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Direct Line: Investing in the Eurozone's Newest Member: Latvia

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
January 29, 2014


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Topic: Investing in the Eurozone's Newest Member: Latvia

Host: Ambassador Mark Pekala

Date, time, time zone for call: Wednesday, January 29, 2014; 12:00 p.m. EST (19:00 local)

Deadline for RSVPs: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Brief description of call: This webinar will provide an in-depth look at Latvia’s investment climate, less than a month after the country became the 18th member of the eurozone. U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala will be joined by Andre Demarest, Angel Investor ( and Demarest Management Consulting; and Jon Shore, Consultant for the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President of JBS Group Business Advisory ( The speakers will offer their views on unique advantages that Latvia offers foreign investors. As experienced investors and entrepreneurs in Latvia, Demarest and Shore will share their first-hand knowledge and hints for U.S. businesses seeking to enter the Latvian market. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions directly to Ambassador Pekala and his guests during the Q&A portion of the call or submit questions in advance while registering for the event.

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