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. We facilitate 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 demonstrate its commitment to think and work in a global context.
Over the course of the last decade years, The Rīga Conference has built its name and 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.
At this year’s conference, amongst other things, The Riga Conference will consider EU role in rise of geoeconomics, security challenges in the information age and hybrid warfare, transatlantic relationship as a critical axis of global stability, relations between Russia and the West as well as prospects of Eastern Partnership countries, and the PLENARY SESSION: POLITICAL POWER IN THE DIGITAL AGE. The Riga Conference 2019 will take place on Oct 11 and 12 at National Library of Latvia.
The Founder of the Riga Conference is the former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga.