The Latvian Ministry of Economics partnered with the Latvian Startup Association Startin.lv to organize a series of discussions regarding the development of Latvia’s international competitiveness, emphasizing the economy's digital aspect.

National representatives, entrepreneurs, and industry experts presented their ideas to drive Latvia forward by speaking at and about one of the following topics:

  • Employee Share/Stock Options (Darbinieku Akciju Opcijas) - June 14th at 12:00 at the Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs
  • Latvian Brand (Latvijas Zīmols) - June 21st at 12:00 at the premises of BIROJNĪCA
  • Digital Skills (Digitālās Prasmes) - June 27th at 12:00 at the premises of BIROJNĪCA

Discussion #1

Employee Stock Options

Several speakers with experience regarding stock investments discussed general principles, personal experiences of success and failure, and the importance of these faith-filled contributions toward a company.

Those who spoke at this discussion are the following:

Purchasing stock in one’s company shows a simple but powerful thing: faith in company success. Investments in stock push a company to work even harder towards turning a profit, benefiting both sides of the deal. Thank you to all those who attended and to those who spoke and inspired us all!

Discussion #2

Latvian Brand

Here’s a question: Should Latvian companies strive to reflect a common national brand and image through their work? Representatives from government organizations and various companies gathered together to discuss this question and establish the standard for current and future Latvian organizations.

Those who spoke at this discussion are the following:

Latvia has real potential for attracting big investors and ranking alongside large countries regarding economic growth. Shaping the national image for Latvia and determining national party roles has never been more vital, as Latvia’s national reputation will decide future foreign relationships. We appreciate the messages that our speakers shared, as well as the support from the audience, thank you all!

Discussion #3

Digital Skills

Latvia’s economy has the chance to grow faster than ever by utilizing the digital world to compete with other countries. Entrepreneurs, government officials, policy makers and tech workers are only a few of the thousands of occupations who face the decision on how to implement and master digital skills to their advantage in order to compete.

Five of Latvia’s leading digital heads came together to discuss how they adapt to the ever-changing digital world, and how their business continues to thrive despite the challenges that they face.

Those who spoke at this discussion are the following:

Every day our world becomes more and more digitized which can be great for those who know how to navigate the digital industry. Thank you to our five great examples of embracing the digital world who shared their experiences and advice with us, as well as thank you to the audience, what a wonderful experience!