TEDxRiga 2018 will take place with the support of OP Corporate Bank


On 2 November of this year the seventh TEDxRiga Forum will take place, where more than 20 recognized spokespersons and artists will share their ideas in the National Library of Latvia all day long. OP Corporate Bank plc is one of the supporters of this important forum of ideas.

“We, as the entrepreneurs’ bank, on a daily basis see how powerful ideas can be. An idea is the basis of any company. It brings success, creates new values and at the same time is also a contribution to the national economy, when implemented step by step. Therefore, we are sure that during TEDxRiga dedicated to Latvia’s Centenary we will hear ideas that will not inspire new challenges, but will also leave a significant imprint during the next centenary of our country,” emphasizes Elmārs Prikšāns, head of the OP Corporate Bank plc Latvia Branch.

The main purpose of TEDxRiga is to introduce the broader public to ideas created by specialists of various industries for human development and the improvement of the quality of life and the surrounding environment. We are already aware of the first participants of the TEDxRiga 2018 Forum - Jānis Sārts, an expert of strategic communication; Ieva Morica, head of the fund for open society DOTS; Kaspars Breidaks, improviser and moderator of radio programmes; Elīna Ingelande, IT education enthusiast; Mārtiņš Daugulis, a political scientist and TV moderator; and Nellija Ločmele, a journalist. This year the phrase “Bring the Light” has been chosen as the topic of the TEDxRiga forum.

The prestigious TED movement national-level think tank forum, TEDxRiga, brings together professionals from Latvia and abroad every year - scientists, entrepreneurs, representatives of creative industries, as well as other excellences, who share their personal and inspirational stories. Within the framework of the TED movement, brilliant people share their ideas in presentations up to 18 minutes long, introducing the audience with their ideas and achievements. Videos of such presentations have been viewed more than a billion times on the website TED.com