The High Council meeting 2018 will be held on 6-7 June.

The key theme for the this year’s High Council 2018 meeting is “Building Trust”. Trust is an important element for the success of public policies, reforms and contributes to sustainable economic growth. Lack of trust compromises the willingness of people and business to respond to public policies and thus can also limit economic development of the country. Respect for the rule of law, sound use of public funds, enforcing law and engaging with citizens are all important contributors towards building trust.

The sub-themes will cover specific issues where FICIL sees the need for improving business environment and will include topics relating to labour availability and quality, digital performance and competitiveness, rule of law and economic crimes, energy and waste management, transport and logistics.

The High Council will be a two-day event. It will start on the 6th of June with an internal meeting among FICIL members. The afternoon will be dedicated to a public panel discussion that will focus on Latvia’s digital performance and competitiveness and the rule of law and transparency. The discussion will be followed by a reception in the evening. On the 7th of June (first half of the day) meeting with the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers will take place.

Honorary Chairperson
Charlotte Norrby
Divisional Head of Credits Eastern Europe, SEB

Since 2011 Mrs Norrby is a Divisional Head of Credits Eastern Europe and member of Baltic Division Management Group at SEB. Charlotte is an experienced manager in the banking industry, including leading large organisations with full P&L, balance sheet and risk responsibilities. She has had domestic as well as international assignments that have included major restructuring and development of business. Charlotte has been a FICIL board member from 2007 to 2010 therefore knows FICIL very well and has good knowledge about challenges foreign investors face in Latvia.

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