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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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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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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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Political State of the Region Report 2013 – What is it all about? Word from the Editors

In what state is the Baltic Sea region (BSR) in 2013? What are the current challenges and opportunities? What are the current priorities of its countries? How has the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) developed since 2011? The third Political State of the Region Report does a fresh attempt to answer these [...]

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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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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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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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