Cçsis is a beautiful city, situated in the Gauja National Park, an hour and a half from Riga. The town draws many visitors who come to admire the romantic ruins of Cçsis castle, the immaculate parks, ancient churches, the caves and the stunning Gauja river cliffs, as well as take part in medieval festivals and open air opera events. It is a place where nature, adventure, history and culture come together.

During this one-day visit you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the business environment in Cesis, to meet creative and enthusiastic people from the local municipality and companies, and to see current and recently completed projects such as the newly-built concert hall.

Programme

8.15        Departure from Riga

10:00 – 10:10    Welcome by Mr. Janis Rozenbergs, Mayor of Cesis
                        Cesis Municipality, Bçrzaines street 5, 1st floor 

10:10 – 10:50    Presentation of Cesis Municipality by Mrs. Laine Madelâne, Head of the Development Department of Cesis Municipality

10:50 – 11:30    Bus tour around the historic and industrial areas of Cesis

11:30 – 12:30    Visit to the newly-built Vidzeme Concert Hall “Cesis”
                        Raunas street 12

12:30 – 14:00    Lunch at the Cafe “2 Locals”
                        Rîga street 24a

14:00 – 16:00    Visits to companies

        The company visits will be organized according to the preferences expressed by the members of Chambers.

        Option 1: SIA “Staďi”. The leading wood-processing company in      Latvia, founded in 1992.

        Option 2: SIA “Recro”. One of the most sophisticated automatic transmission remanufacturing and testing facilities in Europe.

        Option 3: SIA “Vinnis”. Producer of various honey delicacies and garnishes’distributes products to the stores and wholesale warehouses.

        Option 4: JSC “Cesu alus”. One of the most modern breweries in the Baltic States and one of the frontrunners in Latvian market place

        Option 5: SIA “Wendi Toys”. A producer of outdoor playgrounds for domestic use.

        Option 6: Farm “Kilěçni”. Flower and flower seedling, growing, retailing and wholesale sales. Vegetable gardening (tomatoes, cucumbers) retailing and wholesale sales.

        Option 7: Children’s Science Centre “Z(in)oo”. Established with a purpose to unleash the children’s curiosity, Zinoo has become a very popular attraction among local community and visitors.         

16:00 – 17:00    Visit to Institute for Environmental Solutions

        “Lidlauks”, Priekuďi parish

        A modern private research organization whose goal is to advance airborne remote sensing science for management of natural resources and environment

17:00 - ….    Departure to Riga