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Funderfun and SkenarioLab win pitching competition at Digital Freedom Festival

Funderfun and SkenarioLab win pitching competition at Digital Freedom Festival


Latvian startup Funderfun and Finland's SkenarioLabs have won the pitching competition at the technology, lifestyle and startup festival Digital Freedom Festival, as the festival's representative Inga Taurina told LETA.

Keyword tags: EU – Baltic States, Forum, Good for Business, Innovations, Latvia, Technology

Estonian president to open Slush tech conference in Helsinki

Estonian president to open Slush tech conference in Helsinki


The central event of Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid's two-day visit to Finland that started on Tuesday will be Enter e-Estonia, Estonia-sponsored opening event of the region's biggest technology conference Slush, writes LETA/BNS.

In conference will discuss Rail Baltica project progress in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

In conference will discuss Rail Baltica project progress in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.


In November 30, 2016 Ministry of Transport of Latvia is organizing international conference “Progress of project Rail Baltica/Rail Baltic 2016”. Ministry representatives and project implementing parties will discuss project progress in every Baltic country assuring unity of the Baltic states in Rail Baltica/Rail Baltic project implementation, BC informs conference organizers.

"eCom21" Forum in Riga: Evolution of E-Commerce Continues

"eCom21" Forum in Riga: Evolution of E-Commerce Continues


On 17-18 November Riga hosted "eCom21" - the international conference on e-commerce and internet business issues, which is one of the largest in Europe.

Online Voting for Nominees of the 2016 Wings of Business Award Is Now Open

Online Voting for Nominees of the 2016 Wings of Business Award Is Now Open


The Organising Committee of the 2016 Wings of Business National Award in the Field of Business Aviation launched the first stage of voting for nominees at and welcomes further applications from candidates for the prestigious industry award, informed BC representative of Organization commitee


The Freeport of Riga Authority was represented at the biggest hydrography event HYDRO 2016

Last week the Freeport of Riga Sea Channel Service representatives took part in the annual IFHS Hydrographic Conference and Exhibition “HYDRO 2016” in Rostock-Warnemünde. The Freeport of Riga Authority is the member of the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) and regularly participates in HYDRO conferences with the aim to become familiar with the topical issues in the field of hydrography and to ensure the Riga port hydrographic measurements’ compliance with the highest international standards, the Freeport of Riga representative told BC.


Digital Freedom Festival to Hold Discussion on Future of Collaborative Economy

Digital Freedom Festival to hold a policy discussion on future on collaborative or shared economy powered by European Commission. The main goal of the round-table discussion is to identify the challenges and opportunities of collaborative economy’s models, to engage into dialogue and find the cooperation potential among startups, policy makers and opinion leaders for better results in the future.


IT-conference Topconf challenges the status quo of software development

The largest software development conference in Estonia, Topconf Tallinn 2016, taking place November 15 – 18, 2016 will aim to challenge the status quo of software development, and provide a platform to discuss latest trends and upcoming challenges of IT industry. This year, more than 48 international top-tier speakers from more than 15 European countries as well as from America and Australia, will come to Topconf Tallinn 2016 to inspire more than 300 attendees.


Pre-Auction Exhibition in Rietumu Bank’s Gallery

A pre-auction exhibition of objects of painting, sculpture, decorative and applied arts has been open in Rietumu Bank’s gallery. The auction will be held next Saturday, 12 November. Its organiser is Artembassy.


China wishes to import more Latvian agricultural products - Chinese PM

In a letter published in today's edition of the Neatkariga Rita Avize newspaper, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who has arrived on a visit to Latvia, said that relations between China and Latvia remain mutually beneficial, and that China would like to import more agricultural products from Latvia, writes LETA.


Film “Attempt on the State. Inconvenient Vashkevich” shows in different countries

Film – Shock, Revelation and Warning! Disbelief, astonishment, terror - these emotions are felt by each viewer of a documentary by the Polish director and screenwriter Andrzej Tarkowski-Kiliszewski, which is based on the book by Inara Vilkaste “Attempted state. Inconvenient Vashkevich”. Members of the European Parliament, to whom this film was recently screened, were no exception.


Victor Dostov (REMA): Payments Industry is in a Stage of Transformation

On 17-18 November the Fifth International Conference "eCom21" , dedicated to e-commerce, will be held in Riga. One of the partners of the forum this year is the Russian Electronic Money Association (REMA). On the eve of "eCom21", the President of the Russian Electronic Money Association Victor Dostov talked about trends affecting the e-commerce market, problematic aspects and the prospects of payment systems.


Estonian public broadcaster wins Best European Radio Fiction award

Estonian public broadcaster ERR's Radio Theater made history Saturday night when its entry to the television, radio and online media festival Prix Europa 2016, the radio drama "Things" by Andres Noormets, was selected Best European Radio Fiction, reports LETA/BNS.


Swedish Days in Liepaja will be held in October 26 - 27

During the upcoming Sweden Days in Liepaja the exhibitions “AccessAbility” and “Design for Dignity” will be premiered. The exhibitions present the stories of Latvian and Swedish individuals who live with disabilities. The exhibitions will be launched in the Liepaja Latviesu Biedribas house on October 26th at 17.00 by the Swedish ambassador, Mr. Henrik Landerholm.


Global cybersecurity experts and the IBM Watson's artificial intelligence robot will visit Riga

One of the largest global cyber-security event of the month - the 7th annual international conference DSS ITSEC - will be held on October 27 in Riga, bringing together more than 80 presentations by recognized industry experts. Special attention will be focused on the possibilities and risks of the Internet of Things. It will be possible to listen to expert speeches from all 9 parallel sessions on-site and also online via live video streaming on the event website,DSS ITSEC representative told BC.

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