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4th business conference: AN ESTONIAN-FINNISH ECONOMIC UNION?

Finland is the country Estonia has the closest economic ties with. It is the largest trading partner, source of foreign investment and foreign labour market for Estonia. We are both tiny on the world scale; yet, we serve as positive examples in several respects. Our shared values and close geographic location make it possible for us to jointly accomplish more than either of us would be able to achieve alone.

This year’s conference, being the fourth in a series, is once again focused on the key challenges ahead of us. We will look from different angles at the opportunities for Estonian and Finnish companies to work together and jointly meet their ambitious targets. We will talk about our similarities and differences and possible visions and will share practical experience.

Time: 2 March 2012 from 9.00 to 14.00
Place: Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia, Liivalaia 33, Tallinn, Estonia

Moderator: Anvar Samost, Executive Chief Editor of the daily Postimees

8.45-9.00 Morning Coffee

9.00-9.05 Aare Tark, TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE Managing Partner for the Baltics
OPENING REMARKS

9.05-9.30 Erik Terk, Head of the Estonian Institute for Futures Studies
ESTONIA AND FINLAND: TOWARDS ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, JOINT POLICIES AND MORE SIMILAR SOCIAL MODELS

9.30-10.00 Urmas Paet, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Estonia
THE PRIORITIES OF ESTONIAN FOREIGN ECONOMIC POLICY; THE NORDIC COUNTRIES AND ESTONIA

10.00-10.30 Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade of Finland
FINLAND, ESTONIA, EUROPE AND THE WORLD ECONOMY – THE WAY OUT OF THE CRISIS

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.30 Andres Allikmäe, CEO of Harju Elekter AS
MY FINNISH STORY

11.30-12.00 Tero Taskila, CEO and President of Estonian Air
THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTONIAN AIR FOR FINNISH REGIONAL COMMUNITIES

12.00-12.30 Andres Metspalu, Professor and Director of the Estonian Genome Center
ESTONIANS AND FINNS – TWO DROPS IN THE EUROPEAN GENE POOL

12.30-14.00 Buffet Lunch


Simultaneous interpretation into English and Estonian is available throughout the conference
For more information please email to konverents@tgslegal.com or call to (+372) 611 0900

Sponsors: Elion, EMT, Kanal2