The Rīga Conference 2023, the annual meeting of regional and international experts in foreign policy and defence announces the launch of a series of side events.

The Rīga Conference 2023, the annual meeting of regional and international experts in foreign policy and defence announces the launch of a series of side events.

Open Admission Day (October 19), hosted at the National Library of Latvia and online warmly welcomes everyone interested in security and foreign policy to discussions on sustainability, and technology, the Sino-Russian Axis, defence cooperation between Latvia and the United States, sustainable business transformation, transatlantic trade relations, the governance of Artificial Intelligence amid global tensions as well as the Baltic States’ role in European Union enlargement and reform, offering a regional perspective. Please, register here

The Rīga Conference Future Leaders Forum – in the Konrad Adenauer Foundation premises in Riga and online (October 18-19) begins with an immersive simulation exercise, leading into a second day, marked by a #PreBunkers workshop and discussions on strengthening trans-Atlantic security, culminating in a plenary session addressing the war in Ukraine, its path to peace, and broader implications for European security, allowing young professionals to seamlessly transition into the main sessions of The Rīga Conference and leave their mark on the global stage.
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Conference informative media partner visit to the Latvian National Armed Forces base (October 19) includes presentations, Q&A sessions with military spokespersons, guided infrastructure/equipment tours and engagement with conscripted personnel, promoting National Security Awareness, transparency, and deterrence.

The full #RigaConf2023 programme is available at- Streamed live on, as well as on more than thirty partners and social media platforms (including Facebook and YouTube) a wider audience will be able to follow the main side events live on the Riga Conference website. as well as other online platforms in Latvian/international media.

The Rīga Conference is jointly organised by the Latvian Transatlantic Organisation (LATO), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia, in close cooperation with the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, the European Commission Representation in Latvia and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The conference is supported by the Embassy of Canada in Latvia, the Embassy of Israel in Latvia, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Latvia, the Embassy of the United States of America in Latvia, the Embassy of Georgia in Latvia, the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia, and the Embassy of Turkey in Latvia.

We extend our sincere appreciation to the robust Latvian enterprises that have provided substantial and adept backing to The Rīga Conference, showcasing their proficiency in fortifying national security frameworks, and advancing sustainability initiatives. We wish to emphasise the pivotal roles played by Latvenergo AS and Latvijas Mobilais Telefons in safeguarding national security and express our gratitude to our steadfast and enduring supporters Audi Latvija, BALTA and Riga Airport (RIX), as well as to companies Askaneli Brothers and Flora.

We wish to express our deep appreciation to our esteemed partners, including “Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty” for their invaluable support and expertise. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Latvian Television, Latvian Radio, LSM.LV, LMT Straume, TV3 Group Latvija, RE TV, Rīga TV24, DELFI, TVNET, LETA, IR magazine,,, “The Lithuania Tribune”, iPress, Spektr, Postimees, Diplomaatia, Včasno, Visegrad Insight, the NATO Association of Canada, the University of Latvia, Riga Graduate School of Law, the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) and Youth Atlantic Treaty Association (YATA), the Rīga Stradiņš University, Baltic Defence College and the Macdonald-Lauriel Institute.

Media inquiries and interview requests – Latvian Transatlantic Organisation:
Media Coordinator Sandra Zilberta; [email protected] ; +37126195891;
Deputy Media Coordinator Renārs Kairis; [email protected] ; +37122150358,
Interview Coordinator Sanita Oša-Lāce; [email protected]