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BDO will evaluate the rising export stars

28 October 2019

Next week, BDO Latvia Tax manager Jeļena Bārtule will join the panel of jurors in the closing ceremony of “Rising Stars”, a competition to determine the best rising export brands of Latvia. The event is organized by “The Red Jackets” movement and it will take place on 7 November at the Microsoft Innovation Center on Kalpaka bulvāris 4, Riga.

25 nominees will be invited to present their companies to the "Rising Stars" panel of experts. The experts will evaluate and consider each participant’s idea, branding, export potential, and ambition to achieve a 1 million euro turnover over the next 5 years.

The final results of the competition will be announced on 21 November at the World Latvian Economics and Innovation Forum in Valmiera. Ten finalists will receive the prestigious “Rising Stars” title.

Since 2013, “The Red Jackets” movement has identified the top 100 export brands and compiled their stories in three “Treasures of Latvia” books. As of now, 70 Latvian companies have received “The Red Jackets” export brand title, and 30 companies have been awarded the rising export star title.

“The Red Jackets” and Latvian rising export stars are supported by Citadele, ALTUM, EcoBaltia, and BDO Latvia.

Find out more about the event “World Latvian Economics and Innovation Forum 2019” by visiting