“DSS ITSEC” CONFERENCE BASIC ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION FOR SPEAKERS AND EVENT PARTNERS (FAQ)

“DSS ITSEC” was established in 2010 and is annually organized by Latvian company “Data Security Solutions” who is complex and innovative cyber security technologies system integrator operating in the Baltic States.  Through the years’ conference has proven its vendor independent culture (annually we have 10+ VAD’s, more than 20 different VAR’s, the average visitor is CSO, CISO, risk manager, auditor, business owner, network engineer, IT architect, business owner or C level executive and so on) serving as regional and international platform for information, experience and business contacts exchange. From the beginning conference discuss CYBER SECURITY ONLY related topics  

The address for delivery flyers, brochures is “National Library of Latvia”, 3 Mukusalas Str., Riga, Latvia, LV-1423. (Attn. DSS ITSEC 2019, Mr. Andris Soroka!)

You can also take a virtual tour of all halls here: http://ture.lnb.lv/en.html

Yes, we would like to kindly ask all presenters, representatives from universities, technology vendors and firms to complete the registration too by 14th October. Registration is available at: https://www.dssitsec.eu  

Prices in typical four and five star hotels are attractive and since event takes place near Old Town we could recommend also try review special offers in Trip Advisor or booking.com, f.i.  https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g274967-Riga_Riga_Region-Hotel-Deals.html

 

However closest hotel to venue (less than 1 km) is Radisson Blu Daugava hotel.

Located in the enviable Old City district of Riga, our hotel is a charming place to stay during your stay in Latvia. Walk just minutes to business destinations and embassies or enjoy a quick 15-minute commute to the airport. Our 356 rooms and suites boast thoughtful amenities like the Super Breakfast Buffet, Free high-speed, wireless Internet access and air conditioning. Other upscale offerings include an expansive in-house fitness centre, soothing treatments at the spa and beauty salon, and indoor pool and sauna. https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-riga

 

The four-star superior hotel Monika Centrum Hotels is located in the cultural and historical centre of Riga, encircled by one of Europe’s most eminent block of buildings in Art Nouveau style, which gathers the most distinguished elements of this architecture and lifestyle. Without any doubt, you will appreciate its advantageous location: opposite to the Kronvalda Park in the “Quiet centre”, near the embassy quarter, a few steps from the Congress Hall and the International Business Centre. Only 10 minutes walk and you find yourself in the narrow streets of the mediaeval Old Town.

We are able to offer you 80 classical style rooms: 12 Single rooms, 50 Standard twins, 14 Junior suites, 3 Suites, 1 Superior suite. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, bathroom (bathrooms are equipped with a hair dryer and cosmetic mirror), direct dial phone, Internet connection, flat screen LED TV with cable TV, mini bar and safe deposit box. The doors have peepholes, hasp and electronic keys.

Room rate includes rich breakfast buffet, fitness room, sauna in the morning. Lunch or dinner price starting from 12 Eur for 3 course set menu.

To get discount, use code: DSS ITSEC 2019

Traveling from Riga International Airport you can reach the Latvian National Library by taking a cab or bus Nr. 22. Usually taxi costs around 15Euro and it takes about 15 minutes to hotel/venue. And, yes, Latvia is long time already in Eurozone so our currency used in daily economics is Euro. Baltic Taxi +37120008500

Conference consists of general opening session, parallel sessions and panel discussions. Besides there will be daylong interviews for media representatives and we will kindly share invitations and schedule of such activities.

  • All parallel sessions presentations are ~30 minutes, including Q&A.
  • There will be moderators for each session who will introduce speakers and help to handle Q&A. Those are journalists, IT experts, book authors, bloggers, master cyber security students etc.

Important to know is that sessions will be live-streamed for many international viewers over the internet introduced to event through our 20+ different international media partners, IT and Security associations in Europe and later will be available on-demand in YouTube, some local pan-Baltic news portals and in BrightTalk where DSS ITSEC has its own security content channel starting 2016.

Everyone who would like to attend in conference has to register for our event until 10th of October. (Registration form: https://www.dssitsec.eu/index.php/registration/)

We also hope that all event participants would be proud being part of the conference and use social media (Twitter hashtag #DSSITSEC2019) as much as possible. And since all sessions will be video live-streamed invite everyone you know – friends, colleagues, customers, anyone to join in particular sessions or whole event.

There is plenty to do around Riga and Latvia. Even in autumn and winter period of the year.

Riga is the capital and the largest city of Latvia. With 643,368 inhabitants (January 2014), Riga is the largest city of the Baltic States and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s territory covers 307.17 km2 (118.60 sq mi) and lies between 1 and 10 metres (3.3 and 32.8 ft) above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain. Riga was established in 1201 and is a former Hanseatic League member. Riga’s historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th century wooden architecture. Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic States.

More travel details can be found here:

https://www.liveriga.com/en/  

http://www.visitlatvia.lv/en/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g274960-Latvia-Vacations.html

http://www.citariga.lv/eng/rigas-apskates-vietas/

For those who arrive early (if you can arrive to event venue at 18.00) on 16th of October there is a guided tour of National Library of Latvia planned. Please ask for more information.