Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance (BICG) organised a discussion "Impact of Disinformation: Strategy Adjustment & Risk Governance for Business" in Riga, on the 21st of February.

Mr Jānis Sārts, Director of the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, and Mr Uldis Biķis, Board member of the BICG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Latvijas Finieris, were the keynote speakers of the event.

“Information warfare is an everyday reality, which can have and has a significant impact on economies and businesses. In the Baltic region, in Europe and in the entire world. In their daily rush, people absorb messages from different sources and pass it on as the truth. That is why it is so important for everyone to distance themselves from emotions and confront disinformation, by using objectivity, factual arguments and by creating an outstanding discussion making culture. This event in Riga will be a great opportunity to examine this crucial issue,” says Mr Biķis.

Ms Inna Šteinbuka, Head of the European Commission Representation in Latvia; Mr Andris Lauciņš, Partner at Ernst & Young Latvia; and Ms Laura Minsekere, Co-founder and CEO of Mediju Tilts/Burson-Marsteller, joined the panel discussion.

The discussion was organized by the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, together with the European Commission Representation in Latvia, American Chamber of Commerce and Latvijas Finieris.