“Invest in Latvia” Forum 2013
The fastest growing economy in the European Union
Latvia has bounced back from the global financial crisis and today is the fastest growing economy in the European Union. The imminent adoption of the Euro on 1 January 2014 is expected to be an additional boost for potential investors in the Baltic country. On this basis the government is preparing to promote investment possibilities in the transport and financial sectors which will offer interested parties the opportunity to acquire stakes in these promising sectors of the economy.
To present these opportunities key decision-makers will meet you in London on 18 October 2013 for an investment forum under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Latvia, organised by the Embassy of Latvia in the UK and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, and hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
The conference will begin at 11.30hrs and confirmed speakers will include:
- H.E. Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
- Dr Erik Berglof, Chief Economist at the EBRD and Special Advisor to the President
- Guntis Belavskis, Citadele, CEO
- Martin Gauss, Airbaltic, CEO
- Karlis Krastins, CEO of IBS Prudentia
- Andris Ozols, Director of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
- Jean-Marc Peterschmitt, EBRD Managing Director, Central and South Eastern Europe.
After brief presentations you will be invited to participate in a Q&A session and will also have the opportunity to follow-up informally during a buffet lunch which will bring the conference to a conclusion by approx. 14.00hrs.
The conference will take place at the EBRD Headquarters, located in One Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2JN, Access passes will be prepared in advance and ready for collection immediately before the start of the conference at our main entrance at Exchange Square.
More about the EBRD is available at: www.ebrd.com
Opening address by Dr Erik Berglof, Chief Economist at the EBRD and Special Advisor to the President EBRD
Address by Valdis Dombrovskis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia.
Presentation on investment climate in Latvia by Andris.Ozols, LIAA Director
Presentation on Airbaltic by Karlis.Krastiņš, IBS Prudentia Managing Partner and Martin Gauss, Airbaltic, CEO
Presentation on Citadele by Guntis Belavskis, Citadele, CEO
Q & A session moderated by Jean-Marc Peterschmitt, Managing Director, Central & South Eastern Europe
Buffet lunch for all participants
Participants from Latvian companies
Uldis Bikis, a/s Latvijas Finieris, CEO
Aris Zigurs, Latvenergo, CEO
Andris Ozols, Latvian investment and development agency (LIAA)
Karlis Krastins, IBS Prudentia
Juris Binde, LMT, CEO
Martin Gauss, Airbaltic, CEO
Klavs Vask, Citadele, Chairman of the Supervisory Council
Guntis Belavskis, Citadele, CEO
Daiga Auzina-Melalksne, NASDAQ OMX, CEO
Karlis Krastins, CEO of IBS Prudentia
Kristian Kaas Mortensen, BICG, President
Thibault Normand, BICG, Vice President
Anthony Christodoulou, Head of London Office, Baltic International Bank
Vija Vītola, Marketing Director, Amitours London Ltd
Uģis Grīnbergs, Export Department Manager, UPB HOLDING