U.S.-Baltic Innovation and Technology Mission to Latvia 2007 and 12th International Conference "Baltic Dynamics 2007"
Over 400 participants from 35 countries gathered in Riga, Latvia last September to catch the Baltic technology wave. The 12th international conference, Baltic Dynamics 2007, recognized Baltic technology achievements and fostered new partnerships to further develop their fast-growing and dynamic tech industry.
The conference was hosted by the Latvian Technology Center, and this year the program expanded its horizons by including an American business delegation. The Washington D.C. office of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) brought a team of over 20 tech CEOs and research, academic and business representatives from around the U.S. to the conference in Riga.
The Baltic States represent the fastest growing and most dynamic economic region in the European Union. The GDP growth rates averaged between 6-12% over the past five years.
Conference participants had the opportunity to meet the leaders and like-minded peers of research organizations and high-tech companies from the Baltic Sea countries; they were able to explore opportunities to establish the Technology Competence Centers; the were able to establish partnerships with the technology centers and incubators in Latvia and the Baltic Sea region.
More information on the Mission's results: Investment and Development Agency of Latvia