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4th Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Business Forum

24 – 25 november, 2021


The Forum and matchmaking event will be held during November 24 – 25, 2021.


The event will be held according to Covid-19 restrictions.


The aim of the forum is to introduce the foreign companies with Latvia’s developments in mechanical engineering and to spur their international growth. We are inviting companies to explore the opportunities in the vibrant engineering sector of Latvia by either establishing a business or sourcing new suppliers from Latvia.

We hope you will join us to exchange ideas and to form new partnerships in Latvia!

 The programme will include:

  1. Overview of the present mechanical engineering sector in Latvia – statistics, insights, perspectives and challenges of today;
  2. Discussions on the future of engineering sector, new markets and development of supplier networks in regional, national and international levels;
  3. Networking and matchmaking event for the foreign buyers and local companies.

Please note:

  • The Forum will take place online;
  • The language of the Forum will be English with the simultaneous translation into Latvian;
  • Attendance is free of charge;

For more information: (Latvia)


Before you visit take a virtual journey through Latvia:

Or watch Latvians accomplish the World’s first human jump with the drone:

  • November 24th, 2021
  • 09:00 - 09:10 Opening remarks

    Moderator, Mr Kristaps Tālbergs


    Mr Jānis Vitenbergs

    Minister of the Economics, Republic of Latvia


    Mr Kaspars Rožkalns

    Director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia


    Mr Ivars Enins

    Chairman of the Advisory Board

    The Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia (MASOC)

  • 09:10 - 09:30 Key-Note: “Europe engineering industries today – what’s about “Corona” consequences”

    Mr Malte Lohan

    Director General

    ORGALIM, Belgium

  • 09:30 - 09:35 Questions & Answers
  • 09:35 - 09:50 Insights, perspectives and challenges of mechanical engineering in Latvia

    Mr Toms Grīnfelds

    Chairman of the Management Board,

    The Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia (MASOC)

  • 09:50 - 10:45 Panel Discussion: Engineering Solutions for Different Crisis Management Situations (“Corona” might be not the only one)

    Mr Normunds Bergs


    “SAF Tehnika” JSC, Latvia


    Mr Jānis Vilmanis

    Chairman of the Management Board

    “JK Energo” Ltd., Latvia


    Mr Fred S. Dahl

    Vice President

    “Aquafence” JSC, Norway    


    Mg.Sc.Biol. Andrejs Gaivoronskis

    Laboratory Diagnostics

    Global Sales and application

    “Biosan” Ltd., Latvia 

  • 10:45 - 11:00 Key-note: “Innovations within the industries”

    Mr Aussie Schnore

    Forge – Mission Leader

    “GE Research”

    United States

  • 11:00 - 11:20 Break
  • 11:20 - 12:30 Panel discussion: “High tech & Innovations”

    Mr Andris Anspoks

    Deputy Director for Innovation

    Leading Researcher

    Ecosystem of Photonics and New Materials

    Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia


    Mr Pauls Irbins

    President, Chairman of the Advisory Board

    Latvian Space Industry Association


    Mr Egons Garklāvs

    Chairman of the Management Board

    “FORMA Engineering” Ltd., Latvia


    Mr Roberts Dlohi

    Chairman of the Management Board

    “PERUZA” Ltd., Latvia

  • 12:30 - 13:30 Panel discussion: Sourcing from Latvia – success story of reliable partnership

    Mr Thomas Emmenegger

    Supply chain responsible for Competence Center Compact Sweepers

    “Bucher Municipal”AG, Switzerland/Latvia   


    Mr Gatis Dradeika

    General Manager

    “Caljan” LSEZ SIA, Latvia


    Mr Per Skoog

    Vice President, Supply Chain

    Plockmatic International AB, Sweden



    Mr Torbjörn Lundberg

    Managing Director, Chairman of the Management Board

    SMC Automation, Nordics, Baltics

  • 13:30 - 14:30 Break
  • 14:30 - 18:00 Matchmaking event

    Online Matchmaking event

    (20 min. per meeting)

  • 14:30 - 16:30 “Pitch” sessions: New partnership, inventions of new technologies, materials and services
  • 09:00 - 17:00 November 25th, 2021 | Virtual matchmaking
  • 09:00 - November 25th, 2021 | Visit to the exhibition ''Tech Industry 2021''

    For more information about the exhibition:

Forum speakers 2021

Jānis Vilmanis

Mr. Vilmanis is an experienced professional in fields as electrical engineering, process automation, and power generation.

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Austars “Aussie” Schnore

Austars “Aussie” Schnore is a Senior Principal Engineer and Edge Architect with the GE Research.

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Per Skoog

From 2013 and until now, Mr. Skoog is working as a Vice President, Supply Chain at Plockmatic International.

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Malte Lohan

Malte Lohan is the Director General of Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, speaking for innovative companies spanning the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics, and metal technology branches.

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Andris Anspoks

General manager of Materize, PhD in Physics. Visionary, mentor, advisor and science communicator.

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Ivars Eniņš

Chairman of the MASOC (The Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia)

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Normunds Bergs

Mr.Bergs is an entrepreneur with long track record of successful businesses in fields of IT and Electronics.

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Andrejs Gaivoronskis

MSc Biology, Head of Molecular diagnostic division and Product specialist at Biosan. 

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Torbjörn Lundberg

Industry automation specialist. Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of SMC Automation in the Nordics and Baltics. Entrepreneur, mentor, advisor.

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Pauls Irbins

Space activist. The president of Latvian Space Industry Association. Entrepreneur. Science Communicator. Mentoring CleanTech start-ups.

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Toms Grīnfelds

Chairman of the Board of the Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries (MASOC) and Member of the Board of the Mechanical Engineering Competence Centre (MKC) and of Tehnobuss Latvija.

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Roberts Dlohi

Peruza is smart budget equipment specialist for processing. Since beginning until present day we offer great mechanical engineering solutions. For the last 13 years Robert Dlohi has been a member of the board of PERUZA company, which designs and manufactures production equipment.

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