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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 virtually.


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

    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

    Chief Architect IOT/Smart Products


    United States of America

  • 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 Māris Auders

    Area Sales Manager

    Interspiro AB

    Member of The Ocenco Group, Sweden


    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

    14:30 – 14:40

    “Why and how to protect your innovation in Latin America”

    Mr Cesar Fernandez Elvira

    IP Advisor

    Latin America IP SME Helpdesk


    14:40 – 14:50

    “Collaborating with German Small to Medium-Sized Businesses”

    Mr Josef  Stumpf,

    Head of BVMW Nordbaden/Rhein-Neckar



    14:50 – 15:00

    “Introduction of the Federated Digital Twin project in Korea”

    Dr Myung-Sun Baek

    Senior Researcher


    (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)

    South Korea


    15:00 – 15:10 

    “The opportunities of businesses and growth for your companies particularly on the UAE legal landscape”  

    Ms Helen Tung 


    Tung Chambers & Founder


    United Arab Emirates


    15:10 – 15:20

    “How to enter North American market.

    Positioning your offering for success”

    Mr Andrew Penny


    “Kingsford Consulting”



    15:20 – 15:30

    “EIT Manufacturing – an opportunity for Latvian manufacturing industry to boost innovation and access partners, projects and funding on the EU arena.”

    Dr Anna Hultin Stigenberg


    CLC North at EIT Manufacturing


  • 09:00 - 17:00 November 25th, 2021 | Virtual matchmaking

Forum speakers 2021

Josef Stumpf

Josef Stumpf studied philosophy, theology, romance studies, German studies, and business in Heidelberg, Rome and Aix-en-Provence.

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Dr. Anna Hultin Stigenberg

Dr. Anna Hultin Stigenberg is the Director of EIT Manufacturing Co-Location Center North.

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Andrew Penny

Andrew is President of Kingsford Consulting, Ltd and helps European manufacturers enter the North American market.

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Egons Garklāvs

Entrepreneur, engineer and designer.

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César Fernández

Intellectual Property Advisor

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Mark Lisnanskis

Marks Lisnanskis is an experienced engineer having dedicated the last 22 years to development and production of innovative applications in lightweight alloys, with a particular focus on forging large-sized components possessing improved mechanical properties.

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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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