The Rīga Conference has become a unique venue for constructive dialogue on international security issues between leading global decision makers. The event is organized jointly by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO), the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. The Riga Conference facilitates debates at various levels, engaging high-level politicians, diplomats, experts, as well as local and international media. By attracting key international players and tackling the most pressing issues that our societies currently face, The Rīga Conference demonstrates its commitment to think and work in a global context.
Over the course of the last decade, The Rīga Conference has built a reputation across the region. Highlights have included having the Prime Ministers of Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland together in the same room to discuss economic growth in a time of austerity; the presentation by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in 2008 and the address by President of the United States George W. Bush in 2006.
This year, the Boston Global Forum co-organizes a session about the Quad (US, Japan, Australia, and India) and solutions for world peace and security at the Riga Conference 2020, at 2:30 pm EET, November 12, 2020. Governor Michael Dukakis, co-founder and Chairman of the Boston Global Forum, will join this session together with leaders of US, Japan, Australia, and India. Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, co-founder and CEO of the Boston Global Forum, was a speaker at the Riga Conference 2019 in the Plenary Session: Political Power in the Digital Age.