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History of Scientific Conferences


XVIII International Scientific Conference "Communication in the global village: interests and influences"


XVII International Scientific Conference "Competitive Enterprises in a Competitive Country"


14th International Scientific Conference "Creating the Future: Communication, Education, Business"

May 30, 2013

In order to formulate ideas concerning the challenges and perspectives that Latvia is facing in communications, education and business, that would be fit for driving further the country’s development into its second centenary since foundation, Turiba University yesterday, on May 30th, hosted at its premises the 14th International Scientific Conference titled Creating the Future: Communication, Education, Business in participation of more than 400 communications and public relations experts, entrepreneurs and managers, students and researchers.



EUKO 2010

20-22nd OF AUGUST, 2010, Turiba University, RIGA, LATVIA

The 10th Conference on European Business Communication/Europäische Wirtschaftskommunikation was arranged at the Turiba University in Riga, Latvia. 


Social and economic challenges of the labour market

30th May 2008

The Faculty of Business Administration of the School of Business Administration Turība organised the IX International Scientific Conference "Social and economic challenges for the Labour market " on 30th May 2008. The conference delegates discussed the processes and trends in the labour market, presented their research results and conclusions and offered solutions for topical problems in the labour market. The plenary session included open lectures: “Problems and solutions regarding demand and supply of labour force” – by O.Barānovs, director of national economy structural policy department, LR EM; “Possibility of social partnership for increasing employment and competitiveness” – E.Egle, General director of Latvian Employers’ Confederation; “Labour market problems and opportunities from the entrepreneur’s point of view” – A.Vīksna, Vice president, Latvian Employers’ Confederation and executive director of publishing house “LID”; “Factors influencing mobility of the labour force” – I. Dovladbekova, Riga Stradiņa University, Head of Regional economics and Business Department. During the conference sessions representatives from Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Russia participated with 39 papers on different aspects of the labour market. The conference was one more important step in building up cooperation between higher education institutions, labour market and representatives of state institutions.Conference proceedings

Business Intelligence:  Solutions for successful communication and entrepreneurship24th April 2008The scientific practical conference

“Business intelligence: solutions for successful communication and entrepreneurship” was held at School of Business Administration Turība on 24th April 2008. The target audience were heads of organisations and structural units interested in the development of business analysis concepts in organisations as well as BAT academic staff and students. Microsoft Latvia project and cooperation manager J.Jukins gave an open lecture on “Time for new business intelligence”. The participants also could listen to the following open lectures: “Managing efficiency or how to earn with technology” - B.Prudčenko, Commercial Director, Columbus IT; “Evolution of Business Intelligence technologies” – D.Kucevalovs, Chair person of the Board, IntelliSoft; “Implementation of quality management software systems at the State Police College” – A.Evardsons, Director of State Police College; “Use of Business Intelligence at Scania Latvia” - I.Krastiņš, Finance Director , Scania Latvia; “Use of progressive IT in the analysis of economic processes” – M.Vēvere, G.Ķiņķevska and L.Sīle, representatives of  LR Central Statistics bureau; “Use of IT from the entrepreneur’s and student’s point of view” – O. Onzevs, Head of BAT Information Technology Department. Conference delegates also discussed other topical issues regarding problems concerning use of business intelligence in the private and public sector.


New tourism products for regional development

1st June 2007

The Faculty of International Tourism of the School of Business Administration Turība organized the VIII international practical conference " New tourism products for regional development" on 1st June 2007. The Conference was organized within the framework of "Rural Tourism Project AMBER" financed by Leonardo da Vinci program. The aim of the conference was to emphasize the progress, correlation of tourism and territory (region, district, rural municipality etc), to summarize information and discuss the role of tourism in interconnection of region development, paying special attention to the business activities of rural tourism and the problems of specialists training in rural tourism. The following open lectures are worth mentioning „ Rural Tourism – Significant Business of Rural Population”, Aira Indriksone, Head of the Tourism Department, LR Ministry of Economics, and  “Rural Tourism – promoter of economic development of rural territories”, Aivars Mackevičs, Director of  European Regional Tourism  Institute. The conference delegates were informed about the progress and results of the project. Project cooperation partners from Latvia, Spain, Netherlands and Finland participated in the presentation of AMBER project modules.

Latvian real estate market: opportunities and risks

8th March 2007

The School of Business Administration Turība in cooperation with Latvian Real Estate Agency Association (LANĪDA) organised a scientific practical conference “Latvian real estate market: opportunities and risks” on 8th March 2007. The aim of the conference was to be aware of the opportunities that the Latvian real estate market offers for the development of business and standard of living. Milana Skumbiņa (LANĪDA board member) informed the participants on the development trends in the Latvian real estate market, Ivars Svilāns (A/S Hansabanka, Head of Marketing and Corporate communication department) talked about taking too optimistic risks in the Latvian economy, Ilze Kjahjare (space planning expert) shared her experience regarding problems concerning territory planning, Arno Marnics (Head of the real estate company Mainhouse) talked about the introduction of MLS unified database in Latvia and  Anna Medne (Assistant prof. at Department of Commerce, BAT) presented a paper on  taxes influencing the real estate market.


Property, encumbrances on property: problems, solutions and opportunities

2nd June 2006

School of Business Administration Turība in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University, the Latvian Ministry of Justice and Sworn advocates’ office Liepa, Skopiņa/ BORENIUS organized a scientific practical conference “Property, encumbrances on property: problems, solutions and opportunities” on 2nd June 2006 . The conference was opened by the rector of the School of Business Administration Turība, Jānis Āboltiņš and State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Mārtiņš Bičevskis. Ilma Čepāne, judge at the LR Constitutional Court presented a report on Property rights as a fundamental human right. Mikko Leppa, Lawyer, Finnish Sworn Advocate Bureau Borenius & Kemppinen  presented a report on “Transitory procedural guarantees for protection of intellectual property in civil cases” and Viktors Šadinovs, Advisor to the Prime Minister presented a paper on “Completion of privatisation and property reforms: problems and solutions”. There was intense exchange of opinion during the round table discussion as well as in the three sections – public law, private law and entrepreneurship sections on the limitations regarding use of real estate and protection of Intellectual property.

Business: Profit and responsibility

22nd February 2006

The international conference Business: Profit and Responsibility was held at the School of Business Administration Turība on 22nd February 2006. The conference was organised by the Faculty of Public Relations in cooperation with World Bank, secretariat of the Special Ministry for Social Integration, Latvian Employers’ Confederation, State Employment Agency, “Consensus PR” and “DDB Porter Novelli”. Entrepreneurs, politicians and public relations representatives discussed issues regarding corporate social responsibility, the advantages of implementation of corporate social responsibility programmes for businesses and the state instruments that promote socially responsible entrepreneurship in Latvia. The research conducted by World Bank on attitudes towards corporate social responsibility in Latvia and abroad was presented at the conference. It was an opportunity to gain experience on how to plan and implement corporate social responsibility programmes and get the best results.


Public Relations: Quality, Benefits and Risks

3rd June 2005

The Faculty of Public Relations of the School of Business Administration in cooperation with the Latvian Employers’ Confederation, and Latvian Association of Public Relation professionals ( LASAP) organised the international scientific conference “Public Relations: Quality, Benefits and Risks” on 3rd June 2005. Internationally recognised public relations experts from various countries participated in the plenary session: Ex-president of the International association of Public Relations Göran E. Sjöberg (Sweden), Advisor on public relations issues to Leonid Kuchma, Georgijs Pochepstovs (Ukraine), as well as Public Relations Ethics specialist, Professor Johaness Brinkmans (Norway). The speech by master of manipulative theory, creator and organiser of Viktor Jushenko’s election campaign Densis Bogush (Ukraine) was an event in itself and during his presentation he talked about the election campaign and Ukraine’s orange revolution. It was appended by an impressive range of black PR visual aids – posters, booklets, photographs which were exhibited in a separate exhibition. Following the plenary session the conference continued in different sections Science, Politics and Business where public relations professionals, politicians, municipality representatives, businessmen and academic staff presented their papers. The discussions focussed on answers to the following questions: What is the set of quality criteria for public relations and what can a client expect from public relations?; What is really necessary to create a modern and successful company image and how to enhance one’s reputation?; How does effective public relations affect the company’s economic indicators?; How should public relations specialists react in critical situations without overstepping ethical principles, etc. The conference was attended by more than 200 public relations professionals and students.


Business Options, Problems and Solutions Concerning Globalisation

23rd April 2004

The conference was organised by the Faculty of Business Administration and its aim was to bring together scholars doing research on various economic, entrepreneurship and social issues taking into account the influence of globalisation. The conference delegates discussed various topical issues: opening of borders to free trade, increasing internationalisation of firms and financial, product and labour markets, changes in modern distribution systems and rapid development of information technology, etc. The Organizing Committee paid special attention to the presentation of research focussing on the interrelationships between globalisation and development of small and medium-sized enterprises.


Sustainable Tourism Development: trends, experience, opportunities

25th April 2003

The conference was organised by the Faculty of International Tourism. The conference delegates emphasised the rapid development in the tourism industry as well as the increase in proportion of rural and ecotourism. Conference delegates shared their experience on tourism development trends and strategy, interaction between tourism and the environment; development of eco-friendly tourism, territorial planning of tourism destinations; significance of tourism in regional development and other topical issues.


Transformation of Economic and Social Relations: Processes, trends, results

The conference was organised by the Faculty of Business Administration.


Integration of Tourism practice, education and research

The conference was organised by the Faculty of International Tourism.


Business Environment: legal basis and quality

The conference was organised by the Faculty of Business Administration.


Latvian entrepreneur’s competitiveness and education

First scientific conference at the School of Business Administration Turība organised by the head of Department of Accounts, Staņislavs Keišs.