The capital of Latvia is set on the Baltic Sea and is best known for its wooden buildings and medieval Old Town. Riga is the largest city of the Baltic States, and an important financial, cultural, industrial, business and political center.
Why exhibit there?
Latvia has a nascent, but growing, technology scene. Its growing number of startups are catching the eye of entrepreneurs, looking for somewhere to set up business.
The main exported commodities from Latvia include wood and wood products, machinery and equipment, metal, textiles and foodstuffs.
Riga International Airport (RIX) is located just 10 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport or taxi.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions on what you can bring into Ukraine, though check the list just to be sure.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
Most of the major tourist spots in Riga are located in the Old Town, which is a UNESCO protected area with unique buildings and architectural masterpieces.
- The Three Brothers - the houses form the oldest complex of dwelling houses in Riga.
- The House of the Blackheads - The House of the Blackheads is to Riga what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.
- Domini Canes. Great food, friendly staff, and a perfect location just a few minutes’ walk from St Peter’s Church.
- Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs is a popular bar and restaurant serving authentic Latvian food in a rustic setting reminiscent of the Baltic countryside.
- Local currency is Euro.
- The official language is Latvian, but most people speak Russian or English.
- You may need to apply for a visa if you’re not from a Schengen country, check the list.
- Most places use the 2 round pin plug socket.
- Cultural sensitivities:
- Latvians are probably closer to Germans in their behaviour, as they tend to be very reserved and do not like expressing their emotions in public.
- They say little and like to get straight to the point.
- Latvians do not like long meetings