The 11th RIGA COMM Baltic business tech fair and conference event will come to Riga on 6 and 7 October, presenting a rich conference programme, and an exhibition full of technologies. Every year, the event brings together business and tech professionals so that they can learn, network, and find or offer the best-suited digital solutions.

‘Though we can assume at this point that we’ve entered a period of post-pandemic recovery, organisations have had to rapidly digitise and implement distance working. This has naturally stimulated the demand for digital tools, solutions, and services, and the fair, and its nine conferences covering different topics are a place to discover these all in one place. It is also a chance to find tech partners for improving your organisation’s business, marketing, sales, customer service, human resources, production and other processes,’ Andris Breške, RIGA COMM project manager, explained.

Cyber security is a business priority

As the use of tech spreads among businesses, so does the number of digital attacks. Cybersecurity is becoming a top priority for every company, and has earned a place as a new item among the conferences of RIGA COMM 2022. At the Cyber Security Conference, professionals will find out how to identify cybersecurity risks, to implement risk management strategies early, and discover the best tools and solutions for preventing incidents.

Decentralised Web3 management

Technological solutions change along with the way we use tech. Currently, one of the most discussed topics in this area is the decentralised management of Web3 based on the blockchain, in which the user gains control over the content they create online, and beyond. At the Web3 conference, you will find out about what digital infrastructure solutions the Web3 community has already developed, and what projects have started in the Baltics.

Convenient and advanced technologies for financial services

Financial tech also sees developments every year, as it is customised to the needs of various organisations, delivering ever more modern and accessible financial services for businesses and their clients. At the RIGA COMM FinTech conference, you will find out which of the latest financial tools and solutions are worth using, and how to use them. The conference is organised in conjunction with Wallester and the Finance Latvia Association.

Digital and social sales

Right now, it is specifically the behaviour and habits of consumers that define how retailers plan their online shop and e-commerce strategies. The latest trend involves buying online via mobile devices and providing the customer with a custom, personalised approach. To meet the growing expectations of online shoppers, one has to work on both digital sales channels and the appearance, functionality, availability, payment methods, and other features of online shops. The e-commerce conference will offer information about developing modern online shops, online marketing, marketplace and shoppable livestream platforms, about how to grow an online store in the United States, and the automation of customer service and other processes.

E-commerce goes hand in hand with digital marketing, and RIGA COMM will also include a digital marketing conference where experts will share their experience on how to use digital marketing tools even more effectively in the face of constant changes in e-mail, content, partner, mobile, and influencer marketing, and on various content and advertising platforms. There will also be tips on using website optimisation, analytics, and advertising to attract customers.

Big opportunities in tech

For the fourth year in a row, RIGA COMM works with the Riga TechGirls community to host the Women in Tech conference, where women will encourage each other to start a career in technology, sharing their experience and career stories. In this year’s conference, we will arrange discussions on how to bring more women to technical and managerial positions in engineering fields, and how to create a cohesive and inclusive corporate culture.

Data analytics for business growth

Does your company invest in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and data analytics solutions? Statistics show that these solutions offer the greatest value for growth-oriented companies. At the machine learning conference, which takes place in conjunction with Intelligent Machines Riga, industry professionals will offer insights into the potential of using data analytics and the corresponding solutions for better business growth.

Tech for efficiency in human resources

Work processes in organisations have to ramp up speed and build efficiency to satisfy the needs of modern consumers. That’s why smart technology solutions are becoming increasingly important in human resource management. You will learn about the latest and the best smart technologies for HR management, planning, internal communication, and other processes at the HR Tech conference.

RIGA COMM is the only annual business and IT industry fair and conference event in the Baltics where entrepreneurs, business process managers, representatives of municipal governments, and tech professionals meet to discuss current events and build partnerships.

In addition to the conferences, RIGA COMM will offer a large exhibition area with more than 80 companies from nine countries, demonstrating their products and services, and the latest news in business tech.

Find out more at www.rigacomm.com

The BT 1 International Exhibition Company organises the event in conjunction with its partners: Wallester, Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, Finance Latvia Association, LCCI, and others.

Tickets are available online, and will be sold on-site during the event. The ticket price will rise as the event approaches.

Event hours:

6 October, 10:00–17:00

7 October, 10:00–16:30

Venue:

Ķīpsala International Exhibition Centre, Riga (at Ķīpsalas iela 8, Riga)

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The 8th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM to be held at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, October 10–11, will offer an extensive conference programme and a technology-rich showcase section attended by more than 5000 executives and professionals of different levels. The two-day event will present more than 100 speakers at 10 events on 5 stages and expositions by 100 companies from at least 8 countries.

 To make it easier for visitors and participants to meet, communicate and negotiate successfully, a special app and meeting area will be available at RIGA COMM this year.

The women-only stage!

To encourage more women to join the technology industry and draw attention to women who have built a successful career in this sector, the Women in Tech conference will be held for the first time this year. Women will share their success stories and encourage other women to engage in the business and technology creation process. Among the participants there will be one of Norway’s most high-profile female executives Berit Svendsen, currently a vice president of the financial technology company Vipps., Inspiring Fifty ranked Berit among the Europe’s top 50 women tech entrepreneurs in 2016. The “Women in Tech” conference is held in cooperation with Riga TechGirls. The conference will be held in English.

From teaching assistant to prediction tools in business

The way we work is increasingly changing, decisions need to be taken more quickly and areas of responsibility are expanding. How smart machines and algorithms can help us at work or training will be told by the representatives from Emergn, SAP, Microsoft, Accenture, C.T.Co, Scandic Fusion and others at the Human + Intelligent Machine Conference, which is a follow-up to the Machine Learning Conference of previous years. The conference is organised in collaboration with Intelligent Machines Riga. Working language:  English.

Internet of Things news

The annual Internet of Things Conference will provide information on IoT solutions and their use in business processes, public and urban environment management. Conference speakers – Aleksander Poniewierski, Global IoT Leader at Ernst & Young and Martin Woolley, Senior Developer Relations Manager, EMEA at Bluetooth SIG. Working language: English.

Technologies for more convenient and secure financial services

Financial technologies have great potential to provide faster and better financial services. Discover advanced financial technologies and tools for companies and organisations at the FinTech conference – digital transformation of banks, secure and convenient authorisation, technology entry into insurance, as well as discussions of Latvian financial experts.

Digital tools for effective customer engagement

Two days on the RIGA COMM TVNET Digital Marketing Stage experts will discuss how the daily use of digital sales and marketing tools can increase the profitability of e-commerce companies and successful export. From user experience, GDPR and multichannel marketing to content marketing and smartphone potential – international and Baltic experience. Working languages: Latvian and English.

Technologies for attracting, engaging and retaining staff

The need for smart technology solutions in Human Resources (HR) Management is increasing, especially in large companies. At the Smart HR Conference, learn about smart HR technologies for workforce management, planning, engagement, training, wellbeing and internal communication, polling, bonus management, recruitment and analysis. The conference is held in collaboration with Smart HR Latvia Team. Working language: English.

The role of humans in the future work environment

Concerns that robots and machines will replace humans have never been bigger. Every day someone points out that in a world of automation and artificial intelligence, employees will become redundant. On the Cognizant Future of Work Stage, world-class speakers will discuss not only future work and lifelong learning but also the changes in the organisational culture, a data-based approach to improving an individual’s performance, why freelance is a future form of work and how to build a successful team. Working language: English. Held in cooperation with Cognizant.

ALSO Latvia, the largest IT wholesaler in Latvia, will present in their exposition area the most recent electronic products for sale in Latvia, as well as the company will discuss future trends on the ALSO Stage on October 11.

During both RIGA COMM days, the latest innovations from institutes, laboratories, hackathons and developer communities will be showcased in the Innovation Booth.

RIGA COMM is the only annual business and IT industry fair in the Baltics where developers and suppliers of enterprise resource management, document management, HRM and security systems, suppliers of cloud services, internet and digital marketing services, web solutions and mobile application developers, and ICT product manufacturers offer ready-to-use and tailored solutions for companies in different industries and of different sizes, municipal authorities and organisations to facilitate efficient operation. Each visitor will receive consultation and recommendations on the most appropriate solutions.

Organisers: International Exhibition Company BT 1 in collaboration with ALSO Latvia, Cognizant, TVNET, Intelligent Machines Riga, Riga TechGirls, SmartHR Latvija, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Forbes Latvija, Mailigen, Finance Latvia Association, Krassky and other partners.

Tickets are available online, or at the box office. Ticket price will increase as the event approaches.

Venue and opening hours:

Kipsala International Exhibition Centre (Ķīpsalas iela 8, Riga)

Conference Programme