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Venue: KUMU Art Museum, Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1, Tallinn

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014


  • 12.30 Registration
  • 13.00 Opening speech by the Estonian Minister of Foreign Trade and Entrepreneurship Ms. Anne Sulling
  • 13.15 One Strong Baltic Sea Region: Examples on the successful cross-border operations in the Baltic Sea Area
    • Anders Torell, CEO Rimi Eesti Food
    • Rain Vääna, CEO Ragn Sells
    • Vahur Ausmees, Human Resource and Development Director, Tallink Silja Line
    • Jonas Heinonen, CEO Boomerang
  • 14.05 Presentation about the Baltic Sea Region's competitive edge by Gunnar Tersman, Senior Economist at Handelsbanken Capital Markets in Stockholm

    Photo Gunnar TersmanGunnar Tersman is a Senior Economist at Handelsbanken Capital Markets in Stockholm. His current role primarily involves analysis of economic and financial market developments and prospects aiming at quality advice to a wide range of the bank’s clients. Before joining Handelsbanken in 1996, Mr Tersman spent 10 years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During his time at the IMF, he worked on various country teams, mainly focusing on Scandinavia, Baltics, Germany and Russia. At the end of his IMF career, Mr. Tersman was stationed in Moscow. Gunnar Tersman studied business administration at the University of Uppsala and economics at the University of Stockholm.
  • 14.35 Coffee break
  • 15.10 How can cooperation of the Baltic Sea Region’s enterprises lead to new global services and products? The Skype case
    • Toomas Danneberg, Vice Rector for Studies and Development, Head of Business Innovation MBA curriculum, Estonian Business School
    • Per Strömbäck, Developer, publisher, industry spokesperson, Board member of Swedish Film Institute, and previously of Interactive Software Federation Europe
    • Sven Mats, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian Woodhouse Association and the CEO of Matek
    • Tõnis Arro, Managing Partner, Executive Lab
    • Siret Schutting, Manager of e-Estonia Showroom at Enterprise Estonia

  • 16.00 Key-note speech by Mikael Ahlström: "Entrepreneurship and insecurity in a digital world."

    Photo Mikael AhlströmMikael is a Swedish entrepreneur running a group of companies within the digital media industry called Sprout Park including the web agency Britny and Hyper Island School of Digital Media. He has 20 years of experience from working with internet projects and focusing on business developing issues, innovation and the entrepreneurial possibilities in the industry. Mikael frequently travels the world giving speeches and running Master Classes in digital transformation for big brands and the advertising industry. He is also on the board of a number of organization in the fields of entrepreneurship, sustainability and education.
  • 17.00-17.25 Q&A
  • 17.30-19.00 Cocktail and networking reception at the Estonian Art Museum, Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn

Thursday 27 November, 2014

  • 9.00-13.00 Company Matchmaking at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn, Liivalaia 33

  • 13.00-14.00 Lunch

  • 14.15-15.15 Study visit to Ragn-Sells

  • 15.30-16.30 Study visit to Premia Foods

  • 16.30-16.45 Transfer from Premia Foods to the Airport