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About WLEIF 2018

The 2018 forum will be held in the city of Valmiera. This is an energetic and forward looking city, which is not only the economic hub and one of the largest regional centres of the State of Vidzeme, but it is also a city of significant cultural and historic heritage. In addition to Valmiera boasting a solid and well developed manufacturing base, it is also one of the greenest cities in Latvia, with the picturesque Gauja river winding gently through the city centre.

WHERE

Valmiera Drama Theatre
Valmiera, Latvija

WHEN

Thursday to Friday
June 28 to 29, 2018


Forum goals

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

Having this forum in Latvia seems particularly relevant and timely, given that a number of exciting value-added Latvian products seem ripe for immediate development and growth in broader markets. Similarly, increased output capability in some manufacturing businesses is turning their attention to new markets.

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.

Tickets will be available for special price till May 25th EUR 95.00 (+VAT) after May 25th ticket price will be EUR 120.00 (+VAT).

*Price includes Two-day participation (June 28.-29.), snacks and meals during the forum, Official PLEIF Participant Dinner and excursion to visit prime business examples in the Vidzeme region. 


Forum programme

  • Day 1

    June 28, 2018

  • 9:30

  • 9:40

  • 9:50

  • 10:00 - 11:00

  • Speaker
    USA Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    USA Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    USA Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    USA Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • 11:20 - 12:20
    Moderator: Valda Liepiņa

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    Biznesa vide Āzijā, sadarbība un eksporta iespējas

  • 13:30 - 14:30

  • Speaker
    USA Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker

  • Speaker
    USA Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker

  • 14:30 - 15:30
    Moderator: Valda Liepiņa

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker
    Asia and Pacific Business Environment: Establishing Connections and Export Opportunities

  • Speaker

  • Day 2

    June 29, 2018

  • 9:00 - 10:30

  • Speaker
    "Choose Latvia" - The Ideal Place for Business Startup, Development and Growth

  • Speaker
    "Choose Latvia" - The Ideal Place for Business Startup, Development and Growth

  • Speaker
    "Choose Latvia" - The Ideal Place for Business Startup, Development and Growth

  • Speaker
    "Choose Latvia" - The Ideal Place for Business Startup, Development and Growth

  • 10:45 - 12:15

  • Speaker
    Corporate Responsibility and Business Sustainability

  • Speaker
    Corporate Responsibility and Business Sustainability

  • Speaker
    Corporate Responsibility and Business Sustainability

  • Speaker
    Corporate Responsibility and Business Sustainability

  • 14:00 - 16:00

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 17:00

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 17:00

  • 14:00 - 17:00

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 16:30

  • 14:00 - 17:00

  • 14:00 - 16:00

Our Speakers






The World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA)

The World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA) is the umbrella organisation which provides peak representation for overseas-based federations of Latvian organisations.

The constituent members of the PBLA are: the American Latvian Association, the South American and Caribbean Latvian Association, the European Latvian Association, the Russian Latvian Congress, the Latvian Federation of Australia and New Zealand, and the Latvian National Federation in Canada.
The main mission of the PBLA is to unite Latvians in the consolidation of Latvia’s independence and security, and to promote the democratic, cultural and economic development of Latvia. Furthermore, to facilitate the continuation of active, organised, influential and dynamic Latvian communities overseas, and to promote the unity of Latvians worldwide.

The PBLA is financed by donations from Latvian individuals and organisations, mainly through contributions to the Latvian Freedom Fund (LBF), as well as PBLA membership contributions.


Valmiera Development Agency (VAA)

The mission of the “Valmiera Development Agency” (VAA) is to promote and support the continuing growth of the cornerstones of the City of Valmiera, namely: INDIVIDUALS – BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY – CITYSCAPE. The Valmiera Development Agency develops and actively organises practical networking opportunities for businesses and educational institutions, as well as supporting the realisation of pilot projects aimed at information consolidation, development and innovation.

Members of the Valmiera Development Agency include the Valmiera City Council, the Latvian Chamber of Crafts, as well as the Support Society for the Professional Education Centre of Vidzeme, which actively involves many of the business entrepreneurs of Vidzeme.


Venue

Valmiera Drama Theatre
Lāčplēša 4, Valmiera, LV-4201