One week left until The Riga Conference 2019

At the Riga Conference 2018
At the Riga Conference 2018

On the 11th and 12th of October, the Riga Conference will take place again. The international relations experts and leaders from all around the globe will gather in the Latvian National Library in Riga to discuss key regional, international security, and policy issues. The conference aims to create a positive environment for exchanging views and opening up discussions, the organisers wrote in a press release.

Over the past decade, the Rīga Conference has established a name for itself not only on a national but also on a regional level – since 2006, the conference has been a meeting place for countless leaders and experts from around the world. The Rīga Conference is organised jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Each year since 2006, the conference has brought together political, academic, and business leaders from both sides of the Atlantic to engage in a lively dialogue in which we explore emerging global issues and address mutual challenges.

At this year’s Riga Conference, visionary minds will exchange perspectives on a wide range of issues affecting the contemporary political sphere. The topics covered will span, among others: the challenges NATO is facing reaching its 70th anniversary, changes in Europe’s political elites, how the digital age transforms political power, the West’s relations with Russia, and how new powers are shaping up regions of influence.

The Rīga Conference is the leading foreign and security policy forum in the Baltic Sea region. Last year the Rīga Conference gathered a record number of participants exceeding 650 representatives from 40 countries, including heads of government, internationally recognised experts, and journalists – affirming the conference’s position as one of the leading forums for debating security policy in Europe. As every year since 2010, The Rīga Conference 2018 was broadcasted online, reaching people from more than 80 countries.

During the Riga Conference 2019, eleven different discussion sessions will be held, designed to provide a basis for interaction to our guests, including ministers, ambassadors, and policy experts from various countries. This year’s conference will be opened by H.E. Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia.

The Lithuania Tribune is very proud to be the Riga Conference information partner for a few years in a row.

More information can be found on the Riga Conference 2019 website –

The conference is supported by:

Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Latvia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, US Embassy in Latvia, European Commission Representation in Latvia, Embassy of Georgia in Latvia, Wines of Georgia, Embassy of Canada in Latvia, Askaneli Brothers, Saab AB, Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia, Swedbank, Riga City Council, “Milrem Latvia SIA”, National Library of Latvia, Audi Latvia, Riga International Airport.

Informative support:

Latvian Television, DELFI, Latvian Information Agency (LETA), Public broadcasting of Latvia, Hromadske International, The Lithuania Tribune, Postimees, New Eastern Europe, Spektr.Press,, Hospodářské noviny, Riga Stradins University, University of Latvia Faculty of Social Sciences, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Riga Graduate School of Law, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Baltic Defence College, International Relations Council of Turkey, Macdonald-Laurier Institute

For more information:

Laura Krastiņa                                                      

The Rīga Conference 2019

Media coordinator

(+371) 29250441

Marta Lārmane

The Rīga Conference 2019

Media coordinator assistant

(+371) 26486814

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