, transport and digital backbone. The European Commission also wants to develop a new approach for “Greening” TEN-T Corridors which is understood as providing the necessary infrastructure basis to enable a transformation towards a higher share of clean modes of transport, overall higher efficiency of transport operations and lower impacts on society and the environment. What are the key challenges the BSR transport system is facing?  How can the EU initiatives stimulate the growth potentials of the transport sector in our region and help us getting from planning to implementation? Does this direction match the business strategies, any controversies or missed points? And how can responsibilities of the public and private stakeholders be distributed?

  • Arnis Kakulis, Director, AECOM Ltd, and Member of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia
  • Janis Vanags, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Airbaltic SA
  • James Pond, DG MOVE, European Commission, Adviser to the “Rail Baltic” project

Moderator:

  • Wiktor Szydarowski, Strategic Advisor, BSR TransGovernance

ICT as an Enabler for Growth and Investments

Place: Main Venue, Roon 310

The Baltic Sea Region hosts some of the world’s leading ICT industries and clusters. In terms of Internet usage, broadband penetration, e-commerce, e-Government, R&D etc., the countries of the region are top-performers. We are entrepreneurial in utilizing ICT, having one of the fastest developing ICT sectors in the world. At the same time competition is fierce and some countries, especially in East Asia, have taken decisive steps to fully embrace the digital opportunities. How can the Baltic Sea Region maintain its present position, boost its competitiveness and inspire the rest of Europe to develop ICT industries and services in innovative ways? What kind of new co-operations are required? What are the joint public-private initiatives we should develop to mobilize ICT as growth enabler? How can we inspire and gain from the European Digital Agenda process? Should we commit ourselves for a joint digital strategy for the Region? The session will present and discuss ideas and opinions of ICT companies, OECD and the European Commission.

  • Jorgen Abild Andersen, Chairman of OECDs ICCP Committee
  • Jorgen Bardenfleth, Strategy Director, Microsoft International
  • Kennet Rådne, Head of Mobility Baltics, Senior Vice President, TeliaSonera
  • Peteris Zigalvis, Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Juris Gulbis, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Lattelecom

Moderator:

  • Torben Aaberg, Head of Public Affairs, Baltic Development Forum
12.30-14.00

Lunch and Networking Activities

13.30-16.o0

Baltic Sea Region Investment Promotion Agencies meeting (upon invitation only)

Place: Main Venue, Room 310

14.00-15.30

Plenary Session

Staying ahead of the Curve: Improving the Framework Conditions for Business

Strong economic growth appears to be easier after crisis. What will it take for the Baltic Rim economies to stay ahead of the curve and retain the early lead? Calls for stronger integration live side by side with ideas of Smart specialization. Pace and quality of growth in developing regions pose increasing challenges to sustainability of traditional advantages of Europe: quality of labor skills, excellent innovation climate and quality infrastructure. It will require cooperation among states and across sectors to sustain the advantage and strengthen Europe to compete in the global economy and the BSR in the broader context of Europe. Which will be the drivers of this development? Do the old ones hold, or are there new ones? Which are the bottlenecks facing businesses and how to address them? The discussion will invite visions and opinions of from the Baltic Rim countries. It will be enriched with the perspective of the European Union, undoubtedly, a strong influence on patterns and priorities of development of the investment climate around the Baltic Sea

Co-hosted by the Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL)

  • Håkan Berg, Chief Risk Officer, Swedbank, and Honorary Chairman of the Board of Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia
  • Jens Henriksson, President of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm
  • Mr. Anders Paalzow, Rector of the Stocholm School of Economics in Riga
  • Agnese Cimdina, Social Anthropologist, PhD
  • Asta Radikaite, Deputy Director, European Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania

Moderator:

  • Verner Kristiansen, Communication Advisor

 

Welcome to the 16th BDF Summit in Turku June 2014 by:

  • Aleksi Randell, Mayor of Turku
  • Hans Skov Christensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum

 

 

 

 

18.00

Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia Reception

Venue:  The Riga Latvian Society House, 13 Merķeļa str.

Baltic Development Forum’s partner Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia kindly invites all Summit participants to join a reception hosted by Mr. Håkan Berg, the Honorary Chairman of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia. The reception is organised in the honour of the FICIL High Council meeting with the Latvian Government. Ambassadors, ministers, high level state authorities’ officials and representatives of Latvian business organisations will participate.

(For more information and separate registration please email [email protected])