Taster Trade Mission to Tallinn - only £99 + VAT

21/03/2017 - 23/03/2017

All Day

Tallinn, Pikk 29/Lai 24, Tallinn

About The Event

Join an export taster mission to Estonia organised by the DMC and Enterprising Barnsley on behalf of the Department of International Trade.

This Northern Powerhouse initiative invites businesses with little or no export experience from the North of England to join an organised visit to Estonia.

Estonia is the North Eastern border of the European Union, next to Russia. It is south of Finland, and one of the three Baltic States. It is one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world, home
of Skype, Transferwise, and e-Residency. Tallinn also has one of the most unspoiled Old Towns in
Europe.

The Trade Mission will include meetings with:
• The British Embassy UKTI team
• The Estonian Chamber of Commerce
• The British Estonian Chamber
• Work in Estonia
• A networking event with a wide range of Estonian businesses
• A workshop on the Estonian business environment and opportunities
• A speed dating event with Estonian businesses
• Networking event with Estonia’s startup community and leading UK tech investor Founders Factory

The aim of the trip is to get a deep insight into the opportunities, and leave with direct personal
contacts of the key people who can offer further support in doing business with Estonia. The trip will
be coordinated by Tobias Stone, a former Estonian resident, Special Advisor to the Estonian
Government, and former advisor to Tech North.

The visit will also include a medieval banquet in a 15th Century building, dinner in the newly
gentrified warehouse area of contemporary Estonian cuisine, and lunch at one of the most famous restaurants, open since the 1960s in a former Soviet Writer’s guild.

Although the visit is not specifically sector focused, it will provide useful connections for suppliers into the digital industries including marketing, finance, manufacturing and design. The country is recognised the world over for its innovative and digital approach to governance and service delivery as well as a reputation for producing innovative digital start ups.

The visit will commence on Tuesday 21st March 2017, flying with SAS from Manchester and arriving late afternoon into Tallinn with a full day of business to business activities and workshops on Wednesday 22nd March, before a final morning on Thursday 23rd March meeting with the British Embassy and departing from Tallinn Airport mid afternoon, arriving back into Manchester late afternoon (Estonia is +2 hours GMT).

Businesses will enjoy a range of workshops, networking and tailored meetings (where possible) and return with an understanding of the opportunities for export emerging in Estonia and the Baltics, how to do business overseas and new contacts.

What’s on offer?
• Welcome networking reception
• Introduction at the British Embassy in Tallinn
• Two facilitated events on buying and selling between the UK and Estonia
• Networking lunch with buyers and collaborators
• Guidance from an experienced team throughout the Taster Mission

Ready to go? Complete and return this booking form to register

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Full itinerary:

Tuesday  21st March  
16:20 Flight lands (Manchester to Tallinn)
19:00  Dinner
Olde Hansa, Medieval restaurant, serving food from 15th Century recipes in a medieval hall
Wednesday 22nd March  
10:45 – 11:45
Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Joint event with the Estonian Chamber of Commerce, presenting the UK businesses to around 40 Estonian businesses, followed by group discussion
11:45 – 12:30
Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Presentation from Estonian Chamber and ‘Work in Estonia’ representative on the Estonian business environment, opportunities, and working in Estonia.
12:30-13:15
Estonian Chamber of Commerce
Speed dating between Estonian and UK companies
13:30–14:30 Lunch
Pegasus, famous 1960s Soviet era restaurant now serving contemporary Estonian cuisine
15:00- 17:00
Art Priori Restaurant, leading modern Estonian restaurant
Estonian Chamber Networking Event
17:30 – 19:30
Lift99 Tech Hub
Networking event with Estonian startups and Founders Factory
19:30 Dinner
FHoone, in the new warehouse district
Thursday 23rd March  
10:30 – 12:00
Old Tallinn Walking tour of the Old Town
12:00 – 14:00  Wabadus restaurant
Lunch meeting with British Embassy and British Estonian Chamber
14:30 Flights back to Manchester

The startup networking event with Founders Factory is for those who are interested, and you should sign up individually for it here. It is next to our venue for dinner so we can walk over from there.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/founders-factory-comes-to-tallinn-to-meet-with-startups-and-investors-tickets-32387004402

Founders Factory is set up by Brent Hoberman, UK VC and entrepreneur.
https://foundersfactory.com/

Lift99 is the latest and main startup space in Tallinn
http://www.lift99.co/

www.visitestonia.com www.workinestonia.com

Need more info? Contact Paul Tinsley on 01226 773003 or by email paultinsley@barnsley.gov.uk and download the flyer below

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