8:30 am - 7:00 pm
The Latvian Ministry of Economics is sponsoring an all day conference in Chicago focused on educating U.S. companies on the untapped business opportunities in Latvia. Latvia is a high-growth European Union member state with strong business and cultural connections in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe. Spotlight Latvia will feature expert opinion panels and networking sessions with successful Latvian companies already operating or aspiring to establish their business in the U.S.
Well-known American companies, including Microsoft and Cabot Corporation, have launched their regional offices in Latvia. In collaborating with EU member states, Latvia will soon launch a major regional rail infrastructure project in Europe, Rail Baltica, connecting several capitals of EU member states. Additionally, Latvia has recently implemented liberalization of the natural gas market and companies have been growing impressively in the energy sphere.