The High Council 2019 was held on 30-31 May 2019.
The key theme for the 23rd High Council is “Tomorrow is the Consequence of Now”. As 2019 marks 20 years since the establishment of FICIL, we take a look back at the already achieved while placing a strong focus on what’s next. The decisions made today will have an echoing effect on the future. Stability, predictability and trust in the public sector are important components to achieve sustainable economic growth.
The sub-themes cover specific issues where FICIL sees the need for improving business environment and will include topics relating to labour availability and quality, good governance issues within the education and transport sector, effectiveness of the public sector, including digitalisation factor, rule of law and combating economic and financial crimes as well as the developments in the energy sector.
The High Council is a two-day event. FICIL High Council 2019 kicked off on the 30th of May with an internal meeting. The morning discussion focused on the stability of the financial sector with investors having a chance to ask questions directly to distinguished panelists:
- Gatis Eglītis – Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Financial Sector Supervision subcommittee
- Jēkabs Straume – Director of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau
- Guntis Beļavskis – Chairman of the Council of Finance Latvia
The afternoon is dedicated to a public panel discussion that in 2019 placed focus on the quality of higher education and link to the availability of work force, as well as the current and future challenges the investors in the transport sector are facing.
The discussion is followed by a reception in the evening. The second day is dedicated to the meeting with the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers.
Locations: please scroll down to see the map of all the venues.