Riga NATO summit 2006 Support Committee
It has become a tradition for the private sector to provide support to organization of the NATO Summits. Private support committees were established to support previous NATO Summits, demonstrating that the business community supports the preservation of global security as provided by NATO. The goal of the NATO Riga Summit Support Committee is to provide assistance to the government in organizing the NATO Riga Summit and to promote understanding of the Latvian and International society about NATO. The International Riga NATO Support Committee is comprised of three chairmen – Mr. Timothy P. McKone, Executive Vice President of Federal Relations of AT&T, Mr. Robert G. Liberatore, Senior Vice President, Global External Affairs and Public Policy of DaimlerChrysler and Ambassador Aivis Ronis, the Chairman of the Latvian American Financial Forum.
Riga Summit Support Foundation
The aim of the Riga Summit Support Found is to promote public and business involvement in strengthening the Transatlantic solidarity. The Found works to support public benefit initiatives and pays special attention to civic society development and support for research. The Fund extends financial support to Latvian government by organizing important events during the NATO summit in Riga, such as the think-tank conference on security issues, the Young Leaders Forum, the city festivals, art competition, “Open House” in the Daile theater and other informative and educational events about NATO. Fund is provisioned through private donations. Donors to the Fund are: AT&T, DaimlerChrysler, Parex banka, Liepājas Metalurgs, Statoil Latvija, PBK, EADS, AQMI, Health Center Joker Klubs, Trīs A Brokeris, Bank of Georgia and OVI.