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Doing Business with Canada

Friday, 31. May
13:00 - 16:00
10 Attendees

Hosted by Riga Business Chamber

Connecting Market Players


Blaumaņa iela 38/40, Rīgā (3.stāvā)


Riga Business Chamber in cooperation with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia (CanCham Latvia) and Embassy of Canada in Latvia invites C-level managers and business owners among members of both chambers to explore new business opportunities and create meaningful connections.

13:00-14:00 An organised networking among participating business leaders;
14:00-15:00 Doing Business with Canada
15:00-16:00 Reflections, networking freestyle, snacks & beverages

Priceless, e.g. - all expenses covered.

The speakers: NICOLAS LEPAGE – Counsellor (Commercial Affairs – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) and Regional Senior Trade Commissioner (Baltics)

Since October 2023, Mr. Nicolas Lepage is Counsellor (Commercial Affairs – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) and Regional Senior Trade Commissioner (Baltics) based in Riga, Latvia. Before this assignment, between 2018 and 2023, he was Counselor and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in France responsible for investment attraction, innovation and academic and scientific cooperation. Prior to this position, he was Counsellor (Commercial) and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, responsible for the bilateral trade program with Poland and Belarus. Previously, he was Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai between 2010 and 2014, where he was responsible for the trade program with Western India. From 2006 to 2010, he was Senior and Regional Trade Commissioner for West Africa. Based in Senegal, he led a regional team located in five offices delivering Canada`s trade program for West Africa. Between 2003 and 2006, he served at the Canadian Embassy in Indonesia as Trade Program Manager for the natural resources sector (mining, forestry, oil and gas) and the services and infrastructure sectors.

Before to these overseas positions, he held various positions at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. Prior to joining the Canadian foreign service, he worked as a project manager for an engineering firm for which he managed projects, in Canada and Africa, for environmental impact assessment, capacity building, and technical assistance on water resources, including related to mining.

ED KALVINS is the Chairman of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia ( who runs "TP Riga", a consultancy in Latvia that provides market entry services and project management support. Ed is a graduate engineer from the University of Toronto with extensive Project, Production and Engineering Management experience. His 25+ years' experience in Latvia provides for a deep understanding of local conditions, while his western background helps him relate to North American requirements. He supports Canadian business initiatives in Latvia and export from Latvia.

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