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Direct Line: Latvia's Transportation and Logistic Sector: Gateway to the East

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
March 20, 2013


Topic: Latvia's Transportation and Logistic Sector: Gateway to the East

Host: U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala

Special Guests: Kaspars Briskens, Deputy State Secretary for European Union and Sectoral Affairs, Latvian Transport Ministry (; and Arnis Kakulis, Director of the Baltic Region for AECOM (

Date, time, time zone for call: Wednesday, March 20, 2013; 1:00 p.m. EDT

Brief description of call: This webinar will provide an overview of Latvia’s Transportation and Logistics sector. U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala and his guests will offer an overview of this sector, including the current state of the market and the unique benefits of Latvia’s position uniting western and eastern markets. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions directly to Ambassador Pekala and his guests during the Q&A portion of the call. Future events will focus on business and export opportunities in other sectors, including energy, woodworking, manufacturing, tourism, and investment opportunities.

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