April 3rd LIAA LACC Boston Meet and Greet
April 3rd LIAA/LACC Boston “Meet & Greet”
Following the successful Spotlight Los Angeles conference, the LACC Boston chapter co-hosted an event on Sunday, April 3rd with the Investment & Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA).  The event had great turnout with over 40 attendees from up and down the East Coast.  
Speakers included LIAA Director Kaspars Rožkalns, Deputy State Secretary Raimonds Lapiņš of the Latvian Economics Ministry, LIAA Boston Representative Reinis Sīpols, WorldUpstart Founder Karina Sotnik, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment Mark Sullivan and LACC Regional Director Lauris Lambergs.  The guests spoke to how the current situation in the Ukraine was affecting both political and economic security, how LIAA is significantly growing its East Coast efforts by bringing on Reinis Sīpols, and how the local Latvian diaspora can participate. 
Before the event, a small group had the opportunity to meet Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis as the Washington Wizards played the Boston Celtics.  
April 11th Interview on Latvian Radio’s “Globālais Latvietis”
Reinis Sīpols and Lauris Lambergs joined Latvian Radio’s “Globālais Latvietis” show for a discussion on LIAA’s plans in North America and how local entrepreneurs can be part of the effort.  You can either listen via podcast or watch via Youtube here: Latvian Radio 1 interview.  Globālais Latvietis is a wonderful resource for those looking to learn more about diaspora Latvians.  Please note the interview is in Latvian.