29 DECEMBER, 2016
Rydges CBD, 186 Exhibition St, Melbourne
|8:00 – 9:00||Welcome and registration|
|9:00 – 9:20||
|9:20 - 10:15||
Leaders Forum/Keynote speakers: Latvia's vision for growth and building ties with Asia Pacific region
|10:15 - 10:30||Coffee break|
|10:30 - 12:00||
Growth and innovation in action: Getting it done in and from Latvia
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 - 14:15||
Business help desk: Asia Pacific and Latvia
|14:15 - 14:30||Coffee break|
|14:30 - 15:45||
Business in Asia: Practical Considerations
|15:45 - 16:15||Key conclusions by Valda Liepiņa (summary)|
|16:15 – 17:15||Happy Hour and networking|
30 DECEMBER, 2016
Technical tours. An opportunity for case study insights, networking interaction with other attendees and informative presentations.
Regardless of your field of work, you can never do without networking. In this context, the second day of the forum will provide an opportunity for participants to meet, get acquainted and talk in an informal setting.
We have chosen to go to the Yarra Valley, where you will visit and get to know the two businesses. Latvia has great potential with its untapped tourism markets and gastronomy, based on a clean, green image. The Yarra Valley is a wonderful, living example of how to develop and create an entire region. However, all this happens only through co-ordinated efforts and partnerships between public and private stakeholders.
9:00 Pick up from Rydges CBD
15:30 Drop off in Melbourne CBD
Over lunch, we will therefore have the opportunity to hear from the following:
of the owners of the De Bortoli
winery will present insights into their journey from commencement of a vineyard
to the thriving business that they are today.
- Luigi Zarro, Yarra Ranges Council for Economic
Luigi will present on regional economic growth in the Yarra Valley, and how this
process has been supported, particularly by local government.
- Marketing specialist, Angela McMahon will present on the critical importance of
marketing and branding.
At the end of both days, we have organized buses, which
Forum participants can use to get to other events in St Kilda (folk dancing and
26 - 31 December, 2016
56th Australian latvian arts festival, Melbourne
The World Latvian Economics and Innovation Forum will be held for the first time in Australia, parallel with 56th Australian Latvian Cultural Festival.
From 26th to 31st December 2016 the 56th Australian Latvian Arts Festival will be held in Melbourne and will feature music, dance, theatre, exhibitions and many other opportunities to enjoy the riches of Latvian culture and the hospitality of the Latvian community.
For full calendar of events and tickets please visit: www.alkd.org.au