SOURCE: Latvian Investment and Development Agency

April 18, 2006 09:29 ET

US Business Investment and Trade Mission to the Baltic States

May 22 - 26, 2006 - Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2006 --

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Do not miss a unique opportunity

to develop business ties to the Baltic region

to meet with high-level state officials, influential representatives from the business community and potential partners

to learn about the latest economic developments of the region from leading experts in the field

to acquaint yourself first-hand with the dynamic business climate of the Baltic

to visit on-site innovative industrial and commercial sites

and to develop personal contacts with high-level officials and find partners for future endeavours.

The Baltic States represent for U.S. businesses a new dynamic and profitable location for doing business within the EU common market, and a direct and secure point of entry for accessing the CIS markets, first and foremost Russia and the Ukraine.

Click here ( for the program of the workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department, U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Economics of the Republic of Latvia, the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, Enterprise Estonia, the Lithuanian Development Agency, the American Chambers of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The PROPOSAL is to bring U.S. business representatives to the Baltic States to gain a first hand introduction to this fast growing and business friendly region located within the newly expanded EU and at the frontier of the emerging Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) markets. This event is a follow-on to the successful conferences in London, England (December 2004) and Washington D.C., USA (March 2005) attended by more than 250 U.S. company executives.

The OBJECTIVE is to promote the differentiating competitive advantages for U.S. businesses to invest and trade with companies in the Baltic States. Conference participants will have the unique opportunity to develop personal contacts with prominent government and business leaders in the region. The mission agenda begins with presentations on the regional business environment, followed by working group sessions with more focused industry specific topics, and on-site visits to industrial and commercial points of interest.

The MISSION is specifically designed to facilitate network development and B2B match-making between U.S. and Baltic business partners. The aim is to reveal the advantages of doing business in or from the Baltic States and create new opportunities for U.S. business.

The CENTRAL EVENT of the "U.S. Business Investment and Trade Mission to the Baltic States" will take place in Riga, Latvia on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at the Radisson SAS Hotel "Daugava". Participants will also be given the opportunity to meet with business counterparts and make on-site visits to industrial sites and commercial points of interest in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, from May 24 through 26.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Latvian Investment and Development Agency
    Perses street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
    Phone: +371 7 039 400
    Investment and Trade Promotion Department
    Head of Projects Division
    Mr. Viktors Melbardis
    Phone: +371 7 039 404
    Fax: +371 7 039 401
    LIDA Representative Office in USA, Washington D.C.
    Phone: +1 202 470 3183