Dagnija is a passionate communications professional with a special interest in technologies, startups and community engagement. She is a Co-Founder of the boutique reputation management company “Lejina & Partners” and the co-founder and CEO of the tech, startup, corporate, policy and lifestyle multi-event meeting platform "Digital Freedom Festival". She is an active advocate of start-up movement, co-founder of Riga Venture Summit and Latvian Start-up association.
As an advocate of women leadership she has co-founded public speaking platform Oratore for developing public speaking skills.
Prior to that Dagnija was heading communications in the biggest Nordic bank – Nordea in Latvia, also coordinating communications in Poland and Baltic countries during the 2008 financial crisis. Moreover, she gained public affairs experience by serving as the Press Secretary and Communications Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia after Latvia joined NATO and the EU.
Dagnija was leading the Latvian Association of PR professionals and she was a regional coordinator of the European Association of Communications Directors (EACD). She has won numerous prestigious awards in the field of communications, including the award of the best communications professional in the private sector in 2012. She has established an NGO Nordic Reputation Hub, which organises an international conference "Reputation Time".
As a UK government's Chevening scholar, Dagnija has graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she received MSc in Politics and Communications. Since then she is an active member of Latvian British Alumni Association.
In the free time she enjoys trekking in the mountains, painting, photography and reading books.
Wednesday 2nd Dec
The future of virtual conferences and online presence for events
Moderator : Ben Costantini
Virtual conferences, whether for personal or profesionnal reasons, have boomed since the start of the pandemic. A panel of digital event experts will debate on the future of such events, will they become the new normal?