Wednesday 12/07/2017

SSE Riga hosts networking events for alumni in May and June

SSE Riga has more than 2000 alumni worldwide and from time to time SSE Riga offers various workshops, seminars, and other events especially for its former students. It is also a wonderful opportunity to establish and expand their network of contacts.  

May 2017
Networking event for alumni based in the United Kingdom

In the end of May, networking event for UK Chapter of SSE Riga Alumni was held in the Latvian Embassy in London, United Kingdom. The event was organized with the aim to maintain and strengthen connection with SSE Riga and to provide an opportunity for alumni to meet and network with other alumni living and/or working in the United Kingdom.

Head of Economics Department at SSE Riga Morten Hansen spoke on “Latvia - today the reLAx economy, tomorrow stuck in a middle-income trap?” and Executive Vice President of Public Affairs Anders Alexanderson shared the SSE Riga International development strategy and the newest developments at the School. 

We would like to thank Baiba Braže, Ambassador of Latvia to the United Kingdom, for a warm welcome and hospitality.

June 2017
Networking event for the Executive MBA alumni 
 Futurist afternoon titled “What lies ahead?”

In the first week of June, SSE Riga officially launched the 15th Anniversary of the Executive MBA programme. The Anniversary was opened with a very special Futurist Afternoon with distinguished speakers. The afternoon on futurology dealt with the challenges ahead in the fields SSE Riga Executive MBA graduates chose as the most topical in an earlier survey.

Benedict Dellot, Associate Director in the RSA’s Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing team, spoke on the increase in freelancing and self-employment coupled with the prospect of increasing automation of tasks. Brett Scott, a prolific writer on challenges to modern finance, analysed whether fintech presents a challenge to traditional financial institutions. Louise Fredbo-Nielsen, from the Copenhagen-based company Future Navigator, explored basic trends in consumer behaviour and experience while Roberts Kilis looked at shifting patterns of personal and societal life in the future.

The audience was highly engaged and we are especially happy that among more than 60 participants all graduation years where represented.

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