SmartEST Conference in Belfast – Introduction of Estonian Business Environment

Finance panel, hosted by FinanceEstonia, encompasses Tom Bangemann,

On the 2nd of October, the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce (BECC) is hosting SmartEST Conference: Opportunities in the Emerging Nordic Country. Event is held in Belfast. The conference introduces Estonian business environment and brings together the Estonian and British political and business leaders. Event is opened by the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Mr Juhan Parts who will meet with the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment of Northern Ireland Mrs Arlene Foster later the same day.

The conference consists of 3 panels focusing on finance, ICT and manufacturing. Finance panel, hosted by FinanceEstonia, encompasses Tom Bangemann, the Senior Vice President of the Hackett Group, who will share insights about the key trends in the Global Business Services. The panel is moderated by Neil Mathieson, Head of the Treasury and Shared Services at FinanceEstonia.

The ICT panel will concentrate on the Estonian e-government solutions as well as on the prospects and possibilities of e-health. Indrek Vimberg, the Chief Operating Officer of the ICT Demo Center in Estonia, and Andrei Zuikov from Ignite Software Solutions cover these topics respectively.

The manufacturing panel is led by the CEO of Laser Diagnostic Instruments, Mr David Clark. Panel gives an overview of the current state of and challenges in the manufacturing sector. The conference day will be moderated by Mr James Oates, the Chairman of the Board of the British-Estonian Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Cicero Capital.

SmartEST is the BECC’s registered trademark and conference series. It is an annual event organized in Great Britain to provide an overview of the economic developments and build cooperation between the British and Estonian business communities. The previous conference in Britain took place in the palatial surroundings of the Locarno Suite of the British Foreign Office in London, a year before that, in the elegant Signet Library in Edinburgh.