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3rd Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Business Forum

Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Business Forum


Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Business Forum


November, 25th – 26th, 2020


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.

The program includes presentations by distinguished foreign and local engineering industry experts on topics like the future of engineering, industry 4.0., robotics and supplier networks in 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 language of the Forum will be English with the simultaneous translation into Latvian and Russian;
  • Attendance is free of charge;
  • All the events will be strictly regulated according to the Convid-19 global situation. The procedure of the Forum might proceed also in a form of webinar or online conference instead of on-site attendance.

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:


  • Tuesday, November 24th

    19.00 “Come Together” – networking event

  • Wednesday, November 25th

    08:00 – 09:00    Registration, coffee

    09:00 – 09:10    Opening remarks by:

    Director of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

    Minister of the Economics, Republic of Latvia

    09:10 – 09:30    Industry 4.0. – “The Big Picture”

    Prof. Dr. Dieter Wegener, Vice President, Head of External Cooperation, Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany

    09:30 – 09:40    Questions & Answers

    09:40 – 10:15    Panel Discussion – Industry 4.0, Case Studies, Latvia Success Stories

    10:15 – 10:30    Insights, perspectives and challenges of mechanical engineering in Latvia

    Mr Toms Grīnfelds, Chairman of the Management Board, Associaton of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia (MASOC)

    10:30 – 10:50    Coffee break

    10:50 – 11:50    Panel discussion: New markets for the Latvian mechanical engineering Industry

    USA & Canada, Africa, Japan & Far East

    11:50 – 12:45   Sourcing Issues – Panel discussion: Global Supply Chains and “Covid-19” influence. Is it a chance for Latvia to continue?

    12:45 – 13:00   International Logistics

    Dr Rolf Neise, Professor at the International School of Management and Consulting (ISM), Germany

    13:00 – 14:00   Lunch

    14:00 – 18:00   Matchmaking event 

    14:00 – 18:30   Pitch sessions: Invention of New Technologies and Materials

    19:00 –              Evening diner reception hosted by LIAA 

  • Thursday, November 26th

    09:00 –  Matchmaking event continues at the premises of the exhibition “Tech Industry 2020”

    Visit to the exhibition

    Visits to companies in Riga and the Riga region