Event type

Market Focus: Estonia

  • Monday 05 October 2020 17:00-19:00
  • CCIG, Boulevard du Théâtre 4, Genève
  • Organisation : Republic of Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the CCIG

Estonia is one of the most advanced digital societies in the world, where 99% state services are online. It takes only a few hours to start a company and minutes to declare taxes. The nation is among the top countries in Europe in terms of start-ups per capita and its R&D ecosystem and digital capabilities make it an innovation hotspot. This creates an environment that allows solutions and services to be researched, developed, and delivered globally. As IT becomes the value driver across all industries, Estonia is uniquely positioned as the choice for digital-and-knowledge based business.

The event will provide up to date information on the Estonian business environment and investment opportunities, including first-hand accounts of the Swiss companies who have established operations in Estonia. The seminar will also tackle the particulars of Estonian-Swiss B2B cooperation. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr. Jüri Ratas, who was scheduled to open the seminar, cannot travel due to Covid-related restrictions. He will welcome the participants via a video link.




Welcome address
Mr Vincent Subilia, General Director, CCIG.
Video greeting by Mr Jüri Ratas, the Prime Minister of Estonia.
Mr Toomas Kukk, Ambassador of Estonia to Switzerland (online). 


Estonian economy and investment opportunities
Ms Maarja Kadajane, Estonian business environment, Estonian Mission

Establishing an IT R&D Centre in Estonia
Mr Martin Kolbe, CIO, Kühne + Nagel (online)
Mr Eren Zekioglu, Chief Operations & IT Officer, Gunvor Group

Estonian-Swiss B2B cooperation within the cyber security sphere
Mr Luukas Ilves, Head of Strategy, Guardtime
Mr Philippe Thevoz, Sicpa





Due to Covid-19, event participants are asked to be masked for the registration and to disinfect their hands when entering the CCIG. The mask can be removed once in the meeting room.

Participants are also requested to comply with the OFSP requirements.

People who show symptoms should stay at home (no cancellation fee will be charged, even after the deadline).

  • Price for CCIG members CHF 25
  • Price for non-members CHF 50
N.B. In the event of withdrawal announced less than 48 hours before the event, the registration fee remains due. We inform you that photos and / or videos could be taken. By participating in this event, you authorize the CCIG to use them on various media to promote its activities.

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