e-Estonia Pavilion Schedule

 

September

Time & Venue
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia

12 September

16:30–17:30

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01

e-Estonia pavilion soft-opening

e-Estonia Pavilion soft opening with the Minister of Enterpreneurship and IT Andres Sutt, with guests from Estonia and Dubai

Minister of enterpreneurship and IT Andres Sutt; Commissioner General Daniel Schaer

 

October

Highlights of this month are two Thematic Business Forums co-curated with Estonia, Technological Thursday about Africa and Estonia`s IT companies visit to EXPO.

Estonian Delegations in EXPO and UAE

  • 13–21 October Est-Lat-Swe technology companies visit to UAE: Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Icefire, Aktors, Admiral Markets, Auve Tech, Cybernetica, Singleton group. SK ID Solutions, GoSwift, Guardtime, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Timbeter, Nortal, EyeVi Technologies, FiscalAdmin Ltd, Tallinn University of Technology, Mobi Lab, B.Est Solutions Estonia, Net Group.

Date
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia
Venue
03/10/2021
Thematic Business Forum Climate Change & Biodiversity Breakout session

15:00–15:40 Promoting Sustainable Management of the Forest Ecosystem 

16:10–16:50 Role of Public Sector in Driving a Sustainable Future


Full agenda

Anna-Greta Tsahkna - CEO of Timbeter

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
14/10/2021
Delivering Digital Dividends in Africa Global Business Forum Africa side-event powered by ITL

14:30-18:00 Key-note speech, panel discussion on new approaches for creating an innovative economy and achieving digital dividends is followed by a networking reception 



Doris Põld - CEO, (ITL); Margus Rava - Ambassador-at-Large for economic cooperation with Africa, MFA; Daniel Schaer - Commissioner General; Jana Krimpe - Estonian ICT Cluster; moderator Kevin Tammearu -  Estonian ICT Cluster

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
18/10/2021
Thematic Business Forum Space

15:50–16:30 Trust, Security and Data in Space

Moderator Paul Liias - Head of Space at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications; Marika Popp - Head of Space solutions at Guardtime

DEC Hall 2A South
20/10/2021
e-Residency: Expand your business to Europe Learn more about how Estonia´s e-Residency can enable you to establish and run an EU company 100% online

15:00-16:30 Over 85,000 people have signed up to the programme, and 18,000 companies have been created through e-Residency. We are introducing the programme, followed by a networking reception. 

Meliisa-Palipea Tasker - Community Manager at e-Residency;

Mats Kuuskemaa - Head of Business Strategy at e-ResidencyFabrice Guest speaker: Amalaman, CEO of PayQin.com

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
22/10/2021
EU Honour Day

EXPO event

Ambassador of Estonia to UAE Jaan Reinhold and Deputy Commisioner General Andres Kask are participating

A Wasl Plaza
 

November

Highlights of this month are two Thematic Business Forums co-curated with Estonia. 

 

Estonian Delegations in EXPO and UAE

  • 30.10.–6.11. Estonian Digital Construction Cluster`s delegation: KUUBIS, Intelsys, Roadplan, Hades, Sirkel & Mall, Tallinn City, Tallinn Technical University, Port of Tallinn. In case of interest please contact business@expo2020.ee

Date
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia
Venue
30/10/2021
Urban & Rural Development Week (until 6th of November)

 

 

31/10/2021
Thematic Business Forum Urban & Rural Development

09:15–10:00 Tomorrow`s cities – Sustainable and secure 

11:50–12:40 PPP for Urban&Rural Inrastructure 

14:00–15:00 Technology & Innovation for Tomorrow


Full agenda 

Margus Tiru - Chief Data Officer at Positium; Einari Kisel - Head of Strategy and Partnerships at the FinEst Centre for Smart Cities; Tõnis Arjus - Chief Architect, Tartu

DEC Hall - 1A North
03/11/2021
TechThursday: will technology take over the construction sector?

 18:00-20:00 TechThursday date night dedicated to all things digital in the construction sector. A spirited get-together is followed by an network reception. Register here: https://bit.ly/3vCVRqi  

Estonian Digital Construction Cluster will share its thoughts on future trends on smart roadplanning, point cloud, life-work environment for the digital nomads etc.

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
04/11/2021
Prefabrication – the key to sustainable construction

14:00-15:00 This workshop focuses on introducing lean manufacturing principles and BIM-based production planning and execution in the construction industry.  The event is led by build.works, the cloud solution for lean offsite construction.

Peeter Pärna - CEO 

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
06/11/2021
Botswana Digital Transformation Seminar

10:00-13.00 Officially launching the Botswana innovation month  and accelerating digital transformation with the opening remarks by the Minister of MoTE Dr Douglas Letsholathebe.

Marek Helm - General Manager and Head of Operations GCC and Africa

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
15/11/2021
Thematic Business Forum Tolerance & Inclusivity

 09:00–17:15 How do we foster a greater common understanding for more tolerant societies?

Mailin Aasmäe - moderator, former spokesperson of President Kersti Kaljulaid, digital governance advocate

DEC Hall 2A South
20/11/2021
BrightEST solutions in sustainable environmental design

15:00-17:00 Selected Estonian companies will share their insight and experience on what is the future of modern environmental design. Register here

Estonian companies UKU–Pure Earth, VAU, Standard, ETS NORD, AdamLights

21/11/2021
Taste Estonia - all about the Estonian food

Nature is in our nature and and you can the love in our food

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
22/11/2021
Story of Taste Estonia Restaurant

14:00-18:00 Well-being in restaurants at an age of virus protection and energy savings. More info and registration here

Urmas Hiie - CEO of ETS NORD; Timo Olesk - Head of Development; Ahti Haandi - Head Chef

28/11/2021
Commissioner Generals from the Middle-East

15:00 CG-s from the Middle-East countries were invited for a small reception at the pavilion 

Daniel Schaer, Commissioner General of the Estonian Pavilion 

e-Estonia Pavilion
29/11/2021
Commissioner Generals from African countries

15:00 CG-s from a number of African pavilions were invited to the pavilion for a small reception 

Daniel Schaer, Commissioner General of the Estonian Pavilion 

e-Estonia Pavilion
 

December

Highlights of this month are visit of the Minister of Education with our EdTech companies and her speaking at RewirED.

Estonian Delegations in EXPO and UAE

  • 12–16 December Education Minister Liina Kersna and Estonian EdTech companies` visit to Dubai. Accompanying business delegation: Clanbeat, Tutor.id, Cognuse, Schoolaby, DreamApply, MobiLab, Opiq, Eliis. Universities: Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonian Academy Of Arts, Tallinn University, Tartu University, Estonian Business School.

  • 14–16 December Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia 2016-2021 and Global Advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for EWEC.

Date
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia
Venue
06/12/2021
KUMMARDUS by Tallinn Design House

17:00 Opening of the photo and video exhibition that takes you on a journey through Estonian design, emphasizing the diverse richness of our heritage. Until 15th of January.

 

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
12/12/2021
RewirED Summit

09:00-09:45 Opening panel: Why do we need to innovate in education and what does it take?


Liina Kersna - Minister of Education and Research

TBC
13/12/2021
RewirED Summit

Kersti Kaljulaid 

TBC
14/12/2021
Thematic Business Forum Knowledge & Learning

09:15–09:25 Special Remarks 

09:35–10:25 Leapfrogging Education Service Delivery through PPP 11:50–12:40 Equal Opportunities in Creative & Knowledge-based Economies

Liina Kersna - Minister of Education and Research; 

Märt Aro - Chairman, Nordic EdTech N8, EdTech; Panel moderator Birgit Lao - ambassador-at-large for Education, Triin Kask - Co-Founder & CEO Nevercode

DP World
14/12/2021
Day of Universities part 1

11.00-13.30 Perzonalised Medicine and Smart City - introducing solutions that might change the world. Read more and register

Mait Metspalu - Prof. of Genomics and Biobanking, Neeme Tõnisson - Prof. of Clinical Genetics; Ralf-Martin Soe - FinEst Center for Smart Cities, Siiri Silm - Assoc. Prof. in Human Geography

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
15/12/2021
Day of Universities part 2

16:00-18:30 Packed with interesting discussions, exchange of research findings and ideas this section focuses on education technology and circular economy. Read more and register

Birgit Lao - Estonian Ambassador at Large for Education; Dr. Anu Noorma - Director General of Estonian Research Council; prof. Kairit Tammets - Tallinn University;  Dr. Henry David Varema - Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and many more

15/12/2021
Technological Thursday: taking wasted time out of learning

12:00-13.30 How smart technology can support learning and teaching from point of view of service providers and users? Welcoming words by Former President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, followed by interactive panel discussion and networking. Read about the companies and register here 

Kadri Tuisk, Clanbeat; Kristiina Kägu, Schoolaby; Andres Mellik, SpeakTX; Antti Rammo, Opiq; Kadri Humal-Ayal, Petra Ayal

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
 

January

Highlights of this month are the visit of the Minister of Entrepreneurship & IT and the Age of Disruption conference.

Estonian Delegations in EXPO and UAE

 

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Date
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia
Venue
10/01/2022
Day of Cities with Tallinn & Tartu: Creating Cities of the Future with the Help of Tech-Innovation

15:00–16:30 we will be talking about real-time cities powered by seamless solutions, intelligent transportation, complex data and smart urbanism with a focus on environmental sustainability. Learn more about the event and register here


Veiko Raime - Mobi Lab; Siim Lepisk - Net Group; Andre Visse - Telia Estonia; Mari-Ly Klaats - Auve Tech; Gerttu Pilsas; Positium; Aimo Kõva - Datel, Gaspar Anton - EyeVi; Urmas Klaas, Mayor of Tartu;  Mihhail Kõlvart, Mayor of Tallinn

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
10/01/2022
Thematic Business Forum Travel & Connectivity co-curated by Estonia

Estonia`s sessions: 

10:15–10:45 How Governments are Harnessing Digitization to Improve and Transform Societies 

14:30–14:50 Disruptive Technologies in Ease of Doing Business

Register here 

Andres Sutt - Minister for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology; Panel moderator Siim Sikkut - Government Chief Information Officer; Marek Helm - General Manager and Head of Operations GCC and Africa

DEC Hall 2A South
11/01/2022
Join the Digital Cleanup Challenge!

16:00 Estonia invites all the pavilions to join the challenge to delete digital waste and reduce the carbon footprint of EXPO. 

Register for the networking event business@expo2020.ee 

Kersti Kaljulaid - former president of Estonia; Daniel Schaer - Commissioner General; Heidi Solba - Head of Let`s Do It World; Merle Pormeister - Resource Manager of Let`s Do It World

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
11/01/2022
Age of Disruption: How Tech Innovation is Shaping our New Normal co-curated by Estonia

14:00-17:00 We examine how technology-driven innovation impacts many aspects of lives in nations around the world. Register here 


Kersti Kaljulaid - President of Estonia 2016-2021; Anneli Ohvril - Executive Director of Let`s Do it World

The Nexus for People and Planet
11/01/2022
Age of Disruption networking reception

17:00 Let`s sum up the day in pleasant surroundings

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
12/01/2022
EXPO Portals Opening Ceremony

8:50-9:05 Former President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid participating this very special occasion and opens the Portals for the day 

Expo Sustainability Portal
12/01/2022
Efficiency in Urban Mobility and Logistics

The role of technological Advancments and digitalisation 

Raimond Tamm - Deputy Mayor of Tartu City 

Swiss Pavilion
12/01/2022
Ministerial Dinner

Kersti Kaljulaid - former president of Estonia 

17/01/2022
Thematic Business Forum Global Goals co-curated by Estonia

12:00-18:00 What do we need to do together today for a better world in 2030?

Eva-Maria Liimets - Foreign Minister of Estonia 

Dec Hall 1A South
18/01/2022
Ministerial Dinner

 

 Eva-Maria Liimets - Foreign Minister of Estonia 

27/01/2022
e-Governance Seminar: the Impact of the Government`s Digitalisation Efforts on PPP Dynamics

12:00-13:30 Bringing together policymakers and private players to learn, how a government`s high level of digitalisation affects its engagement with the private sector. Register here

Speakers: Artur Assor - Nortal Head of Products and Services; Hans Christensen - Dubai Tech Enterpreneur Campus VP; PJ Cole - Lead Tech Strategist of Sierra Leone; Isaac Kwaku Fokuo Jr - Founder of Botho; African Union representative

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
28/01/2022
Health and Wellness Forum Colombia

17:00 New business opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, and accomplishments in the health and wellness sector

Jaanus Pikani - Chairman of ScanBalt

Colombia Pavilion
31/01/2022
Personalized solutions for healthcare & wellbeing

12:30 Antegenes introduces solutions for personalized cancer prevention. Tartu Smart City companies introduce how digital health solutions bring care back into healthcare and what are challenges in the molecular diagnostics. Read more about the event and register

Dr. Peeter Padrik, MD, PhD – Founder & CEO Antegenes (Estonia), Prof. Andres Salumets – Member of the board of Competence Centre on Health Technologies (Estonia), Dr. Mazin Gadir (UAE)

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01

February

Highlights of this month are the visit of the Minister of Agriculture and two Thematic Business Forums. 

 
Date
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia
Venue
31/01/2022
Thematic Business Forum Health & Wellness

14:40–15:20 Precision Health: Predicting and Preventing Disease

Register here: Expo 2020 Dubai

Piret Hirv – Panel Moderator, Head of Health Technology Division at Tallinn Science: Dr. Peeter Padrik - speaker, MD, PhD, Oncologist, Antegenes

DEC Hall 1A South
31/01/2022
Rwanda private event
e-Estonia Pavilion
31/01/2022
Workplace well-being networking

11.00 Bringing together health and wellness specialists 

Katrina Laks – CEO of Migrevention (the first digital headache clinic in the world)

Hungary Pavilion
04/02/2022
Xerox private event
e-Estonia pavilion MR-01
13/02/2022
Minister of Agriculture and Enterprise Estonia

During the Gulf Week at Dubai the Minister had a tour at the pavilion and meeting with the people of the pavilion

 

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
15/02/2022
World Majlis

16:00–18:00 Innovation Nation – Creating Innovative Societies to Solve Humanitity`s Greatest Challenges 

Mihkel Tammo – director of trade and innovation centre, Enterprise Estonia 

Terra – Sustainability Pavilion
16/02/2022
Gift of Musicals

15:00 Estonian artists singer Hanna-Liina Võsa and pianist Johan Randvere will be joined on stage by an 8-piece young ladies' musical troupe. Audiences will be treated to a cross-section of Broadway musicals from West Side Story, Grease, Wicked, and others

Jubilee Stage
20/02/2022
Thematic Business Forum Food, Agriculture & Livelihoods

12:15–13:15 Tech for Tomorrow

Martin Laidla – Communications Director, Click & Grow

DEC Hall - 1A North
 

March

Highlights of this month are Estonia`s National Day, Estonian music and business forum TedTalks by Estonia. 

Date
Event
Description
Speakers from Estonia
Venue
01/03/2022
Adamlights business events

 

 

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01 
02/03/2022
Ever & Forever

18:00 Neo-Romanticism on piano with pre-recorded electronics and minimalist videos of Estonian nature. Estonian composer & pianist Rein Rannap performs his music

Millenium Amphitheatre
06/03/2022
Sirli Raitma portrait exhibition "EHA"

Estonian photographer Sirli Raitma started taking photographs of her 70-year-old mother in unusual, staged situations and wearing extravagant outfits as a way to heal her mother's depression. 

 

18/03/2022
Concert by NOËP

22:00 High energy, irresistible charisma and ingenuity make NOËP one of the best loved live artists in Estonia

 

Millennium Amphitheatre
19/03/2022
Concert of Vocal Group “Estonian Voices” and strings quartet

18:00–19:00 Award-winning Estonian Voices are an a cappella vocal sextet that like to mix jazz, classical and folk styles

 

Millennium Amphitheatre
20/03/2022
Estonia`s National Day

10:15 Official Ceremony at Al Wasl Plaza 

10:35-10:55 Estonian Voices 


 

Al Wasl Plaza
20/03/2022
National Day reception

19.30 Together with President Alar Karis, pavilion partners and friends we celebrated Estonia`s EXPO journey

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
20/03/2022
EAS Estonian Tourist Board Business Forum

15.00-17.00 In our tiny northern country, wilderness is never far from your doorstep. To attend, please write business@expo2020.ee 

20/03/2022
Estonian Business Forum QuEST Estonia

Engaging speakers from the e-Residency programme, the Estonian Tourism Board, and one of our 7 unicorns - Bolt. Learn more and register

Startup Estonia, Bolt, Education Esonia, Visit Estonia, e-residency

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01
21/03/2022
EXPO Water Business Forum breakout session

14.15 Breakout session in the pavilion 

Aleksandr Timofejev, CEO of Tallinna Vesi

22/03/2022
Thematic Business Forum Water

12:45–13:35 Digitalization and Innovation for Water Treatment and Conservation (panel discussion) 

15:30–16:10 Break-out session B1: Solutions for Water Network Management (case studies)

Minister of Environment; Aleksandr Timofejev - CEO of Tallinn Water Minister of Rural Affairs

DEC Hall 2A South / break-out session in the e-Estonia pavilion MR-01
22/03/2022
Eurora customs and tax services seminar

13.00 Estonian company Eurora introduced how their sophisticated AI helps companies automate the movement of goods across borders

Egon Veermäe, CEO 

23/03/2022
Estonia – delivering digital dividends in Latin America

15:30 Side event of EXPO and organised by ITL ,this practical workshop provided examples of already implemented digital solutions in the region, which can be built upon

e-Estonia Pavilion MR-01