The European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) is looking forward to organizing the sixth edition of its ESWI Influenza Conferences in Riga, Latvia, on 10 – 13 September 2017. Over the past years, the ESWI Influenza Conferences have grown into the largest European scientific conferences entirely dedicated to influenza. In keeping with its excellent scientific reputation, the upcoming sixth edition will give the floor to the most renowned influenza scientists. Additionally, the conference will have a Science Policy Interface track, that is a separate, tailor-made programme for public health officials and opinion leaders in healthcare work. They will be given the opportunity to participate in a series of seven sessions that cover the entire spectrum of influenza policy making.