About WLEIF 2020

The unusual nature and uncertainties of the times we live in, are a reminder that life does not stand still, but we may need to take different paths to achieve our goals. Our challenge is not only to adapt to these changes, but also to find the new opportunities within them.

It is with this in mind, that we look forward to this year’s WLEIF (World Latvian Economics and Investment Forum). Since 2013, WLEIF events have continued their evolution to become a recognised and highly valued global gathering of Latvians and supporters of Latvian economic and business development.

This year, considering the travel restrictions and social distancing requirements that we all face, we shall be offering a hybrid event – for attendees to participate either in person (where possible) or remotely.

The WLEIF-2020 participants will review the progress of initiatives from our previous WLEIF and determine our paths forward in relation to a united Latvian economic identity, the development of a joint trade network, educational reform and workforce challenges.

We shall have expert insights into the strategies of Latvia’s economic recovery, “The Three Seas Initiative” and the European Green Deal.

Be sure to join us for WLEIF on November 19th, either in Rīga or from anywhere in this world.

WHERE

Radisson Blu Latvia, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga, LV-1010 and Globally via Zoom

WHEN

Thursday,
November 19, 2020

Register
Free Admission and Registration


Goals of the WLEIF

  • To facilitate knowledge exchange and practical interaction between business professionals active in Latvia with like-minded professionals operating elsewhere in the world.
  • To facilitate business networking opportunities, as well as to attract innovation, finance and knowledge opportunities to Latvia.
  • To allow business professionals and entrepreneurs who are of Latvian heritage to strengthen their sense of belonging in the modern Latvian business community.


Why you should attend

This forum is an excellent platform for business professionals to see the latest new innovations, services, and products, build on important business networks and provide a smoother path to export through knowledge sharing and information on various broader markets. Featured at the forum, will be a number of business professionals with a wealth of experience from all over the world.

This year, the format allows us to adress the “big picture” developments – inform the participants about The Three Seas Initiative straight from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, discuss Europe’s Green Energy goals and Latvia’s post-COVID economic recovery strategies.


Agenda

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Speakers

Egils Levits

Egils Levits

The President of the Republic of Latvia
Kārlis Vasarājs

Kārlis Vasarājs

EVP and co-founder of Valent Corp., the Honorary Consul of Latvia in Toronto, Canada
Jānis Ošlejs

Jānis Ošlejs

"Primekss Group", Latvia
Andris Bērziņš

Andris Bērziņš

Managing Partner, Change Ventures
Ivars Slokenbergs

Ivars Slokenbergs

Founding Principal “Slokenbergs PLLC” Law Firm

Pauls Miklaševičs

Pauls Miklaševičs

BlueOrange Bank, Latvia
Kristīne Saulīte

Kristīne Saulīte

President, The World Federation of Free Latvians
Mārtiņš Andersons

Mārtiņš Andersons

Vice President, American Latvian Association in the United States, Inc., Vice President of the WFFL/PBLA
Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica

Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica

Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Andris Rubīns

Andris Rubīns

CEO, Managing Partner, NORD DDB Riga

Organizers

Venue

Radisson Blu Latvia, Elizabetes Street 55, Riga, LV-1010