45th SPICE Meeting 75th ICECE Work Group event

Riga, Latvia
14 – 16 Sep 2001

The BALTIC DYNAMICS again proved to be one of the most important meeting places for the "innovation industry". This year combined with a technology exhibition, this event attracted a really international audience from business, science and politics. Janis Stabulnieks really hosted a very special SPICE 10th Anniversary Workshop. About 90 minutes drive North of Riga, half way to Estonia, the SPICE Anniversary celebrators were asked to leave the bus amid the pine forests of the Gauja National Park in the rain. Hosts in long robes with torches welcomed the group and asked to get properly dressed for the events to come. The appropriate clothes were at hand. Dressed in the right way, the group was guided. To the medieval Castle of Cesis, until the 16th Century the headquarter of the Livonian Order, to celebrate the anniversary.