Dear members, partners and friends,
Join us on February 14, from 08:00 am at Radisson Hotel Old Town Riga (Z. A. Meirovica Blv 10, Rīga) for a Joint Chamber Business Breakfast – Discussion on Brexit.
This Breakfast Irish Latvian Chamber of Commerce organises jointly with British Chamber of Commerce in Latvia and Latvia Investment and Development Agency
The UK will no longer be a member of the European Union (EU) after 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020.
What is Brexit?
Brexit – British exit – refers to the UK leaving the EU.
A public vote (known as a referendum) was held in June 2016, when 17.4 million people opted for Brexit. This gave the Leave side 52%, compared with 48% for Remain.
What happens after Brexit day?
After the UK formally leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, there is still a lot to talk about and months of negotiation will follow.
While the UK has agreed the terms of its EU departure, both sides still need to decide what their future relationship will look like.
This will be negotiated during a transition period, which begins immediately after Brexit day and is due to end on 31 December 2020.
During this 11-month period, the UK will continue to follow all of the EU’s rules and its trading relationship will remain the same.
On the panel we are going to have:
H.E. Keith Shannon – Ambassador of the UK to Latvia
H. E. Jim Hennessy – Ambassador of Ireland to Latvia
H. E. Baiba Braže – Ambassador of Latvia to the UK
Mr Ivars Ījabs – Member of the Parliament of the EU (Attīstībai/Par)
Mr Reinis Āzis – Head of Latvia Investment and Development Agency`s UK division
Date & time: Friday, 14 February 2020 at 9:00 (breakfast and networking from 08.00)
Venue: Radisson Hotel Old Town Riga (Z.A.Meirovica Blv 10, Old Town Riga)
Admission: 20 EUR for members, 35 EUR for non-members (to cover organizational expenses)
08.00 – 08.50 meet & greet, breakfast
08.50 – 09.00 taking seats
09.00 – 10.30 discussion
10.30 – 11.00 informal networking
*The deadline for registration or cancellation is 12.00 on 13 February, 2020. Chamber reserves the right to charge participants who do not cancel their reservation before the set deadline.