Agenda

26 October

Conference (Ballroom), B2B Meetings (hall Las Vegas)

8:00-9:00
REGISTRATION, COFFEE
9:00-9:30
OPENING SPEECHES:
Eastern Partnership political and economic perspectives

Current status, progress and perspectives of political and economic cooperation and integration between EaP countries and EU.

Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia

Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

 

9:30-10:45
PLENARY DISCUSSION 1:
e-Governance and Digital Economy – reinventing business, transforming the economic environment

Digital Society and innovations are redefining the governance process, transforming everyday life and business in all sectors. e-Governance, Digital Single Market and e-solutions create an enabling environment for a transparent and borderless economy, facilitate economic growth, integration and international trade. What are the best practices, latest developments and key success factors of e-Governance and Digital Society in EU and EaP countries? How does e-Governance help increase transparency, reduce bureaucracy and fight against corruption?

Keynote:       Siim Sikkut, Estonian Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO), Deputy Secretary General for Ministry of Economics and Communications

Moderator:  Juhan Lepassaar (TBC), Head of Cabinet, Digital Single Market, European Commission

Panelists:     Yana Krimpe, Founder and CEO of B.EST Solutions, Head of Mobile-ID project consortium in Azerbaijan

                      Christian Rupp, Special Plenipotentiary for Federal Platform “Digital Austria”, Austrian Federal Chancellery; Special Representative for Digitization, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (TBC)

                      Marek Helm, Head of Public Finance Management, Nortal; Former Director General of Estonian Tax and Customs Board

10:45-11:15
COFFEE BREAK, PRESS BRIEFING
11:15-12:30
PLENARY DISCUSSION 2:
Cross-border trade, logistics and e-commerce – facilitating international business

EaP countries as part of transport corridors in Europe and beyond. E-commerce in the framework of digital single market. Innovations and e-solutions in the logistics sector, optimization of supply chain, modernization of logistics infrastructure.

Keynote:       Pavel Haidai, CEO, Avtologistika, Ukraine

Moderator:  Siim Kallas, Former Vice President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Transport

Panelists:     Arzu Azimov, CEO, SOCAR Trading, Azerbaijan

                     Karl Gheysen, CEO, KTZ Express Europe, Belgium

                     Jemal Inaishvili, Member of the Board, Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Georgia

12:30-14:00
LUNCH BREAK, NETWORKING
12:30 - 17:00
B2B MEETINGS

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

14:00-15:15
PLENARY DISCUSSION 3:
Financing for International business and innovations

Sources of external capital, EU support and alternative financing instruments to SMEs in EaP countries to facilitate cross-border investment, promoting integration, trade and innovation. Success stories from the EU and EaP countries.

Keynote:       André Küüsvek, Director, Local Currency and Capital Markets Development (LC2), EBRD

Moderator:  Katarina Mathernová, Deputy Director-General, DG NEAR

Panelists:    Nerses Yeritsyan, Deputy President, Central Bank of Armenia (Armenia)

                     Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, CEO, Raiffeisen-Aval Bank (Ukraine)

                     Urmas Peiker, CEO and Founder, Funderbeam (Estonia)

                    

15:15-15:45
COFFEE BREAK, NETWORKING
15:45-17:00
PLENARY DISCUSSION 4:
Innovative technologies and e-solutions – transforming industry and business across sectors

How can enterprises in EaP countries benefit from innovative technologies and horizontal digitalization? Trends, developments and perspectives of e-solutions, automation and data exchange. Networks of people, enterprises and devices. Benefits from cooperation within and between enterprises in EU and EaP countries in developing and implementing innovations, smart solutions and closer links between IT and other industries

Keynote:

Moderator:  Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission

Panelists:     Andrew Lynch, Chief Innovation and Network Officer, Irish Center for Manufacturing Research

17:00-17:30
CLOSING SESSION:
Eastern Partnership – Conclusions and opportunities

Urve Palo, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technlogy of Estonia

20:00 - 23:00
GALA DINNER

Venue: Lennusadam (Tallinn Seaplane Harbour)

27 October

Seminars (Ballroom), B2B meetings (hall Las Vegas), visits

9:00-13:00
B2B MEETINGS

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners.
People meet and greet at high speed. 20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.

9:00-11:00
SEMINARS: REGIONAL POSITIONS PAPER / EXTERNAL INVESTMENT PLAN

More detailed information will be aivailable soon.

11:00-14:00
LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING
11:30-13:00
ENTERPRISE ESTONIA BUSINESS SEMINAR
14:00-17:00
VISITS (optional)

Tours, visits and meetings with innovative Estonian companies and organizations.
More detailed information will be available soon.

28 October

Best practices from Estonia - tours to Estonian regions (optional)

Departures to regions on 27 October at 18:00

9:00-15:00 Tour to North-East Estonia – Industrial region near the EU-Russia border

  • Innovative industrial enterprises and state supported industrial areas
  • International logistics hubs
  • Main sectors: metalworking, chemical industry, logistics
  • Port of Sillamäe – the closest EU deep-water port to Russia

9:00-15:00 Tour to South Estonia – Education and science center of Estonia

  • Universities and centers of competence
  • R&D centers
  • Main sectors: timber industry, metalworking, engineering and agriculture

Please, note that the program is subject to change, and will be updated up to the forum.