Time: October 6th, 2021, 8.30-9.30
Place: Online (Microsoft Teams, link will be provided before the event)
Registration: The event is free of charge but please register here at latest on the 4th October 2021
Latvia and enabling new business
Latvia is situated in the middle of the Baltics offering the best access to the whole Baltic market with almost 6 million people. In addition, it is the best connected of the Baltic countries to Europe – by air and by sea enabling cost efficient location for accessing European customers.
Latvia will be granted around 10 billion euros from the EU in the period until 2027 which is the highest amount in history enabling many new development projects – from construction industry (especially increasing energy efficiency), digitalization – in the state sector but also in companies, health sector and new funds enabling cross border R&D.
We will discuss business and aspects how to make the cooperation most enjoyable – from differences that you should be aware of to bleisure (business + leisure travel) tips from AirBaltic – the major carrier of business passengers to Latvia.
The event is co-organized by Enterprise Europe Network, Finland Chamber of Commerce, Finland-Latvia Business Association, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and Turku Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to this, all the participants of the event are offered a one hour free of charge consultation over the best coffee served in Helsinki!
8.30-8.35 Opening words by Mr. Jan Nyholm, Finland-Latvia Business Association
8.35-8.45 Current state and forecasts of Latvian economy. What Finnish companies should know about the EU financing and opportunities in 2022 Ms. Alise Barvika, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Office in Helsinki
8.45–8.55 Legal and cultural differences between Finland and Latvia- what to expect and how to act to be successful by Ms. Liene Krumina, LKOS Law Office Oy
8.55-9.10 Company case study from Latvia – How the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office, Stockmann and Statistics Finland overcame language challenges with Tilde’s machine translation Ms Kristine Metuzale, Tilde
9.10-9.20 Bleisure – the best to experience from Latvia when planning your business trip by Mr. Jan Nyholm, Head of Sales Finland, Sweden, Norway, AirBaltic
9.20 -9.30 Questions and closing of the event
Advisor Hanna Blomqvist
hanna.blomqvist (at) chamber.fi