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XXI International Scientific Conference

Turiba University

XXI International Scientific Conference

“Sustainable economy. The Latvian story.”

Conference date:  21st April 2020

Conference Venue:  Turiba University, Riga, Latvia

Topicality of the Conference:

Global and Latvian economic growth is currently hampered by several aspects of global trade negotiations, including Brexit. These processes affects decision making and any movement of resources in the economy more difficult. At the same time, economic growth was also one of the priorities of the National Development Plan of Latvia. However, the economic development of each country is cyclical; no stable and continuous development has ever been recorded in the history of the world. Hence, the goal of the conference is to search for tools that could help the economy to develop in the long term and promote sustainable economic growth with increasing national competitiveness in international markets. If Singapore, which is known as the Asian tiger, has managed to develop from a third world country in 30 years as one of the leading economies with a $ 323.9 billion GDP per year, what is it that prevents Latvia from becoming a Baltic tiger?




-       Sustainable use of local resources

-       Growth-supporting areas

-       Environmentally friendly production methods and land management

-       Creating exportable and internationally competitive goods / services


-       Multiplier effect of the tourism industry

-       Identifying Competitive Advantages

-       Introduction of environmentally friendly technologies and approaches

Education and Science

-       Supporting the commercialization of knowledge

-       Support for the design and manufacture of internationally competitive products with high added value

-       Collaboration among higher education institutions, research organizations and businesses


-       Innovative materials and technologies

-       Compatibility of artificial intelligence and human resources

-       Innovation in business models, design, branding and services


-       Correlation of the legal environment with attraction of investments

-       Impact of corruption on the Latvian economy

-       Legal framework for businesses and sustainable growth

-       The rule of law, stability and economic viability


9.00- 10.00      Coffee and registration

10.00 – 10.30  Opening of the Conference

10.30 – 11.30  Plenary session

11.30 – 12.00  Roundtable discussion

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch

13.00 – 14.30  Sessions

14.30 – 15.00  Coffee Break

15.00 – 16.00  Sessions

16.00 – 16.30  Closing

The round table discussion will be opened by an address from:

-              Professor in Singapore, Head of Global Leadership Forum Low Siew Thiam

-              Lecturer at Bangor University (UK) Stephen Jones

Plenary session keynote speakers

  1. Singapore Story - 30 Years From a Third World as a Leading Economy - PhD Jenson Goh (Singapore)
  2. Latvian sustainable growth: balancing between the EU and national priorities – Professor at the European Integration Institute Denmark, PhD Eugene Eteris (Denmark)

CONFERENCE LANGUAGE: Latvian and English

You can participate in the conference:

• with publication and presentation;

• with publication only;

• with presentation only;

• as a listener.


Authors and presenters should register online on the website of Turība University in the section Science. Abstracts (1400-1600 characters, including spaces) should be submitted by 31 January 2020.

Submission of papers:

The full text of the paper, not exceeding eight pages (40,000 characters, including spaces), should be sent to the Conference Organizing Committee at by 15 February 2020.

Publications: The conference proceedings will be published electronically, on the University's website and in the EBSCO and ProQuest databases. All papers will be reviewed by experts from the Conference Scientific Board. 


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