Linearis Translations becomes a cooperation partner of the Latvian Business Angel Network

We are pleased to announce that in December this year Linearis Translations has become a cooperation partner of Latvian Business Angel Network (LatBAN). The goal of the society is to expand and develop investors’ network in Latvia and to help fund new and promising projects.

Our Member of the Board Voldomārs Brēdiķis already for a quite long time advises new projects and gives support in realization of ideas. Therefore, a step also for Linearis to conclude the cooperation agreement with LatBAN is only logical in order to give everyday support for both – work of the society and successful development of new projects.

Linearis Translations regularly cooperates with start-up companies by helping provide qualitative technical and translations of other fields. We will be glad for many new projects which succeeded in funding attraction for realization of their projects.

Uganda – the Hidden Pearl of Africa

Linearis Translations is congratulating our client Embassy of the Republic of Uganda on Uganda’s 54th Independence Day.

The official celebration took part on the October 9 at Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, and Linearis Translations team was honored to be one of the many guests to join the joyful celebration.

Guests arriving were greeted by traditional music played on wooden drums, while dancers were performing along the uplifting music. On the big screen videos of the natural beauty that Uganda has to offer were screened and inspired many of us to travel there one day ourselves. The Ambassador H. E. Madibo Charles Wagidoso greeted the distinguished guests and gave a lovely speech pointing out how much the relations among China and Uganda have improved and become closer during the past years.

Uganda, strategically located in the heart of East Africa, established bilateral relations with China when it first declared independence from Great Britain in 1962. Since then, Uganda is embracing more and more Chinese investments, especially in industry, agricultural processing, and infrastructure for tourism. Furthermore, China remains one of Uganda’s leading trading partners. According to statistics, the trade volume between the two countries in 2012 came to $575.5 million, of which China’s exports were $546.01 million, and imports $29.49 million.

In order to steadily continue increasing economic relations among the regions, several upcoming events are planned all over China by Embassy of the Republic of Uganda.

In addition to strengthening economic ties, attracting more Chinese tourists to the region is on the agenda.  Tourism is a growing segment in Uganda and over 1.3 million tourist arrivals were recorded in 2014. In order to give a glimpse of some of the treasures hidden in Uganda, during the event travel guides were distributed to the guests. Though well designed, they could capture just a tiny fraction of the natural beauty Uganda holds. Just to name a few interesting facts, Uganda has 54% of all the mountain gorillas in the world, there are over 1060 bird species in Uganda and one can literary begin bird watching right after departure from the airport. Moreover, Africa’s largest and highest mountain range, the Rwenzori Mountains are found on the western rim of the Great Rift Valley that goes through Uganda. Uganda is also the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river that flows from Lake Victoria, the largest tropical fresh water lake, and the world’s second largest fresh water lake. With over 45 languages and dialects, Uganda is a rich cultural mixing pot right in the heart of Africa. The rich cultural diversity means a variety in foods, national costumes, diverse customs and beliefs. After Sunday’s event I don’t doubt Uganda really has a lot to offer and has amazing food to serve.

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Linearis experience in China: practical advice for Latvian businesses

The Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Latvia and the China Foreign Trade Centre invite businesses to attend a seminar where they can find out about current situation and business opportunities in China. The aim of the event is to provide businesspeople with practical information regarding support instruments for export and import operations as well as inform them about the opportunities to participate in the largest trade exhibition in China — Canton Fair.

Linearis CEO Voldemārs Brēdiķis will be one of the experts speaking at the seminar. He will share his experience in developing translation and business consulting ventures in China. Linearis is the official LCCI’s representative in China (Beijing) with over 6 years of experience in this market.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, 29 September at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga (Latvia). Participation in the seminar is free of charge.

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See you at the seminar!


Linearis Translations Beijing: Building Bridges Between China and Latvia

In order to promote bilateral co-operation between China and Latvia, as well as to create better understanding about the business environment and culture of Latvia, the past few days have been full of exciting, colourful and diverse events across China. Activities have varied and have included a visit of the Latvian Minister for Economics Arvils Ašeradens that lasted from 3 – 11 September, a business forum held in Beijing on 5 September and the opening of a Latvian Pavilion in Sogo Shopping Mall, cooking demonstrations at the restaurant “Migas” (Beijing), topped up with some extreme BMX and Trial demonstrations, and concerts of the Latvian music. We have learned from China that the best way to feel a culture is by tasting it and those who feel tempted to catch a glimpse of the small, but exotic Latvia still have a chance to do that — the Latvian Pavilion will still be showcasing excellent products from Latvia until 17 September (Sogo Shopping Mall, 西城区宣武门外大街12号). Some of the products will make your taste buds go insane, others will be good components to your interior design.

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Linearis to participate in the prestigious Lužio Taškas business conference in Lithuania

We are delighted and proud to announce that Linearis CEO Voldemārs Brēdiķis will speak at the prestigious Lužio Taškas business conference which will take place on 22-23 September in Palanga, Lithuania. This is the 12th Lužio Taškas and this year it will bring together 500 participants —leaders and managers of the business world.

In the conference, Voldemārs Brēdiķis will share his experience in conquering the Chinese market. For over five years Linearis has been an active participant in the Chinese market providing translation and business-consulting services.

What resources, knowledge and contacts are necessary to successfully start operating in this exotic market? What are the main obstacles and how to avoid them? What is the best way to sell, for instance, sprats or translations in the Chinese market? To these and other questions Linearis Translations CEO Voldemārs Brēdiķis will answer in his presentation at the Lužio Taškas business conference.

China with its market is a tempting destination, however conquering it is not an easy task due to the cultural differences, its distant geographical location, and lack of experience. Linearis is one of the few Baltic businesses which, with Voldemārs Brēdiķis in the lead, has successfully fought its way into its current position in this Asian market. Voldemārs possesses invaluable experience which he would be happy to share.

See you at Lužio Taškas!