Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Business Forum

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 15:00

Looking for new business opportunities in 2018? From 22-23rd February, the city of Jelgava in Latvia will host the 2nd Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Business Forum. The business forum invites you to step out of your daily routine and take a look at new business opportunities in Latvia, as well as the wider Baltic-Nordic region and CIS countries that are well-connect via railway, sea and air routes.  With nearly 4/5 of the Latvia’s engineering sector’s output exported to approx. 100 countries around the world and 30 percent of engineering workforce made up of women perhaps Latvia can become also your launchpad to global market or testbed for new product developments.

The Baltic-Nordic regions is the second largest trading partner for the UK so come along to hear the stories from CEO’s and industry experts who know the business landscape in the region and export their products and services from Latvia around the globe. The programme includes conference, B2B matchmaking, informal networking events and tailored visits to factories and education institutions.

Its closer than you may think, just 2,5 h by plane from numerous locations: London (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton), Liverpool, Manchester, East Midlands, Sheffield/Doncaster, Leeds/Bradford, Glasgow.

Here are a few reasons why to attend:

1. Meet and build new business relationships with local and international suppliers to strengthen your competitiveness in a market. Nearly 4/5 of the Latvia’s engineering sector’s total output is exported to approximately 100 countries around the world. Latvia can become also your launchpad to global market.

2.Source solutions, contract manufacturing services and product development that can help to grow your business Besides the state of art 3D printing center in Riga and innovative vacuum coating systems and processes, Latvia with the project CAMART² will have the European Level Regional Centre of Material Research and Technology Transfer that will improve training of specialists in the field of nano-materials, photonics and high technologies.

3.Learn from industry professionals who will reveal their success stories. In the recent years foreign and home grown companies like GroGlass, Peruza, Akg Thermotechnik Lettland, MikroTik, UAV Factory, Bucher Municipal, Axon Cable are achieving growth and reaching global export markets from Latvia.

4.Visit Latvian manufacturing plants, engineering education institutions and inspiring start-ups.

5.Find a location for your new development or production expansion project within the EU single market and meet LIAA investment team.

Register here.

 

To find out more visit the website, register now or give us a call to make inquiries: Ms. Alise Pika / alise.pika@liaa.gov.lv / 020 756 31611