Riga City Council and the Entrepreneur Club „Rīgas Marka” leads brightest Latvian producers/manufacturers to Brussels to enter new export markets
In Brussels, in Molenbeek (Belgium) from 25th to 26th April will take place “Riga Days 2014”. Brussels exhibition – B2B is selected by strategic reasons – Riga`s producers/manufacturers will have an immediate opportunity to show their goods to citizens and potential partners – operators in Molenbeek, which is Wallonia`s (Belgium Southern) cultural metropolis in 2014.
During the event the Riga City Council, Molenbeek City Council Entrepreneur Club „Rīgas Marka” invites city residents and guests to the street celebration on April 26 from 11am, which will take place near Brussels Charleroi canal street.
Taste Riga. Feel Riga - Festival program includes: a variety of musical genres of music performances, street performances and produced in Latvia food, as well as popular articles and fictions fair. Fair at the same time will serve as an exhibition and matchmaking because organizers have invited and received approval from Brussels partners from Brussels restaurants, chain stores and mass media , as well as the EU institutions and representatives of foreign embassies , etc. interested.
This type of event is being organized in Belgium for the first time, giving rise to the expectations of the organizers of the unique and great interest of Latvian businesses to advertise their products.
From more than 60 invited exporting companies only few were able to demonstrate their ability and they are: "Cido Grupa" Ltd, "Simeks", “Gaļas pārstrādes uzņēmums "Nākotne"” JSC, "Sudrablīnis" Ltd, "Ricberry" Ltd, "Edvark" Ltd, "Pure Chocolate" Ltd, "Saldus pārtikas kombināts" Ltd, "Meduspils" Ltd, "Baltic Bakery" Ltd, "Medījumi iepirkumi" Ltd, "Smiltenes piens" JSC, "Latvijas Piens" Ltd, Aivars Kerliņš, Agnese Vaļiniece, Gundega Vanaga Jānberga.
Entrepreneurs Club „Rīgas Marka” board member Normunds Štāls: "During the process of organizing this event it was absolutely clear that the situation in the Latvian food industry between ability and willingness to offer their products to old markets in Europe is not shining! Manufacturers do not see a real chance to get their products to the "old " European store shelves - experience shows that European local producer`s protectionism and support, as well as unwillingness to admit qualitative and cheaper products to threaten the domestic producers' market sales , works in a very stable and effective way."