U.S.-Baltic Foundation


We invite you to explore new ventures & innovative technologies in global supply chains


I. WhAt is the forum?
II. Why attend?
III. Register for the forum
IV. Profiles of Supporting Organizations
V. Schedule of events


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Wednesday May 13 – Sunday 17, 2009
The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, Washington, DC


Business Program Chair
Gustav Plato
CEO, iiGrowth LLC

Gustav Plato

What is the Forum?
The 2009 US Baltic Foundation’s Supply Chain Venture Forum is a must-attend event for innovative companies looking for new business opportunities in logistics, supply chain, and emerging technologies.


Featured Speaker
The Honorable Valdis Zatlers
President of the Republic of Latvia

President Zatlers



Featured Speaker
Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, Republic of Estonia

Prime Minister of Estonia

Why Attend?
The benefits for attending the forum include:

  • Increase sales in the Baltic and Nordic region
  • How to reach clients in Europe, Russia, and Far East
  • How to enter the US market
  • Build reliable global and local supply chains
  • Access the latest technologies to lower operating costs and make you more competitive
  • How to finance your “Big Idea”
  • 1:1 meetings with customers and business partners

What is Different?
This is business @ light speed.  If you want to come to a fast paced and energetic forum that will leave you with 100s of new ideas for your business, then this is a forum for you. 

You will not sit down for 3 days, but rather the forum is engaged to capture your attention from the very first minute and to keep you engaged.  We have designed this to include rapid 15-minute presentations and countless opportunities for 1:1 matchmaking.   

To Register for the Forum:

2009 U.S.- Baltic Supply Chain Venture Forum

$400  Per Ticket *
$75 Per Thursday or Friday One Day Ticket

  • Baltimore Port Tour
  • Thursday Breakfast and Luncheon
  • Thursday Seminars
  • Friday Breakfast and Slow Food International Luncheon
  • Friday Seminars and Matchmaking
  • Open House on Saturday morning at Mayflower Hotel

* For applications received on or before March 31, 2009. All applications received following this date will be $500

3 Days Ticket
Price: $400.00

Thursday One Day Ticket
Price: $75.00

Friday One Day Ticket
Price: $75.00


Individual Tickets

Our individual ticket prices and benefits are as follows:


Dinner tickets

   $250 VIP Silent Auction and Dinner Ticket

  • friday Polish ambassador reception
  • saturday U.S.- Baltic Ambassadors Luncheon
  • saturday silent auction and dinner



$175  Silent Auction and Dinner Ticket

  • saturday silent auction and dinner

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Organizations and Companies that are supportive:
The USBF invited Gustav Plato, CEO, iiGrowth LLC (www.iigrowth.com) to be the business program chair.  Mr. Plato is also the Director of the Board for the Latvian Chamber of Commerce (www.latchamamericas.org) , which along with iiGrowth have responsibility for the business program.  Gustav Plato can be reach at [email protected] and 240.499.4938 for all questions related to program content and matchmaking.

The following organizations represent the current list of private and public sector enterprises that are participating in the business program. 

Schedule and Description of Events:

Day 1: Thursday, May 13:
8:00am- 5:00pm         
Port of Baltimore Tour (Part of 2009 Supply Chain Venture Forum)

Day 2: Thursday, May 14:      
Time:  8:30am- 5:30pm
Location:  Embassy of Latvia
2009 U.S.-Baltic Supply Chain Venture Forum

Day 3: Friday, May 15:         
Time:  8:30am- 5:00pm      
Location:  Embassy of Latvia
2009 U.S.-Baltic Supply Chain Venture Forum

Day 4:  Saturday, May 16:         
We will have additional 1:1 matchmaking in an open house/open table environment at the Mayflower Hotel.  This will provide US and Baltic Businesses a chance to have further follow-on discussions to the Wednesday and Friday business matchmaking sessions.



Other events (USBF GALA weekend planning and ticket for availability of these tickets)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Location: Embassy of Poland Reception
Time: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Location: Ambassadors Lunch
Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm

Location: Silent Auction and Dinner at Mayflower Hotel w/Latvian President
Time: 8:00 pm- 12:00 am

For information on the hotel accommodations and logistics for the Supply Chain Venture Forum or for the Silent Auction and Dinner, please visit www.usbaltic.org.  Feel free to contact USBF Office Manager Trevor Dane at [email protected] or by phone at 202-785-5056.

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