Financing Development

Dear CanCham Members and Friends,
The CanCham invites you to participate in the first session of the Partnering for Profit program forum about “Financing Development”. Though the focus is to prepare CanCham members for the EU-Canada free-trade agreement (CETA) - see, financing also applies to business development activities in Latvia. We will start the process of looking at available funding vehicles and ways to optimize success in acquiring funding for developing or increasing sales, development projects, supporting innovations and attracting strategic partners. 

The main presentation by key-note speaker Lija Vītoliņa, Head of Corporate Division, LSC Development finance Institution Altum will be supported by a panel including representatives from the Investment & Development Agency of Latvia,  the Seed Forum, Eko-Med and Technical Partners International, Inc.,  with each providing a short presentation of their organizations and services offered.

Forum participants are invited to share their experiences or raise questions that the panellists can answer or that will be addressed in future forums. We aim to provide a foundation for understanding funding opportunities and will continue development of the process in future forums.
Entrance charge includes refreshments (dinner not provided). Cash bar available.  
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Grand Palace Hotel, Pils iela 12, Riga, LV-1050,
€15.00 for members, 
others pay €25.00.  
(To join as a member, use the following link: 


18.30    Arrivals / Networking
19.00    Introduction and announcements – Ed Kalvins
19.15    Participant introductions (maximum 30 seconds each)
19.45    Lija Vītoliņa, Altum
20.15    Aija Jaunzeme or Ivars Ērkšķis, Investment & Development Agency of Latvia
20.25    Toby Moore, Imprimatur Capital Fund Management Ltd.
20.35    Vineta Fortiņa, Eko-Med
20.45    Ed Kalvins, Technical Partners International, Inc.
21.15    Panel Discussions (Questions and Answers)
21.45    Networki
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Seating capacity is limited. We encourage early registration. Advance payment is required and your place in the event will be confirmed when we have received payment. Preference will be given to paid guests. Unpaid registrations may be cancelled should the venue be fully booked. (CanCham reserves the right to charge registered persons who do not cancel their reservations by 17:00 March 21st, 2016.)