NCCL Convenes at AGM to Strengthen Team Norway
08 April 2022
After two years of Annual General Meetings (AGM) online, on April 7 NCCL finally convened its members in person to reconnect and address topical issues affecting the Norwegian Latvian business community and our societies overall. During the AGM, the results of member voting were presented, including introduction to the NCCL Board for 2022/2023, along with changes in NCCL membership fee structure and introduction of a new Platinum Membership category.
The meeting was officially opened by the Norwegian Ambassador to Latvia H. E. Kristian Ødegaard, who spoke of the challenges faced by Europe these days and thanked NCCL for cooperation during the past four years of his diplomatic service in Latvia. Addressing the topic of the war in Ukraine that is on everybody's minds these days, Colonel Bjørn E. Stai, Norwegian Defence attaché to Sweden and Latvia, joined us with a geopolitical security update and gave an insight of NATO and Western response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Whereas Christoffer Sundby, Executive Vice President - Marketing, Sales & Customer Care at Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, shared the resilience story of "Rednose Warriors" in the face of crises.
This year NCCL marks its 15th Anniversary, but we are waiting for a more appropriate time to celebrate. "In the light of recent events in our eastern neighborhood, namely, Russia's unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, right now it is not the time to celebrate. However, now is the right time come together and join our strengths and forces to defend our liberties and freedoms, and work together to restore peace, security, social and economic development in Europe," said NCCL Chairman of the Board Matiss Kukainis (Spīgulis & Kukainis Law Firm) at the start of the meeting.
In the face of the multitude of challenges faced by the business world, NCCL is committed and determined to carry on its operations and reminds our members and closest partners - We Are Stronger Together! Many thanks to the Norwegian Embassy in Riga, Hotel Bergs Riga and Orkla Latvija for supporting this event!
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