Conference center “Fantadrome”
Gustava Zemgala Street 74A, Riga and online
* Attendance is limited and by invitation only
On February 8, 2023, the Latvian Capital Market Forum organized by the Financial and Capital Market Supervisory Authority will be held for the third year. Its purpose is to promote expert discussions and institutional cooperation in order to develop the Latvian capital market and use its potential as widely as possible. A developed capital market promotes the inflow of local and foreign investments into Latvia, opens wide opportunities for local and foreign businessmen to attract financial resources, and also gives investors the opportunity to invest in the development of Latvia’s national economy.
“The development of the Latvian capital market, even after the integration of the Financial and Capital Market Commission into the Bank of Latvia, is an essential and priority direction of our work. By actively addressing and involving partners, we continue our work to make the local capital market even more attractive for both investors and entrepreneurs.”
Deputy President of the Bank of Latvia
To receive a reminder, please register by February 6, 2023.
Topics and audience
The theme of the 2023 Latvian Capital Market Forum is dedicated to the opportunities provided by the capital market for both private investors and companies, with special consideration of the specifics of the Baltic capital markets and the current economic conditions. Anyone interested can follow the forum online.
Registration, morning coffee
Mārtiņš Kazāks, Governor, Latvijas Banka (in English).
Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia (in English).
Arvils Ašeradens, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia (in English).
Verena Ross, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority “Challenges
and Opportunities of the European Capital Markets” (in English).
Part I Opportunities of Private Investors in the European Union (in English).
Panel discussion: Investment in the European Union – Capital Markets Union
from Intention to Action (in English)
- Verena Ross, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority
- Santa Purgaile, Deputy Governor, Latvijas Banka
- Jella Benner-Heinacher – President of European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users
Moderator: Ivars Bergmanis, Investment banker specialising in Baltic capital markets
“Why are Finns successful investors? Development of investment culture in Finland” Sari Lounasmeri, CEO, Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion (in English)
Panel discussion: Behaviour of Private Investors in the Baltic Capital Markets
- Kristaps Mors, private investor
- Kristīne Doroško, private investor
- Kristi Saare, founder of the Female Investors Club (Estonia)
- Sari Lounasmeri, CEO, Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion
Moderator: Kaspars Peisenieks, Executive Manager, Investoru Klubs
Part II Capital Market Opportunities for Companies
“The J. Molner Company” case study, Jason Grenfell-Gardner, founder (in
Panel discussion: Capital Market – More Than a Source of Funding?
- Marta Andersone, CFO, AS “GIVEN Jewellery”
- Inta Liepa, Member of the Board, AS “CleanR Grupa”;
- Artūrs Dombrovskis, CEO, AS “Hestio”
- Krišjānis Krūmiņš, Member of the Board, Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
Moderator: Māris Vainovskis, Senior Partner, ZAB “Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns”;
Uldis Rutkaste, Head of the Monetary Policy Department, Latvijas Banka
Presentation “How to Finance the Development of a Company during the Period
of the High Interest Rates?”
Panel discussion: Role of the Capital Market in the Funding of Sustainable
- Lauris Mencis, AS “Swedbank” Member of the Board
- Andris Dlohi, Member of the Board, SIA “CLT Profi”
- Elīna Salava, Head of Sustainability, AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
- Jānis Endziņš, Chairman of the Board, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and
- Līga Kļaviņa, Deputy State Secretary on Financial Policy Issues
Moderator: Daiga Auziņa-Melalksne, Chair of the Board, AS Nasdaq Riga
Santa Purgaile, Deputy Governor, Latvijas Banka
Informal discussions, networking
Speakers, panelists, moderators
President of the Bank of Latvia
Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia
Minister of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority
Deputy Governor, Latvijas Banka
Head of the Monetary Policy Department of the Bank of Latvia
Head of Sustainability, AS Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum
Executive Manager, Investoru Klubs
Member of the Board, Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
Senior Partner, ZAB “Eversheds Sutherland Bitāns”
Chairman of the Board, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
CFO, AS “GIVEN Jewellery”
Head of Institutional Markets, LHV Bank
CEO, AS “Hestio”
Member of the Board, SIA “Clean R”
Founder of the Female Investors Club (Estonia)
CEO, Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion
Member of the Board, SIA “CLT Profi”
Chair of the Board, AS Nasdaq Riga
AS “Swedbank” Member of the Board
President of European Federation of Investors and Financial Services Users
Deputy State Secretary on Financial Policy Issues