Key Chamber Events 1996 - present

Key Chamber Events 1996 - present



July               Season Closing: Sapphire Jubilee Garden Party



November      Gala Dinner - attended by HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO


July               BritCham Charity Fund is granted the Public Benefit Organization Status

June              Season Closing Royal Ascot Party


May               Season closing Monthly Dinner with Minister of Foreign Affairs Rinkevics


April              Joint Chamber Dinner with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis



December       BritCham holds its first ever carnival - Victorian style Christmas Party


December       BritCham Charity Found registered

June               BritCham organizes first ever Royal Ascot Party, season closing event


May                BritCham receives the Council of British Chambers of Europe (COBCOE) Excellence in Events Management Award for British Week 2014



November       BritCham organizes British Week with more than 40 venues involved


September      First ever BritCham Ladies Night with ESPA Riga and Karen Millen organized


September      Monthly Dinner with The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE


April                Monthly Dinner with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma


March              Monthly Dinner with Minister of Economy Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis



November        “Farewell to the Lat, here comes the Euro” Joint Luncheon with 6 Chambers of Commerce


September       September Monthly Dinner with a new HM Ambassador Sarah Cowley


March              Farewell Monthly Dinner with the British Ambassador Andrew Soper


February          Monthly Dinner with Daniels Pavluts, Minister of Economics



December        Monthly Dinner with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis


November        BritCHam launches New Members’ Evenings. First event held.


October           BritCham revitalizes member-to-member discount system

October           BritCham in Latvia has re-joined the Council of British Chambers in Europe (COBCOE)

June                Monthly Dinner with Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment


June                BritCham hosts Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at the British Embassy garden


May                Britcham Re-launches Business After Hours. First Business After Hours is at Citadele



November       Change of address. Moving into British Embassy Building


July                 BritCham 15 Years Anniversary Party



June                Breakfast with HM Ambassador Andrew Soper

April                Dinner with Inguna Sudraba, Auditor General of the Republic of Latvia

February          Breakfast with the Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics



September       Breakfast with the new Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs

August             Breakfast with Latvian Ambassador to the UK Eduards Stiprais



April                Change of address. Moving to Valdemara iela 33



October            Monthly Dinner with HM Ambassador Richard Moon



December         Monthly Dinner with HM Ambassador Ian Bond


November         BritCham Launches Member-to-Member discount system



2005                BritCham dines with Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick

2005                BritCham introduces Platinum membership category


2004                First Ever BritCham Seminar in the London, UK


2004                First-ever BritCham Business After hours


May                  BritCham enters EU with the British Embassy stand in Doma laukums on 1 May



December          First ever BritCham Christmas Carol service


2002                 First BritCham magazine published

2002                 First Guy Fawkes Night celebration


2002                 BritCham First Pre-Jāņi party


2001                 BritCham founding member Sarah Bruce Jones is awarded the MBE by HM the Queen at Buckingham palace

2001                 First regional visit. BritCham visits Daugavpils

2001                 First Ever Curry Night



2000                 First Ever Xmas party

2000                 BritCham introduces Sterling Membership and holds first Sterling Breakfast


1999                  FICIL is founded. BritCham is a founding member


January              First Burns Supper


May                   BritCham is founded

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