Business Conference Narva-Joesuu 2023: Ever Evolving World

Thursday 4. May at 10:00 - Friday 5. May 2023 at 14:00

Meresuu SPA Hotel • Aia 48a, 29023 Narva-Jõesuu, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia

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Narva-Joesuu Town is delighted to cordially invite you to participate in the business conference on the 4th and 5th of May 2023 in the conference hall of Meresuu SPA Hotel (Aia Street 48a). The business convention will bring together local entrepreneurs from both the industrial and tourism sectors.

The choice of conference topics covers competitiveness, exports and target markets, as well as future trends and opportunities. We will discuss sustainability and service availability, and the principles of cooperation can be utilized to set and achieve higher goals. Let's share our experience, discuss challenges, and view the future together!

The first day of the conference s dedicated to entrepreneurship in the region; the first half of the day is more focused on industry, and the second half is focused on the tourism sector. T The second day will see the attendees participating in practical master classes and seminars.

The one-and-a-half-day conference presents a great opportunity to get a fresh look at the business area of the region, to explore trends and opportunities, as well as to communicate with prospective customers, partners and even competitors, both during informal conversations and in the main hall, or actively participate in the workshops.

The conference is moderated by Maarika Honkonen.
The conference is held in Estonian and English with simultaneous translation into Russian.



10:00 - 10:30 – Welcome words.
· Maarika Honkonen, moderator of the conference
· Maksim Iljin, mayor of Narva-Jõesuu
· Kristina Kallas, Minister of Education and Science of Estonia (video greeting)

10:30 - 11:10 – Global trends that affect the world and us!
Meelis Kitsing, Rector of EBS

11:10 - 11:25 – Winter with a complicated forecast is over and spring has arrived, what to expect or not to expect.
Kristo Aab, LHV economic analyst

11:25 – 11:45 – Business challenges and opportunities.
Larissa Shabunova, CEO of Fortaco Estonia OÜ

11:45 – 12:10 – The Silmet permanent magnet factory is a great victory for Estonia.
Raivo Vasnu, Silmet Permanent Magnet Factory

12:10 – 13:00 – From idea to reality!
Petra Kuitunen, Marketing Manager of Port of HaminaKotka

13:00 – 14:00 – LUNCH

14:00 – 14:45 – Sharing of best practice and experience on the example of Jurmala. The customer journey in a changing world.
Arne Kalbus, manager of Jurmala Spa Hotel

14:45 – 15:30 – PANEL DISCUSSION: Accessibility - how to create the necessary connections across the country!
· Marina Jõgi, Tallink Grupp Sales Director
· Eero Pärgmae, Tallinn Airport, board member, commercial sector
· Indrek Halliste, Hansabuss AS, chairman of the board
· Kadri Jalonen, Ida-Viru tourism coordinator

15:30 – 16:00 – How to support the growth and application of talent outside the capital.
· Ain Hinsberg, project manager of TU Pärnu College

16:00 – 16:45 – PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we do more or better together?
· Maksim Iljin, mayor of Narva-Jõesuu
· Katri Raik, mayor of Narva
· Maris Toomel, mayor of Jõhvi municipality
· Virve Linder, mayor of Kohtla-Järve

16:45 - 17:00 – Summary. Final words.


10:00 - 12:00 – Climate plan seminar.
Union of Municipalities of Ida-Virumaa

10:00 - 14:00 – Workshop on export.
Anneli Andersen, hands-on Export Partner in Norway, Export2Norway

10:00 - 12:30 – As an entrepreneur, how can you keep your energy, thoughts and mental health?
Kadri Keerme, ICF solution-oriented coach

NB! For companies interested in presenting their products and services, please contact: [email protected]

For conference participants - accommodation at the Meresuu SPA Hotel at a discounted price.

More information: Narva-Jõesuu linna veebilehel.

Meresuu SPA Hotel • Aia 48a, 29023 Narva-Jõesuu, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia

Google Map of Aia 48a, 29023 Narva-Jõesuu, Ida-Virumaa, Estonia