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Inspiration Afternoon in Riga
May 12

Inspiration Afternoon

The Finnish Institute in Estonia and Finnish Embassy in Latvia organize a Inspiration Afternoon for entrepreneurs from the creative industries.

The purpose of the discussion panel is to share best practices in creative economy development, comparing views and experiences as well as getting to know different ways of practice. 

Best practise: Agents creating business opportunities

16.30 - 18.30
May 12, 2014

Finnish Embassy in Latvia
Kalpaka bulvaris 1, Riga
  • Presentations and conversation
  • Cafe and snacks
Please register latest on May 8th
Liene Kuplā,
Business incubator Creative Andrejsala
The Business incubator Creative Andrejsala supports new product ideas, general development and increase in export volumes in the field of creative industry in Riga by providing attractive and convenient infrastructure, as well as a range of professional support services.
Agnese Cimuška
Head of Music Export Latvia – intermediary to bands and artists.
Rihards Kalnins, moderator.
Rihards is the communications manager at Tilde, a language technology company based in the Baltics.
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Marit Hohtokari, consultant, Sillanrakentajat, Finland
Sillanrakentajat (bridge builders, was a three year programme funded by the European Social Fund (ESF): the profession of agents and managers in creative fields was created, a line of new professionals trained and new working practices developed. 
In her presentation Marit will explain why the training program was created, who were the participants and how is the field looking now. Biggest successes and disappointments.
Jenni Moberg, founder of 0,7 design, Finland
0.7 design is a design agency that supports Finnish small and micro-sized companies to find business opportunities abroad, mainly in Japan and Russia. During the seven years of operation, there has been over 100 brands that have reached new markets with 0.7 design’s support. Jenni would love to see further development of agencies in creative businesses – that’s why she wrote a book about her experiences with 0.7 design for others to learn. In the event Jenni will speak about how to run an agency, why agencies are needed and how they can create new business opportunities for creative companies.

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