The major IT and business technology event in the Baltic region — the 7th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM 2018 taking place at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre closed on 12 October. Also this year, the event’s qualitative growth continues making RIGA COMM well-attended and rich in content!

This year, RIGA COMM was attended by 189 participating companies from 15 countries and territories – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Turkey, China, the USA, Canada, Taiwan, as well as the companies indicating the European Union as their domicile. Total attendance – 4814 visitors who attended the event to find the most suitable business solutions, partners, see the latest technologies, gain new knowledge and inspiration, or to take part in conferences and seminars.


“We are very satisfied with the results, because RIGA COMM shows positive development trends in all aspects. However, we are far from being complacent as we still have challenges to face and goals to reach in 2019,” says Andris Breške, a manager of RIGA COMM.


The broadest programme of events

This year, “RIGA COMM” hosted 15 conferences and events on six stages. More than 150 experts provided uninterrupted run of events! “In terms of content, the conferences and seminars this year were one and a half times richer than last year. The extensive programme of events has been positively evaluated by both visitors and lecturers, and also by the participants of the exhibition,” tells Mr Breške.


The Productivity Conference, Practical 3D and Finance Technology Conferences, held for the first time, were very well received. The audience was also interested in the Executive Forum, the Smart Human Resource Management Conference, the Internet of Things Conference, the Blockchain Conference and the Machine Learning Conference. According to the organisers, the highest number of visitors attended the digital sales and marketing seminars, and the Future of Work events.


Exhibition in two halls

The exhibition part of RIGA COMM is expanding year by year. This year, it took up two halls, compared to RIGA COMM 2017.


Companies in the hall II presented the latest technologies and innovations, current business and IT solutions, including digital marketing solutions, cloud services, IoT and telematics solutions, e-storage services etc. The exhibitors took advantage of meeting their customers and addressing new ones. Visitors, in their turn, could get expert advice and choose the most appropriate solutions for their business or institution.


The hall I offered a well-thought-out exhibition of 49 Chinese IT and electronics companies introducing robot ATMs and robot servicemen, as well as other innovative technologies, products and smart city services.


We would like to thank all partners, speakers and participants of RIGA COMM 2018 for their immeasurable contribution making the RIGA COMM content richer, useful and visually appealing!


We look forward to meeting you next year during the 8th Baltic Business Technology Fair and Conference RIGA COMM 2019 to be held at Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga, 10–11 October!