The preparation for Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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A press conference on managerial issues of the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was organised by Latvian broadcaster (LTV) today .The contest's steering committee and the partners informed about the course of the preparation process.

Uldis Grava, the Gereneral Manager of LTV and the head of the 2003 contest steering committee, expressed his content with the meeting of the heads of the country delegations which was held in Riga last week. “LTV works hard to put all the conceptions into effect to provide the participants of the contest well-organized work evironment”, added Uldis Grava.

Brigita Rozenbrika, the executive producer of the show, told that the contest is a large scale project which is a great challenge to the organizers. “Our team is strong enough to manage everything in the best quality. The schedule is intense and the tempo is high. We have professionals from LTV as well as from Estonia and Sweden in charge of different branches of the event”. Rozenbrika informed about some technical facts: in total 36 tonns of light equipment, 885 metres metal constructions, 42.300 metres cables and 1.137.750 W electical power to provide the lights will be used.

Iveta Lepeško, the manager of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, reported that work at Skonto Complex goes on according to the schedule. The representatives from Riga City Council and
Latvia Tours, that are two main partners, told about the activities they offer before and during the Eurovision week in Riga.

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