4th SPICE Meeting 29th ICECE Work Group Meeting

Riga, Latvia
3 – 5 Sep 1998

The conference BALTIC DYNAMICS, organized by the LTC, Latvian technology Center in cooperation with The 4th ICECE Forum SPICE Group was a great success: 213 Participants from 24 countries plus 60 companies presenting their products and services at the exhibition. The Foreign Minister, Valdis Birkvas and the Minister for Economy, Laimonis Strujevies opened the conference/exhibition and thereby proved the high political evaluation of the event.

The ICECE/SPICE meeting was attended by 14 members and 12 guests and concentrated on the evaluation of the conference as well as SPICE projects. Reports on the SPICE Study Tour to the USA and the workshop in Sibiu, Romania were delivered, the new activities for Business-to-Business contacts discussed, an application for the Study Tour 1999 was outlined and the SPICE Internet presentation developed further.